Join us for the 8th annual Spring-Tacular, lighting the way for safety, healing and new beginnings for 45 years, presented by the Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC. This year’s event is a 7-day celebration and online auction beginning on Friday, May 7th and will conclude with a special presentation on Thursday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m.
We’ve set a goal to raise $100,000 to support the growing need for the shelter, housing, and advocacy programs for women and children at Abby’s House. Through your generosity over the last 7 days, we’ve met the $25,000 matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor! Because of this incredible show of support to the women and children of Abby’s House, one of our long-term volunteers has been inspired and is proposing an ADDITIONAL matching challenge! All donations made today, Thursday, May 13th through midnight will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. You can also help us unlock this additional matching gift by making a gift using the form below. You can also help us reach the $100,000 goal by participating in this year’s online auction at 32auctions.com/abbyshouse2021.
Here are some examples of how your gift can make an impact:
- $48 provides one night of safe shelter, 1:1 case management, and access to our referral network of 123+ health and social service agencies to a woman or child.
- $100 to support increased demand for transportation so that women can get to medical appointments, work or job interviews, and the grocery store.
- $336 provides one week of safe shelter, 1:1 case management, and access to our referral network of 123+ health and social service agencies to a woman or child.
- $500 to help cover rent or unexpected bills that our residents and guests may be having trouble paying due to the ongoing health crisis and the impact its had on their jobs. For example, many women work front-line jobs and have had a reduction in their hours.
- $1,440 provides one month of safe shelter, 1:1 case management, and access to our referral network of 123+ health and social service agencies to a woman or child.
Gifts of all sizes will go a long way in making an impact in the lives of the women and children of Abby’s House.
Ways You Can Get Involved
By making a donation, you’ll provide direct support to the women and children of Abby’s House, ensuring they have a safe home to stay, continued access to Advocacy staff and 1:1 case management, and the resources they need in order to move their lives forward. Make your gift today (5/13) and have it matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000! To have a personal conversation about how your gift will impact the women and children of Abby’s House, contact Kelly Whalen, director of development at (508) 756-5486 x214 or by email at .
*Don’t forget to check with your HR department about company match! To learn more about other ways to make a donation, including information on qualified charitable distributions, visit our Ways to Give page.
Participating in the online auction is an easy (and fun) way to support the women and children of Abby’s House. The online auction will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 7th and will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 13th. Check out over 70 great packages at 32auctions.com/abbyshouse2021! Make sure to bookmark 32auctions.com/abbyshouse2021 to get back to the auction easily. If you have any questions regarding the auction, contact Kelly Whalen, Director of Development at or by phone at (508) 756-5486 x214
Consider sharing our 7-day celebration and online auction link with your family and friends! This is a simple and easy way to make a huge impact in the lives of those who are most vulnerable in our community. We’ll be posting frequent updates and messages throughout this challenge and we invite you to re-share our messages to your followers.
We’ve also put together a Peer-to-Peer Toolkit to help you get started! This has sample language you can use when sharing our messages with family and friends.
By becoming a sponsor of this year’s celebration, you/your company will impact the lives of countless women and children by addressing the most basic human needs – the need for safe shelter, food, and a community of support.
To view sponsorship levels and benefits, click here. To have a personal conversation about sponsoring this year’s event, contact Kelly Whalen, director of development at (508) 756-5486 x214 or by email at . If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, click here to make your commitment today.
Congratulations, Patti McKone!
To learn more about Patti and her contributions to the women and children of Abby’s House, click here.
During this anniversary year, Abby’s House is recognizing individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to support the women and children of Abby’s House with special 45th anniversary awards. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals and organizations:
Abby Kelley Foster Award
Dr. Mattie Castiel & the City Dept. of Health & Human Services
Liberty Farm Award
In memory of Sylvia Thompson
Stephen S. Foster Award
Dr. Eric Garcia & Jeremy Malin
Family Health Center of Worcester
Founders of the Abby’s House 5K
(formerly known as HipHipHerRace)
Peggy Dix, Susan Lauring & Sue Manero
Founders of Spring-Tacular
(formerly known as Women in Wine)
Gloria Dilendik & Christine Zecker
Celebration Treat Boxes
Thank you to these generous vendors!
Each Celebration Treat Box feeds approximately 2 people.