Recently, we received our yearly delivery from W.B. Mason of much-needed school supplies for our students. We are extremely grateful for W.B. Mason’s generosity and continuous support of School on Wheels of Massachusetts!

Thanks to W.B. Mason, our new backpacks are filled with all of the school supplies a child needs for school. We want every student to have the resources they need to be successful in school. W. B. Mason makes this possible for hundreds of children impacted by homelessness.

During my year of AmeriCorps service at School on Wheels, I can proudly say I accomplished everything in my VISTA Assignment Description, the official list of goals every VISTA gets at the start of her year of service. The organization has successfully transitioned to a remotely-hosted tutoring database that can be accessed from any computer over the internet. This will allow us, starting in the fall, to train Site Coordinators to enter data about tutoring sessions, lessening the data-entry burden at the home office.

Rodman Ride for Kids, SOWMA

The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. The Ride for Kids and its affiliated agencies fundraise year-round, culminating with The Ride event, a 25, 50, and 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour, each fall. The expenses associated with the Ride for Kids are less than 3% of the total revenue, and they are all underwritten.

This means that when you donate to the School on Wheels through the Rodman Ride for Kids, 100% of your donation will directly benefit at-risk kids!
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ArleneSchool on Wheels would like to welcome our new Director of Development, Arlene Treacy Montgomery!

Arlene has an undergraduate degree in sociology from Stonehill College and a master’s degree in education from Wheelock College.  Arlene has worked in the field of development for over 20 years. She began her development career as a prospect researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and soon after she went on to become Director of Development Operations for St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Years later, she served as the Director of Development & Communications for Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge. Before joining SOWMA, Arlene worked as the Director of Development for the Learning Center for the Deaf where she directed all development, marketing and public relations activity.

We are ever so grateful to the JG Press World Publications Group of East Bridgewater, MA. Just last month, we received a delivery of over 800 brand new books for our students.  This is in addition to the 860 books they delivered last winter!
jospeh1At our recent  Outrunning Homelessness fundraising event, we had the good fortune to meet a third grader named Joseph. At only 9 years old, Joseph is an avid participant in fundraisers and road races, and he took the time to fill out our questionnaire so we could get to know him a little better.
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NAME: Joseph
 
AGE: 9
 
GRADE: 3
 
SCHOOL: Morrison School in Braintree, MA
 
FAVORITE HOBBY: Boxing, swimming, running, biking and playing the drums
 
FAVORITE SPORT: Swimming
 
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT SCHOOL ON WHEELS? Through my dad's aunt, Janice.
 
WHAT OTHER ORGANIZATIONS HAVE YOU SUPPORTED?
 I have been involved in many fundraisers and road races, such as:
  1. Sprint for Super Saturdays for children with special needs (done this twice!)
  2. Saint Patrick's Day Run for the Gold
  3. Turkey Run for cancer research (done this twice!)
  4. The Run for Charlotte
  5. Morrison 5k
  6. Kyleigh's Cure 5k for childhood cancer (I will be running this one again in a few weeks!)
FUTURE PLANS? The next race I will be running is the Hollis 5k in late June, which supports the Braintree public schools. I also plan on running Outrunning Homelessness for School on Wheels again next year and am hoping to do a fundraiser for this cause.
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Joseph's mother says, "He is an amazing boy who has an incredible heart. He is always thinking of others and fully understands why he does these races. He says, 'Not only is it fun but I am helping other people who need help.'"

 Joseph pictured above with SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director, Cheryl Opper
Joseph pictured above with SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director, Cheryl Opper

Whitney Coy, in her article titled
"Raising Philanthropic Kids" states "Our children are our future, so teach them now to make a positive impact on the world. Show them how to help others and give back to the community, and they’ll reward you -- and their communities -- with a lifetime of giving. Raising philanthropic children may not be easy, but it’s well worth your time." Joseph's dedication his young age is an inspiration to all of us at School on Wheels!

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