Edwina Martin House Sixth Annual Fundraising Event
This year, Edwina Martin House will celebrate 31 years of service to women from all over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our on-going mission is to provide women with a second chance, offering residential substance abuse treatment, family counseling and employment training to help them build a foundation in recovery.
We are also celebrating the opening of The Blake House which is our new graduate house. This house gives graduates the step they need to re-enter the community.
This event will feature Comedians such as Dick Doherty and Patty Ross, as well as the musical act from Peking and the Mystics, a variety of auction items and a raffle.
When: April 12, 2014
Where: IBEW Local 103 Hall at 256 Freeport Street Dorchester, MA
Tickets: $50.00 per ticket.
If you have any questions, please call Judy at 508-583-0493
5K Road Race to support Matt Bruce
Several months ago Matt Bruce woke up and realized it was difficult for him to speak without slurring his words. At just 26 years old he has been diagnosed with ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Since Matt has known his diagnosis he has never once complained or asked "Why Me?" Instead he is focused on raising awareness and spending quality time with his family and friends. He is now faced with the biggest challenge of his life and handling it like a true champion . Matt has more energy and heart then anyone i have ever met in my life.
Bruce has reached his dream of traveling to Ireland with his family and continues to be a wonderful inspiration to all of his family and friends. We want to continue to help support Matt and take any costly burden away from him and his family . We will Never Give Up on finding a cure for ALS and will continue to stand by Matt's side during this trying time.
All money raised for this benefit will be going directly to Matt towards his Home Health Care.
When: April 5, 2014
Where: The Proctor Elementary School, 26 Jefferson Rd, Northboro, MA 01532
Time: Registration -8:30am, Race- 10:00am
More Info & to Register: Click here.
Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) launch party for their MBTA Ad Campaign for the Models Against Pet Shop & Puppy Mills
This event will feature the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Spokes model Beatrice, the Basset hound from the CAPS Transit Ad Campaign. The event will also be an opportunity to support and learn more about this national animal protection campaign. Attendees will also enjoy free Cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres, complimentary gift bags, silent auction, and raffle for valuable gift baskets. Tickets to the event are $50.
When: April 30th, 2014
Where: Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Founded by President Deborah Howard in 1992, the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills. CAPS actively addresses the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance, and pet industry employee relations. Please visit www.caps-web.org.
The Models Against Pet Shop & Puppy Mills campaign is designed to educate the public about atrocities in puppy mills and the risks associated with buying dogs at pet shops supplied by these facilities.
Benefit for Mike Bennett
Mike used to be the drummer in our band The Yard Sale Rejects. We are a local band out in the Metro West area. For the last 7 years, Mike has been suffering from the devastating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He now resides at The Atrium in Chelmsford where he gets great care and is very comfortable. He now requires round the clock care which is very expensive. His money is going very quickly and he won't be able to stay there when his money runs out. We want to help make Mike's last days as comfortable and happy as possible.
There will be light fare food, raffles and a silent auction to help raise money for Mike. There will also be live entertainment by his former band.
When: March 23, 2014
Where: Bull Run Restaurant, in Shirley, MA.
Love Runs Through Boston
Locally owned boutique wedding planning firm, Gracie Lou Events announced that they have partnered up with some of Boston's premier wedding vendors to donate an all expenses paid wedding to a deserving couple that was affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. According to Gracie Lou Events Owners Adrienne Duys Mendonca and Elizabeth Dunderdale, "It is our hope that spreading love during this time of healing, we can strengthen the camaraderie that ties our great city together."
An all expenses paid wedding, valued at over $40,000 will be awarded to one lucky couple to be chosen later this year. Official entry forms can be found on the Gracie Lou Events website. Entries will be accepted until January 20th, 2014.
Gracie Lou Events has assembled an all-star team to provide vendor services for this event. The Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury Boston Back Bay boutique hotel near Fenway Park has graciously donated the use of their luxurious ballroom for this event including their creative culinary artistry and exemplary service. Additional contributions come from: Nicole Chan Photography, Promessa Films, Persona Jewelry, Bella Bridesmaids, Rentals Unlimited, Dj Raffi music production, Megan Chapin Calligraphy, Mimosa Fresh Floral Design, Demiche Beaute, and Cookie Creatives by Jennifer.
We are still looking for donations of a bridal gown, tuxedo rental, invitation suite and wedding day transportation. Interested parties should contact Gracie Lou Events Owner and Lead Event Planner, Adrienne Duys Mendonca at 617-365-6438.
About Gracie Lou Events
Gracie Lou Events is a fresh, contemporary, boutique event planning and consulting firm that was born out of Elizabeth & Adrienne's love of organization, personalization and all things beautiful. The two share a fierce passion for all stages of the event planning process - from event design and conceptualization through watching a great event unfold.
Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times
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Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need, but following suggestions may help children cope.
Learn more HERE