November 2022 Update

Local Knights of Columbus Council 11080 is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Dugan Hall, Sacred Heart Church, 10 Milk Street, West Brookfield, MA. Proceeds from this event will help provide critically needed winter clothing and blankets to orphaned children in western Ukraine coordinated by Supporting Orphans Nationally & Globally (S.O.N.G.) of Brookfield, MA. Dinner includes pasta fagioli, garden salad, meatballs & sausage, spaghetti & sauce, garlic bread, dessert, water, soda, and coffee. Cost is a $15.00 donation and $10.00 for children under 12 years old. Take-out is available at 5:30 pm and sit-down dinner is served at 6:00 pm. Admission tickets are also good for entry for special door prizes! Raffle tickets for a 50/50 Raffle and more will be available! Advance ticket purchase is encouraged and appreciated! Tickets are available from any Knight or by calling (508) 867-7878 or (774) 573-9319 or by emailing s.rust@comcast.net. Tickets will only be available at the door while they last!  
 
Michele and Wally Connor, Executive Directors of S.O.N.G., recently returned from the Ukraine/Poland border a few weeks ago providing support to children at refugee camps.  Wally Connor will be returning in mid-November to Krakow, Poland for meetings with partner organizations and then to Lviv, Ukraine to help distribute winter clothing to orphaned children in more than 20 temporary safe havens in western Ukraine. This is S.O.N.G.’s priority right now as winter is right around the corner, power outages are common interfering with heating the facilities, and energy supplies are forecasted to be sporadic throughout the winter.

General donations to this critical project are needed and welcome and may be made

by check to:  
S.O.N.G., Inc
122 Long Hill Road
PO Box 426
Brookfield, MA 01506-0426

by Venmo: @SONGInc

by direct deposit to:
S.O.N.G., Inc.
c/o North Brookfield Savings Bank
9 Gilbert Street
North Brookfield, MA  01535

or through our website: www.supportingorphans.org

 
We are excited to report that we will finally be opening our new S.O.N.G. Headquarters and Gift Shop on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 am in time for your Christmas shopping! All proceeds from all the sales at our Gift Shop will benefit our S.O.S. Programs in Pakistan, South Africa, and Ukraine, as well as our support of Foster Children here in Massachusetts. More details to follow….
 
S.O.N.G. will be at the West Brookfield White Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Dugan Hall in Sacred Heart Church, 10 Milk Street from Noon until 4:00 pm. Cultural Items, Christmas Gifts, and more will be available for purchase. There will also be an informational presentation available for viewing about our on-going SOS Mission in Poland and Ukraine providing support to the children orphaned by the conflict.
 
S.O.N.G. will be doing a presentation at an upcoming fundraising event for The Arts for Humanity Foundation on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at The Newport Blues Café, 286 Thames Street, Newport, RI, 02840 beginning at 2:00 pm. This event, “An Afternoon of Music with the Evan Goodrow Band & special guest James Montgomery,” will help support TAFH Mission Team to travel to Poland to provide emotional and medical support to the orphaned children of Ukraine.
 
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-arts-for-humanity-charity-benefit-concert-tickets-462159289877?aff=efbneb&fbclid=IwAR0RtsFGIT8cGGKKEhtFX-5a9nRxcc7Lq_wz-5XCLWARPx-gZrJrKOiAJ9s
 
More information about TAFH: www.theartsforhumanity.org
 
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

October 2022 Update

S.O.N.G.’s recent return trip in September to the Poland/Ukraine border was very productive. At the Southside Refugee Home that we have been supporting, we found familiar faces that have been there since March, and we met some new children who have arrived since our last visit in May. One of the children named Nasar, who has muscular dystrophy, was recently evacuated from southern Ukraine with his mother, brother, and sister. He arrived with no leg braces, no back brace, and no wheelchair. Volunteers and local supporters of Southside raised one-third of the cost to purchase these custom fitted items, and a local charity offered to pay one third. We decided we would cover the remaining balance. Upon arriving at the Orthopedic Clinic to complete the purchase, we were told that too much time had passed since the order was placed and that the local charity could no longer cover one-third. S.O.N.G. covered the remaining balance to complete the purchase. These items are critical for Nasar to not only improve his level of functioning but to prevent further ongoing contracture.

Our recent collection drive for critically needed medical supplies resulted in us filling six suitcases full of medications, bandages, first aid kits, insulin, medicines, and related items to treat children with diabetes, and much more. Upon arrival in south Poland, we met with our Ukrainian contact who immediately took possession of the items and transported them to hospitals in Lviv and Kharkiv. The level of appreciation on their part was heartwarming and resulted in tears of joy and grateful hugs. Special thanks to all of you who donated these desperately needed supplies.

With the approach of winter, and the probability of continued energy concerns in Ukraine and Poland, S.O.N.G. began collecting and purchasing winter clothing and blankets for the children at Southside, and for the children in temporary Safe Havens in western Ukraine that we are supporting with our new partner, New Horizons for Children. 

With the help of fellow Knights back home we were able to contact the Knights of Columbus in Poland and Ukraine and have begun to work together in providing all the children with new winter jackets. The Knights conduct a “Coats for Kids” drive every year around this time and distribute a new winter coat to any child in need free of charge.

Recently, we were contacted by two supporters that wanted to do something different to celebrate the birthdays of loved ones. One Family decided to have a Birthday Party for their young son, and instead of the usual gifts, they asked his friends and classmates to donate to our S.O.S. Ukraine Mission, as one of his classmates was from the Ukraine. This event raised over $400.00 for this project! Another Family wanted to celebrate a loved one’s 70th Birthday milestone, so they contacted us and offered to purchase 70 pairs of winter gloves! They bought the gloves at Ocean State Job Lot and spoke to the Manager who offered to process a matching gift card to S.O.N.G. for the $350.00 purchase! Great innovative fundraising that also sends a special message of how important giving is to those who have nothing and how we are all called to help others!

We finished off our visit to Southside the evening before we returned home with our usual parting meal of take out for all from McDonald’s in Rzeszow. Always a big hit!

You are GREAT and we are GRATEFUL! Warmest regards,

Michele & Wally Connor, Executive Directors Supporting
Orphans Nationally & Globally, Inc. (S.O.N.G.)

2022 November “Calendar Raffle”

$4,600.00 IN CASH PRIZES…!!!

  • $100 cash prize for daily drawings Mondays-Saturdays in November 2022
  • $500 cash prize for each Sunday in November 2022

Proceeds to benefit orphaned children internationally and foster children here in the United States….

Tickets can be purchased by email at: info@supportingorphans.org

Or by phone at: (413) 813-8100

S.O.N.G., Inc., 13 North St., Ware, MA 01082


OFFICIAL RULES ARE HERE

S.O.S. UKRAINE UPDATE

S.O.N.G. continues to provide ongoing support to the children orphaned by the conflict in Ukraine. Your support has made a significant comforting impact on their lives. To date, we have assisted Aerial Recovery in rescuing 841 orphaned children, 3,988 refugees, and 89 animals since the 24th of February. We will be returning to Poland and Ukraine soon to continue providing for current and future needs. Developing details will be posted here as we get them.

Your financial support continues to be needed. One-time donations help us with our Mission now, or You can become a Monthly Supporter to help provide ongoing support. Please follow the Donation Link on this page. Please note S.O.S. Ukraine in the “What’s this payment for?” box or Memo Line on your check. S.O.N.G. will be at the West Brookfield Flea Market on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Stop by and see us! Many great bargains to be had of mostly new items donated to us by our supporters. All proceeds will benefit this Mission.

We have been made aware from our contacts there that diabetic and certain
medical supplies for the children and elderly are in dire need. S.O.N.G. has begun to collect the below listed needed items that we will bring with us. Please speak to your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors as they may very well have these items in excess or know someone who may. Please contact us at (413) 813- 8100 or by email at: info@supportingorphans.org with any questions of to arrange pick up of these supplies to be donated. Thank you for your continued support.

  • Lancets for finger pricks
  • Glucometers and test strips
  • Accu Check Active
  • Contour Next ONE Meter & test strips
  • Free Style Libre Systems 1 & 2
  • 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm needles for syringes
  • U-100 & U-50 Insulin Syringes
  • Antibiotic Ointments for Wounds

Meds:

  • Insulin
  • Xigduo XR 5 1000 mg
  • Glucophage 1000 mg
  • Diabeton 60 mg
  • Metformin 1000 mg & 500 mg
  • Diaformin 1000 mg, 850 mg, 500 mg
  • Letrox 100 mg, 75 mg, 50 mg
  • Antibiotics
  • Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
Donations can be made directly to: 
  • Venmo: @SONGInc, Please note “SOS Ukraine” in the What’s it for? section.
  • PayPal & Credit Card: S.O.S. Ukraine Online Donation 
  • Bank: S.O.N.G., Inc., c/o North Brookfield Savings Bank, 9 Gilbert Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535
  • Check: S.O.N.G., Inc., 122 Long Hill Road, PO Box 426, Brookfield, MA 01506-0426. Please note “S.O.S. Ukraine” in the memo section.
 

Helping with orphan rescue at the Poland/Ukraine border

S.O.N.G. has teamed up with Aerial Recovery Group to assist with the safe evacuation of orphaned children in Ukraine. Our Executive Director, Wally Connor, will be traveling with nine other volunteers to the Poland-Ukraine border to work on the Logistics Team that assists and supports the Rescue Team. This group has been carrying out the orphan rescue missions inside Ukraine, as well as, processing the safe passage of orphaned and unaccompanied children into safe havens. Many orphaned and unaccompanied children have fallen victim to traffickers at the border that promised them safety and security.

S.O.N.G. has initiated a special and immediate fundraising drive “S.O.S. Ukraine” (SONG ORPHAN SUPPORT Ukraine) to provide direct support to orphaned children as needed upon S.O.N.G.’s arrival at the border. We are asking that you consider supporting this critical and important Mission at this time. Thank you!

Donations can be made directly to: 
  • Venmo: @SONGInc, Please note “Ukraine” in the What’s it for? section.
  • PayPal & Credit Card: S.O.S. Ukraine Online Donation 
  • Bank: S.O.N.G., Inc., c/o North Brookfield Savings Bank, 9 Gilbert Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535
  • Check: S.O.N.G., Inc., 122 Long Hill Road, PO Box 426, Brookfield, MA 01506-0426. Please note “S.O.S. Ukraine” in the memo section.

We are also asking for donations of:

  • “Beanie Babies” and other lightweight small comfort toys for the children.
  • Much needed medical supplies for a local hospital. If you have a source able to donate these items, please contact me directly. 
    • Antibiotics IV: Ceftriaxone, Cefepime, Vancomycin, Gentamicin, Clindamycin, Zosyn
    • Chest seals; Airway equipment: ET tubes all sizes, laryngoscopes, LMAs; Easy IOs
    • Nasal cannulas for CPAP size 3 and 3.5; Israeli tourniquets; Quick clot; Insulin
Below are informative links about this Mission.
 

2022 May “Calendar Raffle”

 

$5,100.00 IN CASH PRIZES…!!!

WINNER LIST IS HERE

  • $100 cash prize for daily drawings Mondays-Saturdays in May 2022
  • $500 cash prize for each Sunday in May 2022

Proceeds to benefit orphaned children internationally and foster children here in the United States….

Tickets can be purchased by email at: info@supportingorphans.org

Or by phone at: (413) 813-8100

S.O.N.G., Inc., 13 North St., Ware, MA 01082


OFFICIAL RULES ARE HERE

2021 October “Calendar Raffle”

Thank you to everyone who bought and helped us sell our October 2021 Calendar Raffle Tickets to support orphaned children…!!!

YOU are GREAT and we are GRATEFUL…!

Winners are posted here and on our Facebook page. Proceeds from this fundraising drive will be used for pandemic relief for orphaned children.

  • October 1, 2021  –  # 978  –   $100  –  Sarah F.  –  Oakham, MA
  • October 2, 2021  –  # 483  –  $100  –  Dan S.  – Fiskdale, MA
  • October 3, 2021  –  # 660  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 4, 2021  –  # 197  –  $100  –  Helen B.  –  East Brookfield, MA
  • October 5, 2021  –  # 736  –  $100  –  Suzanne Y.  –  Colonie, NY
  • October 6, 2021  –  # 528  –  $100  –  Pauline R.  –  Chula Vista, CA
  • October 7, 2021  –  # 933  –  $100  –  Barry G.  –  Hilton head, NC
  • October 8, 2021  –  # 027  –  $100  –  Jennifer D.  –  Belchertown, MA
  • October 9, 2021  –  # 931  –  $100  –  Richard H.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • October 10, 2021 –  # 945  –  $500  –  Jeri C.  –  Southwick, MA
  • October 11, 2021  –  # 894  –  $100  –  Mark O.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • October 12, 2021  –  # 597  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 13, 2021  –  # 244  –  $100  –  Pauline D.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • October 14, 2021  –  # 686  –  $100  –  Jeff N.  –  Houston, TX
  • October 15, 2021  –  # 177  –  $100  –  Bob L.  –  North Brookfield, MA
  • October 16, 2021  –  # 197  –  $100  –  Helen B.  –  East Brookfield, MA
  • October 17, 2021  –  # 022  –  $500  –  Lynn B.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • October 18, 2021  –  # 176  –  $100  –  Jan C.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • October 19, 2021  –  # 688  – $100  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 20, 2021  –  #349  –  $100  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 21, 2021  –  # 067  –  $100  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 22, 2021  –  # 579  –  $100  –  Myong C.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • October 23, 2021  –  # 385  –  $100  –  David M.  –  NOrth Brookfield, MA
  • October 24, 2021  –  # 382  –  $500  –  Lisa B.  –  West Brookfield, MA
  • October 25, 2021  –  # 263  –  $100  –  Tim H.  –  West Brookfield, MA
  • October 26, 2021  –  # 637  –  $100  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 27, 2021  –  # 567  –  $100  –  Jeff N.  –  Houston, TX
  • October 28, 2021  –  # 367  –  $100  –  Unsold Ticket
  • October 29, 2021  –  # 677  –  $100  –  Tracy R.  –  Fiskdale, MA
  • October 30, 2021  –  # 715  –  $100  –  David H.  –  Holyoke, MA
  • October 31, 2021  –  # 849  –  $500  –  Meghan D.  –  Ware, MA

$5,100.00 IN CASH PRIZES…!!!

  • $100 cash prize for daily drawings Mondays-Saturdays in October 2021
  • $500 cash prize for each Sunday in October 2021

Proceeds to benefit orphaned children internationally and foster children here in the United States….

Tickets can be purchased by email at: info@supportingorphans.org

Or by phone at: (413) 813-8100

S.O.N.G., Inc., 5 North St., Suite 4, Ware, MA 01082


OFFICIAL RULES ARE HERE

2021 April “Calendar Raffle”

Tickets are sold out…!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped us sell out our April 2021 Calendar Raffle…!!!

YOU are GREAT and we are GRATEFUL…!

Winners are posted here and on our Facebook page. Proceeds from this fundraising drive will be used for pandemic relief for orphaned children.

  • April 1, 2021  –  # 435  –  $100  –  Bob F.  –  Palmer, MA
  • April 2, 2021  –  # 719  –  $100  –  EdaMarie B.  –  DeFuniak Springs, FL
  • April 3, 2021  –  # 241  –  $100  –  David M.  –  North Brookfield, MA
  • April 4, 2021  –  # 108  –  $125  –  Judy S.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • April 5, 2021  –  # 738  –  $100  –  Richard T.  –  Auburn, MA
  • April 6, 2021  –  # 122  –  $100  –  Tony C.  –  West Brookfield, MA
  • April 7, 2021  –  # 129  –  $100  –  Darlene L.  –  North Brookfield, MA
  • April 8, 2021  –  # 045  –  $100  –  Paul C.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • April 9, 2021  –  # 435  –  $100  –  Bob F.  –  Palmer, MA
  • April 10, 2021 –  # 734  –  $100  –  Mary L.  –  Brimfield, MA
  • April 11, 2021  –  # 183  –  $125  –  Jill D.  –  Charlton, MA
  • April 12, 2021  –  # 073  –  $100  –  Phyllis H.  –  Brookfield, MA
  • April 13, 2021  –  # 624  –  $100  –  Fred B.  –  Ware, MA
  • April 14, 2021  –  # 960  –  $100  –  Al G.  –  Charlton, MA
  • April 15, 2021  –  # 686  –  $100  –  Patty V.  –  Monson, MA
  • April 16, 2021  –  # 189  –  $100  –  Craig D.  –  Warren, MA
  • April 17, 2021  –  # 254  –  $100  –  Erica S.  –  London, England
  • April 18, 2021  –  # 079  –  $125  –  Ellie B.  –  Gilbertville, MA
  • April 19, 2021  –  # 712  –  $100  –  John T.  –  West Brookfield, MA
  • April 20, 2021  – # 704  –  $100  –  Ellen W.  –  West Boylston, MA
  • April 21, 2021  –  # 454  –  $100  –  Bethany W.  –  Middleboro, MA  
  • April 22, 2021  –  # 950  –  $100  –  Jennifer O.  –  Paxton, MA
  • April 23, 2021  –  # 529  –  $100  –  Richard T.  –  Auburn, MA
  • April 24, 2021  –  # 300  –  $100  –  Corrine L.  –  Shelburne, Vermont
  • April 25, 2021  –  # 890  –  $125  –  Michael B.  –  North Brookfield, MA
  • April 26, 2021  –  # 219  –  $100  –  Dan F.  –  West Brookfield, MA
  • April 27, 2021  –  # 049  –  $100  –  Shelley B.  –  Ware, MA
  • April 28, 2021  –  # 752  –  $100  –  Wes M.  –  Merrimack, NH
  • April 29, 2021  –  # 579  –  $100  –  Mary H.  –  Ware, MA
  • April 30, 2021  – # 926  –  $2,500  –  Greg M.  –  West Brookfield, MA

SPECIAL THANKS to EVERYONE who supported our April 2021 CALENDAR RAFFLE to support orphaned children…!!! YOU are GREAT….And we are GRATEFUL…!

$5,500.00 IN CASH PRIZES…!!!

  • $100 cash prize for daily drawings Mondays-Saturdays in April 2021
  • $125 cash for each Sunday in April 2021
  • Grand Prize of $2,500.00 cash prize on April 30, 2021
  • Official Rules at supportingorphans.org

Proceeds to benefit orphaned children internationally and foster children here in the United States….

Tickets can be purchased by email at: info@supportingorphans.org

Or by phone at: (413) 813-8100

S.O.N.G., Inc., 5 North St., Suite 4, Ware, MA 01082


OFFICIAL RULES ARE HERE

2020 Raffle Info – UPDATE

Thank you to all who have supported our Calendar Raffle for September 2020. Winners are posted here and on our Facebook page. Proceeds from this fundraising drive will be used for pandemic relief for orphaned children.

We are happy and grateful to report that winners donated back a total of    $1,850.00 to S.O.N.G.!!! Thank you so much to everyone who supported this Fundraiser…!  YOU are GREAT and we are GRATEFUL…!

  • September 1, 2020  –  # 567  –  $100  –  Dave H.  –  Holyoke, MA
  • September 2, 2020 –  # 339  –  $100  –  Shaun S. –  North Brookfield, MA
  • September 3, 2020 – # 640  –  $100  –  Bob F.    –    Palmer, MA
  • September 4, 2020 – # 935  –  $100  –  Christine C.  –  Sturbridge, MA
  • September 5, 2020 – # 039  –  $100  –  Patti V.  –  Monson, MA
  • September 6, 2020 – # 812  –  $125  –  Bob L.  –  North Brookfield, MA
  • September 7, 2020 – # 631  –  $100  – Meljean G. –  West Brookfield, MA
  • September 8, 2020 – # 228  –  $100  –  April G.  –  West Brookfield, MA
  • September 9, 2020 – # 364  –  $100  –  Malinda L.  –  Easthampton, MA
  • September 10, 2020 -# 857  –  $100  –  Aimee H.  –  Warren, MA
  • September 11, 2020  -# 505  –  $100  –  Nancy S., West Brookfield, MA
  • September 12, 2020  -# 647  –  $100  –  David H., Holyoke, MA
  • September 13, 2020  -# 947  –  $125  –  Dan F., West Brookfield, MA
  • September 14, 2020  -# 307  –  $100 – Brandon H., North Brookfield, MA
  • September 15, 2020  -# 090  – $100 – Anna May Z., West Brookfield, MA
  • September 16, 2020  -# 188  –  $100  –  Seth D., North Brookfield, MA
  • September 17, 2020  -#550  –  $100  –  Vanessa K., Whitinsville, MA
  • September 18, 2020  -#099  –  $100  –  Rhonda G., North Brookfield, MA
  • September 19, 2020  -#161  –  $100  –  Jeri C., Southwick, MA
  • September 20, 2020  -#694 – $125 –  Domenic M., Sturbridge, MA
  • September 21, 2020  – #438 – $100  –  Abby S., Wilbraham, MA
  • September 22, 2020 – #067 – $100  –  Joseph F., East Longmeadow, MA
  • September 23, 2020  – #161  – $100 – Jeri C., Southwick, MA
  • September 24, 2020  – #274 – $100  –  Myong C., Brookfield, MA
  • September 25, 2020  – #423 – $100  –  Diana C., Cherry Valley, MA
  • September 26, 2020 – #425 – $100  –  David M., North Brookfield, MA
  • September 27, 2020 – #464 – $125  –  Catherine C., West Brookfield, MA
  • September 28, 2020 – #982 – $100  –  Jan C., Brookfield, MA
  • September 29, 2020 – #697 – $100  –  Glenna S., North Brookfield, MA
  • September 30, 2020 – #222 – $2500  –  John S., Hardwick, MA

OFFICIAL RULES ARE AVAILABLE HERE

(POSTPONED) Christmas in September 2020

THE FOLLOWING EVENT ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 5, 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED… KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE RESCHEDULED EVENT!

Supporting Orphans Nationally & Globally, Inc. (S.O.N.G.) is excited to announce a Drive-In LIVE show….”Christmas in September 2020″ at the Brimfield Winery & Cidery featuring the legendary rock & roll band and RCA recording artists FAT from western Massachusetts (celebrating 50+ years) with Special Guest Mitch Chakour!!! Also, a special appearance by local favorite and CSP recording artists “Janet Ryan & Straight Up”…! Proceeds from this event will fund Christmas Gifts for orphaned children, as well as help provide much-needed relief caused by the pandemic.