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New England’s own Devin McCourty will be the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Dream Big! Gala at the Hotel Commonwealth at 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston on Wednesday evening, May 17. The event, which will benefit A Bed for Every Child, an initiative of the coalition, will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by the keynote address by McCourty and a live auction hosted by WCVB TV’s Bob Halloran.

“For the past four years, the A Bed for Every Child Initiative has been working to ensure children throughout Massachusetts have a bed of their own. To date we have delivered more than 4,000 beds to children in need. Sadly, there are many corridors of poverty throughout the state where children still do not have a bed in which to sleep. I hope you will join us in our efforts to raise funds to deliver 1,500 beds this year by buying a ticket to the Gala, bidding on an auction item, making a donation or volunteering your time,” says Robyn Frost, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.

The auctions will feature a robust offering of unique experiences like premiere seats to major team events including those of the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Celtics, as well as sports memorabilia such as signed equipment from Boston A-List athletes.

Event partners include Cooperative Credit Union Association and Old Neighborhood Foods, while event sponsors include BWK Construction, Eastern Bank, and BANKW Staffing. Visit to learn about sponsorship opportunities, buy event tickets, and bid on silent auction items beginning May 10.