Mental Health

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First Descents

First Descents (FD) provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. Specifically, FD’s communities include young adults (18 to 39) diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis, caregivers, and healthcare workers.
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Why Not Prosper, Inc.

Our mission is to help women from prison systems discover their own strength by providing them with the support and resources that will empower them to become responsible, economically self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.
Waterford Country School

Waterford Country School

Waterford Country School is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to enrich the lives of children and strengthen families through specialized programs resources and community services.
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Walker Therapeutic & Educational Services

Walker transforms the lives of children and youth who are facing complex emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by partnering with these children and youth, their families, and communities to nurture hope, build strengths, and develop lifelong skills.

The Children’s Room

The Children’s Room (TCR) is a leading independent nonprofit child bereavement center in our state, meeting critical needs throughout Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area. Our mission is to create safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone. We offer free grief support services to children, teens, and parents/guardians who have lost a parent/partner or sibling/child. Additionally, we provide professional training and community education on how to understand and support children who are grieving. At the core of our programs is the recognition that each person’s grief journey is unique. Time and time again, our families tell us how important a role The Children’s Room plays in their grief journey. For many, knowing that they are not alone and having a safe space to come to and share grief has been life-changing.
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St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children

St. Mary’s Center, a multi-service organization supporting women and families, believes shelter is not enough to erase the devastation of cyclical poverty and homelessness. Grounded in social justice, we empower families to achieve emotional stability and economic independence through education, workforce development, and permanent housing.


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MDF proudly donates 100% of the money raised from our events and fundraising activities to our selected charities. All costs associated with MDF events and operations are funded by donations from The Piltch Family.