join team sowma 
to help kids impacted by homelessness

the Rodman Ride for kids 
The nation's #1 one-day athletic fundraising event supporting at-risk youth 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Foxboro, MA 

Register by August 31st for a free team t-shirt! 

2017 "Open the Door" Gala

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6 - 10 p.m.

Showcase Live, Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA

Live & Silent Auction



An evening of jazz and dining with a special tribute to


Cheryl Opper, SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director

 Honoring our 2017 "Champion for our Kids"

Jim Blake, CEO, HarborOne Bank

For his loyal generosity in Opening the Door to education and supporting the
children and youth in his community impacted by homelessness.



Meet our students and hear their stories of courage, resilience and triumph

2017 Gala Emcee

Brian Shactman  
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, NECN 


Lisa Yves
Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist



DON'T MISS this evening of heartwarming inspiration!

We exceeded our goal and raised more than $130,000.00 last November to expand our services and help more students impacted by homelessness.

Thanks to YOU!


Click here for the 2016 Open the Door Photo Gallery!


Rodman Ride for KidsSchool on Wheels is proud to be affiliated with the Rodman Ride for Kids, an umbrella matching gift charity which raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations that support at-risk youth in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission is to help every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live. 100% of your donation directly benefits SOWMA through the Ride for Kids. When our fundraising goal is reached, we will receive an additional 3% match on all Ride donations.

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The 100 Families Challenge is our annual drive that brings together 100 families (or individuals) who each raise $100 to support the educational needs of students in our communities impacted by homelessness.  

Every Dollar Donated
 Up to $10,000
Will Be Doubled
from May 1 - June 30, 2017

$100 becomes $200 

$10,000 becomes $20,000 for our kids' education!

This generous gift match is offered by 
Jay & Claudia Weed and Family

Outrunning Homelessness 2017

Shout Out To Our 70 Sponsors, 400 Runners and Walkers, 100 Volunteers, 30 Four-Footed friends...and emcee Brian Shactman, NECN for Outrunning Homelessness!

THANK YOU For Raising more than $12,000 for SOWMA's KIDS!  

More than 120 players formed 24 globe-trotting teams and covered four courts at Oliver Ames High School in Easton during the 7th annual 4 on 4 Basketball Tournament. 

College players representing WPI, Syracuse, Providence College, Stonehill and Memphis State tipped off with area high school teams and local veteran players - some with 40+ years of playing time - in a spectacular display of strong competition.

Shout out to our players, our volunteers and of course our winning sponsors!  A big THANK YOU to Oliver Ames High School for donating their beautiful gym facilities for 7 consecutive years to make this event possible.  A special thank you to the referees, who donate their time to officiate these games. 

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333


Federal Tax ID 20-1020880