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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The Women's Fund of Essex County
The Women’s Fund focuses on the belief that stronger women and girls build stronger families, and stronger families build stronger communities. Today, their 100% volunteer-based board of 20 women is dedicated to creating positive social change within the community.
The Women’s Fund supports a wide variety of programs that target solutions to complex and often overlapping social issues. Since being founded in 2003, they have donated more than $2,300,000 to over 100 non-profit organizations serving women and girls in need and at-risk across Essex County.
In 2017, The Women’s Fund created a new initiative of its own: The Fund for Single-Mothers at North Shore Community College. This fund offers single mothers additional financial support to complete their respective degrees. Over 100 women have received this financial assistance since 2017.
For more information on The Women’s Fund of Essex County please visit: https://www.thewomensfundec.org/
The Alzheimer’s Association — Massachusetts and New Hampshire branch
The Alzheimer's Association has a mission of leading the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia through global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
The Massachusetts and New Hampshire branch supports the local community through helping to provide services such as support groups, virtual education for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, early-stage prevention programs, and care consultations for those facing hard decisions and challenges associated with the disease. They also help to educate people on the process of new treatments and help connect individuals with clinical trials to help potentially advance their treatments.
SullivanKreiss Financial has personally experienced how hard this disease is for individuals and their families. This organization helps to enhance the treatment of those struggling with Alzheimer’s, while also allocating and fundraising to help support the research helping to find treatments and hopefully a cure.
If you are interested in additional information, please visit https://www.alz.org/manh, or see their attached 2020 Year in Review report for more specific information on their efforts.
The North and South Rivers Watershed Association
The NSRWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting local waters for everyone, for good. They serve communities across the South Shore of Massachusetts through three foundational pillars: “Educate + Engage = Healthy Rivers”.
Through education, the NSRWA serves as the primary source of watershed information in the region. Through engagement, their river-based recreation and volunteer programs allow many participants their first time on the water exploring nature and experiencing hands-on learning outdoors. The NSRWA collects scientific data on water quality, river herring, horseshoe crabs, and salt marshes that help inform local and regional efforts.
SullivanKreiss Financial will be helping to sponsor the NSRWA as a corporate partner, specifically helping with their summer internship program. Every year, the NSRWA hosts an intern who assists their 6-person staff on a variety of programs, from educational programs, citizen science efforts, to engaging people in work at events.
NSRWA 50th Anniversary film: https://youtu.be/y23yS3WlwLQ
If you are interested in additional information, please visit: https://www.nsrwa.org/
Daybreak Homeless Shelter – The Psychological Center
Daybreak is a part of The Psychological Center in Lawrence, MA. It is a 50-bed shelter that works with single men and women within the Merrimack Valley.
Daybreak guests are provided intensive case management services that may include recovery from addiction, housing, employment, health care, counseling services, etc. The guests at Daybreak are guaranteed a bed each night and there is no end date on when they must leave the shelter. Program director, Joshua White, reports that the mission at Daybreak is to help these clients get back on their feet and give them the skills necessary to become totally independent and self-sufficient.
SullivanKreiss Financial had the pleasure of experiencing the great work being done by Joshua and his team when we took the opportunity to provide dinner for Daybreak’s guests this past month. Working through their Community Meals program, we provided a big Italian dinner catered by a favorite local restaurant.
If you are interested in additional information, you can visit Daybreak’s website: https://psychologicalcenter.com/our.../daybreak-shelter/
Lifeworks – Norwood, MA
Lifeworks, an Affiliated Chapter of The Arc, is an organization that specifically helps to advocate for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for empowerment and equity.
Their programs and services include adult day programs, community residences, individual employment supports, social activities and recreational programs for families and people with disabilities. Lifeworks emphasizes the focus of employment in all their programs. Staff members are trained to teach disabled individuals specific life skills they would need to be able to have and maintain a job in the community.
Specifically, SKF is helping to support their BRIDGE program. This is a day program that meets 2-3 times per week. In this program, there is a lower student to staff member ratio than other programs with 2 staff members to 6-7 participants. This focused attention helps students maximize their learning and allows for individualized support. This program helps to teach life-skills as well as provides volunteer opportunities and fun artistic group activities. Our donation is specifically going to purchase teaching supplies, art supplies, and visual aids to help support the educators in this program.
For additional information, please visit Lifeworks’ website: https://lifeworksarc.org/