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Testimonial Letter To Outreach Center
From Why Me

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May 30, 2001

Outreach Center
828 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218-3227

To Whom It May Concern:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Outreach Center for your donation of $1,000 to Why Me.

Child advocate and educator Marian Wright Edelman once said, "You really can change the world if you care enough." When my daughter, Sherry conceived of Why Me 15 years ago, I am sure she had no idea just how far her simple wish of wanting to help other kids with cancer would really go. This year, we are celebrating fifteen years of providing loving and compassionate care for children with cancer and their families. What began in 1985 with a just a handful of local families has grown to serve the daily needs of more than 225 families from throughout the Central Massachusetts, Greater Boston and Northern Connecticut area.

In 1999 we began our journey to build Sherry's House. Sherry's House named in memory of my daughter will offer children being treated at Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA and their families a welcome respite � a place to be among friends. For the kids, it will be a wonderful place outside the hospital environment to play and to share precious time with their families. For parents, Sherry's House will provide a much needed break while still allowing them to be near their child. Sherry's House will be a safe haven within easy reach of the hospital, welcoming them with a warm cup of coffee, a home cook meal, a relaxing shower, a comfortable room to sleep in and a loving shoulder to learn on. Sherry's House will also provide a long-awaited home for Why Me's offices and volunteers.

So much of what the organization has accomplished during the past fifteen years is the result of friend who reach out to help us make good things happen for these kids. We are so fortunate to be able to count you among them. Again, we genuinely appreciate your support.

Executive Director

P.S. For charitable contributions of $250 or more, the Internal Revenue Service requires each charity to disclose if any goods or services were received by the donor. For your tax purposes, please not that no goods or services were provided.

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