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Meaghan Irvine's Fundraiser:

2017 Boston Marathon Team HOPe

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BENEFITING: House of Possibilities

ORGANIZER: House of Possibilities

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Meaghan Irvine

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone! Thank you for taking the time to check out my fundraiser page for the House of Possibilities! Please support me in running the Boston Marathon this year by helping me reach my goal for Team HOPe.

The House of Possibilities makes a difference in so many people's lives living with developmental challenges and for their loved ones. I am raising money to help continue the great work that they do in our communities!

MISSION:

Making a difference for children, adults and families, living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope. VISION: A world where all families having loved ones with developmental challenges are ensured access to critically needed support, in a space where children and adults can work towards achieving their highest potential.

HISTORY:

“The House of Possibilities, Inc. (HOPe) was envisioned as a result of the work previously done by the Volunteer Information Agency, Inc. (VIA), which originated in Milton, Massachusetts. The VIA provided emergency financial support to families of special children for over 35 years. The support available through VIA was typically a one time opportunity to address a specific problem, which could be alleviated from financial support of VIA.

Paula Kavolius, who has a special needs child, was a member of the board of VIA, and she recognized a critical shortage of quality respite at an "in-house program" for families in need of respite and relief. Caring for a special child 24/7 is a physically and emotionally exhausting responsibility. As time went on, Paula realized that helping people in crisis, although significant, was only a temporary patch in their constantly hectic lives. “It felt as though we were fixing potholes, not the road that these families were traveling.”  We also recognized the need for a high-quality adult program, which would allow individuals to continue to learn after high school and promote further independence.

Thus began the expanded mission of HOPe in 2003, to build an actual facility to provide sustained relief from the round the clock care that is required for a significantly challenged child, youth, or young adult.  Quality programming is the key to HOPe’s mission. Families need to know that they are not alone in their challenges, and that someone out there does understand and care enough to do something about it.

HOPe gained the support of Stonehill College through the grant of two acres of land on their Easton, Massachusetts campus.  HOPe’s relationship with Stonehill is a natural fit given their mission of educating the whole person, heart and mind. Stonehill students provide a core of volunteers and the benefits to both the server and the served are immeasurable. We have also been embraced by corporations, foundations, and individuals alike.

In 2009, we opened the doors of the first multi use facility on a college campus, with its primary focus; "respite" for children and families in the United States. 

$38,571

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Rovetto

     

  • Karen and Judy

    $100

  • Pammie

    $50

  • The Crimmins

     

  • Mary Lynch

    $50

  • Susan & Lauren Munhall

     

  • Donegan Family

     

  • The Dalpe Family

    $25

  • Bernadette & Mike Dunnirvine

    $25

  • Terri and Don White

    $100

  • Mary Mullin

    $50

  • Gail and Steve

    $75

  • Kathy and Jim Reilly

     

  • Kate Mccabe

     

  • The Steeves Family

    $50

  • Jacqueline Reilly

     

  • Jill Reilly

     

  • Nancy and Chris Thomas

    $100

  • Eliza Cushman

    $50

  • Nicole Reilly

    $50

  • Steve and Debbie Reilly

     

  • Sharyn and Paul Reilly

     

  • Mary Hirtle

    $50

  • Andrew Irving

     

  • The MacDonald Family

    $100

  • Cousin Kev, Nat & the girls

     

  • Barb and Mark Wenner

    $50

  • Joanne & David Kelson

    $100

  • Jeff Moran

    $25

  • Hannah Robinson

     

  • Haley Dumke

     

  • Justina Germano

    $25

  • Caitlin Cataldo

    $25

  • Emily McGrail

    $50

  • Liza Beckler

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Clement/Reilly Family

    $250

  • Bill and Tessa Cannata

    $50

  • Shan

    $25

  • Pat & Caro

    $100

  • Mary

    $35

  • Scott & Jen Reilly

    $50

  • John and Gus

    $250

  • Delia

     

  • Sue Brengle

    $100

  • Donna and Dana Schock

     

  • Lally Family

    $50

  • Cecily Cushman

    $50

  • Taylor Thomas

    $50

  • The Donovan Family

    $30

  • Anne Barry

    $25

  • The Wenzel Family

    $20

  • Maureen Fraser

    $50

  • Germano Floorcovering Inc

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $35,000

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The Team: $102,899 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Meaghan Irvine

Amount Raised

$38,571

Fundraiser Title

Brianna Whelan

Amount Raised

$25,590

Fundraiser Title

Team Castro

Amount Raised

$9,165

Fundraiser Title

Erin Digan

Amount Raised

$8,700

 

158% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick McGovern

Amount Raised

$6,665

 

121% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jillian Ricciardelli

Amount Raised

$5,610

 

102% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Rock

Amount Raised

$5,348

 

97% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Adler

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

59% Raised of$5,500 Goal

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