December 30, 2018
THANK YOU, KRAFT FAMILY! 🎗🏈🎗
THE KRAFT FAMILY AWARDS $90,000 TO NONPROFITS DURING HALFTIME CEREMONY ON SUNDAY, DEC. 30
The New England Patriots Foundation announced $90,000 in grants to 15 local nonprofits in honor of each Patriots Difference Maker named during the 2018 Celebrate Volunteerism initiative.
WOW! What an AMAZING day at the New England Patriots game! HUGE thank you to Mr. Robert Kraft and the Patriots for recognizing Bennett Brothers Balm as one of their 15 Difference Makers of the Week this season! We were so surprised to find out that Mr. Kraft generously donated 5K to all of the honorees and their nonprofits!!!! We were also gifted these awesome personalized footballs!!! 🏈🏈 Congrats to all of the Difference Makers!!!
Harry and Heath were honored as part of the Boston Cannons (professional lacrosse team) Cannons Fighting Cancer/Cannons Champions for Cancer. The Cannons played the OHIO Machine and Boston won 23-14!!
Harry invited his friend, Majie, DC made a new friend, Heath ate "the best double-cone ice cream ever", Harry and Heath got to meet their friend (and nominator) Ella Morrison from Ella's Lemonade Shop (pic of them on the field), and they all got to meet and take pics with some of the players!
It was a great day and we all had a BLAST! Oh, and one of the players (Mitch Belisle #85) retired after yesterday's game and donated his game check to the Boston Children's Hospital Blood Disorders Clinic. Amazing stuff. Inspiring to be surrounded by such giving.
Bennett Brothers Balm raised $387 from the sale of our LE Melon-No-Mas Balm for John Howard! All funds are being donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Melanoma Department in honor of Mr. Howard's cousin, Timmy! #noonefightsalone #skincancerawareness#melanomaawareness
Last year, Bennett Brothers Balm donated a box of Balm to our friend, Ray at the Medford, Ma based charity, Children are Angels from Heaven. After a very long, crazy journey through Europe (including Ireland and Switzerland), Bennett Brothers Balm finally arrived at it's final destination in Rourkela, India. We are so excited to finally see these photos and share them with you!
Thank you, Ray, for all you do for the people (especially the children) of India!
Much Love ,
Harry & Heath
Hi Harry & Heath
These photos were sent to me from the Sisters in Rourkela.
You see the Sisters passing the Balm out to young girls who work in the gardens & some of the Sisters. I do know an envelope has been sent to me 6 weeks ago from Rourkela with what I hope is a very short DVD of the Balm and also report cards of sponsored students for people here in the USA...It has not arrived yet.. When it does I will let you know.
I know both of you boys work very hard with the Balm and it is very special what you do with the money. I admire both of you for what you are doing.
Children are Angels from Heaven
501(c)(3)Non Profit Charity
WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 28 - MAY 1, 2018
It was an honor to have been chosen for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 2018. All of the honorees are doing amazing things in their communities and we are so inspired by their passion for giving. This trip has was an experience of a lifetime. Thank you to Prudential for everything.
Here are a few of the highlights, but each and every moment was truly amazing!!! So proud to represent the State of Massachusetts, the City of Malden, Massachusetts, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Jimmy Fund and my school, St. Joseph School Medford!
Very proud and honored to have been selected as the top Middle Level Honoree from MA for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 2018! Thank you to my Principal for nominating me and to the committee for choosing me. I hope that this recognition will shine a light on the urgent need to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research! Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists and student volunteers everywhere! https://spirit.prudential.com/…/2…/ma/harrison-harry-bennett
BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kira Andreucci, 17, of Fitchburgand Harrison (Harry) Bennett, 12, of Malden today were named Massachusetts' top two youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Kira and Harry each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in late April to Washington, D.C., where they will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2018.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 23rd year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Middle Level State Honoree: Harry Bennett
Nominated by St. Joseph School in Medford
Harry, a seventh-grader at St. Joseph School, created a nonprofit organization with his younger brother to produce a line of all-natural lip and body balm products that they sell to support Hodgkin's lymphoma research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. When Harry's friend Timmy was diagnosed with Hodgkin's in May of 2016, Harry "couldn't believe that someone so young, active and healthy could have cancer." He immediately wanted to do something to raise money, but also help his friend feel better during his arduous chemotherapy treatments. "I had heard that cancer patients' lips and skin can get very dry from treatments, so I thought making a lip balm would be a great idea," Harry said.
So, with the help of their family, the Bennett brothers began researching ingredients, testing recipes and hand-producing all-natural, vegan and chemical-free lip and body balm products. A family friend, who is a graphic designer, created a logo for their brand, called "Bennett Brothers Balm." Then they designed labels and packaging, and their parents helped them set up a website and social media accounts. Next, Harry and his brother were ready to start marketing. Most of their sales are made at craft shows and special events, such as 5K races and cancer fundraisers; the products are also available at a local salon, a yoga studio and on Etsy. So far, Bennett Brothers Balm has raised more than $5,300 to help find a cure for Hodgkin's lymphoma. "We felt this work was important because friends help friends," said Harry. "It's just what you do."
For Spirit of Community Awards program logo and medallion graphics, please visit https://spirit.prudential.com/resources/media
1 MILLION 4 ANNA FOUNDATION - ANNA'S CLOSET COLLABORATION!
December 20, 2017
Christmas is almost here and we just received the best present! We are so excited to share this news with you! The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation's "Anna's Closet" provides small teen gifts, giving patients a "prize" for every poke they receive in the cancer/blood disorders clinic. Their goal – put a smile on the face of a teen going through cancer treatment. And now Bennett Brothers Balm will be one of those small gifts!
With 20 Closets operating in children’s hospitals in 10 states throughout the US, this is such a wonderful opportunity for us to get our Balm to the very people it was originally made for! Children with cancer. 💜
We are so honored to be associated with the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation, and we thank them for believing in us and supporting our shared cause! Raising funds and awareness for Pediatric Cancer!
Thank you to our friend, Jen Caruso of Swirls Around the World for posting about 1 Million 4 Anna during their 12:12 campaign and bringing the Foundation to our attention. Please check out both of these amazing organizations when you have a chance!
Have a Blessed Holiday Season and a Very Merry Christmas! XO
The Bennett Family
"The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation was founded in January 2012. But we began long before that. After Anna was diagnosed with Ewing’s in November 2009, many of us found ourselves searching something to do or some way to help. Initially, we found that the best thing we could do for Anna was to pray for her. With that in mind, the idea for 1 Million 4 Anna was born. People pledged to pray for Anna daily at 12:12 PM, a time selected because of Romans 12:12 which says “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”