• 2016 Gala Sponsors

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    Open the Door Sponsors

    Key Holder Sponsors

    Table Host Sponsors 







Open the Door Gala

Steve Greene, Chairman of the Board for W.B. Mason, Inc., accepts the 2016 Champion for our Kids award while students quietly line up behind him as a surprise - to give thanks and tell their personal story of how Steve's generosity made their college dreams a reality.  
There wasn't a dry eye in the house! 


Save the Date!

2017 Open the Door Gala

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Showcase Live
Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA  

Mark your calendar - details coming soon! 

Don't miss this heartwarming evening of tribute honoring 

Cheryl Opper, Founder and Executive Director, SOWMA
HarborOne Bank 
And our inspiring students and steadfast supporters.  

Look for your invitation this September!
Check back here for exciting details. 
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2016 Open the Door Gala

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We exceeded our goal and raised more than $130,000.00 

Thanks to YOU!   

It's with heartfelt gratitude that I thank those who
made this memorable evening a reminder that together
we can and will continue Opening Doors to education for
children and youth experiencing homelessness
- one child at a time. 

From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our board,
staff,  volunteers and
especially our kids,
we thank you!

Warm regards,

Cheryl Opper

You are the key that opens the door...

...to a child's future 

An evening of tribute, jazz and dining

~ live and silent auction ~

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6 - 10 p.m.

Showcase Live

23 Patriot Place
Foxboro, Massachusetts


  SOWMA's Spectacular Gala Emcee

Brian Shactman, NECN
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist



2016 "Champion for our Kids"
Steve Greene 
Chairman of the Board
W.B. Mason Co., Inc.

Presented for his decade-long loyal and selfless generosity in Opening the Door to education for  thousands 
of children and youth in his community impacted by homelessness.  

Inspired by  


A student whose perseverance and drive led him from homelessness and personal adversity
through the doors of Brockton High School and on to Bridgewater State University's Scholar Program.

Hear his story!



Lisa Yves

Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist sang with aspiring young students for an unforgettable night of entertainment.  Her new song "School on Wheels," written and produced by Lisa, was introduced and performed at the Gala.

With deep gratitude to our anchor sponsor   

 W.B. Mason

    • Your commitment to our students' education opens doors for the hundreds of children we serve each year in our community who are impacted by homelessness.

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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 5% match on all Ride donations.

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