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December 18, 2018

Thanks to a donation yesterday I have now reached 25% of my original goal for fundraising for the Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness. The  See more

BENEFITING: PLYMOUTH TASKFORCE FOR THE HOMELESS

EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2018

Frank Mand

THE STORY:

 I never thought I needed a hometown, until one was given me. A service brat as a child, I have lived in more than a dozen places and lived in "America's Hometown" (Plymouth, Massachusetts) for over 25 years before I realized how special it was. Maybe it just takes that long? Maybe that feeling of being home is something we have to nurture ourselves. We assume it comes from being in a place, but perhaps it has more to do with a place within our selves. The transformation from visitor to 'townie' began to happen to me when I was hired by the local newspaper - the nearly 200 year old Old Colony Memorial. My job required that I get to know the town, its people, its unique places and, as I discovered, the rare ecosystem which is hidden behind its well-known history. For 25 years I was a tourist in my own town and then, almost miraculously, I became its most arduous supporter. It happened one morning, actually. I had taken a sunrise picture in a different location in Plymouth every morning in 2013 and, on that last morning (Dec. 31), more than 500 people joined me at 6 a.m., with the temperature hovering between 10 and 20 degrees, at Plimoth Plantation, to pose for that last picture of the year. Lining the snow-covered road that led from the re-created fort down America's first street were friends, family, a Congressman, a contingent of Masons, the Police and Fire Chief, book club members, anti-nuclear protesters, the founders of the Friends of Burial Hill, selectmen, a horde of non-profits and many others drawn there by? I really believe that they were drawn there by the to participate in something that said to them, this is my hometown. I think I inadvertently awoke that feeling in others and in myself and that's why I am WalkingHome. I want to nurture that feeling of home, that feeling of belonging, that awareness that despite our differences we all have the same longings. And I want to raise money for a permanent shelter in my hometown for those people that are the furthest away from that awareness, from that feeling of belonging someplace. 

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$9,913

MONEY RAISED

991

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  • Gail Warzyn

    $25

  • Eileen Andruk

    $25

  • Ardship Uvkembre

    $32.23

  • Denise Stowell

    $75

  • Betty Sarmento

    $25

  • Mike and Patty Brannan

    $250

  • Cathy

    $100

  • Mike Jackman

     

  • Steve Fletcher

    $100

  • The Muratore Family

    $50

  • Christopher D. Cataldo

    $50

  • Joe and Rose Mellino

    $100

  • Paul & Donna Souza

    $25

  • Denise and Davin Stowell

    $200

  • Nancy Carini

    $100

  • Glorianna

     

  • Simply Soothing Sanctuary

    $100

  • IndieFerm Brewing, Taproom, and Homebrew Supply

    $200

  • Joanne Kaczowka

     

  • Diane Sanford

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Denise and Davin Stowell

     

  • Donna McBrien

    $250

  • Brian Alosi

    $50

  • Melissa Guimont

    $10

  • Lee Pulis

    $50

  • Bill Vickstrom

    $50

  • Anonymous 2017 Last Sunrise Donation

    $20

  • Sharl Heller

     

  • The Muratore Family

    $100

  • Candace & Edi

    $50

  • The Wildlands Trust

     

  • Ken Tavares

     

  • John Mahoney

     

  • Living Observatory/Tidmarsh Farms

     

  • NAMI Plymouth Area, Inc.

    $50

  • Paul & Donna Souza

    $100

  • Dorie Stolley and Eric Walberg

    $100

  • Evelyn Strawn

    $50

  • Cheryle

     

  • Kathie Anderson

    $25

  • Blueberry Crumble

    $50

  • Teresa Kreitzer

    $100

  • Dorothy & Leighton Price

    $100

  • Brian Harrington & Martha Sheldon

    $100

  • Patricia Lucini

    $50

  • Rick Edwards

    $250

  • Tim Simmons

     

  • Kathy and Bob Cunha

    $100

  • Litter Lady

    $100

  • Ed & Charlotte Russell

     

  • Patton Sue

    $250

  • Sam and Caroline Chapin

    $100

  • Second Wind Brewing Company

    $250

  • Mike Spellman

    $100

  • Bill Abbott

    $100

  • anonymous

    $100

  • Jim and Linda

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joan

    $50

  • Wendy Heller

     

  • Mary Griffin

    $50

  • Lisa Meeks

     

  • John & Gretchen Moran

    $500

  • Bob And Sandy Cotti

    $100

  • Alan Schwartz

    $50

  • Liz & Jim Hester

    $100

  • Simon and Kim Corben

    $100

  • Rose Bud

    $250

  • Michael & Hannah Dickens

     

  • Kathleen Anderson

    $25

  • Shannon Burrington

    $100

  • Rick Ryan

    $50

  • Julie Gallant Murphy

     

  • Betty Cavacco

    $250

  • Sully from Plymouth

    $100

  • Nancy Carini

    $200

  • Irene

    $25

  • Terrie Wurzbacher

    $50

  • Terrie Wurzbacher

    $250

  • Janice Drew

    $25

  • Independent Fermentations Brewing

    $50

  • Cecilia Greenbaum

    $50

  • The Muratore Family

    $100

  • Conni Dilego

    $25

  • Jim & Peg Baker

    $25

  • Jeffrey J Snyder

     

  • Mark Hausser

    $250

  • Sandra Cotti

    $100

  • Michael Rothberg

    $250

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27% Raised of$36,500 Goal

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The Team: $9,913 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Frank Mand

Amount Raised

$9,913

 

27% Raised of$36,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael Rothberg

Michael Rothberg

DONATION: $250

2 weeks ago

Sandra Cotti

Sandra Cotti

DONATION: $100

Keep it going 1 month ago

Mark Hausser

Mark Hausser

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Jeffrey J Snyder

Jeffrey J Snyder

2 months ago

Jim & Peg Baker

Jim & Peg Baker

DONATION: $25

Can't make the sunrise at Long Pond, but ... 2 months ago

Conni Dilego

Conni Dilego

DONATION: $25

In honor of Frank's journey. 2 months ago

The Muratore Family

The Muratore Family

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Cecilia Greenbaum

Cecilia Greenbaum

DONATION: $50

May you continue to find blessings amidst your journey! I am enjoying your stories, they move me to continue to see people in our community as ourselves. 2 months ago

Independent Fermentations Brewing

Independent Fermentations Brewing

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Janice Drew

Janice Drew

DONATION: $25

2 months ago