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2016 Boston Marathon Team HOPe

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THE STORY:

House of Possibilities wrote -

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. 

$7,510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Susan Chant

    $25

  • Aunt Debbi & Uncle Tim

    $100

  • Andrew and Libby

    $50

  • Teisha & Iain

    $50

  • Go Carrie!

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Odeh Engineers

    $100

  • Mike and Mel

    $150

  • Ed Stearns & Chuck Parrill

    $50

  • Lori Giarrusso

    $50

  • Sarah Fefer

    $50

  • Candace, Donny, Kaylee and Isla

    $50

  • Kevin Marini

     

  • Patty Davis

    $50

  • Diane

     

  • Larissa

    $10

  • Danielle Billotte

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Linda Grant

    $25

  • Jen Frechette

    $25

  • Dixie & Paul Kuehnel

    $100

  • John Ring

    $50

  • Jessica Heindel

    $10

  • Nicole Zwiep

     

  • Katie Northcutt

    $25

  • Joe Floyd

    $100

  • Claire Kuehnel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bentley and Colton

    $20

  • Jake

    $50

  • The Lloyd Family

    $25

  • Peter & Gina Starr

    $50

  • The FLahertys

    $100

  • Paula & Chuck Bachner

    $25

  • Michael Moss

    $25

  • Grandma and Grandpa Stearns

    $50

  • Eric Dickens

    $25

  • Matt & Kristen Schrauben

     

  • Kurt Kuehnel & Susan Purdy

    $75

  • Aunt Peggy & Uncle Roger

    $50

  • Will McDevitt

     

  • Robin & Danny Tonner

    $25

  • Maura Guthrie

    $20

  • Eileen Connolly

    $25

  • MM -- Go Carrie!

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathy & Bob Adam

    $100

  • Phil & Angela Tarkington

    $50

  • dave ring

    $25

  • June & Paul Skiffington

    $25

  • Pam & Steve

    $50

  • Run Carrie Run!

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Katie Worden

     

  • Erin and Mike Rappuhn

     

  • THE RICCI'S

    $25

  • Carol Cosenza

     

  • Ebony Haley

    $10

  • Sandy McNabb

    $25

  • Jenn Johnson

    $50

  • Jess and Ronnie

    $50

  • Myrna M. Gomez

    $30

  • Ashley and Chris

     

  • Kathy Fehily

    $25

  • CSR UMB donations

    $60

  • Mike, Erin and Isla Drury

    $50

  • Julie Robinson

    $50

  • Dan Zupan, MarySusan Convery, Dan Convery-Zupan

    $100

  • Eva Jansiewicz

    $50

  • Marlene Wacks

    $25

  • Auntie Lisa and Uncle Donny

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Juliana Canale

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carol & Bob Lundgren

    $25

  • Tom and Alison

    $10

  • Mickey Ahearn

    $100

  • Casillas Family

    $25

  • The Marini Family

    $25

  • Jacquie & Mike Gonsalves

    $50

  • Patty and Steve Schuster

    $75

  • Ann Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathy Adam, The Charles E. Harwood Trust

    $3,000

  • Sam and Gavin O'Connell

    $50

  • Swifty

    $25

  • MMS

    $50

  • The Smiths

    $50

  • Castro Vasallo Family

    $200

  • The Aleksiewicz's

     

  • The Wineman Family

    $20

  • Billie Skerrett

    $20

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137% Raised of$5,500 Goal

The Team: $96,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Susan Tamasi

Amount Raised

$42,668

 

427% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Kuehnel

Amount Raised

$7,510

 

137% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Figge

Amount Raised

$6,692

Fundraiser Title

Keith Weiner

Amount Raised

$6,675

 

121% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Zimon

Amount Raised

$5,961

 

108% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brianna Whelan

Amount Raised

$5,810

Fundraiser Title

Nick Clifford

Amount Raised

$5,716

Fundraiser Title

Laura Benson

Amount Raised

$5,690

 

103% Raised of$5,500 Goal

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