Wellesley businesses, organizations and individuals are endlessly generous, offering fundraisers throughout the year to support charities. Here are the latest:
The sign is up for Friendly Aid’s annual Spring fundraiser for its Camp Fund. With these funds raised from Wellesley individual and businesses, together with continuing support from several organizations that have helped us in the past, Friendly Aid can again make summer joyful and constructive for many Wellesley children in need. Last year, Friendly Aid enabled 63 children to attend either camp or an academic enrichment program such as WINGS or PAWS.
Our goal of $35,000 represents a 23% increase from last year’s result. And like last year, a generous anonymous donor has offered to match contributions, up to a total of $10,000.
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is a sweet and delicious way to raise “dough” for breast cancer research and care. From May 2 through Mother’s Day on May 8, more than 200 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, ice cream, and chocolate shops throughout Massachusetts will participate by designating all sales of one specific dessert, or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu, to breast cancer care and research. In Wellesley, Roche Bros., The Local and Blue Ginger are among the places taking part. Proceeds from the 17th annual event will Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference. For a list of participating establishments or to shop online, please visit bakesforbreastcancer.org
The Human Relations Service (HRS) will hold its 11th Annual Dinner and Auction on Wednesday, May 11 at the Hunnewell House at Elm Bank Reservation on the Wellesley/Dover/Natick line. The cocktail hour begins at 6pm, followed by sit-down dinner (business attire).
HRS is the non-profit community mental health agency serving Wellesley, Weston and Wayland. Founded in 1948, HRS says it was the first clinic in the nation to emphasize prevention, as well as treatment, in its programs.
Remarks by Dr. Jamie Chisum, Principal, Wellesley High School and Dr. Robert Evans, Executive Director, HRS. Event chair: Sue Brady Hartigan.
Tickets to the dinner are $250 per person. Many sponsorship opportunities (ads, sponsorships, table hosts) exist at all levels of donations.
For further information on donating to the dinner or to buy a ticket, please call Morgan Peterson at KMC Productions 781-356-6616 or e-mail:[email protected]
Fashion show & raffle to support thyroid cancer research/patient support