Your generous contributions will be evenly divided between these two worthy groups that were significant to Becky.
Many and genuine thanks to you for supporting this project. Every donation is a ripple that emanates from the life and work of Becky.
Horizons for Homeless Children is leading the fight to help alleviate the trauma and stress of homelessness on both children and their families by providing high-quality early education, vital opportunities for play, support for parents, and crucial advocacy on behalf of some of our most marginalized citizens.
This is not only an organization that is in-line with Becky’s passions but also has a personal connection to our family as Jody (Becky’s daughter and my wife) is now involved in through volunteering. The organization is 70% supported through private donations like ours.
Your gift will provide much-needed support for our programs, including:
$25 towards Play-Doh and other crafts that enhance children’s sense of touch and inspire creativity
$50 for a set of puzzles that will build children’s problem solving skills
$150 towards dramatic play costumes and props to spur imagination
$500 for a play kitchen to inspire the next famous chef
$2,500 brings music and art lessons to 175 children in our early education centers for one month
Horizons at a Glance
-We help close the learning and developmental gap for hundreds of homeless children through our early education programs, ranked in the top 5% in the state.
-Our 1,000 volunteers brighten the lives of more than 1,600 homeless children each week with our Playspace Program.
-Our highly trained Family Advocates deliver practical and emotional support, guidance and strategies to parents through our Family Partnership Program.
-We lead advocacy efforts that give homeless children and families a voice in policy development and decision-making.
Since it was founded in 1994, Rays of Hope has been committed to improving the breast health of people in our communities with quality and compassion. In partnership with the Baystate Health Breast Network and Baystate Health Foundation, funding benefits research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, breast cancer programs and services, outreach and education, and awards grants to various community support programs and organizations.