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Cheers to Volunteers! – Dr. Jim Maliszewski

The children at Spofford have greatly benefited from the kindness of Dr. Jim Maliszewski. Dr. Mal, as the kids call him, started The Spofford Breakfast Club, which brings colleagues and family members together to serve up a pancake breakfast for the children. He also organizes many events for the children including sending them to the theater, sports games and concerts.

Also featured in the September 15th issue of The Independent

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Tommy Maliszewski and his father, Dr. Jim Maliszewski, scooped up a cool summer treat for the kids at Spofford.



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