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Yankee Magazine Subscriber Wins Volvo

Yankee Magazine Subscriber Wins Volvo
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Yankee Magazine subscriber Madeline Burns, an instruction aide in the New Jersey school system, won the grand prize in a raffle benefiting an endowment established for Wednesday’s Child, which supports organizations that assist in adoptions of special-needs children. The winning ticket was drawn at the 25th Annual Ski Race for Wednesday’s Child at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, on Saturday, March 14, 2009. This year’s event raised more than $435,000 for special-needs adoption.

“I’m so glad that Yankee inspired me to buy that ticket. I’ve been a subscriber since the 1980s and always admired their support of local interests,” says Madeline. “The ad for the raffle was a reminder that responsible publishers are still out there, promoting worthy causes.”

Madeline has three children, two in college and one in high school. Before she bought the raffle ticket, she wanted to give her current car to her son, but couldn’t afford a new one. Now that she has a new Volvo, her son gets her old car. Madeline’s prize, a 2009 Volvo XC90 SUV, is worth $45,000.

In the 27 years since television journalist Jack Williams created Wednesday’s Child — a segment on adoption that airs during his newscast on WBZ-TV in Boston — more than 600 kids have found homes. Many more have found homes as stations nationwide have followed Williams’ lead.

The Endowment for Wednesday’s Child has given $2 million since 2000. Each year, $250,000 is donated to needy organizations helping these children. The Jack Williams Endowment for Wednesday’s Child is a 501(c)(3) IRS-recognized charity that has no employees and is run out of the Williamses’ home. Neither Marci nor Jack takes any salary, but they contribute thousands each year.

For more information, please visit: Jack Williams Wednesday’s Child

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