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House of Possibilities' Fundraiser:

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THE STORY:

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. 

$96,760

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christopher A. Kazantis

    $250

  • Kristen DeSisto

    $100

  • Mary & Gene Cookson

    $100

  • Courtney Sasin

    $25

  • Alexia Barhoff

    $20

  • Kyle Forte

     

  • The McGeorges

    $100

  • Jane Bernazzani Zoppo

    $50

  • Vozz

    $50

  • Kathy Adam, The Charles E. Harwood Trust

    $3,000

  • Jodie and Larry Rosen

    $50

  • Rose Donovan

    $25

  • Pete & Nick DeSisto

    $50

  • Erin Beasley

     

  • Jean Belmont

     

  • Sam and Gavin O'Connell

    $50

  • Swifty

    $25

  • Patti & Russ Merriam

    $100

  • Jeff Smith

    $50

  • Jessica and Justin Campbell

    $50

  • MMS

    $50

  • Celia Callow

     

  • Jimmy and holly

     

  • Mary Capostagno

    $50

  • The Melissa Rose Kradin Foundation, Inc.

    $150

  • The McMahon Family

    $500

  • Wolfgang Figge

    $42.48

  • The Smiths

    $50

  • Manzoli

    $50

  • Matthew Tamasi

    $100

  • Emily, Adam, Sam

     

  • Eileen and Paul Bradley

    $100

  • Evan Sanders

    $20

  • Rob Cho

    $30

  • Rob Cho

    $30

  • Maureen

    $50

  • Peter & Renee

    $100

  • Nastassja Benjamin

     

  • Mona Rosenstock

    $25

  • Dunne Family

    $50

  • Kate and Steve Howe

     

  • Carl & Kim Hyman

    $100

  • Steve P.

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Holly Happe and David Bono

    $100

  • Karen Martynick

    $25

  • Tracy Massey

    $25

  • Julia

     

  • Mary Ann Noone

     

  • Don

    $100

  • Laura Kelly

    $25

  • Castro Vasallo Family

    $200

  • Castro Vasallo Family

    $100

  • Helen Cushing fund raiser

    $100

  • Walmart,Hanover,Ma

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rosemarie Jauch

    $50

  • Ujwala Phene

     

  • Sara Belding

    $25

  • Rene Mastrodicass

    $25

  • Jill Corwin

    $50

  • Utah and Jason

    $50

  • The Aleksiewicz's

     

  • Mary Ryan

     

  • Matthew Spindler

    $25

  • Kevin morrissey

     

  • Betsy E Lister

    $100

  • Stephen and Esther

    $50

  • Caroline and Frank

    $100

  • Mo Donahoe

     

  • Emily and Clélia

    $40

  • The Wineman Family

    $20

  • Gerard & Noel

    $50

  • Lisa Harrington

    $30

  • Murph

    $100

  • Bag Toss Fundraiser

    $641

  • Bag Toss Fundraiser

    $910

  • Sara

     

  • Kerry Gildea

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Canton Police Association

    $300

  • Paul Canney

    $50

  • Caroline McVitty

    $25

  • Barbara Barrows

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Billie Skerrett

    $20

  • Jacey and Dan

     

  • Nina

     

  • Emily Ledger

    $20

  • Laura C

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Ellen Reynolds

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20,000

  • Tom & Cathy Martin

    $100

  • State Street Foundation Matching Gift Program

    $50

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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

State Street Foundation Matching Gift Program

State Street Foundation Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tom & Cathy Martin

Tom & Cathy Martin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20,000

2 years ago

Ellen Reynolds

Ellen Reynolds

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Laura C

Laura C

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Emily Ledger

Emily Ledger

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Nina

Nina

2 years ago

Jacey and Dan

Jacey and Dan

Nice work, Mike! 2 years ago