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1sr Edition
Winter 2005

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Charity hosts Thanksgiving brunch Nov. 20
By TYRA PACHECO, Standard-Times correspondent

Cameron's Kids is hosting the second annual Thanksgiving brunch at the Century House in Acushnet at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The nonprofit charitable organization was founded last year to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities.
The Thanksgiving brunch will include a number of activities for children, door prizes and a video presentation detailing the accomplishments of Cameron's Kids.
"Our goal is to raise any money possible to help the children of the Kennedy-Donovan Center, as well as others in our community," said Debra Goulart, co-founder of Cameron's Kids.
Cameron Goulart was born in 1994 with cerebral palsy. The disease has impaired several of the boy's motor and visual functions, but his parents work hard to give him the most normal childhood possible.
"My son, Cameron, inspired me," Mrs. Goulart said. "He has fought through the odds and he has given us the gift of love. That's the reason we started Cameron's Kids."
With the help of the United Way Community Building Mini-Grant and tireless fundraising, Cameron's Kids has been able to sponsor a number of activities for the children at the Kennedy-Donovan Center. Field trips, projects and needed equipment are all on the list of things Cameron's Kids has provided.
Mrs. Goulart and her husband, Jeff, said they feel very fortunate to have had a strong support system of family, friends, and the community, helping them overcome Cameron's obstacles.
"We felt it necessary to give back to the school and other programs," Mrs. Goulart said. "The only way our organization will become successful is with the help of the community. Our motto is 'together we can make a difference.'"
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets are available at Kennedy-Donovan Center, 19 Hawthorn St.
For more information about tickets, volunteering or making a donation, contact Mrs. Goulart at (508) 748-1922.


This story appeared on Page A4 of The Standard-Times on November 14, 2005.

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