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People In Neighborhoods Can Help (P.I.N.C.H.)
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About People In Neighborhoods Can Help
Frank Sullivan knows what it's like to receive a helping hand from his neighbors. Born and raised in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, Mr. Sullivan is now trying to give back to the community he loves and cherishes so much - here is his story:
My mother and father, four brothers and two sisters and I lived in the Franklin Field Housing Project. After having lived through some very difficult times my family moved to Fields Corner, in 1969. My father, an inventory clerk at South Boston World Headquarters for Gillette Safety Razor, and my mother, a nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital in Dorchester, for 30-plus years, instilled in us strong values, thereby providing a firm foundation upon which each of us would stand.
My world changed on Mothers Day, May 13, 1979, after I was brutally attacked in Chinatown, in an unprovoked attack. Shot twice in the head and once in the left biceps, I was rushed to Boston New England Medical Center. After a lengthy surgery, it was decided that one bullet could not be removed from near my brain stem. Doctors believed that I may be permanently blind and possibly never walk.
I continued to face an uphill battle, having to fight to regain my vision, speech, and walk; small tasks -- showering, cutting a piece of paper, or changing my clothes -- became a daily struggle.
Thankfully, with the assistance of nurses, doctors and physical and occupational therapists, and the constant support of family and friends, who prayed daily for me, I walked out of the hospital, needing only a cane. What I really rested on was Hope.
My life would not be as complete were it not for the support that I received from my family, friends, social service organizations, and my neighborhood. I made a pact with myself and with God, in 1979, that if I was ever given the opportunity, I would try to repay the enormous debt I owe to my community.
The People In Neighborhoods Can Help (P.I.N.C.H.) Foundation was established several years ago with one mission in mind: We would bring together neighbors, businesses, and civic and community leaders to help those who are in tremendous need of support.
To date, we have raised thousands of dollars to help neighbors in need, such as those whose loved ones have passed away due to illness or accident. Weâ€™ve come to the aid of a family whose son and daughter died in a house fire. Weâ€™ve been able to help parents pay for medical supplies, such as wheelchairs and stairlifts, for their sick children.
Our philosophy and purpose are simple: Life is a cinch, when you are there in a PINCH! As a result of your help, we can help others to see that, The only good days are the ones that end in y.
"Neighbor helping Neighbor"
PINCH Foundation Executive Director and Founding President, Frank Sullivan, with his wife, Lisa, a Founding Member of the Board of Directors.
People In Neighborhoods Can Help (P.I.N.C.H.) ®
"Life is a cinch when you are there in a pinch" ~ Frank Sullivan
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P.I.N.C.H. is a (501c3) 100% volunteer driven organization
P.I.N.C.H. is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization
PINCH, People In Neighborhoods Can Help, was founded by Frank Sullivan, and his wife, Lisa,(far right) and their daughters, Brianna (right) and Shannon.
We all tremendously appreciate your continued assistance!!