15 RUNNERS TOOK THEIR MARK ON AUGUST 18, 2019
with more than 220 supporters who collectively
 Pledged more than $10,000 
To bring tutoring, mentoring and quality academic
supplies to thousands of children and youth facing 
homelessness in the commonwealth.

NOT TOO LATE TO SPONSOR A RUNNER HERE

OR

CLICK TEAM PHOTO COLLAGE TO SPONSOR AN INDIVIDUAL RUNNER 

THANKS FOR KEEPING KIDS ON TRACK AND IN SCHOOL

MANY THANKS TO THESE CARING ATHLETES FOR
MAKING STRIDES FOR KIDS! 

















OUR WINNING TEAM 2019! 

ABBY CARROLL:  Running for me has always kept me in shape and is a great way to relieve stress. The bonus is that running brings me to some pretty cool places! I am running for SOWMA because I am convinced education is the key to success and should be accessible to everyone, despite their current circumstance.

BEVERLY HALLIDAY:  I'm running Falmouth for SOWMA again this year because I believe education is the foundation of every person's success in life. SOWMA provides homeless youth hope throughout their formative years and I want to see the organization continue its success!

JESS CARROLL: Jess is passionate about education and a longtime camp counselor in her hometown of Kingston, Massachusetts. Working with kids K-6 was a rewarding and exciting experience. She feels strongly that all students should have equal opportunity and support. "I make it a priority to immerse myself into organizations that share my values!" 

ROB HOWES: This is Rob's 3rd Falmouth race and says this time feels significantly more special. Rob is an advocate for the homeless population at his school (Boston's James W. Hennigan K-8 School), and met SOWMA when we donated backpacks and school supplies to his students in need. "I am honored to be running for such a wonderful charity whose mission is to Educate Kids, Empower Families and End Homelessness." My goal is to run a sub 6:45 pace for the 7miles and raise at least $1000 for SOWMA!  (SOWMA note:  Rob far surpassed both his performance and fundraising goals!)

SARA SPATOLA & PAIGE TANES:  Sara and Paige are student athletes at Bridgewater Raynham High School. They are running Falmouth because they believe it's a great way to show everyone there are all forms of ways to help kids at risk. "We're getting exercise while helping kids. It’s a win win!" said Sara.

STEPHANIE HADLEY:  I'm running my longest race ever to raise money for School on Wheels of MA! SOWMA is so critical to our community; helping to ensure our most vulnerable students go to school prepared to learn and that they have the stability and resources they need to thrive! I'm also running to say thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers from SOWMA, and all the people - from teachers, to social workers, friends, and neighbors - who come together to help children succeed!

GEN GRASSO: Two facts about myself: I ran the 2019 Boston marathon and spent a year abroad in London. Two sentences about running for SOWMA: It makes me feel good to help kids who need support in school and deserve an equal opportunity to learn; and I grew up with parents who are teachers and it taught me the value of a good education. 

ELLA ISLEIB:  Ella took first place in the women's division at our spring Run, Walk & Wag 5K. She's back to run Falmouth to raise funds and promote the educational needs of peers facing hardship. A rising junior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Ella is running to give kids a brighter future by providing them with the tools and personal support they need to succeed in school.

ERICA ANKSTITUS:  I’m a mother of a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old!  We live in Hudson MA. This is my first time running this race and I’m excited to support this
organization in helping all kids have what they need to get the most out of their education!  

ALICIA CHEVALIER: A mother of 3, Alicia feels fortunate to be able to provide her children with everything they need to succeed in school. She ran our 5K Run, Walk & Wag this spring and wants to bring even more awareness to "this excellent organization and all the great work they do."

NOAH ISLEIB: Noah Isleib is entering his freshman year at Oliver Ames High School in Easton. He is an avid lacrosse player, a golfer and admits he's no stranger to ice cream! He is running for SOWMA to honor kids less fortunate and to give those kids a better education and brighter future!  (SOWMA Update: Although a last-minute injury prevented Noah from running, and despite almost convincing his doctor to let him run, he surpassed his fundraising goal and was with us in spirit!  Glad he's well on the mend!)

DR. ROB HONIG: just celebrated his 40th year as an Internal Medicine physician in Worcester. But his real passion is volunteering for medical missions in Central and South America to help the indigenous people in those areas. He also regularly volunteers at the Worcester Free Health clinic and mentors medical students at UMass Memorial Medical Center. "The mission to assist children who are homeless and keep them focused on school is so important and I'm excited to participate in this effort."

BONNIE RYLE:  I am so excited to run on behalf of an amazing local charity.  As a passionate educator and mental health professional, I am running to support this ESSENTIAL CHARITY. With more than 21,000 homeless students in our schools, SOWMA champions these students and is the unified voice for these incredible kids!

SUPPORT A RUNNER HERE 



A LOOK BACK TO FALMOUtH 2018



TEAM SOWMA's Jillian Smith Takes The Lead From OUR FRIEND
Ted BRUSCHI at the 2018 Falmouth Road race.




Kudos to THE ATHLETES who ran for SOWMA in 2018.
 Each of our RUNNERs raised $1,000 to HELP KEEP KIDS 
ON TRACK AND IN SCHOOL. 



ROCK ON, TEAM SOWMA! 

 

ThankS TO our RIDE Sponsors



the nation's #1

one-day athletic fundraising event

supporting at-risk youth 

september 22, 2018



Hats Off to Neal & Russell Opper

and 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

OPEN THE DOOR GALA

November 21, 2019

6 - 10 P.M.

Venezia Boston



join us as we celebrate our mission, students 
and those who make our success possible

NEW AND FESTIVE EVENING FORMAT 

NOT TO MISS! 

Comedian Chris tabb

DJ "Sarge" Mike Reilly

special tribute to 

Richard McGrail
2019 champion for our kids  


FOR his STEWARDSHIP AND COMMITMENT TO 
ending the cycle of homelessness by advancing
educational support and opportunity 
for students at risk



for TIckets and sponsorship opportunities CLICK HERE

to donate an item to our auction CLICK HERE

  


2018 Open the door gala - sold out


2018 Champion for our kids
carol Augustyniak marcus
and Stephen Marcus

A sell-out crowd gathered at Venezia Boston last November to salute 
 Carol and Stephen Marcus, whose tireless support has fostered the social, emotional and academic well-being
of thousands of students throughout Massachusetts facing homelessness.  

Among those giving accolades to Carol and Stephen 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

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 56 college students and helping high school students determine post-secondary college or vocational plans. 
 

One Caring Adult
One Child at a Time. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

More than 21,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools
are IDENTIFIED AS homelessness.  
Help us keep these kids on track and in school


The 100 FAMILIES CHALLENGE brings together 100 families or individuals
WHO RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION.  UNDER THIS PROGRAM, EVERY DOLLAR RAISED
DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE IS matched 100% THANKS TO JAY & CLAUDIA WEED.

IN JUNE, 2019 WE RAISED MORE THAN $10,000 
GENERATING MORE THAN $20,000 TO EDUCATE KIDS! 

Thank to YOU! 



We provide one-on-one tutoring to hundreds of children through trained volunteers
like Kevin Quackenbush .  READ HIS STORY HERE 





 LAST YEAR WE PROVIDED MORE THAN 4,500 STUDENTS WITH
NEW & customized BACKPACKS


We NOW mentor 56 college students.
Beth (above) Coached Ana through high school,
jr. college and bridgewater state university. 




Our annual spring APPEAL enables us to provide
One-on-one tutoring, mentoring and customized backpacks 
TO THOUSANDS OF MASSACHUSETTS STUDENTS IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS

DONATE to 100 families challenge and double your gift!  




 touch the heart! 

checks May be made payable to:

School On Wheels of Massachusetts 
100 Families Challenge
100 Laurel Street, Suite 121
East Bridgewater, MA 02333 

Outrunning Homelessness 2018

YOU RAN, WALKED & WAGGED for kids!

SEE OUR 2019 PHOTO GALLERY HERE



Thank you for one AMAZING DAY!

From top Left:  SOWMA Executive director Kathleen Graham with
top male runner Brian Lankiewicz of Norton 
 "WINSTON" arrives with crescent Credit Union V.P., Marketing Jonah Wein & Hilary Feldman
top female runner ella isleib of Easton
JM PET RESORT readies for the waggers! 

below:
third year running for SIENA Monoson with dad chris OF REXEL ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Top dog finisher gypsy shactman with annie and Bennett shactman

 



love for our kids was everywhere!

S/O to others who hit the trails for kids! 

Oliver Ames High School Cross Country Coach and teacher Kyle Sousa, Course
Marshal Adam Lyons, kim troung and the OAHS SOWMA Club, abby and colleen less,
easton C.e.r.t. team, easton Boy Scout troop 42, Ashley Rose and needham sowma club, julia zelevinsk and sharon sowma club, bsu's phu alpha national social work honor society, mark mendes and the brockton high school wrestling team, immaculate conception church, tabor academy, easton wings of hope! 

Easton community access cable
brockton access television



shout out to EVENT EMCEE, RUNNER & WAGGER
Brian Shactman, NECN



many thanks to "Champion for our Kids 2019" Sponsors

 


delightful Music Provided By: 


 

VIEW OUR PHOTO GALLERY 2019  


 

 

 View the 2018 PHOTO GALLERY

Hundreds of runners, walkers and waggers make great strides for SOWMA
at DCR Borderland State Park each spring
to help keep kids on track and in school.  

 

KUDOS TO OUR 2018 WINNERS!

Matthew Crawley of Stoughton and Rachel Kublin of Easton


Photographer Rich Morgan

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

top dog 2018!  winner of the wagger sponsor tributes

 
 "Sir JAMES" Marcus Augustyniak

special thanks to 2018 top fundraiser

Wendi Levine - with husband and race marshall team member Neil 

DON'T MISS OUR 2018 PHOTO GALLERY - CLICK HERE! 

 

If you missed this year's 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 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 hoop 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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