Freedom through unity in the community.
Hopkinton Freedom Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in January of 2022. Your help and support will help us tremendously as our initial seed funding. A small amount goes a long way!
HOPKINTON'S 3RD ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE & CELEBRATION ON
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2023 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2023 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
The 3rd Annual Hopkinton Pride Parade is hosted by the Hopkinton Freedom Team, Hopkinton Youth & Family Services and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, with support from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, Boston Pride Community Fund, and Middlesex Savings Bank.
127th BOSTON MARATHON
Congratulation to Sophia Lin on her successful run!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED!
Sophia and Liz, the HFT dynamic marathon duo, who raised funds for the HFT with our charity bib entry and ran Boston together! The HFT is so very grateful for Sophia, Liz and all of YOU who donated funds and support!!
At the start line...and the finish line!
What a incredible experience! I DID the Boston Marathon with my best friend-Liz in memory of my husband and to represent the Hopkinton Freedom Team.
I cried when I crossed the finish line. I followed his steps through the course and experienced the amazing atmosphere. Such an unforgettable moment, it will be permanently locked into my memory. I loved and enjoyed every minute of race. We smiled all the way from Hopkinton to Boston, The spectators’s shouting our names cheering for us are still ringing in my ears.I loved it all and forgot the tiredness, fatigue and pain. We had a blast!
Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill my wish by running Boston in memory of Travis and grad to support the HFT to make a better world.
With much gratitude,
Sophia and I had an amazing time on our journey from Hopkinton to Boston. As you can see from our smiling faces in the start and finish photos..., we enjoyed ourselves all the way.
But our run started long before [marathon day]. It really started when [the HFT] offered a charity bib to Sophia. Not only did we get a chance to run the most famous road race in the world together, in memory of her husband, but we both got the opportunity to support the Hopkinton Freedom Team and, in our small way, help make the world a better place.
Thank you so very much.
PeACE DAY 9/21/2022
The HFT and the HHS Diversity Club paired together at Polyarts and Family Day for peace in our world. Visitors stopped by to decorate cut out hands that are now on display at the HHS above Hopkinton artist Michael Alfano's sculpture.
AT THE HIGH SCHOOL
Inspired by Sadako and the One Thousand Paper Cranes as told by Eleanor Coerr, the HHS Diversity Club and HFT members, along with other community members, made origami cranes for health and world peace at Polyarts and Family Day, September 2022.
DONATE TODAY in our mission to CREATE Unity in our Community through Love, Inclusion and Trust!
The mission of the Hopkinton Freedom Team is to create unity in the community by fostering inclusion, solidarity and compassion for all people. The Freedom Team is focused on moving beyond tolerance to embracing, sharing and celebrating our community’s diversity. Its members meet monthly to explore ways of offering dialogue, support and programming to community members with a goal of promoting love, inclusion and trust (“LIT”).
The Freedom Team also offers a safe, confidential and respectful space to discuss incidents involving harassment or discrimination related to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability or class using a transformative justice model. This model offers opportunities for conversation and reconciliation to help repair experiences of misunderstanding or harm. Individuals may access this opportunity to talk by calling the hotline number at 774-278-4455 if they have experienced or witnessed bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence.
The first Freedom Team formed in 2016 in Natick through the inspiration of Jamele Adams; the Hopkinton Freedom Team formed in 2020.
Hopkinton Freedom Team Membership
Your membership starts with a pledge to promote love, inclusion and trust within our community.
Every year our town of Hopkinton becomes world-renowned as a place of world-wide unity and common ground for thousands of people who come here from all over the world to run in The Boston Marathon. In a way, this is the same intention of The Freedom Team. Our wish is to promote this same sense of being a welcoming town to all its residents as well as visitors by growing more inclusive-minded and welcoming as a community for all people. Our ultimate dream goal is to have every resident of our town sign up for general membership to the Freedom Team and its mission to promote love, inclusion and trust within our community.
You are invited to sign up for general membership to The Freedom Team by submitting a pledge form below and sharing what you have done to bring more unity, peace and acceptance to Hopkinton and beyond.