Showing posts with label #givingTuesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #givingTuesday. Show all posts

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Instead of Black Friday, let's focus on Small Business Saturday & #GivingTuesday

Yes, the commercials started a while ago. Black Friday deals available online and Before Black Friday. It is hard to avoid them they are so pervasive.

(1) Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to really spend our money wisely and locally. Consider the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card and the shops where it can be used. Check out the listing of shops here ->

Don't have a #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card? You can buy one online or at Dean Bank.

Did you catch the series on local Franklin businesses we are running? The first 2 are available and more are coming. Thanks to contributor Lyn MacLean!

Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable
Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

(2) There are over 100 nonprofits based in Franklin and a number of others who service this community while based elsewhere. #GivingTuesday was developed in response to the popularity of Black Friday and an attempt to focus on supporting the nonprofits. 

You should be seeing nonprofits advertising or emailing to prompt a donation for their cause on #givingtuesday. 

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is just one of the many we can support! The Food Pantry, SAFE Coalition, HMEA, the Hockomock YMCA... the list goes on...  If you can't think of a nonprofit to support there is a listing of them based in Franklin here ->

Monday, November 29, 2021

FAA December Newsletter & Holiday Social Info

FAA Members, 

Attached please find a copy of the December FAA Newsletter with information about our upcoming Holiday Paint-Together meeting on Wednesday December 1st,  as well as numerous call to entries and local classes, member exhibition announcements and workshops.

FAA December Newsletter

We at the FAA would like to take this moment to remind readers that the pandemic has hit arts non-profits especially hard, and The Franklin Art Association is no exception. After the isolation of the past 2 years, we need art more than ever to remind us of our shared humanity and to bring us together. 

Please consider donating to the Franklin Art Association this Giving Tuesday November 30th, your support will help ensure that we can continue to bring fantastic programing to you and our entire community! 

Donations can be made in person at our Wednesday December 1st meeting or via mail at Franklin Art Association, 279 E. Central St. PMB#289 Franklin MA 02038.  The FAA is a registered non-profit if you would like a receipt for tax purposes you only need ask!

Hope to see everyone on Dec. 1st with holiday season cheer!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Donate safely this #GivingTuesday

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

by Rosario Méndez, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

Giving Tuesday is a great time to show your gratitude by donating to help others. But you don't want to give money to a fake charity or scammer (any day of the week).

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Giving Tuesday is a great time to show your gratitude by donating to help others. But you don’t want to give money to a fake charity or scammer (any day of the week). 
Before you donate this Giving Tuesday ― and anytime you’re asked to give to charity:
  • Research the cause or the organization. Search online for the name of the organization or cause with words like “review,” “scam,” or “complaint.” See if others have had good or bad experiences with the charity. Check out what charity watchdog groups say about that organization.  


Donate safely this #GivingTuesday
Donate safely this #GivingTuesday

Friday, November 26, 2021

The 495/MetroWest Partnership reminds this is a good time to shop #MyLocalMA

The 495/MetroWest Partnership (@495Partnership) tweeted Wed, Nov 24, 2021:
"Whether on #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, or #CyberMonday, consider shopping, dining, and staying local in support of the outstanding retail stores, restaurants, and lodging throughout 495/MetroWest! #MyLocalMA"
Shared from Twitter:

And the best way to do this for Franklin is with the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card.
  • If you have a card, you can reload the value to buy more locally.
  • Buy a gift card for someone to use locally. (See the merchant list where they are accepted ->
  • Don't forget that the nonprofits among us also could use a donation and #GivingTuesday is coming up on Nov 30

the best way to do this for Franklin is with the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card
the best way to do this for Franklin is with the #ThinkFranklinFirst gift card

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Giving Tuesday - Franklin Food Pantry

Yes, #GivingTuesday was yesterday but the need still exists and the Food Pantry is accepting donations for the Franklin Food Elves 12 days of giving...

Join the movement & give back
Corresponding with #GivingTuesday this year, The Franklin Food Pantry has launched our largest fundraiser of the year - The Franklin Food Elves! The Franklin Food Elves are middle school, high school and college students who are committed to helping to end food insecurity in their own town by raising money for the Franklin Food Pantry.

The program runs from December 1 - December 12. Be on the look out for a purple envelope and flyer in your neighborhood from your local elf. If you do not receive a flyer or do not live in Franklin, you can make a direct donation to the Elves' campaign here  (

During the holiday season the Food Elves collect money to help provide food to our over 1400 neighbors throughout the year. During these hard times, we are seeing more people than ever who count on the Pantry for healthy food, proteins and shelf-stable items. Every dollar raised helps us buy what they need to help put meals on their table and have one less child go to bed hungry at night.

We appreciate your generous support throughout the year and hope you can find it in your hearts to support your Food Elf during this season of giving. Thank you for your commitment to helping to end food insecurity.
Franklin Food Pantry |
Franklin Food Pantry | 43 West Central Street, PO Box 116, Franklin, MA 02038
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

FTC Consumer Alert: Giving wisely in the time of COVID

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

by Rosario Méndez, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

Thanks to COVID-19, many charitable organizations are faced with greater demand for their services, but less in donations as people have less to give. Now, more than ever, it's important to make sure that your donation will be used wisely and well. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and as you consider new places to send your donations, now and throughout the holiday season, don't forget these four tips for giving wisely:

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This is a free service provided by the Federal Trade Commission.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Best Buddies: Inclusion is everywhere.

Best Buddies: Inclusion is everywhere.

'Friendship is the Light of Life'

As Best Buddies has grown across the world over the last 30 years, so has our annual Leadership Conference. This year, international guests from 13 different countries made the trek to Indiana University in July. With attendees from Germany to Kenya to Haiti, we show that inclusion knows no bounds, and we hope you'll help us continue to prove this point in celebration of #GivingTuesday, the world's biggest day of giving. 

Two first-time attendees were Chloe Wong and Sandy Chow, a Chapter President and Ambassador from Hong Kong. The pair endured 17-hour flights just to be in the company of others who believe in inclusion as much as they do. If you ask either of them, they won't hesitate to tell you it was all worth it. As Chloe put it:
"I was honored to be a part of the Leadership Conference with my Best Buddy, Sandy. It was a dream come true, and I was amazed to see Sandy's growth at the conference. She finished her very first speech in English and made friends from all over the world. The Leadership Conference gave us both the confidence to be ourselves. Best Buddies makes us better, and it's taught me that friendship is the light of life."
'Friendship is the Light of Life'

Each year, people like Sandy and Chloe are truly transformed by the Leadership Conference. It shines a light on people's abilities and empowers leaders to be themselves. But you don't have to look halfway around the world to find people who need these opportunities. You probably don't even have to leave your neighborhood.
In every country, every state, and every single city across the world, there are Chloes and Sandys who are just waiting to be given a chance. For #GivingTuesday, we're asking you to be a spark in your community. More than $50,000 are now being matched across the country, so there's no better time to ignite inclusion with us.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Best Buddies International
100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 374-2233


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee: December Events

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On December 3rd, do some good in your community! Donate or become a member of the FBRTC!

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Monthly Meeting

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Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Franklin YMCA.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

In the blink of an eye

Franklin Food Pantry  

   Holiday Edition 2018
In the blink of an eye  

 Thankful for you.

Dear Friends,
In the blink of an eye, it will all be over. The harried pace of the next few weeks will roll into a post-holiday calm that will be welcomed by many of us. We, at the Pantry, will take pause and look back at all that we have accomplished, thankful to our generous community of supporters who made it all possible.

Many nonprofit organizations appeal to their donors for support during the holiday season and encourage end-of-year giving. We are no different. We offer a variety of ways to engage our supporters to capture the spirit of giving that abounds this time of year. The gifts that are made now will help us get through the leaner months ahead, when giving subsides and food drives are less frequent.

There are so many ways you can support the Pantry. However you choose, we are grateful.

When the season of giving ends, the need continues. Your gifts now will help us care for the 1,000 individuals who count on us long after the holidays are over. 

Franklin Food Pantry
THANK YOU for your support, however you choose to help the Pantry. Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!  



Franklin Food Pantry

Our facility is generously donated by Rockland Trust.
We are located at 43 West Central Street, Franklin, MA,
on Route 140 in the Rockland Trust parking lot, 
across the street from the fire station.

Rockland Trust 

Franklin Food Pantry, 43 West Central Street, PO Box 116, Franklin, MA 02038

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Friday, December 1, 2017

FPAC: Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday!

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Thank you for your support of FPAC on Giving Tuesday!  

We are happy to announce that we exceeded our goal and raised $3099.00  for equipment to help us light the stage at THE BLACK BOX!!  

We are excited that with your support, we are able to purchase a follow spot and several lighting instruments to enhance our theatrical lighting system.  

To our FPAC village - we are exceedingly grateful and look forward to seeing you at one of the holiday productions still to come in 2017.  

We wish you happy holidays filled with wonderful music and great live entertainment! 

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Franklin Performing Arts Company
PO Box 48
15 West Central Street
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038

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