Team SOWMA runs Falmouth Road Race

Kudos to our 11 runners who ran for SOWMA at the Falmouth Road Race on August 19, 2018! Each raised $1,000 to support our programs and services for kids impacted by homelessness.

Many thanks to those who went the distance to raise awareness and funds for students in need of educational materials and support.  We're so proud of TEAM SOWMA!  

Can you spot Jillian's linebacker and our friend, Teddy Bruschi? 

ThankS for joining SOWMA and our sponsors


at the nation's #1

one-day athletic fundraising event

supporting at-risk youth 

september 22, 2018



Hats Off to Neal & Russell Opper

and all of our
volunteers and participants  

who made the trek to raise funds for kids in need!



The Rodman Ride for Kids is a matching gift charity that raises funds for youth-focused social service
organizations like SOWMA that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts.

The Ride's mission is to have every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live.

TEAM SOWMA joined 1,000 other cyclists, who collectively represent 40 non-profit organizations

AND RODE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS! 

Click to learn more about The 2018 Ride! 

 

 


 


 
 
Stephen & Carol

carol Augustyniak marcus
and Stephen Marcus
SOWMA's 2018 Champion for our kids

A sell-out crowd gathered at Venezia Boston in November to salute 
 Carol and Stephen, whose tireless support has fostered the social, emotional and academic well-being
of thousands of students in Massachusetts who are impacted by homelessness.  Among those giving accolades  for the impact Carol and Stephen have made was Governor Charlie Baker. 

"Thank you Carol and Stephen for supporting some of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and
at-risk kids in the Commonwealth, and for helping an organization that has
managed to deliver for kids, time and time again, for the past fifteen years.  
Here's hoping there are many, many more years of
success for School on Wheels of Massachusetts.  


Saying it better than anyone - Carol's friend and current student, Jake


Executive Director Kathleen Graham with
(L) SOWMA Board Chair Chris Murphy and (R) Jim Orcutt, co-founder (with wife, Terri),
My Brother's Keeper

Thanks to Host and auctioneer Billy Costa

We exceeded our financial goals thanks to YOU

Kathleen Graham announced our expansion to the Boston and Plymouth communities,
bringing one-on-one tutoring to eighteen locations. 

Click the photos below to hear from a few of our students 

 

View the Photo Gallery!

PAY TRIBUTE CAROL AND STEPHEN HERE! 

* Our tutoring services for students K-12 are now available at 18 sites in the following communities:
Attleboro, Brockton, Boston, Fall River, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norwell, Plymouth, Stoughton, Taunton and Weymouth.
This fall, more than 3,400 Massachusetts students began school with new and customized backpacks and the supplies they need to succeed in school.
 SOWMA is currently mentoring 57 college students and helping high school students determine post-secondary college or vocational plans. 
 

One Caring Adult
One Child at a Time. 

 

 

 


 

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 2017 OPEN THE DOOR GALA


You Opened more doors for more kids last year at our sold-out 2017 Open the door gala and raised more than $135,000 to expand our services. 

 

We were honored to present

Our 2017 "Champion for our Kids"

to 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 

our evening of jazz and dining included a special tribute to:

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Cheryl Opper, SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director. 

Read her daughter Lindsay's heart-warming tribute here.

The moving tribute to SOWMA Founder Cheryl Opper, and inspiring testimonials were captured in a VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY. 

students shared their stories of courage, resilience and triumph

 

Thanks to our 2017 Gala Emcee


Brian Shactman  
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, NECN 

SEE BRIAN'S SOWMA FEATURE HERE! 

Thank you... 



Lisa Yves

jazz vocalist www.lisayves.com 

Click here for the the archival 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.


Don't Miss Our Video

View our video

 

 

Every child deserves a backpack filled with
necessary school supplies for school
and one-on-one support from a trusted adult.  

YOU agreed!  

The 100 Families Challenge is our annual drive that brings together 100 families or individuals, who each raise $100 to support the educational needs of our students.  This June we surpassed our goal of $10,000 and gratefully acknowledge the match from Jay and Claudia Weed and family.  

 

Every Dollar Donated

 Up to $10,000

From May 1 - June 30th 

Was Doubled

$100 became $200 

$10,000 became $20,000 


This generous gift match is offered by 
Jay & Claudia Weed and Family

Outrunning Homelessness 2018

Kids helping Kids!
Siena hits the trails each year to help schoolmates impacted by homelessness.

 

Thanks to our Anchor Sponsor

 

You ran, walked & wagged for our kids! 

 

 View the ENTIRE PHOTO GALLERY

More than 500 runners, walkers and volunteers made great strides and raised $60,000 to help children stay on track and in school.

 

Emcee & award-winning broadcast journalist Brian Schactman readies for the race with SOWMA founder Cheryl Opper

 

 

Congratulations TO OUR 2018 WINNERS

Matthew Crawley of Stoughton and Rachel Kublin of Easton

 

 

many thanks to the sponsors, volunteers
and "mud rudders" who rallied for our kids! 

shout out to...


DJ Joe Lupica

 


Photographer Rich Morgan

 

J.M. Pet Resort and Pet Vet


Thanks to Marty Weiner, Kyle Sousa & Neil Levine
who jumped on the bus to set up and marshall the course.   

 

top dog winner for sponsor tributes

 
 "Sir JAMES" Marcus Augustyniak

 

special thanks to top fundraiser

Wendi Levine - with husband and race marshall team member Neil

 

DON'T MISS OUR ENTIRE PHOTO GALLERY - CLICK HERE! 

 

 

If you missed the event you can still help provide customized school supplies, books, tutoring and mentoring to help kids stay on track and in school. 

Donate here! 

 

 

 


THANKS TO OUR teamS, VOLUNTEERS and REFS

Oliver ames high school 

organizers Neal & Russell opper and Marty Weiner

hosted by MUTUAL BANK



aiming HIGH FOR SOWMA's KIDS! 
 

SHOUT OUT TO THE 2018 WINNERS OF OUR A and B DIVISIONS!  

2018 DIVISION "A" FIRST PLACE
Samsonite Shooters
(L-R) Cedric White, Andrew Musler, Nick Corbas, Dan Martin, Jr., Jeremy Colin and SOWMA's Cheryl Opper

2018 DIVISION "B" FIRST PLACE
Team Mousis 
(L-R) Phil Mousis, Peter Ozuma, Cam Andrews, Bill Larkin, Demetri Mousis  

 

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE 2018 PHOTO GALLERY!  

 


 

more than $12,000 was raised in 2017.  Here's that recap:  

More than 120 players formed 24 teams and covered four courts at Oliver Ames High School in Easton during for the 2017 7th annual 4on4 Tournament. 

College players representing WPI, Syracuse, Providence College, Stonehill and Memphis State tipped off with area 
high school teams and local veteran recreational players - some with 40+ years of playing time - in a spectacular display of strong competition.

Shout out to the players, our volunteers and of course our winning sponsors!  

A big THANK YOU to Oliver Ames High School for donating their beautiful gym facilities for 7 consecutive years to make this event possible.  

Kudos to the professional referees, who donate their time to officiate these games. 

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