Thanks to the Island community

Thanks to the Island community

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To the Editor:

A few days after the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Possible Dreams Auction we are able to look back and simply say, “Wow!” Thank you to the amazing Martha’s Vineyard community. We had more than 20 individual and corporate sponsors whose total donation to MVCS was just under $100,000. We had more than 100 volunteers devote much of their day to us because they believe in the mission of MVCS as well as the fact that they always have fun at this event. Nearly 200 Island residents and businesses made significant donations to our silent and live “dreams” and many of these folks attended the event as well and bought raffle tickets for $10, or a beverage and some food for between $2 and $10 — all helping to support our local health and human services agency.

Jimmy Tingle and Guinevere Cramer made us all laugh and bid high to support MVCS and our five core programs — Early Childhood Programs, Island Counseling Center, Disability Services, CONNECT to end violence, and the Thrift Shop — as well as new initiatives we are working with other entities on the Island to provide that include a mental health and substance abuse care continuum for adolescents and their families and desperately needed crisis stabilization services.

Thank you to our many generous sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, and guests. Thank you to the owners and staff at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort. Thank you to the Board of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the 2014 Possible Dreams Auction Committee, especially co-chairmen Liza May and Emily Levett, for supporting the great work our fantastic staff at MVCS does year-round for the Island community.

Nell Coogan

Director of Development & Community Relations

Julie Fay

Executive Director

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