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What are The IMPACT Awards?

The IMPACT Awards, which provides fans in the surrounding New England states with the opportunity to support their favorite non-profits in their home states by casting their vote to help decide which organizations will win one of the available awards.

Description of Awards

The three eligible charitable organizations in each of the five New England states surrounding Massachusetts (CT, ME, NH, RI, VT) that receive the most votes will receive an IMPACT Award. In total, fifteen organizations will share a contribution of $75,000. Please contact with any further questions.

2016 IMPACT Winners
  • New Hampshire
    • Rockingham Nutrition Meals on Wheels – Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels is about more than providing someone a meal. It is about giving someone the means to maintain a healthy, independent living situation. This includes helping them connect with other services they are in need of, keeping watch for even subtle changes that may be a sign of more serious issues to come, keeping family (especially distant family) abreast of any areas of concern, and more.
  • Vermont 
    • Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families.  Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children. (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), between the ages 7-17, at no cost to their families.
  • Connecticut 
  • Rhode Island 
    • Friends Way (Families Reaching Into Each New Day) is the only family bereavement center in Rhode Island, serving families throughout Southeastern New England. Staffed with highly qualified mental health care professionals and extensively trained community volunteers, they provide peer support to children and their families in a safe and nurturing environment.


  • Maine
    • Wounded Heroes Program of Maine Founded in 2008 by Pam Payeur, the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine was started due to the experience she and her son, Mike, had when he returned stateside from war as a wounded veteran.  As of today, the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine has helped hundreds of wounded veterans with financial support and guidance through the government’s system to help them acquire the benefits they so rightfully deserve.