Charities

Charities We Support

Benefitting Charities
Utilizing a grassroots approach to fundraising, The Claddagh Fund supports community-based non-profits, with a focus on children and veterans organizations and programs that support alcohol and drug rehabilitation in cities across the country and around the world
Children

Round Table, Inc.: The present mission of Round Table, Inc.,is to help adolescents and families in South Boston and the surrounding communities before times of crisis in the family and to prevent future alcohol and substance abuse issues in teenagers. Our goal is that through having abstinence, athletics, and art programs we can encourage the development, growth, and support of young people. While current community programs focus primarily on adult recovery and rehabilitation from substance abuse, our mission advocates aiding the young individuals now. Our aim is to develop programs specifically geared toward teenagers that will help them to avoid these future problems and to enable them to reach their full potential.

My Brother's Keeper: My Brother's Keeper is a ministry of volunteers whose mission is to bring the love and hope of Jesus Christ to those it serves. We deliver furniture, household items and food, free of charge, to those who seek assistance. There are no prerequisites for service. As a remembrance to those we serve and a reminder to ourselves, we present each family with a crucifix, saying: "We're just the delivery people. This is the person who sent you the furniture."

Franciscan Hospital for Children: At Franciscan Hospital for Children, our mission is to provide compassionate care and education to children with special health care needs and to help them reach their full potential. Since 1949, Franciscan Hospital for Children has pioneered clinical, therapeutic and educational programs for children with a variety of disabilities. Through the years, as one of the nation's largest pediatric rehabilitation hospitals, we have expanded our complement of programs and services for children with special health care needs, as well as for children from the local community. Our continuum of care includes inpatient, residential, educational, surgical, outpatient and home care programs, a combination of services for children that is hard to find anywhere else.

Dorchester Boys and Girls Club: To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. Our name may be new, but the promise, hope and inspiration stay the same. Today, as always, our members between ages six and 18 have access to 200+ activities for just $5 a year.

Greater Lynn YMCA: The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives: enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning.

Boston Center for Youth and Familes: The Mission of Boston Centers for Youth & Families is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's residents by supporting children, youth and families through a wide range of programs and services.

Veterans

The Fisher House: Fisher Houses recognize the special sacrifices of our men and women who served in uniform by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs or any other hospital. Veterans and their families often must travel long distances to receive specialized medical care. This often leaves their families in need of temporary housing in the area. The Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes"; built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery

The Gavin House: The Gavin House is a 4 - 6 month treatment program in a safe and sober home-like environment for 31 men seeking to recover from the effects of alcohol and other drug abuse. The purpose of all Gavin House programs is the restoration of dignity and self-respect for each resident in an understanding, supportive, and home-like environment designed to promote the development of mature and responsible lifestyles free of alcohol and other drugs.

The Cushing House: The Cushing House is operated by the Gavin Foundation, Inc. The mission of the program is to provide a stabilizing transitional care residence for substance abusing young men and women who are unable to be served in a less restrictive facility. The typical client is diagnosed with moderate to severe substance abuse and in need of support. Resident's have evidence of difficulty with traditional institutions and/or some experience with the court, social service or youth services system.

Friends of the Claddagh Fund

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The Claddagh Fund

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The Claddagh Fund

The Claddagh Fund is a registered 501(c)3 organization and is the charitable foundation of the Dropkick Murphys, founded by Ken Casey in 2009. Honoring the three attributes of the Claddagh Ring, friendship, love and loyalty, the mission of the Claddagh Fund is to raise money for the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support vulnerable populations in our communities. Thank you everyone for your continued support!

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