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9th Annual Spring-Tacular Celebration – Presented by CAC Worcester & Fairway Independent Mortgage: The Murphy Mortgage Team

May 5 @ 9:00 am - May 14 @ 8:00 pm

View the special live-streamed presentation from May 12th! Share this inspirational speaking program to build awareness of the incredible impact you have on women and children at Abby’s House.

Thank you to everyone who supported the 9th Annual Spring-Tacular celebration and online auction! Because of you, and 258 individuals and businesses, $152,883 was raised through sponsorships, individual donations, matching donor gifts, and auction proceeds. Your generosity ensures women and children experiencing homelessness, abuse, and trauma can find safety and healing at Abby’s House.

Thank you for lighting the way home for homeless and low-income women and children during the 9th Annual Spring-Tacular, presented by the Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC and Fairway Independent Mortgage NMLS #2289 – The Murphy Mortgage Team!

WooSox Gift Incentive!

Thank you to everyone who gave $250 or more for this gift incentive! The winner has been contacted!

Donors with gifts totaling $250 or more during this year’s celebration will be automatically entered to win a 10-person VIP indoor batting experience at Polar Park and tour of the player Clubhouse! Make your gift(s) of $250 or more by Thursday, 5/12 at 11:59 p.m. to help ensure shelter, housing, and critical 1:1 advocacy services for 500 women and children each year.

*One donor will be selected at random on Monday, May 16th and notified through email by 5 p.m. Donors who have already given $250 or more will automatically be entered. Donors who have given one gift or multiple gifts totaling $250 will also be entered. Please note that auction bids do not count towards this total. 

Thank you to the Worcester Red Sox, a professional minor league baseball team, based in Worcester, Massachusetts for their commitment to the women and children of Abby’s House and generous support since 2021.

Matching Gift Opportunity!

Thank you to everyone who gave generously! The match has been reached!

A generous group of 5 donors, moved by your compassion, contributed $12,000 to match all gifts received now through May 12, 2022 dollar for dollar. With your gift today, you will ensure 500 women and children have access to safe shelter, housing, and critical advocacy support programs. Together, we are Lighting the Way Home.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Your gift provides direct support to the women and children of Abby’s House, ensuring they can access safe shelter, supportive housing, continued Advocacy, 1:1 case management, and the resources they need to thrive.

Have a personal conversation about how your gift will impact the women and children of Abby’s House by contacting 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.

Share this giving opportunity with your personal and professional networks!

Participating in the online auction is an easy (and fun) way to support the women and children of Abby’s House. View more than 90 auction packages at 32auctions.com/springtacular2022The online auction is open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 5th and will close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th. If you have any questions regarding the auction, contact Kelly Whalen at .

Share the 7-day celebration and online auction links with family and friends! This is a simple and easy way to make a huge impact in the lives of those served through your generosity. We’ll post frequent updates throughout this campaign and invite you to re-share our messages to your networks.

We’ve also put together a Peer-to-Peer Toolkit to help you get started! Use sample emails and social posts to share our messages with family and friends.


There is still time to sponsor this year’s celebration! View sponsorship levels and benefits 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 .

Ready to become a sponsor? Fill out the online form here to make your commitment today.

Hear from Executive Director, Stephanie Page and Founder Annette Rafferty about this year’s Spring-Tacular celebration!

Congratulations Patricia Korandanis! 

2022 Annette Rafferty Award Winner

Read more about the Annette Rafferty Award Winner and Pat’s commitment to Abby’s House.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

For Lighting The Way Home

Presenting Sponsors

Hear from our Co-Presenting Sponsors Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC and Fairway Independent Mortgage: The Murphy Mortgage Team on why they choose to support Abby’s House.

Investing Sponsors


Community Sponsors

People’s United Bank

Contributing Sponsors

Alaina and Gary Olson
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
JS Mortimer, Inc.
Karen and Tom Walsh
Klein Hornig, LLP
Leominster Credit Union
Leverone Family
Niche Hospitality Group
Seder & Chandler, LLP.
Smith, Sullivan & Brown, P.C.
Universal Environmental Consultants
Worcester Business Journal

Thank you to our In-Kind Donor: Nothing Bundt Cakes Shrewsbury 


May 5 @ 9:00 am
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
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Abbys House
52 High Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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Abby’s House
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