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Today was the big day! Thank you!
May 15, 2016

Happy Pentecost, everyone! Today was a marathon day, but one that made me incredibly grateful for my calling as a Deacon in the UMC. The first  See more

BENEFITING: FriendshipWorks

EVENT: FriendshipWorks First Annual Walk-a-Thon

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016

Samantha Cowan

THE STORY:

I am privileged to have served at FriendshipWorks for almost two years now. As a clergyperson in The United Methodist Church, my ministry with FriendshipWorks is my primary appointment on behalf of the church. Seeing my work with elders and volunteers, specifically in the neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton, through the lens of ministry has been a gift of strength, courage, and mercy to me, and I hope to others, as well. 

In addition to FriendshipWorks, I am connected to a local congregation, The United Parish of Auburndale, where I serve mostly through outreach, worship leadership, and pastoral care. It so happens that on the morning of the Walk-a-Thon for FriendshipWorks, I will be preaching at UPA. (This means that I won't get to join in for the walk - just the party afterwards.) To add some excitement, May 15th is Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday where we commemorate and celebrate the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church. Flames are one of the many images associated with the Holy Spirit, and so the color red is the color of this liturgical holiday and season.

And so - since I won't actually be walking in the Walk-a-Thon, I figured I needed to have some skin (or hair) in the game to help raise funds for this great organization. 

If we can together raise $1000 for FriendshipWorks, I will dye the ends/tips of my hair bright red in time for May 15th. Yes, this means preaching with my hair partially dyed red...on Pentecost Sunday.

Y'all. 

Will you help me reach my goal? I would be so appreciative for anything you can contribute. And thank you for the myriad ways in which you have supported me in my ministry - the prayers, encouragement, wisdom, and cheers you have shared with me thus far mean more than you know. 

Now, let's get to ending some elder isolation (and some hair tips-dyeing)!!!

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FriendshipWalks is our first Annual Walk-a-Thon! It will raise awareness of the power of friendship in ending elder isolation and raise critical funds to support our programs.  FriendshipWorks’ programs aim to reduce isolation and provide friendly support and assistance to the elders we serve, including one-on-one friendly visits, medical escorts, and friendly pet visits. 

FriendshipWalks will promote the importance of building neighborly connections, the value of friendship, and the role of walking and physical activities in the health and well-being of elders.  

If you want to walk, start a team, volunteer, or fundraise, click on the  above  “REGISTER” button.  

If you want to donate or sponsor a walker, use the above “DONATE" button. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click below on the “SPONSORS” tab for more information.  

Note:  We encourage people to donate or sponsor someone using the above donate “button”.  If you’re collecting pledges off-line, you can use this link below to print out the Pledge Sheet:

-Pledge Sheet

If you want to donate by check, please make it payable to:  FriendshipWorks with “FriendshipWalks” written on the memo line.   You can give the check to a Team leader you want to sponsor, or send it to: FriendshipWorks, 105 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA  02111

**UPA photo taken by Marcy Stuart. 

$1,450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Mulski and Duncan

    $50

  • Samantha Cowan

    $30

  • Mom& dad

     

  • Aunt Carol & Uncle Joe

    $50

  • Misty & Matt

    $25

  • Dave Rowan

     

  • Cathy and Bill Moberly

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anna Leslie

    $25

  • Zulhay Garcia

    $25

  • Steve & Izabella

    $25

  • Colleen McGuire

    $25

  • J & S Mobil Service

    $50

  • Ann and Daniel Donoghue

    $100

  • Madeline Watts

    $10

  • Kathleen Royston and Steven Doss

    $20

  • Pam McMillan

    $10

  • Jack Ladd

    $25

  • Rev. Jennifer Potter Buff

     

  • Rev. Amanda Bunce

    $15

  • Rev. Susan Pinson

     

  • Tom & Deb Bowers

    $20

  • David Sandlin

    $10

  • Trey Comstock

     

  • Rebecca Cho

    $20

  • Mom

    $100

  • Martoglio family

    $50

  • The Vieira Family

    $25

  • Ted Smith

     

  • Mary Rita Weschler

    $50

  • Ann Donoghue

    $300

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145% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ann Donoghue

Ann Donoghue

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Mary Rita Weschler

Mary Rita Weschler

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ted Smith

Ted Smith

2 years ago

The Vieira Family

The Vieira Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Martoglio family

Martoglio family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

In memory of Dottie and Jerry 2 years ago

Rebecca Cho

Rebecca Cho

DONATION: $20

In Memory of Herb, with whom I became friends through FriendshipWorks 2 years ago

Trey Comstock

Trey Comstock

Go, Sam, go! 2 years ago

David Sandlin

David Sandlin

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Tom & Deb Bowers

Tom & Deb Bowers

DONATION: $20

You ARE Stinkin' Awesome! 2 years ago