The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation was established in 1998 in memory of Michelle Kennedy a young Norwood resident who suffered with leukemia. During Michelle's battle, the entire Norwood Community, many of whom did not know Michelle, joined together to support her in her time of need and it is in that spirit that the Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation continues.
The mission of the foundation is to provide assistance to Norwood residents who are in need due to a catastrophic medical occurrence. The foundation board members represent the entire community with individuals from the police and fire departments, town government, the school system, medical, social services and the business community.
The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization. All of our board members are volunteers. Our funds come from corporate, private and public donations as well as fundraising during the year.
Over the years, the Circle of Hope Foundation has assisted families with various expenses depending on their needs: rent, mortgage, utilities, food, medical bills and equipment, house ramps, prescriptions, gas cards and travel to treatment centers.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Timothy J. McDonough
David J. Tuttle
Why do we use an anchor as our symbol?
In ancient times an anchor was considered a symbol for safety. It was adopted by the Greeks as a symbol for hope and thus, we use it for the Norwood Circle of HOPE Foundation.