Tuesday, May 2, 2017
from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 

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The Windsor Club
1601 Beacon St.
Newton, MA 02468 

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One Can Help  
Email us at info@onecanhelp.org 

Host Committee

Amelia Angella
Anne Bader Martin*
Marianne Brown 
Colleen Canoni 
Lisette Cooper
Phil & Beth Cooper
Katrina Eberly 
Anne Fishman
Randy Foster
Barbara Gaffin & Doug Cahn
Ray Molly Goldberg* 
Arza & Brian Goldstein
Sean Griffith
Judith Hyatt 
Ann Kurland*
Abby and Michael Landzberg
Michelle Leoni 
Debbie Levenson & Steve Adelman
Lily Lockhart
Robin Maltz
Jenn Martin*
Shawna Giggey Mashal
Allison Myers*
Miriam Newman
Josť Portuondo*
Susan Sayers* 
Greta Schnee*
Jan Moidel Schwartz
Else Smedemark
Lynne Smithwood
Belle Soloway*
Francine Vidokler 
Isil Waxman*
Kate Wilson
Marlene Yudelman
Alyssa Zardiackas
Veronica Zolina
* denotes current board or staff member 


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How can our society help the neediest children and families in the juvenile court system to succeed? Fascinating speakers will discuss innovative approaches that disrupt poverty and really make a difference.

Learn and enjoy great food, friends and music at the same event! Tickets are $50 with a limited number available at the door. 

Visit our website for more info.


6:30-7:15 PM - Cocktail hour, live music from jazz duo James Merenda and Jon Dreyer.

7:15-8:00 PM - Program, featuring Josh Kraft, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Boston speaking about "Compassion and Community" and Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga of EMPath, who will speak about "You think you are stressed? The challenges of poverty on parenting."

8:00-9:00 PM - Conversation and dessert follow the program. 


Parking. The Windsor Club is located at 1601 Beacon St., Newton, MA 02468. The club has a small rear parking lot. You may also park on the north side of Beacon Street, along Windsor Road and Woodward Street, or in the Waban Library parking lot on the south side of Beacon Street.

Entrance. Please enter the Windsor Club through the front (Beacon-facing) doors. We will greet you with your name tag. 

Visionaries ($2,500)

Dr. Abby Landzberg & Dr. Michael Landzberg
Anne Bader-Martin & Dr. David Martin 
Debbie Levenson & Dr. Steve Adelman

Catalysts ($1,000)

Phil & Beth Cooper
Kathleen O'Connor
Greta Schnee
Susan & Curtis Sayers 
Josť Portuondo & Maria Wilson-Portuondo 

Advocates ($250)

Barbara Gaffin & Doug Cahn
Lisette Cooper
Ann & Ted Kurland
Allison Myers & Arnold May
Susan Permut
Vicki Sanders & Christopher Burke
Belle Soloway 

About One Can Help

Since 2006, One Can Help has provided critical resources to more than 3000 children and families in the juvenile court system who live in poverty, so that they too can improve their lives and reach higher.

One Can Help is a unique and innovative grassroots 501(c)3 that exists solely to help the most disadvantaged children and families in the juvenile court system access critical resources not available otherwise.

By working side by side with the court appointed professionals who know what their client needs and who collaborate with OCH to get the supports that can help, OCH is able to diligently screen- ensuring that all needs are genuine, and respond in as little as 1-3 days.

Many former clients not only make significant strides toward becoming responsible adults and citizens, but are also inspired by the help they received to give back to others who struggle as they once did. As recipients make positive strides, their families and communities benefit, too.

About the Speakers

Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO, is in his 27th year of serving youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Prior to accepting his current role in 2008, he was the Founding Executive Director of BGCB’s Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club in Chelsea. For 15 years, he led the after-school program from the basement of a public housing development, until the current state-of-the-art building could be built. Josh serves on the boards of Beaver Country Day School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Camp Harbor View Foundation as well as the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and is an Overseer for Lasell College. He received his Bachelor’s from Williams College, and his Master’s in Education and Social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, is an Associate Vice President at EMPath (formerly Crittenton Women's Union), a Boston-area organization that oversees many innovative anti-poverty programs. Focussing on creating innovative ways to help families move out of poverty, Ms.Ruiz de Luzuriaga completed a Master in Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was awarded a Gleitsman Fellowship through the Center for Public Leadership.

Make an IMMEDIATE difference in a child's life!

How your donation helps:

$10 pays co-pay costs for mental health medications that families can’t afford.

$50 pays for essential school or sport supplies so students stay motivated.

$100 pays for transportation so foster kids can see parents who can’t afford visits.

$150 pays for childcare classes so challenged parents learn nurturing skills.

$250 pays for temporary storage so homeless families don’t lose everything.

$300 pays late heating or electric bills so young families stay safe and warm.

$400 pays for laptops so high school students keep up with their peers.

$600 pays for camps or activities that keep kids supervised and teens off streets.

$800 pays for urgent car repairs so parents don’t lose jobs and can still pay rent.

$1000 pays for rent or deposit help so families with jobs can leave shelters sooner.

Is my ticket tax deductible?

A portion of your ticket may be tax deductible. The fair market value for the event drinks and food is $20 per ticket. We recommend you consult a tax advisor with questions.