The Martin Richard Foundation works to advance the values of inclusion, kindness, justice and peace. We invest in community programs that broaden horizons for young people and encourage them to celebrate diversity and engage in positive civic action.
The Foundation invests in community building by making grants to organizations that work toward diversity, inclusion and social justice through collective action and through programs that ensure the dignity, safety and well-being of all. We are honored to name the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute a Legacy Partner and support their work in the community and beyond. MRF is a proud Peace Seeker Sponsor for the 2020 Mother's Day Virtual Walk-A-Thon For Peace.
Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students or entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together, we can heal and have an impact.
The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-four years later, the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is also the Peace Institute’s largest fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000. This way toward healing!
Important COVID-19 Pandemic Update:
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will still take place, as a virtual walkathon. While we may not be able to gather physically on Mother’s Day, you have proven year after year how deeply you care about the communities we serve -- Survivors of Homicide Victims, their families, and neighbors. Your help ensures that the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s critical services, advocacy and training continue to meet the immediate and evolving needs of survivors. When you reach your goal it ensures that the Peace Institute has the financial resources necessary to transform society’s response to homicide during this unprecedented crisis.
Registration cost this year is $20 per person, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our services, advocacy and training.
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In honor of Martin and Louis.||Nancy Anderson||05/10/2020||$40.00||Kristen Nichols||05/10/2020||$25.00||Elizabeth Peterson||05/10/2020||$20.00||Thank you to all the mothers, mommies and those who mother. You're amazing and we do not thank you enough. Today is for you!||Kim Mitchell||05/10/2020||$500.00||Thanks for all you continue to do to bring peace to this world.||Pat Doherty||05/10/2020||$50.00||Mary Doherty Cahill||05/10/2020||$100.00||To all the wonderful Mother’s who grieve||Jay Rochberg - BSU||05/09/2020||$20.00||Brien Langill||05/09/2020||$40.00||Annie Blais||05/09/2020||$40.00||Patricia Burke||05/09/2020||$20.00||Beth Frattini||05/09/2020||$20.00||Barbara Evans||05/09/2020||$20.00||Margaret Evans||05/09/2020||$20.00||Caroline Evans||05/09/2020||$20.00||Matt Walsh||05/09/2020||$20.00||Rick Collins||05/09/2020||$80.00||Sheila Peterson||05/09/2020||$80.00||Betsy Eaton||05/09/2020||$20.00||Jessica Cabral||05/09/2020||$20.00||Darrin Reynolds||05/09/2020||$40.00||Michael Lambert||05/09/2020||$100.00||Kerianne Reardon||05/09/2020||$20.00||Jeanne Ingle||05/09/2020||$40.00||Marty Doherty||05/09/2020||$20.00||Patti Connolly||05/09/2020||$20.00||Mary Gawron||05/09/2020||$40.00||Lisa Jackson||05/09/2020||$20.00||Jane Dowd||05/09/2020||$20.00||Kristen Phelps||05/09/2020||$20.00||April Eriksen||05/09/2020||$20.00||Nathan Blackwelder||05/09/2020||$20.00||Erin O'Brien||05/09/2020||$20.00||Carolyn Stuart||05/09/2020||$20.00||Peter Riddle||05/09/2020||$25.00||Jane Dowd||05/09/2020||$10.00||Lisa Jackson||05/09/2020||$30.00||Marty Doherty||05/09/2020||$10.00||Debra Rich||05/09/2020||$20.00||Bernadette Smith||05/09/2020||$25.00||Peter Noyes||05/09/2020||$26.20||No more hurting people. Peace,||Murray Frank - BSU||05/09/2020||$25.00||Sheila Peterson||05/09/2020||$20.00||Rick Collins||05/09/2020||$20.00||Leslie Sammon||05/09/2020||$35.00||Emily Koechlin||05/09/2020||$250.00||Carole Giordano||05/09/2020||$20.00||For love and No violence EVER Rip||Annie Blais||05/09/2020||$10.00||Mark Juaire||05/09/2020||$50.00||Tanisha Cooper||05/09/2020||$50.00||Jay Rochberg - BSU||05/09/2020||$20.00||Laura Gross||05/08/2020||$20.00||Deborah Baumgarten||05/08/2020||$20.00||Maribeth Diener||05/08/2020||$60.00||Steve Datish||05/08/2020||$20.00||Alex Canning||05/08/2020||$20.00||Jacqueline O'Dwyer||05/08/2020||$20.00||Jennifer Serafyn||05/08/2020||$20.00||Karen Doherty||05/08/2020||$60.00||Elizabeth Hopkins||05/08/2020||$20.00||Diane Bell||05/08/2020||$40.00||Laurie McDonough||05/08/2020||$20.00||Debbie Drago - BSU||05/08/2020||$20.00||Kristine Baker||05/08/2020||$20.00||Lori Benson||05/08/2020||$20.00||Jim Canavan||05/08/2020||$20.00||Raymond Childs||05/08/2020||$100.00||Raymond Childs||05/08/2020||$50.00||Gregory DeMelo||05/08/2020||$20.00||"We've Got This!" BSU||Laurie McDonough||05/08/2020||$30.00||Laura Mulvey- BSU||05/08/2020||$20.00||Diane Bell||05/08/2020||$60.00||Elizabeth Hopkins||05/08/2020||$100.00||Jennifer Serafyn||05/08/2020||$80.00||Jacqueline O'Dwyer||05/08/2020||$25.00||MaryBeth Tobin-BSU||05/08/2020||$50.00||Happy Mothers' Day!||Seana Peterson||05/07/2020||$20.00||Jen Thibodeau-BSU||05/07/2020||$20.00||Mary Droser||05/07/2020||$60.00||Betty Gilson||05/07/2020||$20.00||Jill Beckwith - BSU||05/07/2020||$20.00||Michael DeValve||05/07/2020||$20.00||Andrea Romig||05/07/2020||$20.00||Sydne Marrow - BSU||05/07/2020||$20.00||Mary Grant - BSU||05/07/2020||$20.00||Lenell Silva-BSU||05/07/2020||$20.00||Matt Morse||05/07/2020||$20.00||Emilee Regan||05/07/2020||$20.00||Linda Damatin||05/07/2020||$60.00||Linda Damatin||05/07/2020||$20.00||Liley Damatin||05/07/2020||$20.00||Julia Damatin||05/07/2020||$20.00||Carolyn Casey||05/07/2020||$100.00||With love and for peace.||Matt Morse||05/07/2020||$30.00||Mary Grant - BSU||05/07/2020||$30.00||Sydne Marrow - BSU||05/07/2020||$30.00||Shirley Harvey||05/07/2020||$30.00||May mothers who have lost children feel supported.||Seana Peterson||05/07/2020||$10.00||Gloria Moran BSU||05/07/2020||$50.00||In honor of all of those of us who have lost a child.||Sarah Evans||05/06/2020||$20.00||Pam Evans||05/06/2020||$20.00||Jennifer Larson||05/06/2020||$40.00||Laura Connolly||05/06/2020||$20.00||Sue Peyron||05/06/2020||$20.00||Stephanie Flaherty||05/06/2020||$20.00||Stephanie Gregg||05/06/2020||$40.00||Cassie Cyr||05/06/2020||$20.00||Shannon LeBlanc||05/06/2020||$20.00||Anna White||05/06/2020||$40.00||Caroline OBrien||05/06/2020||$20.00||Mary OBrien||05/06/2020||$20.00||Rachel Calabrese||05/06/2020||$20.00||Yolanda Gonzalez||05/06/2020||$40.00||Stephanie Godley||05/06/2020||$60.00||Nicole Lunt||05/06/2020||$20.00||Fran Fidler||05/06/2020||$50.00||Be safe, God bless, Happy Mother's Day to All, PEACE!||Yolanda Gonzalez||05/06/2020||$20.00||Rachel Calabrese||05/06/2020||$30.00||Anna White||05/06/2020||$10.00||Shannon LeBlanc||05/06/2020||$30.00||Julie Planko||05/06/2020||$20.00||Marilyn Thaler||05/06/2020||$50.00||Sue Peyron||05/06/2020||$20.00||Katherine Parker||05/06/2020||$50.00||Bruce Connolly||05/06/2020||$50.00||☮️||Fatima Cardoso||05/06/2020||$50.00||Love-Peace-Smile||Jennifer Larson||05/06/2020||$10.00||Jana Montoya||05/05/2020||$20.00||Kathleen Lloyd||05/05/2020||$20.00||Lisa Burns||05/05/2020||$80.00||Frances Richards||05/05/2020||$20.00||Maryann Pitts||05/05/2020||$20.00||Dianne Lescinskas||05/05/2020||$20.00||April Wojciechowski||05/05/2020||$20.00||Heather Stoeger||05/05/2020||$20.00||Sheila McCarthy||05/05/2020||$20.00||John Coyne||05/05/2020||$20.00||Megan Thomas||05/05/2020||$40.00||Analiza Traub||05/05/2020||$40.00||Tera O’Brien||05/05/2020||$20.00||Ed McGowan||05/05/2020||$20.00||Malia Scott||05/05/2020||$40.00||Patricia McDonald||05/05/2020||$80.00||John Brooks||05/05/2020||$20.00||Stacey Monahan||05/05/2020||$20.00||Katherine Powers||05/05/2020||$20.00||Crissy Ahern||05/05/2020||$40.00||Christie Coombs||05/05/2020||$20.00||Christine Gardosik||05/05/2020||$20.00||Maggie Wheeler||05/05/2020||$40.00||Paula Skalinski||05/05/2020||$20.00||Jimmy Guy||05/05/2020||$40.00||Kaitlin Wicker||05/05/2020||$20.00||Kathy Mullen||05/05/2020||$20.00||Mary Kelly||05/05/2020||$.00||Brenna Galvin||05/05/2020||$20.00||Dot Joyce||05/05/2020||$20.00||Rachel Moo||05/05/2020||$.00||Dot Joyce||05/05/2020||$100.00||Lawrence SHEA||05/05/2020||$125.00||Mary Kelly||05/05/2020||$25.00||Paula Skalinski||05/05/2020||$100.00||Christine Gardosik||05/05/2020||$20.00||Stacey Monahan||05/05/2020||$80.00||John Brooks||05/05/2020||$20.00||Tera O’Brien||05/05/2020||$20.00||Dianne Lescinskas||05/05/2020||$50.00||Maryann Pitts||05/05/2020||$50.00||Lisa Burns||05/05/2020||$20.00||Jana Montoya||05/05/2020||$40.00||Courtney O'Connor||05/04/2020||$20.00||Courtney O'Connor||05/04/2020||$130.00||Michael Gosselin||05/03/2020||$100.00||Shoshana Kruskal||05/01/2020||$100.00||Christine Vulopas||05/01/2020||$40.00||Christine Vulopas||05/01/2020||$60.00||Deborah Collins||04/30/2020||$20.00||Christine Goldman||04/29/2020||$20.00||Phil Dichiara||04/29/2020||$20.00||Susan Glover||04/29/2020||$20.00||Lisa Simmons||04/29/2020||$20.00||Phil Dichiara||04/29/2020||$20.00||Ann Walsh||04/27/2020||$20.00||Ann Walsh||04/27/2020||$50.00||Beth Nagy||04/11/2020||$80.00||Beth Nagy||04/11/2020||$20.00||Denise Richard||03/27/2020||$20.00||Denise Richard||03/27/2020||$100.00||Vicky Shen||03/14/2020||$40.00||Vicky Shen||03/14/2020||$160.00|