RTN GoodWorks Foundation is funded through fundraising events, appeals to membership and community partners.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation’s and RTN’s annual charitable fundraising event is our annual walk in support of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Walk Home—a 5K benefit walk to raise funds for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation raised $8,000 through the RTN Circle of Hope Winter Fundraiser to help those experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19. Three community partners – Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Healthy Waltham and Family Health Center of Worcester – each received a donation of $2,500 to distribute as food store gift cards and pre-packaged meals.
With the funds donated to Family Health Center of Worcester, RTN is a lead donor of their upcoming Winter Walk Worcester virtual event raising funds to support their Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program (HOAP) and Healthcare for Homeless Families program.
We are grateful for the generous support from RTN business sponsors, members and staff who stepped up to help people experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19. Their donations support the tireless efforts of our community partners to help those in need during this crisis.
Since 2011, RTN’s annual Walk Home 5K benefit fundraiser has raised more than $200,000 to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, and support the Coalition’s work.
“We were not able to hold this year’s Walk Home and raise funds to support the Coalition this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Joan Kuhn, Chair of the Board of Directors, RTN GoodWorks Foundation. “We know that more people are struggling during this ongoing crisis and we hope this donation will help provide beds for children in need.”
“So much has changed since COVID-19, but the one thing that has stayed constant has been the requests A Bed for Every Child has been receiving for children growing up in poverty in need of a bed of their own,” says Robyn Frost, Executive Director of Mass. Coalition for the Homeless. “This generous support from RTN GoodWorks Foundation will go a long way to ensuring A Bed for Every Child can continue making delivery of beds.”
Stories from 2019
RTN GoodWorks Foundation supports organizations in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located and has donated more than $234,000 since 2011.
We received a generous $1,500 donation from Enterprise Car Sales in late 2019 and donated to organizations in each of the three RTN sales regions.
In the North Shore region, we recently donated $600 to the Scholarship Fund of Into Action Recovery, a structured residential 12-step recovery program for drug and alcohol addiction in Tewksbury.
In the Greater Boston region, we donated $500 to Waltham WATCH’s Tenant Assistance Fund. This fund helps Waltham residents with emergency basic needs who cannot get funding elsewhere such as for transportation to the emergency room, a sleeping bag for someone who is homeless, a few nights of shelter in a hotel, or a rental truck to pick up free furniture from Acton.
In the MetroWest region, we donated $500 on Giving Tuesday to the Worcester Family Health Center’s Help Us Build a Clinic at the Mustard Seed to Care for People Experiencing Homelessness project.
Your involvement helps our ongoing efforts.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation Raffle Raises Nearly $4,000 for Community Projects
RTN GoodWorks Foundation has raised $3,967 through a fundraising raffle this past fall. Proceeds from the raffle will help support RTN GoodWorks Foundation’s community projects and financial education efforts.
Nora Smith is the winner of the raffle prize — a trip to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel accommodations and a $500 gift card. Nora is a long-time RTN member.
Our continuing efforts to raise funds helps us support our surrounding communities with the goals of increasing access to financial education and promoting life-long financial wellbeing.
Giving Tuesday 2019
With community involvement a core value at RTN, every day is a giving day.
In honor of Giving Tuesday 2019, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation made a $500 donation to the Family Health Center of Worcester’s fundraising campaign called Help Us Build a Clinic at the Mustard Seed to Care for People Experiencing Homelessness. This project is raising funds to build out space for increased medical care for the homeless in Worcester.
Stories from 2018
Helping Members and Neighbors in Unexpected Times of Need
RTN GoodWorks Foundation donated $4,467 to the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts following the September 13 gas explosions in the three communities that were hard-hit by this disaster. Funds collected in RTN Federal Credit Union branches totaled $2,233.62, with the Foundation giving a matching donation.
RTN is closely connected to the Andover, North Andover and Lawrence communities that were hard-hit by the gas explosions. The Credit Union has branch locations and many members who live in the area.
The Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund was initiated at Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) by Governor Charlie Baker, Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera, and Andover and North Andover Town Managers Andrew Flanagan and Andrew Maylor. One hundred percent of donations go to support the relief efforts.
“We are so grateful for the generous donation from the RTN GoodWorks Foundation and RTN members,” says Crystal Bates, ECCF’s director of development and communications. “It’s another extraordinary example of people coming together to help those in need during a time of crisis.”