Designed With Dignity

We believe local organizations EMPOWER CHANGE.

Positive change can transform the trajectory of a person's life. Designed with Dignity seeks to acknowledge, encourage and highlight the work of organizations that create a measurable difference.  Working at the intersection of activism, awareness and support, Designed with Dignity financially aids those brave enough to build long-lasting impact. To date over 17,000 lives have been enhanced by these programs.

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Recent Giving Projects

Bridges to Work

Work gives purposefulness, inspiring individual identity and group accomplishment. Bridges to Work received $5,000 for employment training and transportation to jobs for 26 participants, enabling a 30% increase in employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Approximately 2,400 individuals with disabilities live in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

Sharp minds – The Edwards' Digital Arts Studio at the Haverhill Boys & Girls Club provided 60 children with laptops, software, a smart TV and graphic design classes. This club services 8% of Haverhill's student population from 17 public schools.

Talking Information Center

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. There are 30,000 people in Massachusetts that experience blindness and sight impairment.

Neponset River Watershed Association

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. Stormwater runoff is a foremost source of pollution for this 29-mile river that provides drinking water to 120,000 residents on the South Shore.

Fiona's Little Food Pantry

Loving others, 7-year-old Fiona Sack's free-standing food pantry was stocked with nonperishable meal items and snacks for those in need.

Carmel Terrace Assisted Living

Senior residents ages 89 - 101 received a 9-month garden therapy program to learn about pollinators, herbs, flower arranging and healthy plant management from Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s mobile classroom. Residents experienced increased socialization and enjoyment of life.

Groundwork Lawrence

Tackling food sustainability, Groundwork Lawrence received a community garden fund which provided 30 families with healthy cooking classes, budgeting and label reading education, food gift cards, 525 seedlings and renovation on their greenhouse.

Kids Connect Inc.

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.

Spark Kindness

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.

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Friendship Home, Inc.

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. There are 200 individuals on the South Shore that utilize Friendship Home for socialization and career opportunities.

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Haverhill Promise

In honor of the groundbreaking for Edwards Vacuum, a collaborative fund was designed for 850 children to experience Haverhill’s first STEM literacy initiative.

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Edward’s Geodome Project

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.

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Emmaus Incorporated

To mark the groundbreaking of Monogram Foods, a fund was created to transition 60 families out of shelters into their own homes.

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