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.
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance's Rock the Boat Fundraiser
Rock the Boat is a tasting and music event that will highlight local-dayboat seafood tastings from area restauraunts, live music, chef demos, a fisheries-focused art exhibit, raffle and an auction! The evening will be joined by folk rock singer-songwriter Chelsea Barry and the Bob Marley tribute reggae band, Hope Road.
Ticket price will also include one free drink. Attendees will have a chance to taste the bounty of the ocean, learn about sustainable fisheries, dance to the music and bid on an awesome lineup of auction prizes while raising funds for a great organization.
NAMA works with coastal communities that depend on fishing to protect our marine environment, strengthen local leadership, and give voice to independent, community based fishermen. NAMA advocates for policies that advance social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the entire seafood value chain.
Joslin Diabetes Fundraiser at Antico Forno, Terramia and Cobblestone Restaurants
Carla Gomez, the owner of Antico Forno, Terramia, and Cobblestone, will donate 100% of proceeds to Joslin Diabetes as part of the CityFeast. Her son suffers from diabetes, so this fundraiser is very close to her heart. She's been committed to fundraising for The Joslin Diabetes Center and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundatio (JDRF). She began CityFeast: Dining out to conquer diabetes to benefit The High Hopes Fund at Joslin Diabetes Center. This takes place every year on the last Sunday in January.
Boston Police Foundation's 2nd Annual Gala
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
This black tie optional gala supports and honors the brace Men and Women of the Boston Police Department. The host for the night will be Fox 25 News Anchor Maria Stephanos and there will be live entertainment from the First Class Band.
For sponsorship information, click here.
HDSA's Dance For A Cure Fundraiser
Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night?
Come support the Massachusetts Chapter of The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) on Friday, March 27th as we raise money and awareness for Huntington’s Disease! This will be a social outing with music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction items, and drink specials with donations going to HD!
Where- The Vault Restaurant, 105 Water St. Boston
Closest T Stops-State Street, Downtown Crossing, Aquarium
Ticket Price- $75
This event is led by MA Chapter President, Seth Rotberg, who has interacted and overcome the adversity of this terrible disease by coping with his mother’s diagnosis for over 10 years. This has personally impacted his life since he too is also at risk since it is a genetic disease.
Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure.
HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. For more information click here
When: April 12, 2015; 9:30 AM
Where: One International Place, Boston, MA
• Climb 46 floors
• Professionally timed
• Training and fundraising tools
• Individual or team; Repetitive, Weight of the World, and General Registration
• $35 registration fee and $100 fundraising minimum
Join us for the 4th Annual Climb for Kids stair climb. Race, run, or walk up International Place. When you reach the top you’ll have brought hope to under-served and vulnerable children in our community! Participants climb in support of children’s mental health. The event benefits Wediko Children’s Services, a local nonprofit that has been providing a continuum of therapeutic programs and services for children and families struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges since 1934. Make the statement that children’s mental health matters – Climb the stairs or volunteer at the Climb for Kids on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Add to the fun and bring a team of family, friends, and co-workers to join you in climbing the 46 floors of One International Place, Boston! Participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in order to climb. The fundraising minimum is due by the day of the event.