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Donation from the Newly Formed
 

Methuen

Rotary Club

Thanks to all for your generosity!

Congratulations to our
2019 Bocce Tournament First Place Winners!

Now Available on Amazon

Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

August 23, 2019

Angel Sponsors

Salem Co-operative Bank

Schneider Electric

Guardian Sponsors

Alternatives for Youth Foundation

Community InRoads

Elevated Thoughts

Committee to Elect Neil Perry

Mentor Sponsors

Borrelli’s Italian Deli

Brian Dempsey Insurance Agency

Henry’s Jewelry & Awards

Jackson Lumber/Millwork

Friends of Jennifer Kannan

LaPlume Printing (In-Kind donation)

Markey’s Lobster Pound

Minco Corporation

Pest End Inc.

Salisbury Discount

Tripoli Bakery/Pizza

2019 Helene Giordano Scholarship Dinner

Thank you to St. Michael's School
Pack-a-Pillowcase Project

The 1st Grade children at St. Michael's school, North Andover decorated the pillowcases and filled them with crayons and coloring book, tissues, toothbrush and paste, stuffed toys,
facecloths and soap. The foster children will receive these gifts upon coming into the system as one of the many ways DCF serves the needs of these kids during a very difficult time.

Thank you!
Methuen Exchange Club 

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley received a $500 donation from the Methuen Exchange Club at their 24th Annual Recognition and Awards Night. The donation will be used to help defray the costs of our Annual Christmas Party.

Foster Kids of Merrimack Valley Receives 
Annual Children's Champion Award

On April 5, 2017, Larry and Eileen Giordano received the Annual Children's Champion Award for their dedication, advocacy and work on behalf of foster children in the Merrimack Valley.

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Lawrence Department of Children & Families hosted their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt recently.  Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley was one of  the sponsors of this wonderful event that brought out about 180 foster children and their foster families for a morning of games, pizza, an egg hunt and of course, pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Left, volunteers at the event.   Right, Jenna Martin, the Easter Bunny and Eileen Giordano of FKMV.

Helene Giordano Memorial Scholarship Awards
Thursday, May 17 2018 

Scholarship Dinner was on Thursday, May 17 at the Roma Restaurant in Haverhill. Board Members attended to honor the recipients. This year there were 4 scholarship recipients - $2500, $1000, and two of  $500 each

Foster Kids of Merrimack Valley Nominated for Non-Profit of the Year
at the 2018 Celebration of Excellence Awards by Enterprise Bank

While attending the Nominee's event on Wednesday, April 4th Larry enjoyed meeting Keynote Speaker Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriot tackle who was part of 3 Super Bowl Teams and Enterprise Bank President Joe Duncan and Pamela Small, Exec. Dir. of Family Promise of Greater Nashua. Winners will be announced on April 11 and Awards will be presented on May 1 at the Lowell Auditorium. "FKMV is honored to have been nominated among so many other community service organizations who are doing such great work in the Merrimack Valley area."  stated president Larry Giordano.

FKMV Receives Award from

Sibling Connections

Presented to Larry Giordano by Sibling Connections from the Greater Boston area.  Larry was guest speaker at their Annual Fundraiser in Somerville on Friday, April 8th.  Board Members Lisa Waxman, April Lyskowski, Marie Jean Earnshaw and Eileen Giordano joined Larry at this event.

Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley honored two outstanding community partners at the 11th Anniversary Hero Awards Dinner 

John & Odette Cook, Diana Dungan COO, and Kate Cook, Director of Sales and Marketing - all of Comfort Home Care 

Marc Lemay of Haverhill, MC of the event, Larry Giordano, President of FKMV and Jeff Ives, Author of 'Ward of the State' and Hero Award Recipient

Massachusetts Resolution
Recognizes Needs of Foster Kids
in the Merrimack Valley

Larry Giordano, as President of Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, was invited to receive a Resolution recognizing Foster Kids in the Merrimack Valley and their needs. As Larry is a former State Representative, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (at the request of State Representative Diana DiZoglio) presented the Resolution in the House Chambers at the formal session on June 24, 2015. Also present were Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Barbara L'Italian and Senator Katy O'Connor Ives.

5th Annual Children's Champion Awards

As Last year's recipients,  Larry attended the Michael B. Christiansen Community & Family Support Center's - 5th Annual Children's Champion Awards Ceremony April 4 at the Methuen YMCA.  This year's recipient is Catherine Flynn of the YMCA Outreach programs.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR



Lawrence Eagle Tribune

January 2018

THANKS TO SUPPORTERS and VOLUNTEETS FROM FOSTER KIDS OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY 

January 2017

FKMV Celebrates 10 Years
with Governor Charlie Baker

Marshalls Regional Managers
Donate Easter Baskets

to Foster Children

FKMV received 30 Easter baskets to be distributed to local foster children. Baskets were donated by the local regional managers group of Marshalls stores. Rick Dupont is the manager of the Marshalls in the One Fourteen Plaza on Winthrop St., Lawrence. We are so grateful to this group of community supporters  for their ongoing support of our kids.  They are truly amazing!

FKMV Receives
2015 Book of Golden Deeds Award
from Methuen Exchange Club

Schneider Electric of Andover
Donates Much-Needed Supplies

to our Foster Kids

Schneider Electric's first ever 'Giving Tree' where they indentify a non profit organization who they choose to benefit. FKMV was blessed to be their first choice. As the pictures show, lots of backpacks, school supplies, duffle bags and clothing were all donated thru the generosity of their employees.

FKMV Receives
2015 Book of Golden Deeds Award
from Methuen Exchange Club

Schneider Electric of Andover
Donates Much-Needed Supplies

to our Foster Kids

Schneider Electric's first ever 'Giving Tree' where they indentify a non profit organization who they choose to benefit. FKMV was blessed to be their first choice. As the pictures show, lots of backpacks, school supplies, duffle bags and clothing were all donated thru the generosity of their employees.