Showing posts with label fund raising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fund raising. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5k Run and Walk on May 18

Lace Up and Join the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K Run and Walk on May 18th!

Get ready for a fun-filled morning of fitness, community, and celebration at the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K! Scheduled for 9:00 AM on May 18th, this exciting event promises to be a memorable experience for all participants. 

All proceeds will benefit the SNETT trail maintenance and expansion. Parking will be available at 210 Waters Corporation, making it convenient and accessible for everyone to join in the festivities.

The Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K is a unique race that starts and finishes at the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) Grove St Trailhead, and takes participants on a picturesque journey along the scenic rail trail, showcasing the natural beauty of the area. Whether you're an experienced runner or a walker, this event welcomes all fitness levels and ages, making it a perfect opportunity for families, friends, and community members to come together in a healthy and enjoyable way.

But the fun doesn't stop at the finish line! After the race, all participants are invited to participate in an exciting raffle for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5k Run and Walk on May 18
Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5k Run and Walk on May 18

As a special memento, with a limited quantity, each participant will also receive a can cooler as a token of appreciation for their participation in the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K. This unique keepsake will serve as a cherished reminder of your accomplishment and a fun addition to your collection.

"We're thrilled to host the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K and bring our community together for a morning of fitness and fun," said the race organizers. "It's a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the rail trail, connect with fellow runners, and celebrate our shared love for an active lifestyle. We look forward to seeing everyone at the start line!"

Registration for the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K is now open, and participants are encouraged to sign up early to secure their spot in this exciting event. To register and learn more about the race, please visit the event website at https://www.tri-valleyfrontrunners.com/fbrtc/FBRTC5K.php

Join us on May 18th at 9:00 AM for the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail 5K and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Save the date for incredABLE Day - June 23


Save the date for incredABLE Day - June 23

Save the date

incredABLE Day 2024

Sunday, June 23

Enjoy a day of family fun with the HMEA community!

All ages and abilities welcome.


Food | Fun & Games | Music | Raffles

Goodie Bags | One mile walk | and much more!



www.hmea.org/incredableday

Thank you to our sponsors!

At HMEA, our mission is to teach, support, and empower people with developmental disabilities, and their families, to live meaningful lives of their choice. We envision a world where individual differences are appreciated and celebrated and where everyone contributes. That is the spirit of incredABLE Day, delivered through inclusive and accessible activities, entertainment, resources, and more!


Proceeds raised through incredABLE Day are returned to our programs, to fuel our mission and make a real difference in the lives of the people we support. Thank you to this year's sponsors






Interested in sponsoring? Contact Diane Newark at   dnewark@advocates.org

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Register (or support) the PMC Kids Ride in Franklin June 9

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride is an exciting event for young bikers who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer. On Sunday, June 9th, kids from all around Franklin and supporting towns, will come together to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and pedal their way to crushing cancer. The ride will take place at the Jefferson Elementary School in Franklin from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
 
PMC Kids Ride in Franklin
PMC Kids Ride in Franklin
This is not just any ordinary bike ride. It's a chance for young riders ages 3-14 to show their grit and determination to help those affected by cancer. The PMC Kids Ride is an experience like no other, filled with energy, excitement, and a whole lot of fun.
 
Kids can choose from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. Young riders not yet on two wheels can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area with several fun stations and activities for the little ones. Kids can join a team, create their own or ride solo. The Franklin PMC Kids ride will hold a party after the ride with music, food, games and more to celebrate their achievements.
PMC Kids Ride
PMC Kids Ride
 
So, mark your calendars for Sunday, June 9th and get ready to ride! Join the Franklin PMC Kids Ride and help make a difference.100% of every rider-raised dollar goes to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  
 
To register a rider or make a donation, please visit www.kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@Verizon.net

Friday, April 12, 2024

Great Night @ The Museum Gala (photo essay)

Franklin moms with a mission, Erin Gallagher and Meg Hagen, were joined by a healthy sized group of supporters at their Children's Museum of Franklin fund raising Gala on Thursday night at THE BLACK BOX.

Meg Hagen & Erin Gallagher
Meg Hagen & Erin Gallagher


During an interlude of music and food, they shared a brief video highlighting their first donation, happy faces, and youthful activities from their mobile museums. They were also able to confirm that they are in "active negotiations" to open in a space in Franklin in the Fall but were unable to reveal more than that.

The Dean College vocal ensemble provided some musical entertainment
The Dean College vocal ensemble provided some musical entertainment

THE BLACK BOX served the mobile museum and gala purpose delightfully. Space was allocated for tables for guest to eat, drink and converse. There was a delicious spread of food from 3 Restaurant Catering, accompanied by desserts from Birchwood Cafe & Bakery. A few of the mobile creative play stations were set up for the adults to try out.

The table centerpieces were in the fancy and playful theme. My grandson would have been playing with the magna tiles all night had he been there
The table centerpieces were in the fancy and playful theme. My grandson would have been playing with the magna tiles all night had he been there

For more about the Children's Museum check out their web page ->   https://www.childrensmuseumfranklin.org/ 

Registration for the next mobile museum, Sunday, April 21 at Annie Sullivan Middle School is available online for one of two time slots ->   https://www.childrensmuseumfranklin.org/register

And they are always looking for financial help to bring the Museum to reality -> https://www.childrensmuseumfranklin.org/donate

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Register now for the 13th Annual FBRTC 5K: Saturday, May 18, 2024



13th Annual FBRTC 5K: Saturday, May 18, 2024
13th Annual FBRTC 5K: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Please join us for the 13th Annual FBRTC 5K Road Race

Hosted by TVFR & FBRTC

Location: Grove Street SNETT Trailhead – Parking at Waters Corporation, 210 Grove

St., Franklin, MA. 02038


Entry Info

  • 18 yrs & Under: $25.00 pre-registration / $30.00 day-of
  • 19 yrs - 69 yrs: $30.00 pre-registration / $35.00 day-of
  • 70 yrs and Above: Free


Awards

  • 5K Awards will be First Place Overall M/F.
  • Age Group Awards: Top 3 M/F: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Event Details:

Race start time: 9:00 AM. Registration opens at 7:30 AM.


Course Details: Out-and-back 5k on hard-packed dirt trail. Course map available soon!


Amenities

1. Plenty of water and refreshments.

2. Walkers welcome.

3. Post-race refreshments

4. Awards to top 3 in each age group

5. Post-race gathering for raffle door prizes

6. Commemorative Race Gift to registered participants prior to Midnight April 30, 2024. Additional gifts available until they run out!


Additional Info Available at https://www.tri-valleyfrontrunners.com/fbrtc


This race benefits the continuing efforts to develop the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) into a multiuse path for Franklin & Bellingham. The SNETT is an abandoned rail bed running from Franklin through Douglas to the CT boarder, sections of which have become fully developed multi-use paths linking communities across southern Central Massachusetts. For more info & to learn how else you can help

visit: https://www.franklinbellinghamrailtrail.org/

Register Here


Tri-Valley Front Runners
PO Box 125, Milford,MA, 01757United States

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2nd Annual Comedy Fundraiser benefits the Franklin Rotary Club - Apr 20

“3 Comedian’s Walk into a bar…well, not a bar, but the Franklin Elks Lodge…” 

If you want to know how this joke ends, and you’re looking for some great laughs, delicious dinner, while supporting a local non-profit... Franklin Rotary has the just the ticket!

Come join us for our 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St., Franklin, MA 02038, on April 20.  Doors open at 5:30 PM where you will enjoy buffet dinner, cash bar, FREE door prize chance, raffles and the comedic stylings of 3 comic headliners; Jody Sloane, Harrison Stebbins, and the return of Mark Scalia.

Rotary Club of Franklin MA 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser
Rotary Club of Franklin MA 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

“We filled the room last year, and we are looking forward to an even better show this year!” said Joe Collins, incoming President Elect (2024-25).  He continued, “We work tirelessly to give back to our community and it’s fundraisers like this, which help to make it all possible.”

Reserve your table of 8 today! Tickets are only $50/pp and may be purchased by calling 508-284-9598, or online (+ $2 processing fee that covers dinner and the show) are available at: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35936/production/1190666

The Rotary Club International is a non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of men and women “who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.” https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary

Monday, April 8, 2024

Children’s Museum of Franklin Gala is happening Thursday, April 11 at THE BLACK BOX. Will you be there?

The first benefit event for Children's Museum of Franklin, the Night at the Museum Gala, is coming up Thursday, April 11!

This will be a celebratory evening of friends, exhibit play, live jazz music, food, and conversation! Beyond a fun night out, your attendance is instrumental to the Children's Museum of Franklin.  

Just another reason to plan to attend with friends – group ticket packages are available. If you are unable to attend on April 11, please consider supporting us in the following ways:
  • Donate to the Children's Museum of Franklin. Donations of every amount add up and will be what opens our doors full-time!
  • Spread the word. Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to attend the Gala or to donate to this cause.
  • Bid on amazing packages in our Online Silent Auction. The auction runs through April 11.
Get your tickets for the Gala -> https://www.childrensmuseumfranklin.org/gala

It is community participation and support that will bring the Children's Museum of Franklin to life full-time.

We hope to see you on April 11!

Cheers!

Erin Gallagher & Meg Hagen

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Tickets On Sale for the 9th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner to Support the Franklin Food Pantry

Tickets for the 9th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner are on sale now! 

Rep Jeff Roy works with members of the Empty Bowls Club to create a ceramic piece
Rep Jeff Roy works with members of the
Empty Bowls Club to create a ceramic piece
The event will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Franklin High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 PM. The Empty Bowls Club students have been hard at work making hundreds of bowls for this upcoming community event. There will be a simple dinner of soup and bread, music from FHS students, a ceramic bowl for each attendee, a silent auction, and more. 

All proceeds from the event will support the Franklin Food Pantry. Online tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for students/children 18 years old and younger. 

Prices increase to $25/$15 respectively at the door on the day of the event.


The Empty Bowls Club is also selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for the Club. All proceeds will directly benefit the Empty Bowls Club to help with the costs of clay and glaze. Shirts will be distributed at the event. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please follow this link -> https://unipaygold.unibank.com/ (enter "Franklin High School", then select "2024 Empty Bowls T-Shirts")

Show support for the community by becoming an Empty Bowls sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities start at $250. Click HERE for more information or email Jen Johnson, Major Gifts Coordinator at jjohnson@franklinfoodpantry.org.

Note: Franklin Matters is proud to be a sponsor of Empty Bowls

Join Painting Venus at The Curry House - April 18 (space is limited)

Painting Venus at The Curry House - April 18 (space is limited)
Painting Venus at The Curry House
"Come join us!
 
Have a night out with some friends, support a good cause
and local business.
 
Seating is limited The Curry House 

Thursday, April 4, 2024

#1NickStong18 schedules First Annual Golf Tournament - June 17

via 1NickStong18:
First Annual Golf Tournament
First Annual Golf Tournament 
Registration is now open! 
If you don't want to golf but want to join us for lunch, that option is available on the site.

Sponsorship opportunities are available as well! 🩵

Registration & donation info -> https://t.co/a0CDRSPXpL

"Our goal through this year’s tournament is to support a research facility that is testing a robust liquid biopsy platform for diagnosing brain tumors, especially for Germ Cell Tumors. 

The cost for each sample is around $1800. They have around 50 cases/samples they need to test in the coming months.  Nick Strong Foundation is excited about this new partnership with more information to come in the next few months."

Shared from -> https://t.co/JABqDq89rU

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Party for The Pantry, a Musical Fundraiser for the Franklin Food Pantry, Raises $19,000

The Franklin Food Pantry, which provides supplemental food assistance and programs in Franklin, Massachusetts, is grateful to be the recipient of the Party for The Pantry fundraising event organized by Ray Auger and Bill Donovan. The ticketed party, which took place on Friday, March 29, 2024, at GlenPhamer Distillery in Franklin raised more than $19,000 to benefit The Pantry. The evening’s entertainment included music from The Pub Kings, South Street Six, and J.P. Royer, a silent auction, and numerous raffle prizes. 

Sponsors for the event included: Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Coastal Closets New England, Colonial Fence Co., Core Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, Eagle Stainless Steel, Elemen-Tree House, Franklin LGBTQ Alliance, Franklin Matters, Tim Rice Photo, UpFront Guitars, J.M. Aldrich, The Baur Family, The Chouinard Family, The Gendreau Family, and Laura and Kyle Juszczyszyn. 

“Coming together for a night of music, fun, and friendship is a great way to bring awareness to a growing need and support those experiencing hunger,” said Ray Auger, co-organizer of Party for The Pantry. “The Franklin Food Pantry positively impacts thousands of lives, and we love giving back to this organization that assists so many.”

Independent fundraising events are an essential operating revenue source for The Pantry.  Funds raised allow The Pantry to purchase food and personal care items, offer programs and services, and support daily operations. 

“We are extremely grateful to Ray Auger and Bill Donovan for organizing this year’s amazing Party for The Pantry, and the event sponsors, raffle donors, and attendees for their generosity and support,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director, Franklin Food Pantry. "The proceeds from this year's Party for The Pantry will go directly to feeding people, make a difference in the fight against food insecurity, and help strengthen our community."  

Party for The Pantry, a Musical Fundraiser
Party for The Pantry, a Musical Fundraiser
For more information on supporting the Franklin Food Pantry, or to attend an upcoming fundraising event, please visit the Franklin Food Pantry website.

About the Franklin Food Pantry, Inc.
The Franklin Food Pantry, Inc. offers supplemental food assistance, household necessities, and resource referral programs to more than 1,300 individuals per year. The Pantry relies on donations and grants to purchase items and pay for daily operations, and partnerships with The Greater Boston Food Bank, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and local grocery stores to achieve greater buying power and lower costs. Programs include In-person Shopping, Curbside Pick-up, Emergency Food Bags, Mobile Pantries, Home Delivery, Kids’ Snack Bags, Weekend Backpacks, Holiday Meal Kits, Community Gardens, and the Franklin Farmers Market. 
The Pantry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in good standing in Massachusetts, recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four-Star Charity, and awarded GuideStar’s Platinum Transparency ranking. The Pantry is located at 341 W. Central St. in Franklin, MA on Route 140. Please visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.

Culinary Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX, Friday, April 5 raises funds to support Electric Youth 2024

Join us at THE BLACK BOX when the culinary and performing arts unite for an inspired evening of fabulous food, libations, and entertainment!
 
The 12th annual Culinary Cabaret spotlights this region’s outstanding culinary talent, showcasing fine wines, craft beer, delectable spirits, flavorful dishes and mouth-watering desserts!

Featuring entertainment by Electric Youth and special guest artists of the Franklin Performing Arts Company. Culinary Cabaret supports Electric Youth 2024! This year’s growing list of partners includes Parker’s Pub, 3, The Shed, Curry House, JK Catering, Caribbean Press, Sierra’s, Applause, Pour Richard’s and more!

Tickets available at THEBLACKBOXonline.com or by calling the box office at 508-528-3370!

Culinary Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX, Friday, April 5 raises funds to support Electric Youth 2024
Culinary Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX, Friday, April 5 raises funds to support Electric Youth 2024 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month and help the Food Pantry with a swag purchase

Have a Franklin Food Pantry volunteer in your life? April is Volunteer Appreciation Month so why not say “thank you” with a gift from our store? 

Get your swag on! Support The Pantry by sporting the latest gear including, hats, t-shirts, bags and so much more!

Don’t delay – the store is only open through April 14, 2024.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Reminder: Rotary Club of Franklin MA - 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser, Saturday, April 20, 2024

“3 Comedian’s Walk into a bar… 
well, not a bar, 
but the Franklin Elks Lodge…” 

If you want to know how this joke ends, and you’re looking for some great laughs, delicious dinner, while supporting a local non-profit... Franklin Rotary has the just the ticket!

Come join us for our 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St., Franklin, MA 02038, on April 20.  Doors open at 5:30 PM where you will enjoy buffet dinner, cash bar, FREE door prize chance, raffles and the comedic stylings of 3 comic headliners; Jody Sloane, Harrison Stebbins, and the return of Mark Scalia.

Rotary Club of Franklin MA 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser
Rotary Club of Franklin MA 2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

“We filled the room last year, and we are looking forward to an even better show this year!” said Joe Collins, incoming President Elect (24-25).  He continued, “We work tirelessly to give back to our community and it’s fundraisers like this, which help to make it all possible.”

Reserve your table of 8 today! Tickets are only $50/pp and may be purchased by calling 508-284-9598, or online (+ $2 processing fee that covers dinner and the show) are available at: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35936/production/1190666

The Rotary Club International is a non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of men and women “who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.” https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary