I was hoping you could share the link to this gofundme page that has been set up to raise money for Jaime Robbins (local yoga teacher and Cala’s waitress) and Mike Soucy (Manchester fire fighter and all around good guy). Last month, Jaime was diagnosed with larynx cancer just three days after their son Sam was born. To say this is a hard road is an understatement. They can use all the help they can get, even if it’s just 10 bucks! Thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Gloucester Police Department Shows Its Support for the Special Olympics
Chief Leonard Campanello and Police Department Employee Christina Melillo, who is also the Finance and Fundraising Chair for the Cape Ann Division of Special Olympics, are pleased to announce that the Gloucester Police Department is showing its support for the Special Olympics of Massachusetts through the 2015 Annual Calendar Raffle fundraiser and a number of other fundraising events.
“As a department, we are always looking for ways to give back to the community,” Chief Campanello said. “Every year we find a variety of unique ways to support this important program that gives these young athletes the opportunity to excel in the activities they enjoy.”
The 2015 “31 Days, 31 Prizes” Calendar Raffle is a fundraising event conducted by the Special Olympics for the month of December. It features 31 prizes, which will be raffled off one per day throughout the month. Each calendar holds one entry to win, and can be purchased for $10 until November 30.
The Gloucester Police Department will also participate in several events to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) program, one of the most important year-round fundraising initiatives supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts. The LETR program was created in 1981 by Wichita, Kan. Police Chief Richard LaMunyon in increase support for the Special Olympics.
Next week, the Gloucester Police Department will be participating in “Growing Hair ‘Cus We Care,” initiative, where officers will be allowed to grow neatly trimmed beards and facial hair for a $100 “fee,” which is donated to the Special Olympics LETR of Massachusetts. Female officers can also participate by dying or changing their hair for a $100 donation.
Gloucester Police also plan on participating in a “Tip-A-Cop” event, where officers act as celebrity waitstaff working for “tips” that are actually donations. All proceeds from donations will help to provide uniforms, sports equipment and facilities for Special Olympic Athletes. In addition, Melillo plans on hosting a Paint Night along with other events supported by the Cape Ann Division of the Special Olympics.
Those who wish to purchase a calendar for the 31-day raffle can contact Christina Melillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-281-9775.
Gloucester is part of a brand new Cape Ann Division of the Special Olympics. For more information, or if you wish to match any of the officers’ donations, please contact Christina Melillo at email@example.com
At Relax the Back in Burlington, among the many items we sell are some great office chairs. In August, I went to Calgary, Canada to the Lifeform factory. Lifeform is a family owned and operated business. The people are wonderful and the craftsmanship excellent. While there I got to design a chair and did so with our favorite QB in mind. The chair is available now in Burlington or can be ordered in other colors. Thanks!