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Stuffed Bags

Posted in 40 mile run with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by afuntanilla

We raised approximately $3000 for the My Stuff Bags Foundation. Each bag they stuff for a kid is valued at approx $25, therefore we helped stuff 120 bags. That’s one bag each for 120 kids. We did that…all of us. I hope you can take a moment to reflect and imagine a little kid who might feel alone and confused and….they receive a bag of items they need and other items that are just pretty cool to have….and they will feel that someone does care…that they are maybe not so alone.

Thank you to all of you who donated thru raffle tickets, Peeps shirts or direct donations. Every dollar does count. I am proud to have raised money for such a worthy cause. Thank you for being part of the journey.

My Stuff Bags Foundation

Posted in 40 mile run, motivation with tags , , , , on September 22, 2010 by afuntanilla

Bags full of difference!

Posted in 40 mile run, motivation, photos with tags , , , , on June 23, 2010 by afuntanilla

As part of my 40 mile run on my 40th Birthday, I’ve decided to raise money for a charity called MY STUFF BAGS.

I have spent weeks thinking about and researching what charity to focus on and was feeling overwhelmed at the enormous amount of need that exists in our world, in our country, and in our own neighborhoods. I wish I could raise money for hundreds of charities!!!

When I found I was immediately touched by their story. It’s a very small organization that uses it’s donations and resources to focus on helping children who have been abused and/or neglected.

My hope is that you will visit their website and choose to contribute to their efforts on my behalf. My hope is that thru this 40 mile run, we can raise awareness to their cause so that they can continue to serve children and that their doors never close.

In terms of donations, I know its easier for everyone these days to donate online, but my preference would be for you to make checks payable to the foundation: MY STUFF BAGS FOUNDATION and mail to me. I will then mail checks to the foundation directly. This is the easiest way for me to be able to keep track. If you choose to donate online, go to their website and see DONATE button. In the comment field, put “For Funtanilla 40 mile Run” in the comment section. This will allow them to track donations for me.

If you need my mailing address, send me an email at

Thank you for reading and for the support! It means the world!!