Saccone has spent much of the last year sharing the agency’s long history with the public, and potential donors. A gala celebration at Hamilton Hall in Salem drew hundreds of new and old “friends.”
A 175th Capital Campaign aimed to raise $175,000. But Children’s Friend learned it could count on many friends: The appeal ended up raising $250,000.
The money will be used to fund youth mentoring, an electronic medical records project, and general services.
“We’re so grateful for the support,” Saccone said. “We have stayed true to our mission.”