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St. Richard Parish, Danvers, MA

In loving memory…

This donation is very personal to myself and my family. This past December we lost an amazingly wonderful woman. Her name was Patricia Doherty but to me, she was Grams. St. Richard Parish was a huge part of her life, her faith was inspiring and her commitment to attending mass was extremely strong. In her memory, all funds will go toward the Parish snow removal costs to ensure safe footing for all Parish members, especially the elderly whose faith is unwavering.

Because I wish that the elderly never had to fear for their footing when keeping their commitments in inclement weather.

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Girls Inc., Lynn, MA

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold!

Since 1942, Girls Inc. of Lynn has been providing after school programs and services to girls and their families, and advocating on behalf of girls and women. Girls Inc. of Lynn is a special place where girls choose to come and participate in enrichment programs, where they are given the tools, opportunities and encouragement to grow…

Because I wish that all children had the opportunity to be young and bright in safe homes and communities.

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Bellesini Academy, Lawrence, MA

Breaking the cycle of poverty through education since 2002.

Bellesini Academy is dedicated to providing a quality scholarship education to boys from limited financial means living in Lawrence. The mission of the school is to provide an academically challenging and highly structured environment that develops the potential for each student to succeed in competitive secondary schools and colleges.

Because I wish that all young adults were given the means to pursue a better education.

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Gathering Change, Inc., Lynnfield, MA

Neighbors helping neighbors!

Founded in 2008, Gathering Change, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non profit charity that collects spare change from our communities to distribute back into local food pantries and social programs. Operated by a volunteer working board, no salaries are taken. Their philosophy is to educate and inspire others to turn their compassion into action by donating spare change for basic needs. Everyone should have food to eat, fuel to stay warm, clothes to wear, educational opportunities, love and support.

Because I wish that no one went to bed hungry, ever.