Charity Spotlight Initiative
At SullivanKreiss Financial, we have developed our Charity Spotlight program to give back to our community through organizations that have made an impact in our clients’ lives. The amazing charities and organizations we spotlight have each been specifically nominated by one of our clients. Every month SKF donates a portion of our profit to the deserving cause. Our goal within this program is to not only help contribute financially to each organization, but to also gain awareness for the work they are doing to help benefit our community.
If you or someone you know has a charity or organization you would like to see us spotlight in the future, please email Morgan at [email protected] to nominate them.
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Tufts Children's Hospital – Annual Toy Drive
Tufts Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Tufts Floating Hospital for Children) has delivered high-qualify, accessible, family-centered care to children and their families in the greater Boston area for over 125 years. They are truly dedicated to helping their young patients experience the very best childhood possible. It is our hope that by contributing to the Annual Toy Drive, we help their mission to bring more smiles, joy, and a bit of normalcy to into their world. Toys donated will be utilized by patients staying in the hospital. They will also be given as gifts to brighten holidays and birthdays for children having to spend those times undergoing treatment.
If you have an interest in donating to Tufts Children’s Hospital Annual Toy Drive, it’s super easy to do so. Child Life Services, with the help of “Bob the Dog”, the resident service dog that is there to comfort the young patients and their families, has put together an Amazon wish list. You can find the list by scanning the QR code.
The Birthday Wishes organization was founded locally in 2002 by three friends who organized a birthday party for a five-year-old boy at the Second Step Shelter in Newton, MA. Since then, over 26,000 underprivileged children have been gifted a birthday celebration.
One of many amazing programs Birthday Wishes has put in place is the “Build a Birthday-in-a-Box” program. This initiative allows Birthday Wishes to reach homeless children in various living situations. These boxes are compiled by volunteers and have decorations, cake mix, frosting, candles, and a brand-new toy gift for the recipient. This program empowers families who are financially unable to buy these things and allows them to share in special moments, regardless of the hard times they are experiencing.
For additional information, please visit their website: https://birthdaywishes.org
Freedom Service Dogs of America
The Freedom Service Dogs of America was founded in 1987, and quickly grew into one of the leading service dog training organizations. They train dogs specifically to assist and enhance the lives of people with physical disabilities, veterans with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury, as well as children (5 years and older) and adults on the autism spectrum or with other neurocognitive disabilities.
Currently, there are three training programs available for service dogs through Freedom Service Dogs of America: Traditional, Disco’s Dogs, and Operation Full Circle. Traditional training is suitable for any type of client above the age of 12 years old. Disco’s Dogs is specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum or with neurocognitive disabilities over the age of 5 years old. Operation Full Circle is for veterans with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and/or physical disabilities. Across all programs, these service dogs truly enhance the overall independence, confidence, and well-being of the clients they serve.
We encourage you to check out the Freedom Service Dogs of America website for more information: https://freedomservicedogs.org/about/