September

2nd ANNUAL STRIDES FOR SOS 5K & 1 MILE WALK/RUN

Thanks to all of the participants, volunteers, family and corporate sponsors, the Second Annual Strides for SOS 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run was a huge success. With the help of our amazing BPS community, the event raised nearly $19,000.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT STRIDES FOR SOS WALK/RUN IN THE FALL OF 2022

December

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Season of giving

SOS is overwhelmed by the generosity of our BPS Community during the Annual Season of Giving. Your kindness helped make the season bright for 24 families from all 13 BPS schools. Members of our community purchased 1800 items from family wish lists and $2800 worth of gift cards. Students, parents, and staff wrapped hundreds of presents.

The Beverly Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 76432 made Birthday Bags for all 24 families. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each person in our community and schools that helped make this annual effort a huge success.

GIRL SCOUT TROOP SERVICE PROJECT FOR SOS

The Beverly Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 76432 recently completed a service project to support families through SOS. At their December 2021 meeting, troop members decorated and assembled a “Birthday in a Bag” for each of the 23 SOS Season of Giving families. In addition to receiving gifts from the community in December, each family that signed up will also receive a “Birthday in a Bag” to help them celebrate the next birthday in their home. Bags included cake mix, frosting, candles, balloons, streamers, plates, and napkins. The girls learned about the Schools Offer Support mission during their meeting and were excited to be part of helping support families in their BPS Community.

March

Building a Garden with NEXT

Good Morning Rachel  – and of course Lori, Carol and SOS students

Thank you so much for the generosity and SOS support for the community gardens at Next.  Now that we have 4 large and easily accessible planter boxes, our members are really looking forward to the growing season.  We have several members already signed up to plant, harvest and maintain the gardens all summer long.  Gardening is such a pleasure for so many seniors but unfortunately many no longer have the opportunity as they have downsized to apartments or are no longer capable of maintaining a ground level garden that requires a lot of effort. For others, they are simply looking forward to a healthy harvest of summer vegetables and herbs to take home and enjoy, something many folks do not have access to.

Thank you – thank you! 

Lori, Carol and the all the students that came out to help were so great to work with –  Organized, efficient, and reliable!! You could not ask for a better representative for Seaholm! We are very grateful SOS reached out and choose Next to be the beneficiaries of their generosity and efforts!

Thank you again – we are humbled and honored.

Cris Braun
Executive Director

October

Encouraging Club Membership

October

Miles for Meals Virtually 5K Run/1 Mile Race
October 8-18

SOS First Annual Miles for Meals 5K and 1Mile Race was virtual this year due to the pandemic. But that did not stop our amazing community from coming out and raising funds, running in small groups or alone and supporting BPS families in need.

October 2020 Virtual Race Results

Thank you to all our participants!  We hope, that despite the virtual nature of the event, you were able to connect with some friends, get outside, and enjoy a run or walk.  With your participation, we were able to raise over $20,000.  We cannot express our appreciation enough, and we hope to see everyone in person in 2021!

Congratulations to our Winners

Overall Female
Audrey DaDamio 17:26
Overall Male
Toland Corum 18:20

BPS Staff Fastest Female
Vera Pecaj
BPS Staff Fastest Male
Antonio Boggiano

Largest Team
Derby NJHS
Fastest Team
Pace Makers

Age Group Winners
Ken Hall
Barb Roehling
John DaDamio
Phyllis Boland
Melissa Kosiba
Peter Frauenheim
Benjamin Thayer
Kristin Plumb
Ronan Tierney
Sophie Hanawalt

Seaholm High School Top Finishers
Jack Seel
Anna Warnemuende
Michael Davies
Meghan Murray


Groves High School
Top Finishers

Jace Bishop
Megan Gusho
Aymeric Flaig
Sydney Jones

International Academy
Top Finishers

Claire Thomson

Berkshire Middle School
Top Finishers

Cooper Bishop
Vincent Betanzo
Mia Boland

Derby Middle School
Top Finishers

Krysta O’Donnell
Spencer Werner
Reese Frauenheim
Daniel Cockroft

Birmingham Covington School Top Finishers
Henry Warnemuende
Cora Bogner
Rachel Goldstein

Beverly Elementary
Top Finishers

Taylor Finnerty


Bingham Farms Elementary
Top Finishers

Ellie Brinker

Greenfield Elementar
Top Finishers

Joshua Wiercinski
Lucy Langhorst

Harlan Elementary
Top Finishers

Charlie Dobrowitsky

Pierce Elementary
Top Finishers

Jane Murray
Sloane Bogner
Asher Boehm
Alex Tronel

Pembroke Elementary
Top Finishers

Kaia Heatherly
Easton Frauenheim
Luke Moran

Quarton Elementary
Top Finishers

Ginny Plumb

West Maple Elementary
Top Finishers

Addelyn Bishop

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thanks again to everyone who participated and donated.  Because of you this event was a huge success and we will be able to help many people in our community. 

Cards & Treats for Teachers

Info TBD

January

SHOVELING SNOW FOR SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

April

Making masks for seniors in our community

November:

Leaf Raking for Seniors in Community

The annual SOS Club raking event was held in early November with 25+ club members volunteering. They went to 8 houses of elderly families recommended by the NEXT organization. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day!  Lots of leaves and lots of fun. Very rewarding. A real team building event benefiting many families.

February

VALENTINE CARDS & VIDEO FOR SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

MAY

BLOOM prom dress pop up