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Thank you so much for supporting Growing Home.

178
Dollars have been Raised So Far

Every dollar raised will help support our life changing job training program and food access initiatives in Englewood

89
of Our Goal has been Reached

Our goal is to raise $200,000 by January 31st. YOU can help us get there!

Lyntoi’s Story

Lyntoi struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for over 40 years. It began when a family member sexually abused her from the age of 9 to 13, keeping her quiet with alcohol. Addiction led her to periods of homelessness, a criminal record, and more sexual abuse. When Lyntoi got sober and found Growing Home, she knew she found a second chance. Today, Lyntoi is celebrating 3 months at a job she loves, 22 months sobriety, and a new apartment.

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"There is no greater gift than giving someone an opportunity—to enable them to find pride and joy in their work."

BILL KURTIS & DONNA LA PIETRADONORS SINCE 2014

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Steve & Emmy Stanley
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Anne Kennedy
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Gail Philbin
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Barb Havens
Robert Wagner
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Joan & Robert Fragen
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Dr. E. David Ballard, II
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Alita Carbone
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Gus Spelman
Tess Werner
Sophie Lipman
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Mary Mackay
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Jason Waugh
Karen Lehman
Jenna Swisher
George Plumb
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Diane Tarshis

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