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                   2023
   Charitable Donation Recipients 

“We couldn’t do it without you.”

Wonderfund  -  Teen Challenge Bloom Home For Girls -  Make-A-Wish 
   -  Sunshine Farm  -   MSPCA  -  2 Bridgewater State University Scholarships    - Conway House  -  St. Jude  -  Dream Day Camp  -  MA Vest-A-Dog 
   -  JL11 Fund  -  Taunton Animal Hospital  -  Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
-  MA Children's Alliance - Dream Day Camp - Bridge Over Troubled Waters
     - Cradles To Crayons  - Old Colony Regional Vocational High School  -
               Shriners Childrens Hospital  -  Lakeville Animal Shelter  -
                           Bridgewater State University Food Pantry

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Dear Nicole Dondero Memorial Fund:

On behalf of all of us at the Massachusetts Wonderfund, Inc. (the “Wonderfund”) and the children we serve across the Commonwealth, we want to express our deepest gratitude for your recent contribution. Your generosity and compassion have brought comfort, dignity, and hope to the lives of the most vulnerable children in Massachusetts. 

With your generous investment in these special children, you are providing life-changing opportunities. Because of you, children involved with DCF will have access to enriching experiences that build confidence, teach new skills, encourage bonding with peers, and allow for positive role models to become part of a child’s life. The opportunity to attend summer camp; play a sport; take an SAT prep course; participate in art and music classes; become certified as a life guard, truck driver, or EMT – you have made these and other transformative events possible for children who have been exposed to trauma. For children who have to be removed from an unsafe situation and placed in foster care, you are providing new pajamas, clean clothing for school the next day, toiletries, and an item of comfort, like a teddy bear, book, or night light. You are bringing comfort and dignity to an otherwise difficult time in a child’s life.

By making these children feel supported and valued in difficult times, you are fundamentally changing the trajectory of their lives. You are helping these very deserving children build resiliency, life skills, self-belief, and optimism about their future.

Thank you for your compassion for and commitment to the special children served by the Wonderfund. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Sincerely,

 

Erin Murphy Rafferty

CEO

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Hi!! You don’t know me! But you met my son and his friends when you happened to be at the same restaurant/bar. He came home and told me about your beautiful daughter and how you exchanged bracelets. On behalf of the JL11 fund we thank you so much!! James Luti was one of my sons close friends who died by suicide in 2017. Mental health is so important, especially among these young kids. I cannot tell how sorry I am to hear about your beautiful daughter.I have 2 sons, one is 21, and my oldest is 24. Between both of them , over the passed 5 years or so, they have lost 5 friends, either to suicide or car accidents. Please know you are not alone in your sadness. Somehow we, either friends, family, or strangers, try our best to find peace in remembering our lives ones who have been taken from us way too soon. Thank you again for your generous donation to the JL11 fund, and for your kindness to my son and his friends. And, … please know how touched James’ mother was when my son called her and told her of your kindness. May peace and memories of your angel comfort you and your family today, and always

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      Thank You from Make-A-Wish

                                 2023 Charitable Donations

Nov 1, 2023, 8:00 AM

To the wonderful family of Nicole and the community that continues her legacy, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your recent gift to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

 

Last year, we had the privilege of granting 403 local Wishes here in our community. As we play catch-up from the Wishes that were on hold during Covid, we still have a pipeline of 600+ kids waiting for their Wish and the budget to only grant 370. At the same time, we expect our normal number of referrals to come in from our hospital partners (400-450 kids annually) which means we've got our work cut out for us this coming year.

 

Gifts like yours truly matter and I just wanted to drop you a quick note of appreciation. It's truly remarkable to see how the community has done so much to honor Nicole. Please let me know if there's ever anything I or my team can do for you. 

 

Best,

George

 

George Deveney

Chief Advancement Officer  

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island 

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Dear Nicole Dondero Memorial Fund,

We are very grateful for your donation. Your support will help us reach our goal this year of serving thousands of children in our communities, and help us build critical capacity to serve more children in the years ahead.

Our work is possible through the kindness and generosity of people like you who share our belief that every child deserves the essential items they need to thrive. On behalf of the thousands of children and families Cradles to Crayons serves, thank you for taking action and helping the children in our community who are most in need.

Warmly,

Lynn Margherio
CEO and Founder

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Hello Julie,

 

Thank you for your generous gift to Bridge Over Troubled Waters.Your support ensures that each youth who walks through our doors - nearly 2,000 young people every year - has access to the programs and services they need on their path home.

 

Over the last 50 years, Bridge has remained relentless in our commitment to serving homeless, at-risk, and runaway youth in Boston

- but there is still work to be done. Your recent gift helps us continue to meet youth "where they're at" today and together, create hope and a plan for the future.

 

On behalf of our entire organization, thank you for your generous gift.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information on the impact of your gift, please reach out to me at mcording@bridgeotw.org

 

Thank you,

 

Melissa Cording

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Good morning, 

 

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your

very generous donation in memory of your daughter. 

These funds will cover a new vest for the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department in memory of Nicole. 

We truly appreciate it.  Our organization is made possible because of people like you.  

 

Thank you again, 

Kelly Robinson

Vice President 

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Hello Julie!

 

We want to take this time to send out a huge thank you to the Nicole Dondero Memorial Fund for the well needed baby diapers (all sizes) wipes, and baby socks for the Conway House Residents.

 

This donation is very much needed and very much appreciated, at this time we have 10 babies under 3 years old and two pregnant moms in our shelter at the Conway House

 

Thanks so much!

 

Marcia.

 

Marcia Shea​ 

Operations Coordinator South/Family

14 East Grove Street|Middleboro, MA 02346

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Thank you for your donation!

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Thank you for Sending Love to the rescue

Nicole Dondero Memorial Fund,

Because of caring people like you, over 1.5 million children have

received life-changing pediatric care from Shriners Hospitals for

for children®  -- regardless of the families' ability to pay.

You have donated

 

$1,000.00
to
Shriners Hospitals for Children

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