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Susan Tamasi's Fundraiser:

2016 Boston Marathon Team HOPe

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April 17, 2016

Thank you all so much for the amazing support this year for HOPe.  The fundraising total just surpassed $12,000!!! For those heading to Boston  See more
Susan Tamasi

THE STORY:

House of Possibilities wrote -

MISSION:

Making a difference for children, adults and families, living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope. VISION: A world where all families having loved ones with developmental challenges are ensured access to critically needed support, in a space where children and adults can work towards achieving their highest potential.

HISTORY:

“The House of Possibilities, Inc. (HOPe) was envisioned as a result of the work previously done by the Volunteer Information Agency, Inc. (VIA), which originated in Milton, Massachusetts. The VIA provided emergency financial support to families of special children for over 35 years. The support available through VIA was typically a one time opportunity to address a specific problem, which could be alleviated from financial support of VIA.

Paula Kavolius, who has a special needs child, was a member of the board of VIA, and she recognized a critical shortage of quality respite at an "in-house program" for families in need of respite and relief. Caring for a special child 24/7 is a physically and emotionally exhausting responsibility. As time went on, Paula realized that helping people in crisis, although significant, was only a temporary patch in their constantly hectic lives. “It felt as though we were fixing potholes, not the road that these families were traveling.”  We also recognized the need for a high-quality adult program, which would allow individuals to continue to learn after high school and promote further independence.

Thus began the expanded mission of HOPe in 2003, to build an actual facility to provide sustained relief from the round the clock care that is required for a significantly challenged child, youth, or young adult.  Quality programming is the key to HOPe’s mission. Families need to know that they are not alone in their challenges, and that someone out there does understand and care enough to do something about it.

HOPe gained the support of Stonehill College through the grant of two acres of land on their Easton, Massachusetts campus.  HOPe’s relationship with Stonehill is a natural fit given their mission of educating the whole person, heart and mind. Stonehill students provide a core of volunteers and the benefits to both the server and the served are immeasurable. We have also been embraced by corporations, foundations, and individuals alike.

In 2009, we opened the doors of the first multi use facility on a college campus, with its primary focus; "respite" for children and families in the United States. 

$42,668

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joe Rocco

    $50

  • SHEILA AND PAUL

    $100

  • Ken and MaryAnn Johnson

     

  • Debbi `Coran

    $100

  • Nancy Pando

    $50

  • Oldenburg Family

    $100

  • Bogosian Family

    $100

  • Karin and Matt DiFiore

    $100

  • McNeice Family

    $50

  • Colorado Huebners :)

    $200

  • Kathy Cafarelli

     

  • Linda & Dino

    $100

  • Jim and Kathy Hyatt

     

  • Bob Scotti

    $150

  • Bill & Sheila Ward

    $50

  • Mary & Eddie Colby

    $50

  • Maureen Colby

    $50

  • The Morrissey Family

    $100

  • The Devoe Family

    $75

  • Janice & Michael Bergeron

    $100

  • Gary, Marina, Allegra and Emilia

     

  • Aunt Barb & Uncle Joe

    $100

  • The Clapton's

    $100

  • The Gallahue Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Susan and Bob Webster

    $100

  • Sheilah Boghos

     

  • Tracey

    $25

  • Kim Tilstone

    $100

  • Steve & Kim Nolte

    $100

  • Gary Kamin

    $100

  • Tara Crowley

    $100

  • Janice and Frank Seymour

    $100

  • Cam Walsh

    $150

  • Jay Cashman

     

  • Judy and Al Bednarz

    $100

  • Frank & Carolyn

    $50

  • Teress Padro

     

  • Anna and Erik

    $100

  • Barbie & PJ

    $50

  • Ed & Christine Martin

    $100

  • Al and Karen Hines

    $100

  • Mike Conway

    $25

  • Joseph D'Angelo

    $100

  • The Harrington Family

    $50

  • Agnitti Family

    $100

  • The Shea Family

     

  • Jim & Donna Ricciardelli

    $100

  • Jackie and Joe Buonopane

    $100

  • Jamie Galvin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • The Rudolph Family

    $100

  • Mike and Mary Lawlor

    $100

  • Julie Piantedosi

    $100

  • Dan & Annellen Lawlor

    $100

  • The Lane Family

    $50

  • Judy Guzovsky

    $25

  • Nancy perlman

    $100

  • The Hunter Family

     

  • Adam and Vangie Zervos

    $100

  • Mike Olivolo

    $250

  • Lonnie and Sheila McCullough

    $100

  • Melanie Cox

     

  • Eve Adler and Scott Groper

    $100

  • John Luke Bussard

    $250

  • Integrative Chiropractic Services PC

    $50

  • Sheila Donovan Pilates Studio

    $500

  • Ares

    $156

  • Janzo

    $50

  • The Main Course

    $150

  • Donaruma Family

    $100

  • The Shea Family

    $50

  • Aunt Dee & Uncle Frank

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Costello Family

     

  • The Lodge Family

     

  • Mikelenas family

    $100

  • The Shaw family

     

  • The McDonough Family

    $50

  • Debbie Gavigan

    $25

  • Christopher A. Kazantis

    $250

  • Mary & Gene Cookson

    $100

  • Jane Bernazzani Zoppo

    $50

  • Patti & Russ Merriam

    $100

  • Mary Capostagno

    $50

  • The Melissa Rose Kradin Foundation, Inc.

    $150

  • The McMahon Family

    $500

  • Matthew Tamasi

    $100

  • Peter & Renee

    $100

  • Kate and Steve Howe

     

  • Carl & Kim Hyman

    $100

  • Mary Ann Noone

     

  • Jill Corwin

    $50

  • Caroline and Frank

    $100

  • Canton Police Association

    $300

  • Paul Canney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Ellen Reynolds

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20,000

  • Tom & Cathy Martin

    $100

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427% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $96,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Susan Tamasi

Amount Raised

$42,668

 

427% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Kuehnel

Amount Raised

$7,510

 

137% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Figge

Amount Raised

$6,692

Fundraiser Title

Keith Weiner

Amount Raised

$6,675

 

121% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Zimon

Amount Raised

$5,961

 

108% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brianna W.

Amount Raised

$5,810

Fundraiser Title

Nick Clifford

Amount Raised

$5,716

Fundraiser Title

Laura Benson

Amount Raised

$5,690

 

103% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom & Cathy Martin

Tom & Cathy Martin

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20,000

3 years ago

Ellen Reynolds

Ellen Reynolds

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $10,000

3 years ago

Paul Canney

Paul Canney

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Canton Police Association

Canton Police Association

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Caroline and Frank

Caroline and Frank

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jill Corwin

Jill Corwin

DONATION: $50

Good luck Sue! 3 years ago

Mary Ann Noone

Mary Ann Noone

3 years ago

Carl & Kim Hyman

Carl & Kim Hyman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago