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Richie McFarland Children's Center

Exeter, New Hampshire

Beverly Hodsdon is a volunteer with Richie McFarland Children’s Center. Beverly has been a pillar of the organization for 17 years, devoting her time to help in different capacities as a board member by creating fundraising events, bringing the largest donor of the organization and providing graphic design and marketing services. Beverly has received numerous awards, including the “Richie Board Superstar Award”.

Beverly was introduced to the Richie McFarland Children’s Center as a parent 20 years ago and since has been giving back to the organization that helped her daughter. “At Richie, they want to make sure every child is able to reach their greatest potential”, said Beverly Hodsdon. In 2005, Beverly created Touch A Truck, a fundraising family event that has become a signature activity in her community. Over the years, Touch A Truck has helped raise over $240,000 to support therapeutic services. 

Richie McFarland Children’s Center is an early childhood program that helps young children reach their full developmental potential while supporting their families throughout the process. Their therapists assist young children with or without special needs at their most critical stage of development. RMCC was founded in 1971 by a group of local mothers seeking play and learning opportunities for their kids with special needs. Funds received from winning the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award would help add social work hours, providing children with assessments, home visits, occupational and physical therapy, speech and connecting families to resources.

Beverly has been a NASCAR fan since she was in high school and her favorite driver is Jimmie Johnson. One of her favorite memories is from her 50th birthday celebration at Talladega Superspeedway because she got to sign her name on the finish line and met Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew team.