It's been an amazing year for us. We hit our goal closing over $ 50,000. I feel blessed. It's not just because of monetary support. (Believe me we survived since Jan on these funds). It's the beautiful sense of community I feel when surrounded by our MBV Family serving and celebrating like today. I feel peaceful Joy!
I'm winding down after an absolutely amazing "My Brother Vinny Walk 2021". I have so many thoughts swirling through my head. I spent the last few hours looking at photos coming in, walked a few hours myself, and reflected on the past year. The loss of our MBV Family Member Rob Burkard last March, the beauty we create every year as I honor my brother Vincent, and our absolutely beautiful "My Brother Vinny" Family! God I feel so truly blessed to love service. Even when it looks like I'm climbing a mountain joy lights the way.
The pandemic caused many organizations to pivot from the normal model of fundraising. This walk is our largest fundraiser, for an organization with no actual guaranteed budget. I knew that if we did not have an successful event, I would be backed into a corner of another 401k or pension loan. You see, there was no blueprint for our work. I had a go all in approach that was powered by faith, and an amazing volunteer family that gets us through.
When life gets hard I have learned it's best to hold my head high, trust my gut and instinct. Last year, when I changed our walk model prior to the shutdown it was risky, but we had so much reward. We raised over $50,000 with way less expenses. This year, we kept the same model of our #WalkforMBV Anywhere USA, with an opportunity of having larger groups waking together.
Love you all!! I felt the collective beauty from everyone!
Save the Date
Sunday, June, 12, 2022.
We'll continue our new way of the #WalkforMBV #AnywhereUsa Sunday June, 12, 2022. Special Location - Yorktown Heights, Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Track and Field, with hopes to continue to use the beautiful American Legion Post #1009. Thank you my dear friend Yorktown Council Member Ed Lachterman and Patrick McDonough for the Legion.
Super Forces $2,500 – Logo placement on website as Major Sponsor - Announcements during Walk
Super Star $1,000 – Banner displayed at start of Walk - Mention in Press Release
Super Friends $500 – Logo on shirt - Logo shared on FB (11K+ followers) - Quarter-Mile Smile $250
Quarter-Mile Marker on Walk path - Vendor table to display services - Full mention on Walk page - Donate promotional Goody Bag item distributed to Walk participants, up to 500+ people.
My Brother Vinny is a 100% Volunteer 501(c)(3)Organization that has provided furniture & housewares to over #1275 formerly homeless US Veterans "Free of Charge" since June, 2013. Located in Westchester County, N.Y., we provide support in the Hudson Valley Region, NYC & Northern NJ.
Registration Raffles -
All registrants that sign up online and donate/raise at least $100 will automatically be registered into a raffle for a Custom Wood American Flag!
T-Shirts/Flags $25 Donation
Registered Walkers for official limited edition shirt. Shirts will be shipped to you prior to event. Drop or pick up at Yorktown Self Storage if applicable.
Please sign up by May 22nd to ensure receipt of official shirt prior to event.
Sponsor a US Flags for $ 25.00
These beautiful Flags will be displayed at the entry of Yorktown Self Storage near "My Brother Vinny Way."