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Local Fundraiser Generates $10,000 for Binkeez for Comfort

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts – State Representative Hannah Kane hosted “Let Your Spirit Love,” a fundraiser for local non-profit Binkeez for Comfort on Thursday, September 22nd at Ski Ward as part of the Spirit of Shrewsbury festivities. The event was co-hosted by Binkeez board members Beth Casavant, Nandana Kansra & Melissa Pride-Fahs; members of the Shrewsbury Patrolman’s Union Chad Chysna, Mike McGinnis & Tim Finacom; and members of the Shrewsbury Firefighters Association Sean Lawlor, Adam Towner & Tom Schofield. Guests were entertained with music by DJ Fire Chief Jim Vuona and enjoyed refreshments from Struck Catering.

Representative Kane and the host committee are grateful for the many sponsors including Ski Ward for donating the venue and Jim Vuona for providing the musical entertainment at no cost. Both have been a part of the previous fundraisers held each year including “Let Your Spirit SOAR” which benefited Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR) and “Let Your Spirit Build” which raised money for the Shrewsbury Public Library Capital Campaign.

Additional sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Hannah Kane Charity Classic; Community Sponsors: George Cadette, Daniel’s Insurance Agency, Laurie and Matt Hogan, Napoli Deli, The Shrewsbury Firefighters Association and Chris Schofield; Benefactor Sponsors: Al’s Oil Service, Barbara Heisler, David and Andrea Lowy, Flynn’s Gas Station, Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors, Howard Grossman, Michael and Kathleen Keohane, Mike McGinnis, Natalie Corridan-Gregg and Jesse Gregg, Representative Hannah Kane, Saint Vincent Medical Group, Senator Michael Moore, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury Social Club, Steve and Gayle Vigeant, Struck Catering, Renovo MD, and Webster Five.

Binkeez for Comfort is a Shrewsbury based GuideStar Platinum rated 501c3 nonprofit providing blankets made with love to children struggling to survive life-threatening illnesses and acute developmental disorders, as well as their families. Binkeez Founder, Susan R. Posterro left her career in law to carry forward the legacy of her mother Lynne, who has made more than 40,000 blankets for children in third world countries. Binkeez for Comfort blankets are constructed from fabrics that are lead free, hypoallergenic, and have been independently tested to pass Consumer Safety Act protection laws and Government safety standards. For more information visit www.Binkeezforcomfort.org.

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