Dress for Success
Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 140 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
Making a Local Difference
Through various donation drives and school sponsortships we are able to give back to the communities that have given so much to us.
Dress for Success
Buddy Dog Humane Society
Founded in 1961, “Buddy Dog”, as it is affectionately known is a not for profit animal welfare organization dedicated to finding new homes for homeless dogs and cats. The Society is incorporated with one main objective, “giving a new lease on life to impounded dogs and cats”. Buddy Dog accepts homeless dogs and cats, in good health and of friendly disposition, which could, without our help, be destroyed. These animals find refuge at our shelter and can depend on becoming someone’s forever friend. There is no time limit on their stay.
Concord Youth Theatre
Concord Youth Theatre, Inc., founded in 1976 as Act/Tunes, is a non-profit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theatre accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people and their families. The purpose of Concord Youth Theatre is to enrich the lives of young people by providing opportunities for them to be actively involved in the creative process through participation in a variety of live theatre experiences under the leadership of professionals.
Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. Cradles to Crayons collects new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers, and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.
Give 2 the Troops
Since December 2002, we’ve supported approximately ONE MILLION deployed U.S. troops with loving care packages and letters from all over the nation. This was made possible only with the help of tens of thousands of generous and patriotic friends in the U.S. and abroad. To date, we’ve sent more than 188,000 enormous boxes and more than 40 million letters and cards from caring citizens. This is the least we can do to show our troops how much we care about them. Our troops need to know that we support and appreciate the sacrifices they make for us, our families, and our future. This is about giving back to those who give all.
The Concord Farm and Garden Fair
The Farm and Garden Fair is a weekend celebration of local food: a time to have fun sharing what we know about this land and what grows here–a bit of woo-woo and how-to…a time to learn from, and get to know Concord gardeners, farmers and food entrepreneurs. All of which are fundamental to building a food system that generates environmental, economic, public health and community benefits. The goal is to promote, support and inspire local food growers, build a healthy, humane food system, increase visibility of kitchen, home, community, neighborhood, school gardeners and farmers –and have fun!
5K9 Road Race
In honor of the passing of beloved Concord K9, Charik, we will be holding a 5K run/walk to raise money to buy a bullet proof vest for the new pup, Mikael. The CPD 5K9 is dedicated to K9 Charik (EOW 4/4/14), who was well known to the children of Concord & Carlisle, and always a fan favorite at the annual July 4 Picnic in the Park. Charik was also Officer Toumayan’s “wing dog”, whether patrolling along side his partner in Concord or assisting with the Watertown Manhunt, April 2013.
Committed to excellence in and out of the classroom, the CCHS community believes that it is our mission to inspire the students of Concord, Carlisle and Boston to strive for and meet high levels of academic and personal achievement. We believe that the respectful, supportive, and engaging learning environment at CCHS instills intellectual curiosity, a passion for learning, as well as an understanding of one’s role in the local community and in a diverse global society.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed 51 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people. The Greater Boston Food Bank is committed to increasing their food distribution in 2015 to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.
The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden is the historic venue for music, drama and dance performances in Concord, Massachusetts. The resident groups are The Concord Players, The Concord Band, and The Concord Orchestra. Upstairs there is a dance studio which is rented to several instructors who teach classes in classical ballet, creative movement for children, and ballroom dancing. 51 Walden is also home to Opera51, which performs fully staged and costumed operas every year.
Willard Elementary School Carnival
The Attias Group is proud to be the on of the main sponsors of The Willard Carnival. The Willard Carnival is often the highlight of the spring for many Willard students and promises fun for the whole Willard community. All proceeds from the Willard Carnival benefit the Willard PTG, making the day a truly rewarding celebration.
Thoreau School 5k
The Attias Group is a proud sponsor of The Thoreau School Annual 5K Road Race. As the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year, this community-wide event celebrates Concord spirit, fitness, and health.
Concord Carlisle Community Chest
The Attias group is a proud donor to the Concord Carlisle Community Chest. Since 1947, the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has strengthened our community by fundraising and allocating money (in FY14, over $560,000) to a broad range of human service organizations that help Concord and Carlisle residents.
Team Works Acton
The Attias Group is a proud sponsor of Team Works – Acton. TEAMWORKS–Acton, formerly Acton Indoor Sports, opened its doors in January of 1996 becoming the first facility in the TEAMWORKS/Indoor Sports family.
The Merriam School combines the thought-provoking qualities of a children’s museum with the nurturing of a family and the focused learning of a school. We promote our core values—respect, persistence and risk taking. Merriam families, students and staff work closely together within a climate that supports community, collaboration and creativity.