Community Involvement Friends Helping Friends At Summit Financial Partners we not only care about our clients but we are committed to community involvement. We feel it is our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve whether it's through financial resources or volunteering time. There are several local charities and organizations that we donate funds and other resources to. Learn a little about some of them here. Arlington Catholic High School Summit Financial Partners is proud to cover the yearly tuition for a young, underprivileged student to attend Arlington Catholic High School. A good education is the foundation for success and Ryan was happy to cover the costs for this young lady.Summit Financial Partners also recently sponsored a hole at a local golf tournament to raise money for improvements around the school. Boys & Girls Club of America Summit Financial Partners regularly donates funds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to aid in after school programs for young people. The organization aims to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Middlesex Sheriffs Office Summit Financial Partners is passionate about helping men transition from correctional facilities to sober houses. This includes buying them a cell phone, clothes, shoes and other essentials. Providing such necessities helps the men ease their way back into being productive members of society. Saint Patrick School It is the mission of Saint Patrick School to teach their students to act justly, love and serve one another, and walk humbly with God. Their goal is to develop the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, and social attributes of their students so that they will become service-oriented citizens prepared to meet the challenges of a complex society and we are happy to support them in their efforts. St. Patrick Parish In communion with the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world, St. Patrick Parish seeks to further the mission of Jesus Christ: that all may know God’s love for them, and grow in union with God and one another. They move from the table of the Lord to proclaim God’s presence in our world today through a variety of ministries. Manifesting the life of the Holy Spirit in our midst, they strive to be a welcoming community where faith finds expression in service and we are happy to support them in their efforts. Woburn Council of Social Concern Woburn Council of Social Concern is a charitable, community-based agency responding to the basic needs of people of all ages, providing early childhood education and care, helping individuals develop their potential, creating positive family and community relationships, and fostering respect for diversity. We are happy to support them in their efforts. The Fidelity House The SFP family makes regular contributions to the Fidelity House of Arlington which is a non-profit community center that serves the needs of the neighborhood youth. They provide after school programs such as basketball clinics, gymnastics, frisbee, dance, flag football and so much more. Bread of Life The SFP family spends a couple of hours each year serving dinner to the homeless through Bread of Life. As a team we strive to offer support and hospitality by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty and need. Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips. THANK YOU NOTE Mr. Skinner,Representative Donato gave me the Stop & Shop Gift Cards you sent for a young family whose 5 year old child is fighting cancer. As a result, mom had to take a leave of absence from work and they have been struggling. Those gift cards will help make sure they have some groceries on the table.Thank you and God Bless!Rep. Steven Ultrino LETTER FROM A FRIEND Hi Ryan,How are you doing? Once again, thank you for your ongoing, extremely generous, financial support of my (awesome) high school education at Arlington Catholic. As I've expressed before, I fully enjoy every day at AC, from the classes, teachers, friends, clubs, sports, and so much more! My mom and I are, of course, are forever grateful that you, an alumnus of AC, are enabling me to share in this amazing experience of strengthening my mind, body, and spirit. Thanks to you, I can earn the tools to work toward having a bright future and a memorable high school career. Both academically and athletically, I am doing great so far, and I love the feeling of community ... whether walking down the halls, going on a club field trip, going to church or Campus Ministry group, or playing sports with my friends. Someday, I hope to be able to repay this priceless gift and treasure you've chosen to "pass forward" to us!Read the rest of the letter here. THANK YOU NOTE Hi Ryan,I want to thank you again for introducing me to Artie and for all the support and encouragement. Hopefully we can get together again soon. Say Hi to Marie!!God is GreatJohn DelSignore LETTER FROM A FRIEND Two paths, shaped by suffering and sadness, were crossed in God's Power to produce a wonderful miracle. Ryan Skinner's life, from darkness and addiction to success and charity, coupled with my own ... cluttered with custody and messy court orders, abuse and hardship. My mom struggled to keep me at Saint Patrick School, Catholic education always a priority in our family. Deacon Frank, our friend and confidante at St. Pat's, connected us with Ryan Skinner, who wanted to make a true and lasting difference in someone's life.That someone turned out to be me. My mom and I always prayed that I'd be able to attend a Catholic high school, but with our tight financial circumstances, scholarship money was our only hope.Read the rest of the letter here..