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Celebrating Volunteerism





The Patriots Celebrate Volunteerism


PATRIOTS DIFFERENCE MAKERS
Congratulations to Patriots Difference Maker of the Year
Larry Adams


On Dec. 29, Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett presented a check for $10,000 to the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program. Larry Adams, a volunteer for the organization, was named as the 2013 Patriots Difference Maker of the Year and was on hand to pose for a photo with a commemorative check.


Patriots players, including wide receiver Matthew Slater and tackle Nate Solder, volunteered in the community each Tuesday throughout the season.


Patriots alumni could also be found out in the community throughout the season. Several alumni players, cheerleaders and Pat Patriot visited Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, N.H. to greet and thank Army soldiers prior to their deployment on Nov. 15.


Members of the Patriots Women’s Association participated in a coat collection drive and helped sort new and gently used winter coats. The coats were generously donated by Patriots fans and will help Cradles to Crayons in their efforts to keep 17,000 children warm during the winter months.

Throughout the season, the Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation has been celebrating volunteers that work tirelessly to support children and families in need throughout the region, while also encouraging Patriots fans to get involved in their communities. From animals and arts to military and homelessness, the Foundation has had different weekly focuses throughout the season. Each week, the Kraft family and Foundation recognizes one outstanding volunteer as the "Patriots Difference Maker of the Week."

Throughout the season, 15 outstanding volunteers were named as a Patriots Difference Maker of the Week and were recognized at Patriots Community Tuesday events. During the players one day off, they could be found out in the community at a nonprofit organization based around the weekly theme. Patriots players interacted with children and families each week and presented the Patriots Difference Maker of the Week with an honorary medal and autographed football.

All 15 winners were invited to the regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills on December 29 at Gillette Stadium to be a part of a special pregame ceremony. The Patriots Difference Makers were welcomed onto the sideline prior to the game to watch the team's warm up. Following warm ups, the volunteers were escorted onto the field by Patriots cheerleaders to be recognized in front of the Gillette Stadium crowd.

The Patriots Difference Makers were surprised with an announcement that each of their nonprofits would be receiving a $1,000 grant from the Kraft family and Foundation. They were also informed that one lucky Patriots Difference Maker would be named as the Patriots Difference Maker of the Year and receive a $10,000 grant for their respective nonprofit organization.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer and Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett presented the 2013 Patriots Difference Maker of the Year Larry Adams from Boston Healthcare for the Homeless with a $10,000 check to the organization for his volunteer efforts. Larry lit up with excitement as he posed for a photo with a commemorative check, knowing that the grant would help the organization continue to support the homeless population in the city of Boston.

As part of the ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, current and former Patriots players made more than 400 appearances in New England communities, participating in activities that included visiting children and cancer patients in hospitals, playing instruments and singing with children in the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, serving meals to homeless men in Boston and encouraging children to exercise 60 minutes a day through the NFL PLAY 60 campaign.

Patriots families also joined the Celebrate Volunteerism initiative as members of the Patriots Women's Association participated in book, coat, food and toy drives at the gates of Gillette Stadium. They also joined more than 20 current and former Patriots players to distribute 220 complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need, prepared for the annual Children's Holiday Party for 250 children and served lunch to women in homeless shelter programs in Boston.

Additional Celebrate Volunteerism activities included the opportunity for fans to pledge volunteer hours and submit photos of their own "Patriots Difference Maker" certificates. Patriots' fans from around the world joined the Celebrate Volunteerism initiative by pledging thousands of volunteer hours to better their local communities.

The Kraft family and Patriots Charitable Foundation will continue to Celebrate Volunteerism during the post-season, offseason and seasons to come. The Celebrate Volunteerism initiative aims to share examples of dedicated volunteers, build awareness of the need for volunteering, identify and educate others about volunteer opportunities and inspire New Englanders to follow the Kraft family's example of becoming a lifelong volunteer.

For more information about the Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, including resources and information about volunteering, the "Patriots Difference Maker" award, and to join the Celebrate Volunteerism movement by pledging volunteer hours, visit www.patriots.com/community.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE PATRIOTS DIFFERENCE MAKERS

Patriots Difference Makers were hosted as guests of
the Kraft family at the Patriots game on Dec. 29.


2013 CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM WEEKLY SCHEDULE
AND PATRIOTS DIFFERENCE MAKERS OF THE WEEK

Week Volunteerism Weekly Focus Organization Patriots Difference Maker Hometown
Sep. 15 Service Projects Volunteerism Boston Natural
Areas Network
Frank Spolsino East Boston, MA
Sept. 22   Education Volunteerism

Science Club for
Girls

Rebecca Hansen North Reading, MA
Sept. 29   Animals Volunteerism Broken Tail Rescue Joy Chambers Millbury, MA
Oct. 6  Healthcare Volunteerism Boston Healthcare
for the Homeless
Larry Adams Boston, MA
Oct. 13 Mentoring Volunteerism Earthen Vessels Elizabeth Petrik Cambridge, MA
Oct. 20   Violence, Drug Prevention, Bullying Awareness Jaden's Ladder Oneta Bobbett Rye, NH
Oct. 27   Arts Volunteerism Music & Youth
Initiative
Gary Eichhorn Boston, MA
Nov. 3   Public Service Volunteerism Playworks
Massachusetts
A’lece Mark Springfield, MA
Nov. 10 Military Volunteerism Boston VA
Healthcare
Anne Sullivan Cambridge, MA
Nov. 17 Youth Sports Volunteerism Special Olympics
of Massachusetts
Maureen McNamara Sandwich, MA
Nov. 24 Hunger Awareness Volunteerism Haven from Hunger George Arguropolous Peabody, MA
Dec. 1 Exercise and Healthy Eating Volunteerism New England Dairy
Council
Ginger DeShaney South Boston, MA
Dec. 8 Holiday Giving Awareness Volunteerism Greater Attleboro
Area Council for
Children
Kelly Fox North Attleboro, MA
Dec. 15 Homelessness Awareness Volunteerism Rosie's Place Hal Cutler Sudbury, MA
Dec. 22 Senior Advocate Volunteerism Alzheimer's
Association, MA and NH Chapter
Sue FitzPatrick Medford, MA


To view the 2012 Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, click here