Mayor’s Holiday Fest

Pictured Left to Right: Frank Heslin, Amanda Mallardo from CTI, State Senator Ed Kennedy, James Ostis, Carl Howell from CTI, John Geer, Mayor John Leahy, and Lucy the Dog

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Facebook Live Feed 12/22/2020 https://fb.watch/2y6N0tX9Yh/

 

4th Annual Mayor’s  Rock n’ Roll Holiday Fest for Youth Homelessness

TUESDAY, December 22nd, 4pm

FACEBOOK LIVE:  @MayorofLowellMA

ONLINE RAFFLE EVENT

Raffle Tickets $50 Each for a chance to win one any prize:

                  • Guitar Signed by Country Music duo Martin and Kelly, including Prize Pack Winner: Tom Golden
                  • A Day of Beauty by Joni’s Makeup and Skincare Boutique Winner: Lowell Five
                  • A Day of Beauty, Haircut and Coloring by Swank Boutique Winner: John Chemaly (EMS Trinity)
                  • 1 Free Lenzi’s Famous Chicken Pie per month for 12 months Winner: Kathy & Scott Plath (Cobblestones)
                  • Various Iconic Items from Local Radio Station 980 WCAP Winner: Terence McCarthy (Lowell Sun Charities)
                  • Gift basket worth $150 from Red Antler Apothecary at Mill 5 Winner: Eastern Salt
                  • Two nights stay at Stonehurst Manor in No. Conway (Compliments of Trinity EMS) Winner: Judith Durant
                  • Four Awesomeness is Lowell Board Games: Winners: BPB Realty, Penny Judd, Nancy Donahue, George Duncan (Enterprise Bank)

THE EVENT WILL ALSO STREAM LIVE ON LTC CHANNEL 8 – Tune in and see Country Artist Music duo Jilly Martin and Ryan Kelly!

Sponsor Opportunities

Gold Sponsor:    $1,000*

  • Logo displayed on CTI Mayor’s Holiday Fest website and special inclusion in newspaper and radio coverage
  • Mention on all social media
  • 5 complimentary Raffle tickets
  • *Eligible for a 50% Tax Credit through the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program. Please contact Kplath@commteam.org for more information.

Silver Sponsor:     $500

  • Logo displayed on CTI Mayor’s Holiday Fest website and special inclusion in the newspaper and radio coverage
  • Mention on all social media
  • 2 complimentary Raffle tickets

Bronze Sponsor:   $250

  • Logo Mention all social media
  • 1 complimentary Raffle Ticket

*SPONSORSHIPS OF $1000 OR MORE QUALIFY FOR THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT (CITC) AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A 50% CREDIT/REFUND.  Donate online or  you can also send checks to:  Community Teamwork, Inc., c/o Mayor’s Holiday Fest, 155 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA  01852

Thank You Sponsors 

PLATINUM

Nancy Donahue

WILLIAM MANNING

GOLD

BPB REALTY – Lowell

SILVER

I.B.E.W. Local #2321

Ethenia Poulakos Dragon

BRONZE

CONNIE MARTIN, LOWELL SCHOOL COMITTEE

Dan Washburn

Marina Schell, Schell Revocable Trust

We Share a Common Thread

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Amanda Mallardo, Director of Youth Services and Nick DiGiammo, Lead Housing Caseworker for Youth Services and Mayor John Leahy and discuss the event, the Youth Services Program and our sponsors

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Mayor John Leahy about the 4th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ RAFFLE Fundraiser 12/8/2020

Here’s some highlights from last year’s event 2019 VIDEO – Thank you John Heslin!

Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in the City of Lowell. Community Teamwork estimates that there are over 100 young people in Lowell each year who are experiencing homelessness for a variety of reasons.

To help combat this issue and to provide support to these young people in our community, Mayor John Leahy is continuing and building upon last year’s very successful Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth and we hope that you will join with us to help make it an even bigger success!

Last year’s Holiday Fest raised, $30,000 prior years raised $18,000 and $11,000 respectively. All proceeds were donated to CTI’s Youth Services Program designed with youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in mind. The program offers Transitional Housing Opportunities, Rapid Rehousing, Community Connections and work closely with UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College as part of their College Engagement programming. The team has been working hard to connect with youth and young adults (YYA), identify community resources and work towards stabilization. Their mission is to provide supportive and comprehensive services to some of the estimated 150-250 young adults in the region who are at risk or currently struggling with housing instability each year.

This program has been working with teens to help them reunite with their families, or find safe affordable housing on their own. In many cases it is simply a matter of helping a young person with a security deposit or to clear up past debts that can save them from spending years couch surfing, sleeping in their cars or in places not fit for human habitation.

The team is excited about all the wonderful things to come and what this programming will do for all of our young people in need!

Visit www.commteam.org/youth-services for more information.

Programs and Sponsors 2017, 2018 and 2019

2019 Program Guide

2019 VIDEO Thank you John Heslin

2018 Program Guide

2018 VIDEO   –  Thank you John Heslin

2017 Program Guide

2017 Slideshow on YouTube – Thank you Jack McWilliams

2020 SPONSORS

SPECIAL THANKS

Owl Stamp Visual Solutions

Lowell City Council

Lowell School Committee

2020 Media

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Mayor John Leahy about the 4th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ RAFFLE Fundraiser 12/8/2020

2019 Media

Listen to Mayor’s Fest Committee Members – Jack McWilliams and Jon Geer discuss this upcoming event with Teddy Panos on WCAP 12/3/19

2018 Media

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Mayor Bill Samaras and Former Mayor Ed Kennedy about the 2nd Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ Rock n’ Roll Fundraiser 2018

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Jack McWilliams and Jon Geer (two members of of the Mayor’s Holiday Fest Committee) about the Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ Rock n’ Roll Fundraiser 2018.

2017 Media

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Attorney Richard Lalime (emcee of the event) and Jack McWilliams (Holiday Fest Committee Member) about the Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ Rock n’ Roll Fundraiser 2017.

Special Thanks 2017

Special thanks to Chandler Travis for his inspiration. Chandler has been putting on his Christmas Cavalcade Benefits for the Homeless for over a decade. We highly recommend you grab another helping of holiday cheer at one of his upcoming Christmas Cavalcades. For more info, www.chandlertravis.com