In the six months since I received the $500 to use to enrich the lives of a group of women who are mentally challenged, I have used the funds to enable them to attend a couple of concerts, movies, a trip to the aquarium, and a boat ride around Boston Harbor with a visit to The Freedom Trail in Boston and a visit to the Historic Faneuil Marketplace.  I was able to assist them financially with simple lunches and entrance fees to events.  We meet often and discuss many practical things that are of importance to them.  I talk with them often individually and in groups and, I believe, a great sense of trust has developed. 

Gwen McMahon, SCN