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Tewksbury Chapter of 100+ People Who Care Meets Tonight, Invites Interested Residents

100+ People Who Care Tewksbury, the local chapter of the 100 Who Care Alliance, will gather tonight at Wamesit Lanes to hear from three local nonprofits and to get an update from Into Action Recovery, which received the Q2 $10,000 impact award.

100+ People Tewksbury is open to any Tewksbury resident. Members agree to donate $100 per quarter to the nonprofit selected by the group. Each quarter, members may nominate a nonprofit for selection. Previous awardees include Alternative House, Hidden Battles, Into Action Recovery and Lazarus House. 

Interested residents are invited to attend and check out the group with no requirement to donate. Tonight’s event starts at 6 p.m. for a social hour, with presentations beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Three local nonprofits will provide insights on their programs:

The Greater Lowell YMCA goes beyond a pool, exercise classes and fitness equipment. The facility provides childcare for hundreds of children each day in preschool and school-age programs and summer camps as well as swim lessons, sports, dance, art and theater.

House of Hope is dedicated to helping homeless families gain stable housing via two distinct sister nonprofit organizations, House of Hope Shelter and House of Hope Housing, which share a commitment to transitioning homeless families into a stable community life.

Plummer Youth Promise believes that every young person needs a family unconditionally committed to nurture, protect and guide them — someone who will be with them forever. Unfortunately, many young people in the foster care system haven’t yet made it back to their own families or on to a new family. Plummer seeks to address this reality through a variety of programs.

One of these three nonprofits will receive more than $10,000 as voted on by members. The two nonprofits not selected will receive $250 from two generous sponsors, Friends of Tewksbury Open Space and Tewksbury Dental Associates, as well as optional donations from members and will be eligible to present again immediately. 

“As we head into the second year of 100 People Who Care Tewksbury, the enthusiasm from the community is growing,” said co-chair Brent Conway. “It has been a tremendous experience to learn about the great organizations supporting so many varying needs in Tewksbury, and we look forward to adding more members and supporting new organizations.” 

Giving Events generally raise more than $12,000 for local causes, and space is available for two September sponsors. Interested businesses and organizations can contact sponsorship chair Shana Abbott at 100PeopleTewksbury@gmail.com, attn. Sponsorship.

To learn more, contact the Board at 100PeopleTewksbury@gmail.com or via its Facebook page or website, or drop by Wamesit tonight.

“We’re so thrilled with the exceptional response from the community,” said co-chair Jayne Wellman. “We’ve been fortunate to welcome new members to our board, and now we’re looking forward to increasing our membership, expanding our reach and bringing exposure and engagement to even more local charitable organizations.”

Photo: At its last event at Tewksbury Country Club, TJ Callahan’s awarded $250 to CTI.

About the Alliance: Over the years, nearly 1,000 Care chapters have been established under the “100 Who Care Alliance” banner. Tewksbury’s chapter launched in June 2021.

Lorna is a 25-year resident of Tewksbury who has written for organizations ranging from the DIA to InformationWeek to a free weekly in New London that sent her to interview the pastry chef at Foxwoods.

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