Two Special Events Coming Soon:
Marathon Park Prep Race - both Half Marathon and 5 Mile Races - March 18th, 2017 canceled due to hazardous road conditions.
All registered runners are invited to participate in the Ashland Half Marathon scheduled for October 28th, 2017. Visit the Marathon Park Prep Race page on facebook here:
3rd Annual AEF Auction - April 29th, 2017 at 5pm at American Legion in Ashland.
The AEF uses donations to...
- Put food on the table
- Put heating oil in the tank
- Pay electric and gas bills
- Buy medicine
- Pay short-term housing costs
- Cover burial expenses
- Assist in major medical events
- Assist in disasters, accidents, and other personal traumatic events.
The Ashland Emergency Fund (AEF) is a charity providing financial assistance to recipients according to need, typically on a one-time basis. AEF support may continue until relevant assistance from state agencies is in place or until the crisis passes. Medical, heating, electric, rent, and food are among the expenses for which the AEF offers support. And, any Ashland resident can qualify: those receiving assistance are our neighbors and friends.
The Ashland Emergency Fund was incorporated in 1987 to assist townspeople who unexpectedly face financial challenges for which they have no realistic solution. Since its founding, the charity has given approximately $1,000,000 to over 1750 Ashland citizens. May of our friends and neighbors have benefited directly from the existence of the AEF. Expenses are covered and gifts are made with no strings attached and with no public knowledge of who the recipients are. The AEF is Ashland's behind-the-scenes, private place to which those in need have been able to turn to for help.
In our giving, it is all of us who receive.
AEF Halloween Campaign - students in grades K-5 were invited to participate in this annual fundraiser over Halloween weekend 2016. $3000 were raised and 100% will be spent on neighbors in need. Thanks to all the students who participated in this 8th annual fundraiser.
Miles Dassoni Pitched For AEF!
Miles Dassoni, a senior at Ashland High School and a pitcher on the Ashland Clocker Varsity Baseball team who ranked 3rd in the Tri-Valley league in strikeouts in 2015, pledged to donate $1.00 per strikeout to AEF throughout the 2016 baseball season.
Miles went undefeated in the regular 2016 season including a no-hitter against Westwood. By the end of the 2016 season, Miles had struck out 51 batters!
These six sponsors plus Miles will be making a donation to the Ashland Emergency Fund in support of Miles' fundraising and community service efforts:
Downtown Boston Realty
Hudson Realty Development Group
Bill Gath, Realty Executives Boston West
Amy Shea, RE/MAX Best Choice
Details of Miles' initiative can be read here. Congratulations to Miles on a great 2016 season and sincere thanks for your fundraising efforts! Best wishes to you as you begin college in September 2016.
The AEF is a 501(c)(3) IRS-recognized charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. - #22-2959481