Meet Ami: Wife, Mother of Four, Volunteer and Entrepreneur

AmiOver the years, Ami D’Amelio has served as a volunteer on a plethora of nonprofit boards and committees, earning recognition in the 2008 class of the Union Leader’s 40 under 40.

Girl Scouts, Auburn Village School PTA and Manchester Rotary Club are just a few of the organizations who have benefited from Ami’s time and talent. Currently, the NH-VT American Red Cross is fortunate to have her as a Board Member.

In 2010, Ami started her own company, Just Flow, where she specializes in marketing, event planning, communications and design. Her clients consist of small local businesses and several nonprofit organizations. When asked what she’s passionate about, Ami replied “Children’s charities and family support organizations are at the center of my nonprofit passions. I find it so rewarding that through my business I’m able to focus on working with nonprofit clients who are dedicated to fulfilling those needs in our community.”

Through her business, Ami has applied her talents to organizations such as Easter Seals, Manchester Community Music School, Holy Cross Family Learning Center and Pastoral Counseling Services.

What Ami is most proud of is her work with Spaulding Youth Center“a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and foster care programs and services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

“These kids are challenging but deserve a childhood and a future, and Spaulding provides an opportunity for them to have just that,” said Ami, “They are so inspirational – they are open 24/7 and the staff is 100% devoted to the welfare of the kids.”

Ami is currently working with Spaulding Youth Center to plan their annual fundraiser: “Learning without Limits” – an initiative to fund critical technology needs on campus. Some students use technology as their means of communication – can you imagine not having a voice except through your tablet? And others need technology as an adaptive device to help them accomplish what their peers in public school can accomplish with pencil and paper. And finally, some students have never used technology and need to become familiar in order to function in today’s high tech world. It’s really exceptional to see what they can accomplish with technology and easy to be inspired to support their cause. “Learning without Limits” is free and the public is encouraged to come learn about Spaulding Youth Center and their important initiative: May 17th from 7:30-8:30am at the McAuliffe-Shephard Discovery Center.

There are so many wonderful people and organizations making a difference in our own backyards! If you would like us to feature your nonprofit or know of an amazing NH professional giving back email  doinggood@stayworkplay.org

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