September 25, 2018
Cushing Centers and Merrimack Valley Hospice Raise Funds

October 13, 2017 — Two nonprofits, Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover and Merrimack Valley Hospice in Lawrence, this week announced they raised $440,000 in separate events to support ongoing operations.

Cardinal Cushing Centers Raises $320K via Two Golf Events

Cardinal Cushing Centers, which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced that it raised $320,000 through two golf events to support its programs for students and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The St. Coletta Classic, supported by lead sponsor Rockland Trust, held Sept. 25 at Marshfield Country Club, attracted 120 golfers. Other top sponsors included Bob’s Discount Furniture, East Commerce Solutions, UCI Builders, and Jumbo Capital Management.

Cushing parents Jean and Fred Raymond spoke to golfers during the reception, sharing how the organization has positively impacted their daughter Katie’s life. The Cushing Chorus also performed some of their favorite songs while golfers participated in a silent auction via mobile bidding. In addition to sponsorship and auction dollars, golfers could donate via fund-a-need and mobile bidding.

The Cardinal Cushing Centers Classic teed off on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Blackrock Country Club in Hingham. Lead tournament sponsor, Bob’s Discount Furniture, has been supporting this event for the past 10 years.

A field of 80 golfers had the opportunity to participate in live and silent auctions as well as a fund-a-need, and successfully utilized mobile bidding.

Established in 1947, Cardinal Cushing Centers began as a day and residential school for students with intellectual disabilities. With additional locations in Braintree, Cushing now supports over 600 individuals of all ages, with the goal of helping each student and adult to become included and independent members of society.

Among programs Cushing offers are those relating to affordable housing, community programs, education, employment training, recreational, therapeutic, and residential services.

Merrimack Valley Hospice Raises $120K at Annual Food, Wine Event

Merrimack Valley Hospice, which provides palliative and end-of-life care, announced that it raised $120,000 at its annual Flappers, Feathers and Fedoras, a food, wine, beer pairing and silent auction. The event drew 350 sponsors and guests.

This year’s sponsors included the Fazioli Charitable Foundation, Pentucket Bank, TD Bank, Byram Healthcare, Haverhill Bank, Enterprise Bank, Lupoli Companies, Merrimack Valley Magazine, and Trinity EMS.

The silent auction offered more than 100 packages, including premium sports tickets and autographed memorabilia, weekend getaways, nights on the town and beautiful jewelry donated by individuals and businesses from across the region. Food, wine, and beer selections were served while guests enjoyed a jazz quartet, engaged in a wine bottle ring toss, or tried their luck at a game of roulette.

Merrimack Valley Hospice, which has provided end-of-life care in our community for more than 35 years, along with two other nonprofits, Home Health VNA and HomeCare, Inc., comprise Home Health Foundation, offering health and hospice care for infants, children, adults, and elders, in at-home and community settings in 110 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire.

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