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2017 "Open the Door" Gala

Thank you for Opening more doors for more kids 

during our 2017 Open the door gala. 

We were honored to present

Jim Blake, ceo of Harborone bank,

with our 2017 champion for our kids award.

the moving tribute to cheryl, and inspiring testimonials

from students, were captured in a video and photo gallery, 

both of which are coming soon! 

together with you - we will continue to 

level the playing  field for even more students

impacted by homelessness.  

our event video and Photo gallery are on the way! 

Please stay tuned - and tune in now to

NECN's brian shactman as he champions our work! 

SEE brian's feature HERE! 

November 16, 2017

6 - 10 p.m.

Showcase Live, Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA

Live & Silent Auction



An evening of jazz and dining with a special tribute to


Cheryl Opper, SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director

 Honoring our 2017 "Champion for our Kids"

Jim Blake, CEO, HarborOne Bank

For his loyal generosity in Opening the Door to education and supporting the
children and youth in his community impacted by homelessness.



Meet our students and hear their stories of courage, resilience and triumph

2017 Gala Emcee

Brian Shactman  
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, NECN 


Lisa Yves
Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist



DON'T MISS this evening of heartwarming inspiration!

We exceeded our goal and raised more than $130,000.00 last November to expand our services and help more students impacted by homelessness.

Thanks to YOU!


Click here for the 2016 Open the Door Photo Gallery!


Rodman Ride for KidsSchool on Wheels is proud to be affiliated with the Rodman Ride for Kids, an umbrella matching gift charity which raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations that support at-risk youth in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission is to help every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live. 100% of your donation directly benefits SOWMA through the Ride for Kids. When our fundraising goal is reached, we will receive an additional 3% match on all Ride donations.

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