SOWMA currently distributes over 1,000 backpacks annually to our students in need, kindergarten through grade 12. 

Help us celebrate our birthday by doubling our goal to collect 2,000 backpacks. 

School on Wheels is celebrating its 10th birthday on
Friday, September 12, 6:30pm at Showcase Live, Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA.  
We hope you’ll save the date for our birthday party and
dance to the slammin’ sound of the Soul Ambition Band. 

Watch for details to come…

Since 2004, SOWMA has grown from serving 20 children on a $2,000 budget, to now serving over 225 kids a year, with 27 students in college and delivering 1,000 backpacks annually to kids impacted by homelessness. 

Our students at the Louison Center are learning all about caterpillars and butterflies.

In a downpour, on Saturday, April 26, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) enjoyed an outpouring of support for the fourth annual Outrunning Homelessness 5K/2.6 Mile Race & Fun Walk. More than 600 caring souls with soggy soles came out to DCR's Borderland State Park in Easton to make the event an overwhelming success. 

Originally published in The Huffington Post

When University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Kerenne Paul crosses the stage in her cap and gown on Friday, May 16, the occasion will be a day of firsts for the 22-year-old formerly homeless undergraduate and her mentors at the non-profit organization, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA). Kerenne will be the first in her family to graduate from college and the first student in SOWMA's High School Plus (HSP) program to receive a college diploma. At the same time, Kerenne's four siblings will be looking forward to their futures: her two older sisters will be graduating from Bridgewater State University this year and her younger brother is a sophomore at Suffolk University. Her youngest brother in middle school is already talking about his college choices. 

The 100 Families Challenge is an opportunity for families to help support the education of School on Wheels' students by raising $100 to provide tutoring, backpacks and school supplies to children impacted by homelessness.

This is a matching gift program that asks 100 families to donate $100 to support School on Wheels of Massachusetts. All donations are welcome. Every dollar raised, up to $10,000, by June 30 is matched 100% by our seed donor, The Weed Family.

Thanks to our wonderful donors, again this year we have exceeded our goal of $20,000 for the 100 Families Challenge. A big shout-out to The Weed Family for their generosity match of all donations up to $10,000.

A special message from our Match Donors, The Weed Family:

It has been our honor to support School on Wheels for the past twelve years. Investing in education is absolutely the wisest and most fulfilling action we can take. And School on Wheels does a phenomenal job of enriching the lives of children and families impacted by homelessness.  We have seen first hand how effective the one-on-one tutoring program is as we have marveled over the countless heartwarming success stories. When we donate to School on Wheels we are 100% certain that every cent will be used thoughtfully and effectively to make a beautiful, lasting improvement in the lives of children. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

—Jay and Claudia Weed

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