We are still reveling in the success - on every level - of our 10th Birthday Party this past Sunday!
We're so grateful to every who joined us to celebrate and especially to those, with us in person or in spirit, who made the event possible, whether as volunteers, donors, or both. As Executive Director Jenna Andelman stated in her remarks:
"For a decade, New England Justice for Our Neighbors has been able to serve hundreds of clients because of our network of committed volunteers, expert attorneys, dedicated Board members, and steadfast supporters. I especially want to thank the many people who have volunteered their time over the past 10 years. We simply would not exist without volunteers answering phones, translating, staffing clinics, providing pro bono professional skills, serving on our Board - and, of course, organizing the events, such as this one, that allow us to keep our doors open year after year."
We hope our readers will join us in thanking the volunteers who made Sunday's party possible:
Lee Carpenter * Rev. Jinwoo Chun * Betsy Comstock * Hyeweon Hwang * Adelina Janiak
Jacob Joffe * Sharon Jones * Hilary Kopp * Peggy Mikkola * Mark Milton * Gerry Missal
Ruth Oduor * Lynne Osborn * Kris Osborne * Quince Papanastassiou * Linda Rodi
Lynn Rodman * Rev. Carlos Samuel Reyes Rodriguez * Melissa Rollins
Brian Sullivan * Heather Sullivan * Amari Vadhan * Laurel Wainwright
We are also grateful for the dedication of our Board, now and throughout the year:
Gary Richards, Chair
Jocelyn Milton, Treasurer
Sylvia Missal, Financial Secretary
Allan Anderson * Margaret Bradshaw * John Frantz * Mehida Gonzalez * Diane Mackie
Peg Papanastassiou * Sela Rousseau * David Troughton * Joseph Wilson
And now we are pleased to share the total amount raised in honor of our first decade of service:
This amount, well over our goal of $10,000, will fund more than a month of legal services to immigrants seeking humanitarian visas and a better future. Thank you to everyone who donated; we are so grateful!
We would especially like to acknowledge the following sponsors and major donors for their support of this event and our mission:
Ben's Construction, Inc. * Idylwilde Farm. Inc. * Scheier Katin & Epstein, P.C. * Bakehaus
United Methodist Foundation of NE * St. Matthew's UMC
Commonwealth East District of the NE Conference * Belmont Watertown UMC
First Community UMC * Lutheran Church of the Redeemer * Chestnut Street UMC
Lynn Rodman * Wendell and Reba Luke * Laurel Wainwright and Greg Diehl
Louise Halstead * Pamela DiMartino * Maureen Ladd * Peter Walsh * Bill Evans
John Frantz * Do Te Kim * Elizabeth LaRocque * Evelyn Johnson Moore and Roger Moore
Laura Rice * Suzanne Rudalevige * Rev. Megan Stowe * Herbert Taylor * David Troughton
We are so pleased to have been able to see so many people in person after such a long hiatus, and we hope that the next time will be soon. In the meantime, please stay in touch! Visit our social media pages on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit our website.
P.S. Here are a few more photos for you to enjoy!
In case you missed it, check out our 2021 Impact Report. Read all about last year's successes and our future plans here.