To the Editor:
Thanks to you, we are half way there! The generosity of the people of the Merrimack Valley and beyond has brought Opportunity Works nearer to providing our premier programs and services to many more of our adult friends and neighbors living with disabilities. Thanks to you, a state-of-the-art campus is emerging behind and abutting Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. We are a little over half way to our goal of raising $2 million toward the project.
Now we really need you all, in whatever way you can, to help us finish the job and fulfill our promise to empower people and change lives. The individuals we serve and their families rely on Opportunity Works for enrichment, fulfillment and greater participation in our communities. In turn, Opportunity Works relies on you to help us increase and improve our well-recognized, creative programming.
We are excited to be opening this new facility which we believe will be a jewel among our region’s many assets. With over 40 years of experience in developing some of the finest family members, workers and citizens in the Commonwealth, you can count on Opportunity Works to continue enhancing our communities.
We hope we can count on you to help us! Please let your heart be your guide to giving as generously as possible to this exciting project this holiday season. Simply visit us at www.opportunityworksinhaverhill.org or send a check payable to: Opportunity Works, 10 Opportunity Way, Newburyport, MA 01950.
You’ll be so glad you did! We at Opportunity Works wish you all the very best of this beautiful season.
Capital Campaign Director
Another huge thank you to Mary & Tom from HC Media for their collaboration with us for our 3rd Annual Golf Classic PSA.
Click the link above to see our resident movie star and Capital Campaign Director, John Guerin along with some friends telling you why it is so important to join us at Atkinson Resort & Country Club on September 22nd.
If you can’t join us to golf, but would like to sponsor the event or come for the awards & lunch visit our golf website to register:
Thanks for your support of our Haverhill Capital Campaign!
A huge thank you to Mary & Tom from HC Media for their collaboration with us for our Summer Boat Cruise PSA.
Click the link above to see our resident movie star and Capital Campaign Director, John Guerin tell you where we will be sailing from, when, and why!
See you on the boat!
If you can’t join us on the boat, but still want to take part in the fun there will be a landlubber’s party happening at Michael’s Harborside.
Thanks for your support of our Haverhill Capital Campaign
Did you catch the segment on our recent Haverhill Safety Awareness Day in the July 10th Haverhill Journal episode? If not, you can watch it here.
Click below to check out the segment and let us know what you think? You can advance the video to 11:07 if you want. Thanks to Lindsay Paris and everyone at HC Media for the coverage.
We are so happy to team up with HC Media. We are working on some new Public Service Announcements with them. Should have the 1st one ready to roll next week!
To keep up with HC Media ‘like’ their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/hcmediahaverhill
To the Editor:
A rocking and rolling group of 250 people celebrated the 40th anniversary of Opportunity Works recently, enjoying the music of New England’s signature Beatles cover band, “Beatlejuice”, at Bradford Country Club. Opportunity Works is marking 40 years of premier programs and services to our adult friends and neighbors who live with various disabilities.
Proceeds from the concert benefitted the Opportunity Works in Haverhill Capital Campaign that is funding the construction of a 37,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art campus behind and abutting Northern Essex Community College.
We are so very grateful to our hosts, Kevin and Kristin Murphy, who were a delight to work with in planning the event and made Bradford Country Club feel like our home. The tented hall was beautiful and spacious and the staff were friendly and accommodating. We were especially honored that two of Haverhill’s legendary good citizens, Ted and Mary Murphy, also joined us for the celebration.
Opportunity Works thanks the Eagle-Tribune, the Daily News, WNBP 1450 AM and 106.1 FM (“The Legends”) and HC Media’s “Haverhill Journal” for their generous promotion of the event. We also thank Norwegian Cruise Lines for donating a 7-day Atlantic Cruise which was raffled as part of the concert festivities.
We once again applaud the super talented members of “Beatlejuice” for an outstanding night of music, dancing and revelry. A great time was had by all! Most of all, we are grateful to everyone who came out to be entertained or contributed in some way to the success of the evening.
We can all improve our quality of life and build better communities in our region by contributing to the building of this new facility that will serve and support our participants and their families. We hope to see you next at our Old Fashioned Campaign Cocktail Party at DiBurro’s on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
For details on that event or to find out how else you can help our building project, please visit www.opportunityworksinhaverhill.org.
To all of you, thank you!
Capital Campaign Director
The Capital Campaign committee has been hard at work. Click the link below for an update on upcoming events and recent happenings!
John Guerin, Capital Campaign Director and Christine Crutcher, Executive Assistant appeared on local radio last week to promote our 1st Opportunity Works Yard Sale which was a huge success! We raised just over $1,300 for our new facility in Haverhill. If you missed the live radio programs on WNBP 106.1 FM/1450AM and WCAP 980AM you can listen below.
In June Opportunity Works Capital Campaign Committee members John Guerin, Capital Campaign Director; Diane Fasulo, Special Education Advocate and Parent; and Christine Crutcher, Executive Assistant spent 30 minutes discussing the Opportunity Works Capital Campaign with Stan Colten, host of Colten’s Corner on Haverhill Community Television. HCTV was gracious enough to upload the show to their youtube channel. You can view the segment here:
Special thanks goes out to Stan for having us on his program. We look forward to returning at a later date.
Also, a huge thanks to Haverhill Community Television who has been a great partner to Opportunity Works. We will have some photos and video coming soon from our Kickoff event at DiBurro’s that was recorded in May.