Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Unsung Heroine Celebration - 2014

 Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Anita K. Saville and Kathryn Brough

Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell/Chelmsford), recently attended an event honoring two local women for their exceptional work in the community.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women honored its 82 Unsung Heroines of 2014 at the State House in Boston. The honorees come from cities and towns across the Commonwealth and each one is recognized for their outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. The Unsung Heroines are women who, don’t make the news...they make the difference”.  They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude.

Honored at the event were Kathryn Brough and Anita K. Saville both from Chelmsford. They are the co-founders of Budget Buddies.  Budget Buddies founded in 2010 is a Massachusetts-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to help build the financial literacy, confidence, and security of low-income women in the Greater Lowell area.   This innovative, no-fee program combines workshops on budgeting, banking, and credit with one-on-one coaching and support groups to help clients develop core money management skills and resolve their individual financial issues. Budget Buddies partners with local banks, social service agencies, and volunteers to provide customized training and support in basic money management.
Since the launch of their program in 2010, Anita and Kathryn have trained more than 100 coaches and serviced more than 175 participants.  A sincere thank you to both Kathryn and Anita for their dedication and leadership in all they do.

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