Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund
Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the tragic fire on Branch Street - Lowell. If you would like to help, you can make a donation to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund at any Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union branch locations. Click here for list of locations.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors. The victims in this former mill city about 25 miles northwest of Boston were all found in units on the top floor of the building, which had a liquor store on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors, fire officials said. To read more about this story, please click here.
Cycle the High Hills, the 7th Annual Ride to Benefit Wediko
Cycle the High Hills is truly a ‘ride like no other’ and we hope you'll join us! Choose the athletic and fundraising challenge that's right for you. There is something for everyone! Each route offers a tour of the high hills surrounding Windsor, NH. Riders and volunteers are invited on Friday evening for dinner and to spend the night on the campus of the Wediko School and Wediko Summer Program.
The ride benefits Wediko Children's Services, a not-for-profit that has been transforming young lives for nearly 80 years. Participation in one of Wediko's programs - our residential school, therapeutic summer program, home-based and school-based services builds skills and restores hope.
Date: September 13th at 7:30am-7:00pm
Where: The Wediko School, Windsor, NH
Fundraise cost: Riders can select either the 25, 50, or 100 mile route. Fundraising requirements coincide with the route distance (participants riding 25 miles commit to raise $250, 50 mile participants must raise a minimum of $500, and if you're up for a challenge, the 100 mile/$1,000 challenge will be a lot of fun!
A FAB Night for Charity
What: Live auction, raffles, DJ, face painting, food with all proceeds benefiting the Looking and Feeling FAB Inc. This provides prevention methods and treatments to people with skin side effects from chemo, radiation, and surgery.
Where: The Whitman VFW, 95 Essex St, Whitman, MA
When: Sunday, September 14th, 2014 from 2-7pm
Cost: $10/person, kids 12 and under are free.
Paddle (Kayak/Paddle) Poker Run
QQLA is a volunteer, non-profit organization of nearly 200 member families dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of our two lakes (Quaboag and Quacumquasit are better known as North and South Ponds, and are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge Massachusetts) and the surrounding watershed through the promotion of responsible, effective environmental policies.
When: September 20th, pre-registration ending September 9th. Registration can be done day of event.
Where: Starts at North Pond State Boat Ramp in Brookfield, MA. (Approx. 5 mile paddle)
Price: $15 per boat, $20 per boat on day of the event.
Time: Starts at 10:30am, run must be completed by 4:00pm.
Grand Prize: Pelican Trailblazer Kayak
Let's March Against Cancer
What: Join them on September 21st, 2014 to help those in the Community affected by cancer. LMAC is sponsoring their annual 4 mile walk to help children and families in the Merrimack Valley. Let's March Against Cancer donates half its proceeds to the American Cancer Society and half to a child in the community.
Where: Lawrence Boat House at 34 Eaton Street in South Lawrence.
Time: Registration: 9am, Walk starts at 10:00am
Contact: Linda Hollins at 978-557-2549 or Kelso Neal at 978-557-2558
Cocktails & All that Jazz.
Golf, scotch, cigars, cocktails, auctions, and 'all that jazz' to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association's fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Where: Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, MA
When: Thursday, September 25th, 2014, 6-10pm.
More info at: www2.mda.org/jazzboston
Fitness Fueling the Future-New England Fitness Challenge 2014
12 hours, 12 obstacles, 10-15 person teams. This is not your typical mud run obstacle course! Each team who raises a minimum of $5,000 will receive Event shirt, Gift Bag, Access to after party with complimentary beer and food. This benefits the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Special Olympics Massachusetts, and more!
Location: Inside Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA
September 27-28, 2014 from 10:00pm-10:00am
Stadium opens 6:00pm, Event starts: 10:00pm
More Info, HERE.
Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival
What: Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief fundraiser at Ski Ward. Craft fair, Oak St. Expo, Scarecrow Display, Art Exhibit, Pancake Breakfast/Fishing Derby, Road Race, Kids Talent Competition, Lakeway District Breakfast, Car Show, Historical Society Open House, Over 90 Tribute Tea and more!
Date: September 26-28, 2014
Where: Oak Middle School, 45 Oak Street, Shrewsbury, MA.
More Info, HERE:
24th Annual Golf Tournament/Fundraiser at Foxboro Country Club by the Walpole, MA High School Hockey Boosters
When: Monday, September 29th
Hockey is a very expensive sport and today's school athletic budget only covers about 30% of what is needed to keep the hockey program going. This is our primary fundraiser of the year and teh money raised goes for things like practice ice, game fees, uniforms, equipment, and coaches.
Turn Up the Heat Calendar Launch and Ladies Night
Hosted by Mistress Carrie!
Come out to beneit the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation, to ease the suffering and hardships of burn victims and their families.
Date: October 9th
Location: At the Royale Night Club, located at 279 Tremont St. in Boston.
Time: Doors at 9pm for this 21+ event.
The 4th Annual Major David "Klepto" Brodeur Memorial 5K
The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation (501c3 nonprofit) was started in 2011 when a hero from our town of Auburn was killed in Afghanistan and several classmates wanted to honor him. We give a scholarship to a deserving Auburn Hugh student each year and also give many grants to student activities at the school, as well as the memorial square that we had done at the high school.
When: October 19th
Where: North American Martyrs, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn, MA 01501
Check out their Facebook page
More information available as the race approaches!
The Guild for Human Services Trick-or-Treat Trot 5K and 1 mile fun run
Date: October 25th, 2014
Where: The Guild for Human Services: 411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 104, Waltham, MA 02452
Time: Registration 7-8:45am, 5K starts at 9:00am, 1 Mile fun run/walk starts at 9:30am.
5K: Adults $25, Kids 17 and under, $15
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: Adults $13, Kids 17 & under, $8