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The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation has given us an incredible opportunity to raise $50k to support and expand our work with kids in Lowell, the 4th largest city in Massachusetts. If we raise $25k, they will grant us another $25k! We also have a group of leadership donors who will be matching this amount AGAIN for all of our work throughout the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, so every dollar you give will be TRIPLED to impact even more kids and communities! Aaron's Presents started in Lowell, and we currently work with 100 kids there. This money would allow us to hire another Lowell Mentor AND empower an additional 100 kids to give of themselves for the good of their communities in the coming year! Every donation of any amount makes a big difference for a grassroots organization like Aaron's Presents (budget <$200k, while impacting over 300 kids each year!). Your contribution will not only give kids a uniquely empowering experience with thinking beyond themselves, but will also help thousands of people and animals in need all around the Greater Lowell communtiy through their kind, creative, thoughtful ideas Lowell, MA is one of the most diverse cities, with the 2nd largest population of Cambodian immigrants in the US, and immigrants from many different countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, South and Central America. Currently 21.5% of its population live below the poverty line, and 49% of the kids in school are ELL (English Language Learners). We currently partner with the Lowell Community Charter Public School (6th-8th grades) and the Lowell Boys & Girls Club. THANK YOU!!
Leah OkimotoFounder & Executive Directorlokimoto@aaronspresents.org(978) 809-5487