February 2018 Newsletter

Awarded: 2016 Lori Breard Achievement in Leadership Award, 2016 Hampton Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, 2X TownSquare Media Year of Service Award Winner, 2015 Exeter Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business of the Year, 3X United States Presidents Service Award for Volunteerism

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This February 2018 Newsletter
is brought to you by

An Update and a Look Ahead – Bill DaGiau
11th Annual Heavenly Ball Fundraiser
Amazon Smile for the Holidays
Rye By The Sea 5k Walk/Run & Duathlon Update
Locals Support for Myla
Post Concussion Dinner With Doc Presented by Arete Chiropractic

Annie’s Angels Program Information

An Update and a Look Ahead
Bill DaGiau

As everyone at Annie’s Angels prepares for the Heavenly Ball 11 Year Celebration, the excitement continues to build! Sponsorships and ads are selling as we look to make this the year we go over $100,000.00 for this event.

All the sponsors who are currently signed up are returning sponsors. They realize the benefits of sponsoring a local charity. Don’t let your company miss this awesome opportunity!

Special thanks to EnviroVantage who once again is the Presenting Partner! Thanks goes out to returning Gold Sponsors; Mojo’s Sports Bar and Bottomline Technologies, our returning Silver Sponsors; Light House Physical Therapy and Seacoast Financial Network.

You may be wondering, what will Annie’s Angels do with the money raised at this year’s Heavenly Ball? The answer is simple! We’ll continue to do what we have done for the past 11 years, help local families struggling financially through life threatening disease, illness or disability.

Oh, you’d feel better participating if you had an example. Okay.

This week I received a request for assistance from Families First, a local health care agency that helps low income families and individuals.  A gentleman who is suffering with Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease is in so much pain that he has trouble walking. He needs to get into a Pain Management Clinic, there are 3 locally by the way, but can’t afford it. He can’t afford insurance and doesn’t qualify for Medicaid. Insurance through the marketplace is out of the question because he has Part A Medicare, which doesn’t cover managed pain care. This is a spiral that many families, believe it or not, fall into. There was no one to help this man so we did. Today he is in a local pain treatment center thanks to YOU. Thanks to your support of Annie’s Angels.

I’ll share one more situation we helped with just last week. We’ll call it “The Story of Laurie and Pam”

Laurie had been in Portsmouth Hospital for 2 weeks struggling with end stage COPD. She was referred to us by Nurse Pam. Pam found us through Robin at a local medical supply house. I love when people make connections!
In order for Laurie to be released from the hospital she needed to have an O2 Concentrator but with no insurance this would be almost impossible. Laurie made some calls and found a refurbished in-home model for $500.00 but that wouldn’t work. Living alone, Laurie still needed to be mobile, go to work, grocery shop, normal things we all need to do. This left one option, a portable unit. I made some calls and found that a new unit was about $5200.00!!! I also found that a refurbished portable unit was about $3500.00. Both of these portable options were cost prohibitive. How do we get Laurie home?
Robin was kind enough to make some calls to management at her company. They agreed to help us so for $1500.00 Annie’s Angels was able to purchase a portable O2 Concentrator. That afternoon the equipment was delivered and set up. Today, Laurie is back to as normal a life as she can have, thanks to YOUR support of Annie’s Angels.

I know these were 2 “insurance related” stories but since last month we also helped families struggling with disease, illness or disability by supplying $500.00 in grocery gift cards to get food on the table, we provided $400.00 in gas cards so families can get to work, appointments and treatments. We’ve provided oil and propane to help families that meet our mission stay warm through this crazy cold. All of this and more made possible by YOU.

Thank you all for your continued support. Please consider joining us for the Heavenly Ball. Please consider sponsoring a table or buying an ad in our program. Please remember, you must purchase Ball tickets in advance!

It’s the 11th Annual Heavenly Ball Fundraiser!!
Presented by Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund and EnviroVantage

This annual celebration is our biggest single fundraiser of the year. Last year’s event raised nearly $80,000.00 thanks to supporters like you. This year our goal will be to break the $100,000.00 ceiling. I know it’s a steep goal and it will be a hard fought battle to get there but with your support, your effort helping us get the word out, we can reach and exceed that goal!

Here’s what you need to know:
Date – March 10, 2018
Time – Cocktail hour begins at 6 pm with passed hors d’oeures:

          *Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish Chili Sauce
*Skewered Fresh Mozzarella Pearls, Artichoke, Sun Dried Tomato, Olive
*Shaved Tenderloin Crostini with Caramelized Onion & Horseradish Sauce
*Honey Butter Sesame Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
*Cash Bar

– Buffet Dinner begins at 7 pm:

*Caesar Salad
*Warm Rolls & Butter
*Sliced Sirloin of Beef Au Jus
*Baked Stuffed Haddock with Lobster Cream Sauce
*Pasta Primavera Alfredo
*Chicken Florentine
*Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes
*Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
*Carrot Cake, Apple Tarlet, Chocolate Torte
*Fresh Brewed Coffee & Herbal Teas
*Cash Bar

Where – Ashworth By The Sea, Hampton Beach, NH. Don’t want the party to end? Stay the night at a discounted rate! Phone 603-926-6762 for room details.

The following sponsor opportunities are still available:

Bronze Sponsor $500.00 (Cocktail Hour  1 Maximum)

  • Half page black and white sponsorship message in the auction catalog
  • Recognition in print media press releases, our monthly newsletter, Exeter & Hampton Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
  • Verbal recognition from the podium
  • Your company name advertised on Appetizer Table top

Table Sponsor $750.00 (Maximum 5) 10 tickets to the event with your name or company name on the table tent as well as acknowledgement on a special page in our program

  • Recognition on our website and our social media sites

Advertising in program: On the evening of the event, each attendee(about 300) will receive a program describing our organization as well as a listing all of the auction items.  We are holding space for a limited number of supporters to advertise in our brochure.

  • Full page, black and white (10)                        5.5 x 8.5                   $100.00
  • Half page, black and white (12)                        5.5 x 4.25                 $  50.00
Tickets are on sale NOW at www.anniesangels.org/Heavenly Ball
Your investment for this fun filled event – only $75.00 per person
Sponsorship opportunities are available on the website.

Do you shop online? Do you shop on Amazon.com? If you do, please click the banner below to enter our Amazon.com store. By doing this you will help Annie’s Angels raise much needed funds. You shop, we benefit! It won’t cost you a thing. Thanks for your support.

Registration is OPEN
Join us as Urban Tree Service presents the 22nd Annual
Rye By The Sea 5k Walk, Run & Duathlon

Saturday June 2nd, 2018

5k Walk/Run and Duathlon (5k run + 17 mile bike + 5k run)Run/Walk through beautiful conservation trails and bike along the scenic coastline with views of the Atlantic while moving through the towns of Rye and North Hampton. This is a great tune up race for Duathletes and Triathletes alike!

Race Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Start Time: 8 am
Start/Finish Lines: Rye Learning Skills Academy – 1247 Washington Road, Rye
Parking:  – 500 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland

T-Shirts: Free to First 250 Entrants

Details visit www.ryebythesea.com Questions e-mail bill@anniesangels.org


Chris’ Pets for Vets 
provides companion animals to our veterans through Cocheco Valley Humane Society and the veterans are loving it! To keep this program viable we need your help! PLEASE make a tax deductible contribution now.
Annie’s Helping Hands Oncology Programprovides local cancer patients  the opportunity to receive specialized oncology massage from Rejuvenations Professional Massage, meditation therapy from Serenity Mediation and  soothing skin care from Aimee Nicole Esthetics at NO CHARGE to the patient. Yes, again we need your help to keep this program moving forward.
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We invite YOU to become a beacon of hope for local families struggling financially through the darkness of a life threatening disease, illness or disability, YOU can be a connection neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend and business to business and we invite YOU to be part of a caring fundraising network.
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Thanks to our local business owners for their contributions to this newsletter. If you have something to contribute email bill@anniesangels.org for consideration

If you have an expertise that could help a local family struggling financially through a life threatening disease, illness or disability and would like to share your time, talent or treasure simply email bill@anniesangels.org .

If you found this newsletter helpful or inspiring and would like to donate OR to find out more about Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund visit www.anniesangels.org

For more Annie’s Angels news and family stories visit www.anniesangels.org

Don’t miss a second of Annie’s Angels fun. Check out the entire list of events at www.anniesangels.org/events 

“Annie’s Angels is Angel Hands, Angel Hearts working together to help friends in need.”

Best Regards,

Bill DaGiau, Founder & President
Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc.

a 501(c)(3) charity
Awarded: 2016 Lori Breard Achievement in Leadership Award
2016 Hampton Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award
2X TownSquare Media Year of Service Award Winner
2015 Exeter Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business of the Year
3X United States Presidents Service Award for Volunteerism

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