Native Nonprofit Elevating Cash For Single Mothers In Ironman Triathlon

People from all over Northern Michigan and beyond are preparing for the Ironman Triathlon in Frankfurt this weekend. Several local charities using the race as a fundraiser are also preparing for the big event.

In honor of the Ironman coming to Frankfurt, five charities from northern Michigan have been selected by Traverse City Tourism for a “Charity Challenge”. One of them is Single MOMM, based in Traverse City. It is a nonprofit that seeks to support single mothers in Northern Michigan.

“It was really extraordinary that someone saw what we were doing and really wanted to cheer us on and believe in us,” said Chelsea Boeve, community advancement director for Single MOMM.

Boeve also said it’s a really big deal that Ironman came to Frankfurt this year.

Single MOMM by Patrick McIntyre, born and raised in Traverse City. He is deeply involved in the community and loves what their organization does for single mothers in Northern Michigan. McIntyre also played a huge role in bringing Ironman to Frankfurt.

“I think if we look at an Ironman and what it’s known for, I think single motherhood is just an example of that,” Boeve said. “An Ironman competition and training is hard work and being a single mom is really hard work.”

The organization is committed to raising $ 70,000 associated with the 70.3 mile race. At the moment you are halfway there.

“We are raising money to make sure we can reach the families in great need,” she said. “This also includes purchasing a mobile office and making sure that we have someone on site. We’re looking for a local director in Benzie County. ”

Topeka teen hugged mother’s assassin earlier than turning him in, now elevating cash

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka siblings Dillon and Sidney Jay look like twins despite their age difference of three years. They also bear a notable resemblance to their mother, Hester Workman, who was murdered on April 25 at her Topeka home.

Dillon Jay, who had been at work during the incident, came home to find his mother dead in the garage. 13-year-old Sidney was at his home with her father.

As a distraction from losing his mother, Dillon did what any 16-year-old would and invited his best friend over to his home.

“I hung out with Amadeus the day after,” said Dillon. “He hugged me and told me he couldn’t imagine what it’s like to lose a parent.”

The next day, Dillon looked at footage from a neighbor’s surveillance camera and identified the person running away from home with a baseball bat as Amadeus Ballou-Meyer, his 16-year-old best friend.

“This man has been at my house three days a week for months,” said Dillon.

Ballou-Meyer will appear in court on June 28th. He is billed as an adult.

Topeka police say teenagers, murder victims knew each other

As the investigation continues, the two siblings are now working to remember their mother’s life.

“My mom worked hard for me and my sister every day and I think I didn’t really appreciate that until I couldn’t do it,” said Dillon.

The kids remembered their Mother Sunday, from their selflessness to their generosity to all of their funny quirks. For example, she left her Christmas tree – ornaments and everything – there for years so they wouldn’t have to take it to the basement. Her son said that there can be floods there at times.

“If she had a gift card, she’d almost never spend it on herself, she’d insist on spending it on other people,” Sidney said.

The teenagers remembered a family vacation with their mother and all the fun places she would take them to. Workman was hoping to take her to the sea for the first time this summer.

A month later, when they further sorted their belongings, they remembered her style and how she would wear a different necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Dressing up was one of the ways she celebrated life.

To help Sidney, Dillon and the other beloved Workman you can use this link Donate.

Opinion | The Excellent Reward for Mothers: Cash

Should the plans come true, the federal government, along with a growing number of jobs, would provide much-needed support to mothers and fathers.

This is where cultural change comes into play: During 40 percent of jobs now offer paternity leave to male workers, 70 percent of fathers who take parental leave lasts 10 days or less. In the meantime, mothers are literally paying the price to disrupt their careers. One study found that women who take even a year off paid employment over a 15-year period earn 39 percent less than women who work without a break.

The guilt doesn’t just lie with the men. Most mothers rightly fear that they will be punished for leaving, and a majority of Americans I still believe that men should be the breadwinners of the family. So we need jobs to motivate – or better yet, expect – men to take that vacation when they are offered and to welcome women back to the office without penalty or punishment when they want to return.

But justice in the workplace is only possible if there is justice at home too. Mothers report that they work longer and harder at home than fathers. For heterosexual couples, it’s a pretty straightforward equation – if we want to shift some of the burden from mothers, we need to shift more of that onto fathers.

Millions of women also raise children with no fathers in the picture because they are single parents, same-sex unions, or co-parents with a friend or family member. Changing our outdated conceptions of the roles and responsibilities of a family unit will only confirm that every family type is a family.

We don’t need to imagine what our nation would be like if we made this change. Icelandic parents – men and women – receive six months of paid vacation at 80 percent of their median income. In Norway women do it just 59 minutes more unpaid housework per day than men; in the United States, the number is 105 minutes. In Denmark, couples spend less than half of American money on childcare. All of these countries report better Health outcomes a smaller one for children and mothers gender gap and higher levels of luck than the United States.

And that’s the point: would support mothers better Benefit all Americans – not only mothers, but also fathers and children, employees and employers, communities in every city and district and especially color communities.

Mother’s Day is an American tradition. Such is the trivialization of motherhood. If we are to celebrate the former, we must put an end to the latter. More than flowers and saccharine cards, mothers deserve recognition of the broken motherhood in America – and a plan to fix it.

Reshma Saujani is the founder of the Marshall Plan for Mothers Campaign and girls that code. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Pay Up: Reimagining Motherhood in America.

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