Feels like Home Benefit Concert for Family Promise Metrowest
Concerts from the Heart presents singer-songwriter Laura Vecchione in a benefit concert supporting Family Promise Metrowest. The April 29 concert will take place at The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN). The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm featuring a slider bar by B.Good, desserts by Boston Gourmet Chef and a cash bar. The concert will follow at 7:00 pm.
Laura Vecchione is a sultry, soulful performer whose voice feels much like an old friend’s embrace. Her latest album, made possible by a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, expresses the hope and courage necessary to overcome hard times. “About three years ago, the rug was pulled out from under me,” says Laura. “But my friends gave me the support I needed to move forward, and they encouraged me to ask my fans for support. This album really honors the home that so many good people helped me build here in Boston.”
Authentic and kind, Laura feels she has a responsibility to give back to the community. Feels Like Home is the result of a collaborative effort between Concerts from the Heart and FPM. All ticket sales directly benefit Family Promise Metrowest.
Visit http://www.lauravmusic.com/ to hear Laura’s music.
Please mark your calendar for an enjoyable evening of music at The Center of the Arts in Natick.
9th Annual Walk to End Homelessness on April 17, 2018
Despite chilly temperatures over 600 walkers came out to support FPM and make a difference in the fight against homelessness. Thank you to the sponsors, walkers and individual donors who helped us surpass our goal of raising $160,000. It was a morning full of energy and enthusiasm!
B.GOOD – 5% Give Back Day at the Natick and Wellesley stores on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Let the folks at B.GOOD cook you a delicious healthy meal and Family Promise will receive 5% back. Do good while eating at B.GOOD!
October 28, 2017: 4th Annual “Keep the Promise” Event
Our 4th Annual Keep the Promise event was a big success! The event, was held at a new venue this year, the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham. Over 350 guests joined us for an evening of delicious food tastings from local restaurants, musical performances, and live and silent auctions. Guests were entertained by auctioneer, Hank Morse. Over $155,000 was raised to support our programs.
April 2017: 8th Annual Walk to End Homelessness
The 2017 walkathon was a record-setting event for Family Promise Metrowest. We registered 1,000 attendees and raised over $155,000 to fund our Shelter and Transitional Living programs and Steps to Success, our comprehensive employment program. This incredible outcome was possible thanks to the generosity and enthusiastic support of our amazing network of donors and volunteers drawn from congregations, businesses, civic organizations, schools, and families across the state and beyond.
December 2016: Family Promise Metrowest Holiday Party
Our holiday party for present and former guests was a great success thanks to the generous support of MassBay Community College, Wayland High School, Natick High School Key Club, Newton Country Day, Dover–Sherborn High School, and Weston High School. The Day Center was transformed into a holiday wonderland with treats for all the senses. Our children were delighted to make gingerbread cookies, hear the talented musicians of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, design crafts, sip cocoa, sing holiday songs, and enjoy a special visit from Santa.
November 2016: 3rd Annual “Keep the Promise” Event
Our Keep the Promise event is one of our two anchor fundraisers, raising critical operating expenses for our programs. The 2016 event, hosted at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, was a huge success, with a sell-out crowd of 400 guests enjoying delicious food from local restaurants, musical performances, and a live and silent auction of extraordinary donations. Over $90,000 was raised for our programs.
May 2017: Volunteer Leaders’ Appreciation Dinner
Our annual dinner celebrates our volunteer leaders, the backbone of Family Promise Metrowest. These individuals include the coordinators at our host congregations who oversee every facet of our shelter program and our Day Center volunteers who staff our office and support our guests on weekends. Students from Walnut Hill School for the Arts provided musical entertainment. We also celebrated graduating high school seniors for their dedication and service to our families. Judy Mongiardo, Network Coordinator, officiated the evening’s program.
May 2017: Laura Vecchione Album Release and Benefit Concert at TCAN
Laura Vecchione and her band took the stage for a sold-out crowd at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) on May 13 to celebrate the official release of her newest album “Love Lead,” and proceeds from the event benefitted Family Promise Metrowest. Musician Jodi Heights joined Laura to open this evening of inspirational music and dessert delicacies donated by Boston Gourmet Chefs.