Work gives purposefulness, inspiring individual identity and group accomplishment. The Bridges to Work program at Friendship Home received $5,000 for employment training and transportation to jobs for 56 members with intellectual and development disabilities.
Sharp minds – 180 teens received a $10k grant for a new digital arts studio in which they can learn technical skills in graphic design and animation for future careers.
Music is for everyone. As a radio reading service delivering arts performances and publications to the visually impaired, TIC broadcast a series of classical and pops concerts live from the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
To mark the completion of 88 Acres, 200 storm drains were marked by a South Shore high school green team to educate citizens on stormwater contamination.
Loving others, 7-year-old Fiona Sack's free-standing food pantry was stocked with nonperishable meal items and snacks for those in need.
Senior residents ages 89-99 received a 6-month garden therapy program to learn about pollinators, herbs, flower arranging and healthy plant management from Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s mobile classroom.
Tackling food sustainability, Groundwork Lawrence received a fund which provided 40 families with healthy cooking classes, food gift cards, 525 plants for community gardens and a stipend to winterize the greenhouse.
Bright minds abound at this nonprofit afterschool tutoring program, which received $5,000 for program maintenance on behalf of Mike Cameron’s Boston Marathon run.
Kindness is afoot with Jenny Sack running the Boston Marathon, raising $5,815 to buy diversity and inclusion books for Natick's first Little Free Diversity Library.
Busy hands and joyful hearts – 50 individuals with developmental challenges were funded for a social recreation program entailing art lessons, dancing, outdoor recreation and cooking nights.
In honor of the groundbreaking for Edwards Vacuum, a collaborative fund was designed for 850 children to experience Haverhill’s first STEM literacy initiative.
Fulfilling Edward’s desire to give something back to his school, a geodome was built as a 3D play space in collaboration with Make-A-Wish and Channel 5.