Here are just some of the worthwhile charities NERA has supported through your generosity and support!
Move for Hunger: By teaming up with relocation companies across the country, Move For Hunger is creating one of the nation’s largest year-round service programs. Our movers offer to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to their local food banks.
Camp Starfish: Welcome to Camp Starfish! We're proud to be unique among camps. Our positive approach, engaging philosophy and overall experience is different. Camp Starfish provides a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio at all times to enable success, build social skills, teach coping mechanisms, and help children who have difficulty finding success in traditional settings. We are a one-of-a-kind summer camp, year-round support and advocate for children and families.
Ronald McDonald House: Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.
The Home for Little Wanderers is a nationally renowned, private, non-profit child and family service agency. It is the oldest organization of its kind in the nation and the largest in New England. Each year, The Home serves thousands of children and families through a system of residential, community-based and prevention programs, direct care service and advocacy. The mission of The Home is to ensure the healthy emotional, mental and social develoment of children at risk, their families, and communities.
Angel Flights NE is a volunteer organization, honored to serve the courageous men, women and children and their families with an incredible will to live. We fly these fine people free of charge to hospitals so they can receive much needed medical care.
Celebrating ten years 1996-2006 and over 30,000 flights of healing and hope. Providing free flights so children and adults can access medical care for as long and as often as needed, since 1996.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the 5.3 million Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families.
Household Goods Recycling (Household Goods) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Acton, MA that provides household goods, free of charge, to people in need. We accept donations of gently used household items that will help people make a home. As an organization staffed by volunteers, we depend on the generosity of community members for goods, time and financial support. Household Goods began out of the garage of Ira and Barbara Smith in 1990 when they helped a refugee from El Salvador who had arrived in the US with nothing. A call to neighbors and friends yielded enough material to furnish an apartment with goods left over. By matching the great need for household items with the generosity of the surrounding communities, Household Goods has grown to an organization that has served many thousands of individuals and families since its inception.
The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation was established in 1998 in memory of Michelle Kennedy, a young Norwood resident who suffered with leukemia. During Michelle's battle, the entire Norwood community, many of whom did not know Michelle, joined together to support her in her time of need and it is in that spirit that the Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation continues.
Over the years, the Circle of Hope Foundation has assisted Norwood families with various expenses depending on their need: rent, mortgage, utilities, food, medical bills and equipment, house ramps, prescriptions, gas cards and airline tickets to treatment centers. The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization. All of our board members are volunteers. Our funds come from corporate, private and public donations as well as fundraisers that we hold during the year.