PEPPERELL — Local real estate agent Charleyne Stumpf, of Pepperell, was recently nominated and recognized by the local Board of Realtors with a certificate of appreciation as part of the Good Neighbor Award program which is annually given to Realtors who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work.
Charleyne, a mother of two, has a child with autism and since her son’s early diagnosis has spent most of her volunteer time working toward improving the quality of life for families with challenges. She has attended training classes through the Autism Resource Center designed to implement parent-to-parent contact for families new to autism. She has volunteered time for research projects through the Department of Public Health, which studies how to improve public services for families. Her poem “My Little Inspiration,” written for her son, Kyle, was featured in the booklet — titled “Walk a Day in My Shoes” — that the Department of Mental Retardation distributed at a legislative breakfast held at Clark University. The poem, along with her other commitments, has resulted in an invitation to attend the first weekend of a three-part leadership series offered by the MFOFC (Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change).
Sports is also at the forefront of Charleyne’s life with her children. She has managed or coached T-ball in Pepperell for four years, sponsored town little league teams and was the coordinator of the Century 21 Easter Seals Home Run Derby event held in Pepperell.
Roger Goscombe, the broker/owner of Century 21 Nashoba Associates, in Pepperell and Groton, said he is proud of Charleyne’s dedication, not just professionally but as a resource for families and support groups.
Charleyne can be contacted at her office any time at (978) 433-8221.