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  January 2010

 VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER

Winter Calendar of FUNdraising Events

 
  

Save the Date, April 9th

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If you are interested in volunteering at one of our upcoming fundraising events, please contact us at 617-241-9911 or race@starlight.org.

 

 

NEW ENGLAND STAFF:

Lynn Belkin, MBA, CCLS Great Escapes Coordinator Boston/Providence lynn.belkin@starlight.org

Kelly Duda, CCLS              Sr. Manager of Program Services  kelly.duda@starlight.org

Jonelle Prill-Tate     Community Development Officer jonelle.prilltate@starlight.org

Colleen Ramsey, CTRS Great Escapes Coordinator New Hampshire colleen.ramsey@starlight.org

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and happy new year! Here at Starlight your support made it a magical season for many!

In December we hosted our 8th annual Holiday Party. Over 120 children and families join Starlight for an amazing day filled with spirit and joy. Each child received a gift from Santa straight from their wish list! Another HUGE Thank you One-to-One Interactive, iCorps, and Wheelock College; you made our very deserving children very happy this season! The party hosted at Jillians included bowling, face painting, arts & crafts, cookies decorating and sing along carols by Simmons College Students!
 
Starlight also had a blast at the Santa Speedo Run, we raised over $68,000 in support of local programs and services.

This new year our primary resolution remains the same, to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families and we are starting the year off with a bang! Read on for volunteer opportunities and details.

 -Jonelle and Kelly

  

 On June 26th clear skies greeted 100 racers and 50 volunteers for the 4th annual STARmazing Race, a city-wide scavenger hunt benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation New England. Teams dressed in spirited costumes that inspired cheer and laughter from onlookers.  The event primarily lead by volunteers was a blast for everyone involved. Six Starlight families raced and shared a unique memory together as they toured the city with Starlight volunteers. While veteran racers and newbie’s competed to win prizes and the title of 1st place. Starlight subjected racers to worms, fish heads, gooey treasure hunting and much more. Despite the unusual challenges all the teams made it to the finish line to celebrate a fun day with a serious mission --to brighten the lives of children suffering from chronic and life-threatening illUPCOMING VOLUNTEER NEEDS:  

          LLLLQdoba Fundraising Event in Boston, MA
Tuesday, 1/25/2011 from 4:30-7:30 PM
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On Tuesday, January 25th Qdoba's newest Boston location will host a fundraiser for Starlight Children's Foundation New England! We are looking for volunteers from 4:30 - 5:30 PM (we have a wonderful group that is able to cover 5:00 - 7:30 PM) to help out at this great event. Volunteers would help drive foot traffic to the restaurant by handing out flyers and clown noses near the new Qdoba Restaurant near North Station in Boston, MA. Please email kelly.duda@starlight.org for more details!    
 

Build A Bear Great Escape Event in Providence, RI
Saturday, 2/5/2011

We are looking for volunteers to help out at back to back Great Escapes at Build A Bear in Providence, RI. Volunteers wil help to check in families, assist in picking out outfits for teddy bears, lunc-check-in, and more!

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact lynn.belkin@starlight.org

 
Purchase your Starlight T-Shirts!


TshritsAs requested we have created a causal but meaningful T-shirt for supporters and volunteers. Shirts are $8.00 each, available in a variety of sizes and will be shipped by yours truly! If you want to avoid shipping fees, send a check to the office with the online order form, click here to order online or print an order form.

 

Save the Date for Purses & Pearls

On April 9th Starlight will host its 3rd annual Purses & Pearls Starlight_sundae_517_-120wedevent. Welcoming women, men and children of all ages for a special afternoon tea at the Four Seasons with activities for children to volunteer their time by making arts & crafts for hospitalized children. Participants will also enjoy entetainment, a silent auction, family portraits, and much more!

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office. We are looking forward to an exciting end to our 2010/2011 fiscal year! 

Make your annual donation to Starlight at

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We are always looking for administrative help in the Starlight Office during regular business hours.

 

Please call or email for more details.

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