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Karen in the Community

What does philanthropy mean to you? To me it means giving back, helping your neighbors or supporting people in need. I know I am no Bill and Melinda Gates or Warren Buffet. But I am so proud of all the work I have done in this area. I am showcasing a charity every month to help their public outreach.

Thanks for reading,

Karen

June 2016:

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Grow a Strong Family, Inc.

Grow A Strong Family is a Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Working With The Families of Those with Mental Illnesses & Behavioral Issues. Some of their areas of specialty include ADHD, Anxiety, Atypical Lifespan Development, Behavioral health, Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Family Life Transitions, High Conflict Divorce, Stress Management, and Substance Abuse Counseling for the Family.

See how you can help Grow A Strong Family on my Grow A Strong Family page.

April 2016:

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Lazarus House Ministries, Inc.

Lazarus House Ministries helps head of households and individuals living in poverty regain their dignity and become self sufficient members of our community by offering emergency shelter, food and clothing to people in crisis and then providing transitional housing, advocacy, health services, education and work preparation to permanently break the cycle of poverty.

See how you can help Lazarus House Ministries on my Lazarus House Ministries page.

In 2003:

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Zoo New England

Karen donated $100.00 to Zoo New England for New England Koalas. See Thank You Letter.

For more information about Zoo New England and the work they do go to http://www.zoonewengland.org.

In 2004:

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Acton Public Schools Conant School

Karen donated three hours of free organizing worth $150 at the "Conant Kids - Our Star Attraction" fundraiser in support of the Conant School. See Thank You Letter.

For more information about Acton Public Schools Conant School and the work they do go to http://conant.ab.mec.edu.

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Concord Family and Youth Services

Karen donated three hours of free organizing worth $150 at the "Tastes of our Towns Gala" in support of the Concord Family and Youth Services. See Thank You Letter. See Tastes of our Towns Gala 2004 Thank You Card.

For more information about Concord Family and Youth Services, which is now a division of the Justice Resource Institute, and the work they do go to http://www.jri.org/.

In 2008, 2009, and 2010:

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Ahern Family Charitable Foundation

Karen donated three gift baskets in 2008, 2009 and 2010 at the Annual Army & Navy Game Luncheon. See Karen with basket at their silent auction event. Local celebrity, Terry O'Reilly of the Boston Bruins, was also at the Army/Navy Football Luncheon on Dec 12, 2009. James Crosby and Kevin Lambert are two remarkable "USA Hero's" at the Army/Navy Football Luncheon on Dec 12, 2009. See them with the black Labrador Retriever. Ronnie is a NEADS dog giving Kevin support with his PTSD. Check out the wonders of NEADS dogs at http://www.neads.org/militarydogs. Read and learn about SAVE (State Advocacy for Veterans Empowerment). Read about James Crosby's challenges after being wounded in Iraq. If you want to help our veterans you may contact the AFCF or Kevin Lambert at Specialized Population Outreach, Department of Veterans' Services, 600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111. His numbers are 617-875-5489, (Fax)617-210-5755 or by his e-mail at KLambert@massmail.state.ma.us.

For more information about the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation and the work they do go to http://ahernfoundation.org.

In 2009:

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Bedford High School Parent Association

Karen donated money at their BHS First Annual Senior Fashion Show with proceeds benefiting the Bedford High School All Night Graduation Celebration. See Thank You Letter. See Photos of Show.

For more information about the Bedford High School Parent Association and the work they do go to http://www.bedfordhighpa.org.

In 2009 and 2010:

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Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer

Karen donated a gift basket with a gift certificate at the Lexington High School Volley For Molly Event. See Thank You Letter. See Volley For Molly Team Thank You Card. See Volley For Molly event details and photos.

For more information about Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer and the work they do go to http://www.ovationsforthecure.org.

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The Home for Little Wanderers

Karen donated 125 "The Organizing Cheerleader" DVDs for the golfers goodie bags in support of the 2009 Home in One Golf Tournament. See Thank You Letter.

For more information about The Home for Little Wanderers and the work they do go to http://www.thehome.org.

In 2010:

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Jason D. Peary Scholarship Fund

Karen donated a gift basket with gift certificate for the Boston College High School Jason D. Peary Scholarship Fund Benefit. See Thank You Letter. See Certificate of Appreciation from family.

For more information about the Jason D. Peary Scholarship Fund and the work they do go to http://www.jasonpearyscholarship.com.

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Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra

Karen donated a gift basket with a gift certificate for the Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra Savor The Medley Auction. See Thank You Letter.

For more information about the Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra and the work they do go to http://www.linkedin.com/company/northshore-youth-symphony-orchestra.

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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Karen donated a gift basket with a gift certificate for the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Pride and Passion Gala. See Thank You Letter.

For more information about Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and the work they do go to http://community.pflag.org.

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Mission of Deeds, Inc.

Karen donated 80 "The Organizing Cheerleader" DVDs and put them into golf bags in support of the Mission of Deeds, Inc. Annual Charity Golf Tournament. See Thank You Card. See Thank You Flyer.

For more information about Mission of Deeds, Inc. and the work they do go to http://www.missionofdeeds.org.

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MSPCA Angell

Karen donated money to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm Walk For Animals. See Thank You Card. See Nevins Farm Staff and Horse Photo.

For more information about MSPCA Angell and the work they do go to http://www.mspca.org.

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The Flavors of Bedford

Karen donated a gift basket and gift certificate to The Flavors of Bedford Raffle benefiting the Bedford Chamber of Commerce and the Heroes Homecoming Fund. See Thank You Letter. See The Flavors of Bedford Supporters.

For more information about The Flavors of Bedford and the work they do go to http://www.flavorsofbedford.org/.

Balloon Fest

Other Worthy Causes and Events

Check out the Hot Air Balloon Fest on August 8, 2009 which was sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Public Library. What a blast and the balloons are so colorful and magestic. They're wonderful to watch. This year's Balloon Fest was August 13th. Contact Hudson Library for more information at 978-568-9644 or go download their PDF newsletter for the Summer of 2011 at http://www.hudsonpubliclibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2011_Summer.pdf to learn more about their community activities and public resources.

Check out Karen posing with the Lowell Spinners' mascots. For more information about the Lowell Spinners go to http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t558.