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House of Possibilities' Fundraiser:

2017 Boston Marathon Team HOPe

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BENEFITING: House of Possibilities

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

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. 

$102,899

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pat & Caro

    $100

  • Julie Coppenrath

    $100

  • Erin Goodner

     

  • Alosha O Brien

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jenn Ryan Carmichael

    $25

  • Giancarlo

     

  • Caroline Rogers

     

  • Rich Parower

    $100

  • Dripevents Family

    $25

  • Mary

    $35

  • The Glor Family

     

  • Linda Hadley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sam Nazari and Ginger Gainer

    $250

  • Kathy R

    $100

  • The Clement/Reilly Family

     

  • Harrison Jones

    $100

  • Alexia Schwartz

    $50

  • Erin Gildea

    $50

  • Paradee's

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jadney Melon

    $25

  • Fischler, KCMO

     

  • Scott & Jen Reilly

    $50

  • isabel gomez bassols

    $500

  • Julee Jaruszawicus

    $25

  • Lisa Morteo

     

  • John and Gus

    $250

  • Susan Manea

     

  • Shelly Greene

    $25

  • Shelly Greene

     

  • Janelle Engerman

    $26.20

  • Jamal Adrien

    $25

  • Sawyer Moore

    $25

  • Tom Digan

    $43

  • B

    $100

  • Delia

     

  • Leann

    $50

  • The Slyne Family

    $100

  • Jack and the Ursitti Family!!

    $100

  • The Short Family

    $100

  • John & Chanel Lovett

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Beverly Wooten

     

  • Sue Brengle

    $100

  • Ratchet Young

    $50

  • Riverview School

    $100

  • Roselie Preval

     

  • Donna and Dana Schock

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rob Mouradian

     

  • Elizabeth Foster

    $25

  • John and Pat Griffin

    $100

  • Jonathan Saia

    $50

  • Tmcq

     

  • Aunt Mary and Tom

     

  • Jason & Beth Rathbone

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Annette & Chris Sutherburg

    $50

  • Kevin Morais

     

  • Team Gomez

    $100

  • The Linnes

    $100

  • Selam

    $25

  • Catherine Kigozi

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lally Family

    $50

  • KLR

    $250

  • Bob Crabtree

     

  • Benicio Gobourne

     

  • Adrienne Williams

    $25

  • Cecily Cushman

    $50

  • Taylor Thomas

    $50

  • david waxler

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20,000

  • Marco and Vicki Priorelli

     

  • Vanessa Goncalves

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marcy

    $26.20

  • Emily Bard

    $25

  • Christelle Dorsainvil

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Skelly

     

  • Jonathan Saia

    $50

  • HIM @Lahey

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Donovan Family

    $30

  • Anne Barry

    $25

  • The Wenzel Family

    $20

  • Myrill Solaski

    $25

  • Teresa Pontes

    $25

  • Melissa McCormack

    $25

  • Michael Shubert

    $25

  • Maureen Fraser

    $50

  • Germano Floorcovering Inc

    $100

  • The Rockport Company, LLC

     

  • Louis Colon

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $35,000

  • Graham Holdings

    $2,000

  • Graham Holdings

    $1,000

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The Team: $102,899 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Meaghan Irvine

Amount Raised

$38,571

Fundraiser Title

Brianna W.

Amount Raised

$25,590

Fundraiser Title

Team Castro

Amount Raised

$9,165

Fundraiser Title

Erin Digan

Amount Raised

$8,700

 

158% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick McGovern

Amount Raised

$6,665

 

121% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jillian Ricciardelli

Amount Raised

$5,610

 

102% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Rock

Amount Raised

$5,348

 

97% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Adler

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

59% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Graham Holdings

Graham Holdings

DONATION: $1,000

10 months ago

Graham Holdings

Graham Holdings

DONATION: $2,000

11 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $35,000

11 months ago

Louis Colon

Louis Colon

DONATION: $300

11 months ago

The Rockport Company, LLC

The Rockport Company, LLC

11 months ago

Germano Floorcovering Inc

Germano Floorcovering Inc

DONATION: $100

Great Job Meg 11 months ago

Maureen Fraser

Maureen Fraser

DONATION: $50

Great job, Meag. We love you. The Frasers 11 months ago

Michael Shubert

Michael Shubert

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Melissa McCormack

Melissa McCormack

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Teresa Pontes

Teresa Pontes

DONATION: $25

11 months ago