Showing posts with label fund raising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fund raising. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Support the Franklin Music Boosters fund raising effort at Jersey Mike's Thursday, Sep 28

"Support the Franklin Music Boosters and enjoy some awesome food from Jersey Mike's
Dine in or take out on Thursday, September 28th from 4-8, and 20% of purchase goes to the Boosters!!! 

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Support the Franklin Music Boosters fund raising effort at Jersey Mike's Thursday, Sep 28
Support the Franklin Music Boosters fund raising effort at Jersey Mike's Thursday, Sep 28

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Reminder: Friends of the Poor Walk - Saturday, Sep 30, 2023

Just a reminder … St. Mary Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Conference is sponsoring its annual fund raiser on Saturday, September 30, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, on Franklin’s Town Common. 

Registration opens at 8:30 AM. The Walk begins with a Blessing for the Walk at 9:00 AM. 

Participants can collect donations and walk with us. Additionally, donations are accepted online at

All money raised will stay in Franklin to assist those in need. Thank you.

Monday, September 25, 2023

2023 Milford 5K Benefitting Mass Special Olympics Programs: Saturday Sept 30

The annual Milford 5k! is scheduled for  September 30th, 2023

Runner/ Walker: $20.00 ($25.00 for day of race registration on site)

Kid's Dash: $10.00

Location: Milford High School at 31 Fountain St. Race will start at end at the entrance to the gymnasium (located at the back of the school)
  • Registration - 8:00am (Day of Registration Fee is $25)
  • Fun Run - 8:30am
  • Race - 9:00am
  • Awards - 10:15am

Awards presented to top Male and Female finishers in 7 divisions: Under 19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Course Route

Start at back parking lot of High School (near gym entrance). Out front driveway, right onto West Fountain Street, left onto Congress Street, left onto North Vine Street, left onto Highland Street, left onto West Fountain Street and right into the first entrance of the high school, then left into road leading to gymnasium entrance.

2023 Milford 5K Benefitting Mass Special Olympics Programs: Saturday Sept 30
2023 Milford 5K Benefitting Mass Special Olympics Programs: Saturday Sept 30

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Nick Gaspar 3v3 Basketball Tournament - Nov 10, 2023

Join us at our first Nick Strong Foundation fundraising event. This will be an annual basketball tournament in memory of Nick Gaspar. All proceeds will go to The Nick Strong Foundation, a 501(c)3, which donates to pediatric brain tumor research and assists pediatric cancer patients and their families.  This event will be run by high school basketball coaches & players.
  • Friday November 10, 2023 
  • Franklin High School Gymnasium and Horace Mann Middle School
  • Time and location TBD. Will update 1 week prior event. Join newsletter to stay updated!
  • 2nd to 4th grade girls and boys: 1 hour clinic 
  • 5th to 8th grade boys and girls
Registration:  $50.00 (t-shirt included) 

  • First come first serve. No spots will be saved without registering. 
  • 4 players per team, 3 games guaranteed for 5th -8th graders 
  • For Grades 5th – 8th : Your son or daughter may register with one other player of the same gender and grade. We will try our best to accommodate your request. Our goal is to balance teams as best as we can to benefit all and make this a fun event.  
  • Note: Players who register together cannot both be on the Metro A roster from last year. 
Register online -> 

Nick Gaspar 3v3 Basketball Tournament - Nov 10, 2023
Nick Gaspar 3v3 Basketball Tournament - Nov 10, 2023

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Breakfast4Vets: Fostering Community Unity and Empowering Veterans Through Sustainable Housing Solutions

On November 10, 2023, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) proudly presents its annual Breakfast4Vets event. Coinciding with Veterans Day, this hallmark occasion will be hosted at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Celebrating our nation's heroes, Breakfast4Vets unites the community in support of the Emergency Housing 4 Veterans (EH4V) program.


Breakfast4Vets: More Than a Meal, A Commitment to Change


The power of Breakfast4Vets extends beyond the generous breakfast banquet and thought-provoking conversations that have come to define this inspiring event. Guests' participation signifies a tangible commitment to the EH4V program, a critical initiative that provides transitional and permanent housing solutions for veterans in need.


As the morning unfolds, poignant narratives from veterans and community leaders illuminate the pressing issue of housing instability among our nation's heroes. Breakfast4Vets presents a call to action, inviting all attendees to stand in solidarity with the brave men and women who have served our country.


This year, MMSF is pleased to announce the extension of Breakfast4Vets to a monthly event, starting in December. "We anticipate that the event's popularity will increase its impact," explains MMSF spokesperson, Dawn Roche. "This extension of Breakfast4Vets signals our unwavering commitment to supporting veterans and their families who unexpectedly find themselves in need of emergency housing."


Your Invitation to Get Involved


Breakfast4Vets is an ongoing testament to the transformative power of community solidarity. In addition to its purpose of providing a platform for veterans to engage with their community, it offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to demonstrate their support for MMSF's mission.


Roche states, "It's heartening to see the positive impact of Breakfast4Vets on the lives of the veterans in our community. Coming together to share a meal and a common cause reinforces our dedication to ensuring that our nation's heroes have a place to call home."


MMSF: Champions for Veterans


About Massachusetts Military Support Foundation

The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, a non-profit organization, is devoted to delivering crucial support to veterans and active-duty military personnel in need. Its services span housing assistance, food programs, and counseling services, directly addressing the unique challenges faced by those who have selflessly served our nation.


For media inquiries about Breakfast4Vets or to schedule an interview, please contact Dawn Roche at (508) 737-0086 or For sponsorship information, to buy tickets, or to donate please visit and click on "Veterans Day Breakfast4Vets."


Join us as we build bridges and strengthen communities, one breakfast at a time.

Breakfast4Vets: Fostering Community Unity and Empowering Veterans
Breakfast4Vets: Fostering Community Unity and Empowering Veterans

Monday, September 11, 2023

SEPAC amazing raffle calendar for October 2023

Via Franklin Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC): 

"Just a quick reminder, we have an amazing raffle coming up, $10 per ticket for 32 chances to win, and you can purchase it online from the link in the first comment, or by going to our webpage,

Seriously, who doesn't want a personal visit with police pup Ben Franklin, or a couple of tickets to Santa's Village, or a signed Red Sox baseball...I could go on but there are too many to list!"
Or go directly to the calendar fund raising page ->

SEPAC amazing raffle calendar for October 2023
SEPAC amazing raffle calendar for October 2023

Sunday, September 10, 2023

SAFE Coalition coordinates "essential needs drive" Sep 15

The SAFE Coalition is coordinating an "ESSENTIAL NEEDS DRIVE" at their new location on 31 Hayward St, Unit 2C, here in Franklin, MA.  

Drive in & Drop off hours from 12-5 PM on Friday, September 15. Items being looked for can be found in the image.

SAFE Coalition coordinates "essential needs drive" Sep 15
SAFE Coalition coordinates "essential needs drive" Sep 15

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity"  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Visit the SAFE Coalition online at

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Stephen Green: Memorial Walk on the SNETT - Saturday, Sep 23 at 10 AM

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Stephen Green: Memorial Walk on the SNETT - Saturday, Sep 23 at 10 AM
Stephen Green: Memorial Walk on the SNETT - Saturday, Sep 23 at 10 AM

Honoring Stephen Green: Memorial Walk on the SNETT

On September 23, 2023, at 10:00 AM we'll be holding the The "Honoring Stephen Green: Memorial Walk on the SNETT" will take place on, commencing from the Grove St Franklin trailhead.

Stephen Green, a fervent advocate for the preservation and enhancement of the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail, passed away recently, leaving behind a legacy of passion, commitment, and community spirit. The memorial walk aims to celebrate his contributions while also raising support for a cause that was close to his heart - the Franklin Food Pantry.

Donations will be solicited during the memorial walk, with all proceeds directed towards the Franklin Food Pantry in honor of Stephen Green's commitment to helping those in need.

Join us in paying homage to Stephen Green's dedication to creating a better community through his tireless efforts on the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee. Lace up your sneakers, gather your family and friends, and come together for a morning of remembrance, gratitude, and giving back.

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Friday, September 8, 2023

Yes, the Franklin Turkey Trot registration for November 2023 is Now Open!

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Registration is Open!

Hello, Franklin!

Summer is sadly coming to a close, but the approach of autumn means Turkey Trot time!!

Registration opens September 7th with free race shirts to the first 100 registrants.

Visit our website for more info and the link to register. See you in November!

Franklin Turkey Trot

Thursday, September 7, 2023

101 Franklin residents to participate in Boston Marathon(R) Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

Colleen Devereaux, Dottie Turner, and Walk Hero Mark Lewis will join thousands in the iconic fundraising walk for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer research and care 

101 residents from Franklin will participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sunday, October 1.

John Moore, Molly Kruse, Katherine Caruso, Peter Willis, Michael Gibeault, Harriet Rauffenbart, Ariel Doggett, Emerson Laing, Angel Moscatelli, Peter Sullivan, and 91 Franklin residents along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in the iconic annual event that will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nation's premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $167 million for Dana-Farber Cancer in its 34-year history, raising a record-breaking more than $8.8 million in 2022.

Mark Lewis will participate as a Walk Hero for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Heroes are matched with Jimmy Fund Walk teams to give participants an opportunity to connect with patients. Mark was diagnosed with Stage IV GI cancer with liver metastases. Mark walks on his match team, The Rak Pack.  

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

"Dana-Farber gives me a sense of security," Mark writes. "The Jimmy Fund is a way for me to give back and help others who are going through the same thing I am. I am hoping to be able to watch my two boys grow up."

"Throughout the past 34 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has continuously supported life-saving research and cancer care at Dana-Farber. The 2023 Walk will be held during the Jimmy Fund's 75th anniversary year and will aim to raise $9 million in the effort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer," said Zack Blackburn, Director of the Jimmy Fund Walk. "This year also marks the 35th annual Jimmy Fund Walk. We are eager to get out on the course and see all our outstanding walkers and teams come together to support this great cause."

The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon® course, and participants have the flexibility to choose from four distance options: 5K walk (from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Longwood Medical Campus), 10K walk (from Newton), Half Marathon walk (from Wellesley), and Marathon walk (from Hopkinton).

Whatever route walkers choose, participants will be treated to 10 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk will culminate at the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric. Due to construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line location has been moved to the Fenway neighborhood for 2023. Walkers should know that distances may be slightly shorter as we finish the walk in front of Fenway Park. The finish line will include a celebration complete with food, music, and a speaking program.

If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has flexible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by "walking their way" from wherever they are most comfortable—in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail, or on a treadmill at home. Materials to support Virtual Walkers are available. 

To register to walk or volunteer at the Jimmy Fund Walk, (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023, is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @TheJimmyFund.

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:"

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!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

State Representative Jeffrey Roy Secures $50,000 for Franklin Food Pantry’s Capital Campaign

Massachusetts Legislature Allocates Funds to Address Food Insecurity in the Commonwealth

The Franklin Food Pantry, a private, nonprofit organization offering supplemental food assistance in Franklin, Massachusetts, and the surrounding community, was allocated $50,000 in the Massachusetts Fiscal Year 2024 State Budget. State Representative Jeffery Roy assisted in securing the much-needed funding for The Pantry’s capital campaign, which will support enhanced client programs and services, and subsidize the purchase, renovation, and maintenance of a new building located at 341 W Central Street in Franklin.

Since moving to its new location, The Pantry has seen a sharp increase in client visits. This past July, average weekly visits to The Pantry increased by 35 percent compared to the same month last year. Pantry staff attributes the increased client need to the continued high cost of food, housing, utilities, clothing, and other expenses.
Executive Director Tina Powderly with State Rep Jeff Roy at the Ribbon Cutting in June 2023
Executive Director Tina Powderly with State Rep Jeff Roy at the Ribbon Cutting in June 2023

“The Franklin Food Pantry is essential to Franklin and surrounding towns, providing supplemental food assistance to more than 1,300 individuals each year,” said State Representative Jeffery Roy (D-Franklin). “The Pantry’s new building offers access to nutritious food in a dignified, modernized, larger space and I am pleased to advocate for such a worthy community partner.”

The state budget also designated funding for no-cost school meals for Massachusetts public school children in grades K-12, including the nearly 5,000 children enrolled in the Franklin Public Schools.
“The Franklin Food Pantry is committed to addressing child-level food insecurity, and we are extremely proud of our advocacy work with Project Bread and the Greater Boston Food Bank to ensure students are well nourished,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director, Franklin Food Pantry. “We are grateful to Rep. Jeff Roy, Sen. Becca Rausch, Governor Maura Healey, and the entire Massachusetts Legislature for making universal school meals free for all and investing in our children and their future.”

The Franklin Food Pantry also partners with the Franklin Public Schools to provide meals and snacks to children over the weekend. As with all services at The Pantry, the Weekend Backpack Program is free to clients and depends on support and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other strategic partners. To support the Franklin Food Pantry’s programs and daily operations, or to provide support for the new building campaign please visit

About the Franklin Food Pantry, Inc.
The Franklin Food Pantry, Inc. offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,300 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. 
Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Programs include home delivery, a weekend backpack program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantries, emergency food bags, and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 341 W. Central St. in Franklin, Massachusetts on Route 140. Visit for more information.