The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation supports the care, programs, education and equipment at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. Through the generosity of individuals, employees and corporations, the Foundation is able to help John R. Oishei Children's Hospital achieve the best possible outcomes for moms, kids and babies in Western New York.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. Annually, they have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions and their 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits.
More than 52,000 military members were physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder, and 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma. The numbers speak for themselves because not every warrior can. With the support of our community of donors and team members, the Wounded Warrior Project gives a voice to those needs and empower our warriors to begin the journey to recovery.
As a group of Combat Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes are committed to memorializing fellow service members who did not return home to their families. So far, they’ve raised funds, created a first-of-its-kind memorial, developed the Veteran’s Edge program to assist Veterans and created a network of support and programs for Gold Star Families. They have four main goals: (1) Honor the memories of fallen soldiers (2) Support our Gold Star Family members (3) Empower our Veterans and (4) Educate our communities.
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is dedicated to providing the comforts of home to families in crisis. Through our home grant program, they provide mortgage and rental payment assistance grants to parents and guardians caring for a critically ill or injured child, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes.
Several years ago, advocates from the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless were offering homeless prevention resources for families at a public school when a teacher approached them. The teacher shared that many of her students were coming to school extremely tired because they did not have a bed. Knowing that many of the students’ parents simply could not afford to purchase one, she wondered if the Coalition could help get beds for some of her students. That one inquiry launched A Bed for Every Child and the rest is history.
In 2005, Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) started with a phone call from a father to a son after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The idea was for a few people to take a trip to the Gulf Coast to rebuild a home or two. What actually happened was a volunteer effort of 684 people loving and serving 84 families - something only God could do. It eventually became a movement through which He would touch thousands of people’s lives and impact communities forever.
Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services to nearly 2,000 homeless men and women each day. We are the largest homeless services provider in New England, and could not do this important work without the support of our donors and local community. Our ultimate goal is to end homelessness by making permanent housing a reality for all.
During the Great Depression, Kip Tiernan’s grandmother opened her kitchen to feed people in need. At that time, people would mark an “X” on the sidewalk outside their homes to signify a safe place to get help. Kip saw firsthand how simple acts of kindness could help people through dark times. Today, GBFB provides over 98 million pounds of healthy food each year to 600+ distribution sites across Eastern Massachusetts.