NTL Kicks Off the Holidays With The 4th Annual ‘Be a Santa for a Senior’ Event
December 21, 2017
This December Need To Lead volunteers visited several nursing homes in the Walpole/Norwood area to deliver presents in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. We were able to attend Christmas parties at Norwood Housing, The Ellis House (Norwood) as well as the Harrington House (Walpole). Volunteers aided in handing out nearly three hundred gifts in two days! Along with helping Santa hand out presents to the people living in the nursing homes, NTL Volunteers participated in the parties by spending time with the residents and singing Christmas Carols.
We would like to thank Home Instead Community Service Representative, Laurie Blake for helping us with this program. The ‘Be a Santa for a Senior’ event is one of NTL’s favorite events. Volunteers are able to see a direct impact on another person’s life as they hand out each holiday gift. We can hardly wait to come back next year!
Need To Lead would like to thank all of the volunteers who were able to participate in the ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Event. This event is special to NTL because many of the college students are able to come back from college and give back to their community!
For more information on Home Instead Senior Care visit their website here:
Need to Lead volunteers gathered two weeks ago at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. There were over 1,200 participants in this year’s walk to raise money for a cure to end Alzheimer’s. These participants were able to raise close tan impressive $320,000. Need to Lead is proud to be a part of such an impactful event such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Need to Lead volunteers could be found prior to the walk set up at the kid’s tent where they were showing off their art skills. The volunteers were in charge of the face paint and tattoo section. The volunteers were then at both the starting line and finish line cheering on all the participants as they took a step closer to a cure.
It has been great to watch this event grow over the years. NTL Started volunteering back when the walk was held at Bird Middle School in Walpole, MA, which the Alzheimer’s Association eventually outgrew and had to move to Patriots Place in order to host everyone interested in participating the event.
If you would like to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association and the fight for a cure, visit there website here: http://www.alz.org/manh/
This year marked the 9th Annual Need to Lead / Stephen “Guy” Deforge Golf Tournament. This is a very special event that Need to Lead puts on every year because it is the only event that is 100% run by NTL staff & volunteers. Along with that, the tournament is in memory of on of our own, Guy Deforge, who was a huge supporter of the organization.
This year, over 130 golfers and volunteers came together at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, MA to raise money for the BC High School scholarship foundation in Guy’s name. The tournament saw the most success it has ever seen, raising nearly $10,000. We would like to thank everyone who made this day possible and to everyone that continues to come support us.
We would also like to thank our corporate sponsors (Title Boxing Club Norwood & Golden Sands) for their continued support. Without them, this day would not be possible.
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The Need to Lead volunteers were back into action this past weekend for the 8th annual New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) walk. This year’s walk was the most successful one NEHA has ever had. Last year, the organization set a goal to raise $160,000 this year. Impressively, they were able to raise over $210,000, which blew past their original goal. Along with being so successful with fundraising the 2017 NEHA walk also set a new record for participants with over 1,500 walkers. All the money raised is used to pay for NEHA’s Emergency assistance program, which helps serve people in the community affected by hemophilia, sending families to their annual family camp and advocacy programs. Need to Lead is proud to have been apart of such a historic event for the New England Hemophilia Association for the eighth straight year.
During the event, Need to Lead volunteers could be found scattered throughout the grounds. We had our own kid’s zone set up where families could come play games such as soccer, ring toss, corn hole and even get their faces painted. NTL volunteers also aided the NEHA staff at the registration table to pass out t-shirts to all the participants at the walk.
Need to Lead also had three new volunteers join in their first event. These volunteers included Cam Enright, Anthony Eldoueihy, and Ryan Lewis . Welcome to the family guys! Need to Lead would like to thank all of the volunteers who were able to coming to the NEHA walk and continue to make a difference in our community.
For more information on NEHA visit their website at:
Congratulations to one of our own! Need To Lead's Jamie Murray has been named the ECAC goaltender of the year for the 2nd straight year! Jamie has also been nominated for the NCAA Humanitarian Award given to college hockey's finest citizen. Jamie's leadership and success reaches well beyond the classroom and ice rink. His work in the community motivates his teammates , our NTL volunteers and anyone that has the honor of coming in contact with him. Jamie Murray is a shining example and a true definition of a well rounded inspirational student athlete.
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Need to Lead makes it 8 great years with Cradles to Crayons. NTL volunteers collected winter clothing for 3 nights in in order to provide help to over 17,000 homeless families in Massachusetts.
More than 305,000 Massachusetts children 12 years old and younger live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness.
Cradles to Crayons has been a great community partner over the past 8 years and both organizations have grown together in efforts to make a difference for less fortunate children and their families in Massachusetts.
Need To Lead supports new partner and sets record-breaking fundraising at the 16th Annual “Run/Walk For Someone Else’s Life” Samaritans 5K and Family Fun Festival!
The Samaritan Run/Walk was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Artesani Park. It was beautiful day to celebrate life! Whether you walked, ran, volunteered, or were a virtual participant, thank you so much for everything you did to help us close the day having raised a record breaking $355,000 towards our lifesaving Samaritans’ services.
Need to Lead volunteers once again play a huge role in the success of another important local charity. Congrats to all involved!
NTL/ Alzheimer's Association community partners for 10 years!
Need to Lead joined Gene Lavanchy, Sara Underwood and thousands of supporters at Patriot Place for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Need to Lead is proud to have been part of another record setting day and help in taking another step towards a cure for Alzheimer's. Our volunteers worked the large crowd for signatures, helped plant flowers in memory of families and supported the walkers as they crossed the finish line!
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Need to Lead volunteers joined the Rodman Ride once again for an amazing day for a great cause! NTL volunteers spent their day, and into the night on the cleanup portion of the event and every hand was needed and appreciated! The Ride for Kids is the #1 single-day athletic fundraiser in the nation solely supporting at-risk kids and Need To Lead is proud to support such a wonderful cause.
The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth focused social-service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. The Ride for Kids and its affiliated charities fundraise year-round, culminating with The Ride event, a 25, 50, and 100-mile noncompetitive cycling tour, each fall. Their mission is to have every kid in our community live as we would want our own kids to live. Over 82 million dollars raised since 1991!
Long time NTL volunteer and Elon freshman Ally Russo joins the Triangle Walk for Autism Speaks. Ally was joined by Kim Ford, Tori Ford, Jayna Concannon, Brett Huntley and Julia Keehn as they represented NTL in North Carolina. Leave it to Ally Russo to find a way to include two universities in one day for a great cause. Ally has been a standout out volunteer for NTL over the past 5 years and she has now begun to make her mark at Elon with a new group of friends/volunteers. I want to personally thank Ally and the other volunteers for helping to spread the NTL message of community and giving while supporting the Autism Speaks organization! We miss you Ally, but knowing that you are continuing to influence those around you in an entirely new environment makes the time go by a little easier.
A Note from Ally:
"On April 26th, 2014, a group of us (Kim Ford, Tori Ford, Jayna Concannon, Brett Huntley, Julia Keehn, and myself) drove out to Duke University’s east campus and participated in the Second Annual Triangle Walk for Autism Speaks. The walk was unique in that it was purposefully made into an autism-friendly environment with no amplified sounds or speakers and games for the kids. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States today as 1 in 68 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. With upwards of 1,100 participants, the walk raised over $75,000 in support of Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research, increase awareness and, advocate for individuals with autism."
- Allison Russo | Elon University
NTL / Special Olympics a huge succes 9th year in a row!Read More
Each year NTL loses a handful of dedicated volunteers as they head off to begin their college careers. Recently we found a way for them to stay connected to NTL and continue their amazing work. The Campus Tour will bring these amazing young men and woman back into action in their community while spreading the NTL message coast to coast! More info to come......