2017 continued the trend and brought fun and exciting opportunities to support local and national charities. Below is a summary of some of the friends and causes we were able to contribute to because of our clients partnerships!
Blindfold Challenge 5k to Support the National Braille Press: Every year this event precedes the Boston Marathon. The energy alone when running and hearing the crowd is electric, but to know you are bringing awareness and supporting a large community makes it that much more full-filling. Special shout out to my husband whom for the past 6 years has been my guide. For more information, or to support NBP and this event CLICK HERE.
'Tasting with a Twist' to Support the National Braille Press: To celebrate Louie Braille's birthday, and National Braille Press turing '90' years old we created a custom event where attendees were blindfolded while tasting 9 mini courses. Not only is the food delicious (we were hosted at the Hampshire House in Boston), but eating your food without seeing it forced your other senses to kick in. It was interesting to hear folks describe what they thought the courses were! tMedia was proud to sponsor the menu printing in Braille for this inaugural event, and to help NBP celebrate 90 years of service! For more information on sponsoring this event next year, or to support NBP and this event CLICK HERE.
Foundation Spring Fling Event: The McCourt Foundation raises funds and awareness around MS and Alzheimer's. My grandmother, Rita Gardenier, passed away from Alzheimer's so this cause is important to me. My dear friend, Melissa Prince, is a current Board member for the foundation and always puts on a great time at this event. It's not only a fabulous girls' night out, but it supports so many entities. To learn more about McCourt and their work CLICK HERE.
National Braille Press Gala A Million Laughs for Literacy: This event is awesome. It's inspiring, well run, and offers amazing silent and LIVE auction items that are often exclusive to this event. Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators, introduced me to this event 12 years ago, and I haven't missed one since. This year we celebrated Technology and Braille and focused on the advancements that NBP is making for visually impaired readers around the globe. For more information, and to support NBP CLICK HERE. This year our annual event will be at Fenway Park on November 7, 2018! Special shout out to the Prime Building and Development team for their attendance and generosity this year!
Cambridge Montessori School: Our daughter has enjoyed her past 2 years at this school and we are happy to be part of such a diverse and passionate community of parents and teachers. To learn more about the Montessori journey, or too support this school directly CLICK HERE.
We also supported various local organizations including: Medford Dance Haven Scholarship fund, Girls Scouts Troop in NY, March of Dimes, Local Police officers of Newton, Boston, Medford MA, and more!
These were some of the highlight's of our charitable partnerships this year. It was great to support causes we are passionate about, but also causes that our clients and friend's are passionate about. "Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean." I can't wait to see what 2018 brings!