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Veteran Homestead’s MISSION POSSIBLE!

VHI Oct postcard front
You are invited to Veteran Homestead’s MISSION POSSIBLE!
A fundraising event to 
reclaim lives and revitalize futures for our veterans!
 Sunday, 4 October

Great Wolf Lodge

4 PM – 7 PM

Cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and silent auction 
Please attend this inspirational early evening of cocktails,
hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auction.

All to help support Veteran Homestead’s effort to transition soldiers back to civilian life, so they can reclaim their lives and revitalize their futures.

$10 minimum donation at the door

Proceeds from this event will benefit Veteran Homestead, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts that has been providing housing and care to U.S. Armed Services Veterans since 1993 who are disabled from wars past and present. 

Created by a veteran and staffed with experts who share the compassion and commitment to treat and accommodate wounded heroes in their transition to civilian life, Veteran Homestead, Inc., operates six unique programs located in Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner, Massachusetts, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and Caguas, Puerto Rico.   
For more information about Veteran Homestead, Inc., please visit:


Save the date!


10th Annual Beggar’s Bowl will be held on Tuesday, October 13!

At the First Baptist Church

Plan on joining us for some delicious, homemade soup, served in a handmade, stoneware bowl that you get to take home!

This fund raiser and arts event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 pm

Be there!

First Baptist Church
111 Park Ave. (corner of Park Avenue and Salisbury Street)

Come enjoy artisan bread and a bowl
of homemade soup, served in a hand-thrown
stoneware bowl which you get to take home!

Donation: $50

For more information, call Worcester Interfaith
(508) 754-5001

Frank Kartheiser
Lead Organizer, Worcester Interfaith
111 Park Ave.
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 754 5001
E-mail: worcester.interfaith@verizon.net

Calling all Red Sox fans to join rally for the Jimmy Fund!

BOSTON – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund launched the 2015 Rally for the Jimmy Fund presented by Next Step Living®, a chance for Boston Red Sox fans to “rally” in their workplaces and schools leading up to Fenway Park’s Opening Day April 13 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Rally for the Jimmy Fund encourages co-workers, classmates, and friends to form Rally teams in which each member contributes $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund. In exchange, they can wear Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Monday, April 13 when the Sox take on the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in the home opener.

The top fundraising workplace and school (K-12, college, or university) will win a visit from a Boston Red Sox player this spring.  There will be another opportunity to win:  all teams that raise $5,000 or more (workplace or school) will be entered to win a visit from a Boston Red Sox player.

“We’re proud to support the Rally for the Jimmy Fund as we move closer to Opening Day,” said Geoff Chapin, CEO and founder of Next Step Living. “In the spirit of the cause, Next Step Living formed its own team and will be proud to sport our Red Sox attire in April. We encourage others to create their own rally teams to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.”

“We’re honored to have the support of local Red Sox fans coming together to support Dana-Farber’s mission by participating in Rally for the Jimmy Fund,” said David Giagrando, assistant vice president, corporate partnerships at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. “We’re looking for everyone to fundraise with us as we head toward Opening Day at Fenway Park and hope you will join us to hit this season ‘out of the park’ for the Jimmy Fund.”

Since 2006, Rally for the Jimmy Fund has raised more than $4 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. To start or join a Rally team or to learn more, please visit www.RallyForTheJimmyFund.org.

The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide.

Art fundraiser for Worcester Public Schools! Help keep the arts in our schools!

Worcester – It’s time for our 2nd Annual Hearts for the Arts fundraiser to benefit the students in the Worcester Public Schools! Last year we solicited local artists to work creatively with wooden heart forms, which were transformed into unique pieces of art.

This year, we have invited artists to create something with a heart-based theme in the medium of their choice. Worcester Public Schools teachers and other area artists have created works in wood, glass and metal, and on canvases and in paper and fabric!  


Many of the items are posted on the home page of the Worcester Public Schools website (www.worcesterschools.org) and bids can be accepted by emailing the Visual Arts Liaison, Kathleen Ivanowski, at Ivanowski@worc.k12.ma.us until midnight on June 15th


We then invite the public to join us at Club Maxine’s on Friday, June 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM where the online bids will be carried over for the live silent auction portion of our fundraiser. Donations for admission are inexpensive at $10.00 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. We are also offering chances to own a beautiful framed photograph by local photographer Amy DeMar. 

Winners of the auction items may write a check to Culture LEAP, our fiscal agent, or pay with cash.  Proceeds will directly benefit the students in the Worcester Public Schools, as the teachers will use the money to purchase art supplies.


With our heart-felt thanks, we can all help to keep the arts alive in Worcester!


Haiti fundraiser at The Friendly House, Sat., Feb. 13 – all day!

This special event is sponsored by Friendly House, Inc., in collaboration with Miguel Almestica

Where: Friendly House Gymnasium
36 Wall Street, Worcester

When: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Admission: cash donation – ALL Proceeds to benefit Haiti

Schedule of Events

Youth Hoop Basketball games 9a.m. – 11a.m.
Live Entertainment from 12 noon – 7:00 p.m.

*Jazmine Blair – National Anthem * Rich Falcon & the WPI Jazz Orchestra – Big Band Music
* Mike Thibodeau – Rock & Roll * Friendly House Chorus – Popular Songs Continue reading Haiti fundraiser at The Friendly House, Sat., Feb. 13 – all day!