“It was a year of miraculous events. President Bush invited Al Gore to the Oval Office for a friendly chat about global warming. France elected a president who likes and admires Americans. Eliot Spitzer discovered the virtue of humility. In mid-rant, Hugo Chávez was finally told to shut up. The cute little Canadian dollar — the “loonie” — became worth more than a greenback.
People rooted for Kevin Federline to get the kids. After electing 43 consecutive white male presidents, Americans seriously considered a woman, a black man and an Italian-American from New York on his third marriage.”
The section above was pulled the New York Times article: You Must Remember This. The article goes on to cover other major issues of 2007 that should not be forgotten due to their lasting importance.
On a much smaller scale, OYFP has some accomplishments in 2007 that are worthy of remembering and are of lasting importance too.
For instance, in March OYFP organized Salsa for Support, which was a benefit event held at Mojitos Lounge. There was a fire at a neighboring building that night, but it didn't stop our dancers! All the funds generated from this event were donated to Christopher’s Haven.
In April, the group presented at the Volunteer Expo held at the Prudential Center. Also in April, OYFP had an official check presentation benefiting Christopher’s Haven at Massachusetts General Hospital where over $3,000 in donations were presented. The event was covered in the Mass General Newsletter!
Moving into summer: In June, OYFP hosted a Get Your Sox On / Red Sox party at The Greatest Bar. The Get Your Sox On event benefited Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), and we know at least one person signed up to be a mentor. Watch for Fred's comments on mentoring in this blog or at one of our events... In August, we held a sold-out wine tasting event at the Howard Yezerski Gallery on Newbury Street, and were graced by the presence of Ms. Yelp-Boston, aka Ligaya T.
In September, OYFP held another wine tasting and apple picking event at the Nashoba Valley Winery. Most recently, the group held the beer tasting event Novemberfest at the Pour House to benefit The Italian Home for Children.
Each year as OYFP continues to grow and advance its mission of engaging people in community service and activism we touch more lives and see them change for the better. With the help of supporters such as you we will continue to see improvements in our communities.