It’s never too late for family.

You Gotta Believe: TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner

YGB runners are going 26.2 miles to help find families for kids in foster care.

Our Believers Team has a goal to raise $15,000!

Support our runners’ efforts by making a donation today!

We know not everyone can run the TCS New York City Marathon. But, everyone can find a way to support our team and join in to raise awareness for the urgent need for families for older kids in foster care.

Join the Believers Team! by:

Make a video and share one of your talents to root on You Gotta Believe runners and share on social media OR Donate a $1 for every marathon mile our runners face – so $26 to support You Gotta Believe!

Watch this video to learn more

YGB works with the most vulnerable youth – youth other agencies have deemed too difficult to place in families. These are youth who are older, LGBTQ, have been in the system for a long time, and/or have mental or behavioral health issues. This work is extremely difficult and takes time – typically 18-36 months. But the end result is priceless – connecting youth to a family is a powerful gift that lasts a lifetime.

Want to make your own video?

Here are five simple steps:

1. Pull out your cell phone to record yourself or your pal

2. Think of a special talent you have, (push-ups, sing a scale, shoot a hoop, recite the lyrics from The Fresh Prince, blow a bubble gum bubble, jump rope, sing your favorite Lizzo song, wiggle your ears…whatever you do, we will love it)

3. Recite this script for the recording: “You Gotta Believe is running for kids in foster care! I wish them GOOD LUCK! I can’t run the marathon, but I can do [insert your talent]

4. Show us your talent

5. Send your video to SArcella@yougottabelieve.org

Let’s make this year’s New York City Marathon one filled with… celebration, fun, hope, and above all, family!

Meet some of our recent families:

 

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