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Thank you for Opening more doors for more kids 

during our 2017 Open the door gala. 

We were honored to present

Jim Blake, ceo of Harborone bank,

with our 2017 champion for our kids award.

the moving tribute to cheryl, and inspiring testimonials

from students, were captured in a VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY.

together with you - we will continue to 

level the playing  field for even more students

impacted by homelessness.  

thanks to our friend and emcee - NECN's brian shactman 

SEE brian's sowma feature HERE! 

November 16, 2017

Showcase Live, Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA


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.


 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.



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

Thanks to our 2017 Gala Emcee

Brian Shactman  
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, NECN 


Lisa Yves
Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist www.lisayves.com



thank you for this evening of heartwarming inspiration!
we raised more than $135,000 to help more kids realize their potential! 

 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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