Puzzles To Remember

PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a 501(c)3 organization that provides puzzles to nursing homes, veterans facilities, and other facilities that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Puzzles To Remember was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, who recognized the calming effect of puzzles and many other benefits on people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Max graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2015, and from Harvard Medical School in 2020.

Beginning in 2020, Hailey Richman is the Executive Director of PuzzlesToRemember. Since 2011, Hailey has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities around the globe. Hailey also spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.  Hailey is also the founder of KidCaregivers.com, where she provides advice for children dealing with dementia in their family members. Hailey has begun a program called PuzzleTime which involves volunteer students going to nursing facilities and doing puzzles with their residents. Max serves as a mentor to the KidCaregivers program.

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at Puzzles2Remember@gmail.com and we will find a location near you where you can bring your puzzles. We can also provide you with a donation letter so that you can claim the value of your puzzles as a tax deduction.

To see a short video from WCVB Ch. 5 "BOSTON STRONG" about Max's efforts on behalf of Alzheimer's patients, click here.

To see a short video about Hailey's Puzzle Time Program, click here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Global. Youth Service Day April 29-May 1


Good News! Our Executive Director has been selected as a YSA Hershey Heartwarming Hero! For Global Youth Service Day weekend, Hailey and volunteers are going to distribute THOUSANDS of jigsaw puzzles throughout the United States. They are especially placing puzzles in diverse marginalized communities that are underserved! Please reach out to her at Kidcaregivers@gmail.com if you are in need of puzzles and for volunteering opportunities! All student volunteers receive community service credit and chances to win national awards! Thank you to all of our volunteers and Girl Scouts who have spent hours collecting puzzles! Thank you to our Bar/Bat Mitzvah kids who have collected puzzles. Thank you to the generous puzzle companies who have donated puzzles to Kid Caregivers! Thank you to THRED UP consignment company for donating over 12,000 puzzles! Thank you to BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and Jake Guttman (Long Island Ambassador) Stay Tuned for more updates as we get closer to the date. #bethpagefederalcreditunion #springbok #thredup #kidcaregivers #puzzlestoremember

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PUZZLES TO REMEMBER was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, in memory of his great-grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, who died of Alzheimer's disease in 2007.
Puzzles To Remember is registered in Massachusetts as a public charity. Contributions are welcome, and are tax deductible under sec. 501(c.)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information, write to us at Puzzles2Remember@gmail.com