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Update on the French family triplets and their sister. Read Vincent French's letter.

Letter from a former Wednesday's Child
Jack & Marci,
Hi, my name is Marcie Taylor Ambrose (Born Marcie Sue Taylor, Adopted Marcie Taylor Malloy), my brothers and I were featured on Wednesday's child in 1990 (I think, either that or 89'). Barbara Shaw and Donald Malloy saw us on Wednesday's Child in Sturbridge Village and said, "that's them!! more


Jack Williams named an Angel in Adoption by Congress after being nominated by
Senator Ted Kennedy
The award is from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
letter | Kennedy nomination

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FITNESS CHALLENGE A BIG SUCCESS!
More than 600 very fit athletes from all over Southern New England gathered at Gillette Stadium in late September for a tremendous event. Wednesday's Child is one of four charities to benefit from the money raised. Many thanks to Metro Swat for putting on the event and thinking of special needs kids.

Metro SWAT Officers and Their Wives Join
Marci and Jack

Final plans were made for the Fitness Challenge at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, organized and run by elite members of the Metro Swat team. Key members joined with Marci and Jack for a planning dinner. Attending were; Chris Soffayer, Toni Manzon, Jason Brennan, Carly Brennan, Chris Baker, Leeanne Baker, Eric Copeland, Annie Copeland. Information can be found at nefc2014.com
The date was the night of September 27th-28th.




IL CAPRICCIO DINNER AGAIN A HUGE SUCCESS!

Once again, the Il Capriccio dinner in Waltham, raised lots of money for special needs adoption. The event is named in honor of the late Ed Fish, who along with his wife Gretchen, have been extremely generous to Wednesday's Child. Bank of America gave us another grant, and several supporters contributed thousands of dollars more than the $500 a plate dinner cost.  This year, all of the expenses were picked up by three board members: John Collins, Joe Dempsey and John Madison. Chef Rich Barron stepped to the plate and provided one of the greatest meals on the planet, with a selection of perfect wines. We cleared $43,000.




 



Barry Burbank Given Wednesday's Child
Volunteer Award

Meteorologist Barry Burbank of WBZ-TV was given the Ruthie Antonides Volunteer Award for 2014 after giving all of his speech money to Wednesday’s Child.  Over the years it has amounted to tens of thousands of dollars.  Barry praised the school children who wanted to help Wednesday’s Child and raised money with bake sales, giving up their allowances and other events.  Barry has been visiting schools for years, getting youngsters interested in meteorology.  Barry has been a top talent at WBZ TV for 37 years.

Ruthie Antonides was a volunteer for 24 years at the annual Jack Williams Ski Race for Wednesday’s Child.  She died of cancer but her last thoughts were of the kids who need adoptive homes.



In Honor / In Memory Donations

In recognition of Ava Lecompte's adoption, contributions were made to Wednesday's Child by:
Melanie Allen of Dorcester
John Fransoza of Brighton
Mark and Julie LeCompte
Suzanne Sullivan of Arlington
Emily Mitchell of Bedford
John Fransoza of Brighton
Mark and Julie LeCompte


In recognition of Ava LeCompte's birthday, contributions were made to Wednesday's Child by:
Angela Sanchez of North Grafton
Melissa Bradley of Newton.

In Memory of William Payne a contribution was made by:
Ginny Birmingham of Cambridge

Please visit In Memory page for more.


THANKS KIDS!

They wanted to do something for Wednesday’s Child:

5th graders at the Horace Mann School in Newton held a bake sale for Wednesday’s child and raised $391.86.

In Worcester, at the Columbus Park Prep Academy, they donated their allowances for two months and sent Wednesday’s Child a check for $300.



Wendy's Customers Raise $180,000
For Wednesday's Child!

Another successful year for the Wendy's Wednesday's Child coupon campaign.  Jack was on hand in Westford, MA. Tuesday, March 25th, at the Wendy's managers rally.  He was given a check for $180,000 for Wednesday's child, the amount raised by customers buying $1 coupon books at Wendy's stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Over the years, Wendy's has raised more than $3-million for Wednesday's Child.


Wednesday’s Child 33rd year! 

Photo by: Rick MacComber

Here, Jack takes 6 year old Donnie to Ironstone Farm in
Andover to tape a segment.  Wednesday’s Child is seen
every Wednesday’s night on the 6:00 news on WBZ-TV.



CONGRATULATIONS!
Jack & Marci Williams were selected by the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors to receive Spaulding Youth Center’s 9th annual You’ve Got a Friend Award, presented Oct. 17th 2013 at their 55th annual celebration.



Continuing a proud tradition of recognizing people or groups that have made Waterville Valley Resort the very special place it is, the 2nd annual Waterville Valley Hall of Fame induction awards ceremony and dinner took place on Saturday, April 6th at the Waterville Valley Conference Center.

The 2013 class of inductees included honorees that have had a significant and long term impact on the legacy of Waterville Valley.
Jack and Marci Williams, hosted the Jack Williams Race for Wednesday’s Child for the last 27 years. read more

Remarks by Tom Corcoran at the Induction of Marci and Jack Williams into the Waterville Valley Hall of Fame - April 5, 2013


Many thanks to
Yankee Magazine

for another year of helping
Wednesday's Child!



Ann Finucane with John Collins

ANN FINUCANE; SPECIAL FRIEND OF WEDNESDAY’S CHILD
Over the years Ann Finucane has helped raise money for Wednesday’s Child and special needs adoption.  Ann, an official at Bank of America, had directed contributions from Bank of America as well as other sources to help provide care and eventually adoptive homes for these children.  She has done so quietly, with dignity and compassion.  She is shown in the picture with John Collins a member of the Wednesday’s Child board and treasurer of the Jack and Marci Williams Endowment for Wednesday’s Child. 


The 30th Anniversary of Wednesday’s Child Celebration at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading with Jack & Marci Williams - Slide Show
 

Volvo

Wendy's

Yankee


Waterville Valley

WBZ-TV

WBZ Radio

For 20 years, American Airlines has been the official carrier of Wednesday’s Child and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for special needs adoption.



 


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