Witches of East Greenwich Raise $6,500 for HEADstrong
Holmes, PA – On Wednesday January 30th, 2013 members from South Jersey based organization the Witches of East Greenwich, led by founder Megan Heyer visited HEADstrong Foundation’s Nick’s House for a facility tour and to present the organization with a check for $6,500 in support of their services. Members including Hope Driver, Jen Moughan and Carol Grandizio were also in attendance.
The group raised funds for the HEADstrong Foundation while training to participate in the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival on October 5th, 2012. The HEADstrong Foundation was selected as the benefactors of their 2012 fundraising initiatives for the their commitment to providing resources, assistance and support to those affected by blood cancers and for outstanding service within the community most notably Nick’s House™.
The Witches of East Greenwich is philanthropic group of dedicated mothers, daughters, sisters and friends from East Greenwich, NJ who fundraise while participating in events such as the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival to support a variety of locally based charities. The organization was founded in 2009 by Megan Heyer who was inspired to captain her own team after being part of the Dragon Boat Festival as a member of another team. Rallying some of her closest friends the Witches of East Greenwich were born and since 2009 the organization has grown significantly. What began as a team of 10 has become one of the most competitive teams to participate in the annual event held on the Schuylkill River. And while the experience of competing as a team was both empowering and exhilarating for the Witches, they were compelled to use their paddles for the greater good by fundraising through this event to support locally based charities.
In 2010, they decided that they would go beyond empowering themselves, by empowering others in the community. Annually, the organization selects a charity making a difference in the community and raises funds to support the cause during the year. Since 2010, the team has grown to over 144 members and has established 501(c)7 status as a non-profit organization which has helped raise over $30,000 to support local charities.
“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation, the Colleluori family and our founder and my son Nicholas we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Witches of East Greenwich for recognizing our efforts. We are very humbled and honored to be chosen by the amazing group as the recipients of their fundraising. We wish to commend them for supporting the HEADstrong Foundation and thank them for taking the time to visit Nick’s House™ to see firsthand the impact of their generosity.” Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom