Bar Mitzvah Brings Many Gifts

13-year-old Noah Stein donates board games to Regional Hospice

Christine Dokko, Noah Stein, Paul Sirois (COO for RHPC), and Terri Katz (Manager of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships for RHPC)

Christine Dokko, Noah Stein, Paul Sirois (COO for RHPC), and Terri Katz (Manager of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships for RHPC)

For Christine Dokko and David Stein, the most important element of their son Noah’s 2016 Bar Mitzvah was the celebration of close friends and family. With that goal in mind, Event Planner Lisa Antonecchia set out to incorporate a sense of community and family with a joyful celebration. Embracing Noah’s youthful spirit, Christine suggested a board game themed event where guests, young and old, could play together in celebration of Noah’s rite of passage. Lisa loved the idea and set out to make it a reality.

Well over 30 board games were purchased and enjoyed over the course of the November celebration. According to Antonecchia, “Early in the process, Noah’s mother Christine asked if I knew of a place they could donate the games to, and I of course thought immediately of my friends at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care.”

When Noah realized that his games could be enjoyed by family members, visitors and hospice patients in need at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, he was eager to help. At the end of 2016, Noah and Christine visited our hospice center for the first time, bringing with them their generous game donation.

Together they toured the facility so that they could see firsthand how the board games were a welcome addition to the cozy Teen Room and Family Living Room where visitors tend to congregate. After their visit, Christine shared with Lisa that they were, “beyond impressed with the staff and the facility.” It was a great day for all.

Lisa has been an incredible asset, assisting our organization with events, fundraising and hospice awareness through her business Creative Concepts by Lisa, LLC. We are so grateful to have support from her and our new friends, Noah and Christine.

We appreciate all the ways that our supporters help use make our Center a home away from home for those in need. Please visit our Center Wish List or Make a Gift page for ways that you can help.