Showing posts with label clothing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clothing. Show all posts

Monday, September 4, 2023

Do you support the Franklin Food Pantry? Yes, now you can wear something to showcase your support!

"The Franklin Food Pantry online store is open with some new items available! We added a microfleece vest, cooler bag, and the commemorative tee in long sleeves. This long sleeve special edition shirt will only be available until September 17th   
Prepare for colder weather (eek!) with sweatshirts, jackets, and hats too! 
Here is the link to shop:

https://xpressionprintsinc.printavo.com/merch/franklin-food-pantry/?page=1"

Do you support the Franklin Food Pantry? Yes, now you can wear something to showcase your support!
Do you support the Franklin Food Pantry? Yes, now you can wear something to showcase your support!

Monday, August 21, 2023

Next Size Up Kids - 4 day sale - Sep 19-22, 2023

Find all the BARGAINS you're used to finding at our in-person sales, but this fall, shop from your couch in your pjs! Can't get better than that! You'll find clothing (sized infant to young men/young women & maternity), shoes, toys, baby gear, games, puzzles, furniture, decor, books and more!
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Public shopping for 4 DAYS ONLY - don't miss it!
PUBLIC SALE HOURS - Free Admission: Tues., 9/19 - opens at 8 PM through Thurs., 9/21 - closes at 2 PM
HALF PRICE SALE HOURS (many items marked 1/2 price) Fri., 9/22 - opens 6 AM - Midnight WANT TO SHOP EARLY on 9/18 or 9/19?

Watch for announcements and see our website for details - NextSizeUpKids.com!
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PICK UP YOUR BARGAINS!
Thurs., 10/5 (10am-7pm) or Fri., 10/6 (9am-2pm) *you must sign up for an apt. after checkout Location: 119 Prospect Heights, Milford, MA (Portuguese Club) *pick up only, no shipping

Next Size Up Kids - 4 day sale - Sep 19-22, 2023
Next Size Up Kids - 4 day sale - Sep 19-22, 2023


Sunday, July 16, 2023

Get rid of gently used, CLEAN clothing for a worthy FUSF Savers FUNDrive

The First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF) is holding a Savers FUNDrive

Please drop off your gently used, CLEAN clothing, accessories, shoes, books, and SMALL household items to the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin on 
Wednesday, August 9, 
Thursday, August 10 or 
Friday, August 11 between 9 AM and NOON. 

  • Please BAG clothing and other soft goods 
  • BOX books, small household items, and media 

DO NOT INCLUDE: ENCYCLOPEDIAS, ELECTRONICS, FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS, FURNITURE, MAKE UP OR TOILETRIES. 

Questions? Contact klhulin@gmail.com. Thanks! 


Get rid of gently used, CLEAN clothing for a worthy FUSF Savers FUNDrive
Get rid of gently used, CLEAN clothing for a worthy FUSF Savers FUNDrive 


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Guardian: "'It’s like a death pit’: how Ghana became fast fashion’s dumping ground"

"It’s mid-morning on a sunny day and Yvette Yaa Konadu Tetteh’s arms and legs barely make a splash as she powers along the blue-green waters of the River Volta in Ghana. This is the last leg of a journey that has seen Tetteh cover 450km (280 miles) in 40 days to become the first person known to swim the length of the waterway.

It’s an epic mission but with a purpose: to find out whatis in the water and raise awareness of pollution in Ghana.

As the 30-year-old swims, a crew shadows her on a solar-powered boat, named The Woman Who Does Not Fear, taking air and water samples along the way that will be analysed to measure pollution.

It is hoped that the swim will draw attention to some of the pristine environments in Ghana, in contrast with places such as Korle Lagoon in the capital city of Accra, one of the most polluted water bodies on Earth."
Continue reading the article online -> (subscription maybe required)
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/jun/05/yvette-yaa-konadu-tetteh-how-ghana-became-fast-fashions-dumping-ground

The Guardian: "'It’s like a death pit’: how Ghana became fast fashion’s dumping ground"
The Guardian: "'It’s like a death pit’: how Ghana became fast fashion’s dumping ground"

Monday, May 22, 2023

Register O'Donnell’s “Suits for Success” Program Donates to West Roxbury VA Medical Center

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell donated 20 men’s and women’s dress shirts, 20 men’s and women’s dress pants, and 10 full suits to the West Roxbury Veteran Affairs Medical Center through the “Suits for Success” program, May 16. 

 

Some people may view the suit or dress clothes as an unfortunate necessity that are kept in the back of the closet and only brought out on rare occasions. However, the high price of a suit can be an insurmountable obstacle for those who are just starting out on the road to success.

 

“This donation means a lot and will go a long way to helping veterans here at the VA Boston West Roxbury, Jamacia Plain, and Brockton,” said Peter Tribuna, Voluntary Service Specialist, VA Center for Development and Civic Engagement. “This type of donation, especially, is what facilitates helping patients change their lives and will go to patients trying to get a new job, trying to move ahead in life, and gain self-sustainability and independence.”

 

The West Roxbury Veteran Affairs Medical Center provides essential services and support to veterans in need, including health care, social services, and housing, helping them to rebuild their lives and achieve success in all areas.

 

Register O’Donnell remarked, “We’re happy to assist the West Roxbury VA Medical Center. I thank all those who donated to our ‘Suits for Success’ program, and I hope other local residents and businesses will consider making a clothing donation. The program is truly needed, and it’s a great resource for the community.”

 

The VA Boston Healthcare System’s mission is to offer options for timely, quality services for Veterans through care and respect for their physical, psychological, and spiritual health.

 

“I encourage people to volunteer at the VA hospital to show the veterans that they are appreciated and valued, and that while many Americans may not be able to relate to what these veterans have experienced, that they do care and are willing to listen and help in any way they can,” said Tribuna.

 

Since the Registry started the "Suits for Success" program in February 2009, it has collected more than 9,500 articles of clothing.

 

Register O’Donnell noted, "We've learned over the last decade that programs like 'suits for success' work." Register O’Donnell continued, "This program has given many people the confidence to take the next step in their lives, and if we can help even one veteran achieve this goal, it's worth it."

 

The "Suits for Success" program, developed by Register O’Donnell, partners with groups like Interfaith Social Services of Quincy, Father Bill’s & MainSpring of Quincy, the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System Voluntary Service Program, Circle of Hope in Needham, United Parish’s Thrifty Threads, Suits and Smiles in Jamaica Plain, and InnerCity Weightlifting on our ‘Suits for Success’ program to assist those who are in need of clothing as well as household items. The mission of "Suits for Success" is to collect donations of suitable clothing to be distributed to individuals who may need appropriate attire for employment interviews.

 

“Whether it's through volunteering, donating, or simply showing gratitude and respect, we can all play a role in helping veterans reclaim their lives,” said Register O’Donnell. “I am honored to deliver these donations on behalf of the many people who contributed to the "Suits for Success" program and to be part of this effort to put these veterans on the path to success and ultimately help them achieve self-sufficiency."

 

Individuals interested in joining the VA’s Adult Volunteer Program can find more information at the VA Boston health care website at https://www.va.gov/boston-health-care/work-with-us/volunteer-or-donate.

 

If you would like to stay up-to-date on upcoming Registry of Deeds events, programs, and real estate information, you can sign up for our Registry email updates at www.norfolkdeeds.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norfolkdeeds, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/norfolkdeeds.

 

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, and others with a need for secure, accurate, and accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website, www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101 or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.


Register O'Donnell’s “Suits for Success” Program Donates to West Roxbury VA Medical Center
Register O'Donnell’s “Suits for Success” Program Donates to West Roxbury VA Medical Center

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Franklin's Neighbor Brigade can use your help with this clothing request - complete by April 28

Project Just Because is asking for our help again this year with clothing.  They specifically have a high need for toddler boys-teenage and men's clothing of all sorts. Any other clothing is needed too.  They accept new and used clothing in excellent condition. They cannot except anything with rips, stains, broken zippers, any item with names inside the label, anything without a size listed, anything smelling musty, or anything with animal fur.  Items that must be new are pajamas, undergarments, bathing suits, hats, socks, and shoes.

Project Just Because manages numerous year-long and seasonal programs that are offered to all Massachusetts residents in need. They are committed to help in the most vulnerable, individuals and families. Their goal is to provide every person that walks in the door with what they need. Project Just Because gives an experience that is conducted with compassion and dignity, and that is respectful of culture and diversity.  They also have dramatically expanded their program offerings and are serving more clients than ever.

Donations are being asked to be collected and dropped off on the front porch of Linda Gagnon by the April 28th.  Once you sign up you will see Linda's address under your scheduled event.

Thank you!

Linda Gagnon and Cheryl Ferri
Franklin MA Neighbor Brigade Chapter Co-Leaders
FranklinMA@neighborbrigade.org
www.neighborbrigade.org

Franklin's Neighbor Brigade can use your help with this clothing request - complete by April 28

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Maybe you can help support the Amego School Prom April 7, 2023


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Amego School Prom April 7, 2023

"Once Upon A Time"

 

Our staff and students at Amego's School in Franklin are so excited about Prom Night on Friday, April 7th.  They chose a "Once Upon A Time" theme and we hope you can donate attire for our students.  

Please consider donating gently used/new attire. Our biggest need is for men's attire including shirts, ties, and pants of all sizes. Donations can be dropped off at our School (122 Grove Street, Franklin-School Entrance) or Administrative Offices (33 Perry Avenue, Attleboro) between 8:30 AM and 4:00 AM (Monday through Friday).  

All donations need to be dropped off by Friday, March 31st.  If you have any questions, please call 508-455-6245.

Your support will make their night magical! Thank you! #amegoprom2023  #amegodisneythemeprom2023 #amegoschool

 

Attire Request for Prom-1

Amego, Inc., 33 Perry Ave, Attleboro, MA 02703, United States, 508-455-6200


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Franklin Federated Church opens a "Clothing Thrift Shop" on Wednesdays & Saturdays

The Franklin Federated Church Thrift Shop sells gently used clothing for women, men, and children.
The THRIFT SHOP is open as of March 1, 2023
  • WEDNESDAYS 4PM – 7PM
  • SATURDAYS 9AM – 1PM

The THRIFT SHOP, a mission of the Franklin Federated Church, is being established to support our covenant to be “A Community of Abundant Welcome to All, Growing Together in Christ and Serving with Love.” We want to provide affordable clothing to the local community. Our church supports many mission projects like the Franklin Food Pantry, Gilly House, and Common Cathedral in Boston as well as donations to charities to support families in need like New Hope in Attleboro. We view this volunteer run, donation-based shop as another way to serve and give back to the community. Donations will be accepted while the THRIFT SHOP is open with the following guidelines:
  • Clothing with no rips, stains, or tears
  • Clothing must be laundered; soiled clothing is not saleable
  • If possible, please bring clothing on hangers
  • Please wait until March to bring in summer items and September for winter items
We deeply appreciate your donations and your cooperation in helping us help our neighbors.
All proceeds are used for the work of the Franklin Federated Church to continue our work with the THRIFT SHOP and our Service to the community.

For updates to the Thrift Shop visit them online -> http://franklinfederated.org/thriftshop

Franklin Federated Church opens a "Clothing Thrift Shop" on Wednesdays & Saturdays
Franklin Federated Church opens a "Clothing Thrift Shop" on Wednesdays & Saturdays


Monday, February 6, 2023

Next Size Up Kids Online Consignment Event

Next Size Up Kids' has been offering in-person consignment events since 2009. In 2021 we created an online version to continue helping families through COVID.

This was such a success that we are excited to continue offering an easy online way for local families to earn cash for their new and used kids items and for local families to purchase these items without breaking the bank... all while helping the environment! Win, win, win!
Find all the BARGAINS you're used to finding at our in-person sale, but this time, you can shop from your couch in your pjs! Can't get better than that!
You'll find clothing (sized infant to young men/young women & maternity), shoes, toys, baby gear, games, puzzles, furniture, d├ęcor, books and more!

Join us at our Spring ONLINE event March 6 - 10! -> www.NextSizeUpKids.com

Four Ways to Join the Fun!
  1. SELL with Us & Earn Cash
  2. SHOP & Save Big on Gently-Used Items
  3. CREW & Shop Early
  4. HELP Others    

Join us at our Spring ONLINE event March 6 - 10! -> www.NextSizeUpKids.com
Join us at our Spring ONLINE event March 6 - 10! -> www.NextSizeUpKids.com

Monday, January 16, 2023

Register O'Donnell’s "Suits for Success" Program Donates to United Parish’s Thrifty Threads

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell donated 12 winter jackets, 10 full suits, and more than 45 other articles of business attire to United Parish’s Thrifty Threads through the "Suits for Success" program last month.

The often-taken-for-granted suit or dress clothes hidden away in the back closet and only occasionally seeing the light of day may seem to some like an unfortunate necessity. However, for those struggling on the path to success, the cost of a suit can be an unsurmountable barrier.

"It’s hard to move forward if you don’t feel good about yourself, and this gives people a chance to look good, feel good, and grow as an individual," said Louise Bowler, Thrifty Threads Team Leader. Thrifty Threads provides inexpensive clothing to anyone who needs quality attire. Proceeds from the thrift store support United Parish’s outreach and social justice programs. The organization also passes on more than half of the donations it receives to nonprofit organizations working directly with people in need.

Register O’Donnell remarked, "We’re happy to assist Thrifty Threads. I thank all those who donated to our ‘Suits for Success’ program, and I hope other local residents and businesses will consider making a clothing donation. The program is truly needed, and it’s a great resource for the community."

The "Suits for Success" program, developed by Register O’Donnell, partners with groups like Father Bill's & MainSpring, Needham Community Council, Suits and Smiles, Interfaith Social Services, InnerCity Weightlifting, VA Boston Healthcare System, Voluntary Service Program, New Life Furniture Bank of Massachusetts, and United Parish’s Thrifty Threads. The mission of "Suits for Success" is to collect donations of suitable clothing to be distributed to individuals who may need appropriate attire for employment interviews.

Since the Registry started the "Suits for Success" program in February 2009, it has collected more than 9,000 articles of clothing.

"Receiving donations like this means a lot and it’s important," said Bowler. "This may give someone who is looking for a job now the confidence they need to take the next step."

Register O'Donnell’s "Suits for Success" Program Donates to United Parish’s Thrifty Threads
Thrifty Threads is located within United Parish, is open Fridays and Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and is fully operated by a team of dedicated volunteers.

"During the past decade, we have learned that programs like ‘Suits for Success’ work," said O’Donnell. "This program has given many people a valuable resource to help them on the path to success and may ultimately help them achieve self-sufficiency."

If you would like to stay up-to-date on upcoming Registry of Deeds events, programs, and real estate information, you can sign up for our Registry email updates at www.norfolkdeeds.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norfolkdeeds, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/norfolkdeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, and others with a need for secure, accurate, and accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website, www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101 or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Register O'Donnell Tours FBMS' Yawkey Housing Resource Center, "Suits for Success" Program Makes Clothing Donation

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell donated 10 full suits and more than 40 other articles of business attire to Father Bill's & MainSpring (FBMS) through the "Suits for Success" program during a tour of the construction site for the Yawkey Housing Resource Center on Nov. 17.

 'The Suits for Success' Program and Father Bill's & MainSpring share a common goal, which is to provide individuals who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness with the opportunity to succeed and find independence," remarked Register O'Donnell. "We're happy to assist Father Bill's & MainSpring with this clothing donation."


The "Suits for Success" program, developed by Register William O'Donnell in partnership with several local charities, collects donations of suitable clothing to be distributed to groups like Father Bill's & MainSpring and to individuals who may need appropriate attire for employment interviews.

 

During the event, John Yazwinski, president and CEO of FBMS, led Register O'Donnell on a tour of the ongoing construction of the Yawkey Housing Resource Center. The project will consist of two buildings: the first is a resource center, and the other building will consist of 25 to 30 apartments for permanent housing. The Housing Resource Center will include two dormitories, a medical clinic, showers, a laundry area, and a commercial kitchen.

"It means a lot to us to have the support of the local community and to know that others see the value in a project like this," said Yazwinski. "A value that encompasses not only the immediate benefit of offering a place to stay for those who are struggling with homelessness, but also the resources that this facility will provide to assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency."


The Yawkey Housing Resource Center will provide those in need with healthcare, meal services, young adult services, education services, veteran services, and substance abuse treatment.

 

"Projects like 'Suits for Success' and the future Yawkey Housing Resource Center are truly needed, and it's a great resource for helping people enhance their opportunities in life," said Register O'Donnell.

 

Since February 2009, the "Suits for Success" program, in partnership with Interfaith Social Services of Quincy, Father Bill's & MainSpring of Quincy and Brockton, the Boston Veterans Administration's Healthcare System Voluntary Service Program, and InnerCity Weightlifting, has collected more than 9,000 articles of clothing.

 

"We've learned over the last decade that programs like 'suits for success' work," said Register O'Donnell. "This program has given many people the confidence to take the next step in their lives, and we hope it can continue its successful mission."

 

To donate to "Suits for Success," individuals may bring their donations of business-appropriate attire for men and women to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street in Dedham, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Clothing donations must be clean, without stains, in style, on hangers, or neatly folded. The donation may also be placed in either re-usable tote bags or green plastic bags. Suggested donations for men include suits, dress shirts, pants, and ties. Donations for women include suits, dresses, blouses, skirts, and women's dress pants.

 

"I thank all those who donated to our 'Suits for Success' program, and I hope other local residents and businesses will consider making a clothing donation," said Register O'Donnell. "I feel like this program can truly make a world of difference in someone's life."

 

If you would like to stay up-to-date on upcoming Registry of Deeds events, programs, and real estate information, you can sign up for our Registry email updates at www.norfolkdeeds.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norfolkdeeds, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/norfolkdeeds.

 

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, and others with a need for secure, accurate, and accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry's website, www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101 or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.



Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Reminder: now the requirement for Franklin residents to call SimpleRecycling (or another outlet) no longer can use trash

"Starting Tuesday, Massachusetts residents will no longer be able to throw out mattresses, textiles, or shoes, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

As part of a statewide waste reduction plan, residents are required to recycle or donate such items rather than dispose of them, the department said. That includes clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, curtains, and fabric. Disposal of mattresses is also banned, including full-foam, latex, and “mattresses in a box.”

MassDEP issued a 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan in October 2021, aiming to reduce disposal statewide by 30 percent over the next decade.

The plan also lowers the threshold on the disposal of commercial food and organic waste to a half-ton of waste weekly per facility. Restaurants are instead required to process food waste by composting, among other methods, according to MassDEP."
Continue reading the Boston Globe article online (subscription may be required) 


From the Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste/webforms/curbside-clothing   (Note: There are other clothing recycling or donation vendors to use)

Simplerecycling has been recycling clothes and other items in over 30 towns in Massachusetts and many more across the country (click here to see what is accepted).

To schedule collection, call 866-835-5068 or online @ simplerecycling.com. 

For more information please go to Simplerecycling.

Reminder: now the requirement for Franklin residents to call SimpleRecycling (or another outlet) no longer can use trash
Reminder: now the requirement for Franklin residents to call SimpleRecycling (or another outlet) no longer can use trash

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Reminder: Simple Recycling program changes

 
"Reminder regarding updates made to Franklin Department of Public Works Simple Recycling program!"

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1537485918805692416 

Reminder: Simple Recycling program changes
Reminder: Simple Recycling program changes

Franklin Interact's Clothing Drive sale - July 9

Hey Everyone! Don't forget about Franklin Interact's Clothing Drive sale on July 9th. We are also asking for any backpacks that are in new to usable condition that will be donated to foster kids. 
Please register with this link: https://forms.gle/yvdP1K3YKgHfeKSw8
and answer every question can please. 
Thanks!


Franklin Interact's Clothing Drive sale - July 9
Franklin Interact's Clothing Drive sale - July 9

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Info on the clothing drive scheduled for Saturday was left off the mailer; as you drive to recycle Saturday don't forget the clothing!

In addition to the items mentioned Monday for the Recycling and Energy Drive scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at Beaver Pond/Chilson Beach - Clothing is also being collected. 

DPW Director Brutus Cantoreggi has this message to provide the update on Project Just Because (https://www.projectjustbecause.org/)


Or view the embedded Facebook post here ->


In case you missed the mailer (via US Postal Service) 

as you drive to recycle Saturday don't forget the clothing!
as you drive to recycle Saturday don't forget the clothing!

Sunday, May 15, 2022

DPW Notice -Simply Recycling Program to Change May 16, 2022

DPW Notice -Simply Recycling Program 

to Change May 16, 2022

Dear Franklin residents...changes coming to the Simple Recycling program effective Monday, May 16, 2022.

1. Schedule your free pick up at https://simplerecycling.com/ or by calling 1-866-835-5068

2. Leave items at your front door by 7:30 AM

3. We'll pick them up. No pink bags needed!

 

Accepted items include

  • All types of clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Items less than 50lbs that one person can carry

Shared from Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/dpw-notice-simply-recycling-program-change-may-16th-2022

DPW Notice -Simply Recycling Program to Change May 16th, 2022
DPW Notice -Simply Recycling Program to Change May 16, 2022