• 2018 Gala Sponsors 


     Platinum Key $10,000


     Gold Key $5,000


     Silver Key $2,500



    Bronze Key $1,000










    Abington Bank

    ACE Surgical Supply Co., Inc.

    Aetna Fire Alarm Service Co., Inc.

    Athena Giannaros and Family

    BayCoast Bank

    Camp Maplewood Country Day Camp & Enrichment Center

    Commonwealth Cooperative Bank

    Crescent Credit Union 

    Envision Bank

    Father Bill's and Mainspring

    The Florence Family 

    JM Electrical Co., Inc. 

    Justice Resource Institute (JRI)

    Sally and Steven Lamb and Family

    Mansfield Bank 

    Merrill Lynch, The Jill Spatola Group

    Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.

    Stoughton Cooperative Bank

    Tim Tedeschi
















































November 15, 2018
Venezia Restaurant, Boston
6 - 10 p.m.


With Host Billy Costa, Kiss 108

A celebration of our mission to address the educational needs of the
21,000+ students in Massachusetts public schools identified as homeless.

Announcing our expansion to the Boston and Plymouth communities*

Honoring SOWMA's
2018 "Champions for our Kids" 

Carol Augustyniak Marcus and Stephen Marcus

For their tireless work on behalf of children and youth impacted by homelessness.

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* Our tutoring services for students K-12 are now available at 18 sites in the following communities:
Attleboro, Brockton, Boston, Fall River, Middleboro, New Bedford, Norwell, Plymouth, Stoughton, Taunton and Weymouth.
This fall, more than 3,200 Massachusetts students received customized, grade-level backpacks with the supplies they need to succeed in school.

Join us as we Open the Door for more students in more communities

One Child at a Time. 






You Opened more doors for more kids last year at our sold-out 2017 Open the door gala and raised more than $135,000 to expand our services. 


We were honored to present

Our 2017 "Champion for our Kids"

to 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 


our evening of jazz and dining included a special tribute to:


Cheryl Opper, SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director. 

Read her daughter Lindsay's heart-warming tribute here.

The moving tribute to SOWMA Founder Cheryl Opper, and inspiring testimonials were captured in a VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY.


Our amazing students shared their stories of courage, resilience and triumph



Thanks to our 2017 Gala Emcee

Brian Shactman  
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, NECN 



ALSO Featuring 

Lisa Yves

Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist www.lisayves.com 

Click here for the the archival 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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