Showing posts with label homeless. Show all posts
Showing posts with label homeless. Show all posts

Friday, July 23, 2021

Invisible Stories - #10 - "Homelessness is NOT a Choice (featuring LAHSA)"

"In CA, there are only 22 affordable housing units for every hundred extremely low income households" - in Franklin, the wait list for state provided affordable housing is multiple years long.

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:

Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 10th and last episode of the series:  https://youtu.be/nEpaCA9tlEQ

More about the Shower of Hope = https://theshowerofhope.org/

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:   
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Invisible Stories - #9 - "Helping Homeless People from Sepulveda Basin (featuring LA Family Housing)"

"Most of the people who work for a living are a paycheck away from homeless"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:

Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 9th of the series: https://youtu.be/xqx4mnbkbIw

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:   
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Invisible Stories - #8 - "Tending to the Wounds of Homelessness During the Coronavirus Pandemic"

"We all agree. Wounds must be healed"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 8th of the series: https://youtu.be/SmQhqFxiBWU

For more about Wound Walk OC  = https://woundwalk.org/

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:   
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Invisible Stories - #7 - "Suitcase Joe Captures the Humanity of Skid Row"

"It needs to be done, and it needs to be done right"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 7th of the series: https://youtu.be/7YG8KMFGA4c

More photos of the life on Skid Row by Suitcase Joe   https://suitcasejoephotography.tumblr.com/

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:
   https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not.

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Invisible Stories - #6 -"Los Angeles Homeless Man Produces Podcast with his Cellphone"

"I never woke up and said ... I want to live out here on the streets"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 6th of the series: https://youtu.be/VixkQ6iu9_c

Theo Henderson's podcast =>   https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3dldGhldW5ob3VzZWQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?ved=0CAUQrrcFahcKEwightjc96LqAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQIg

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not.

 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Invisible Stories - #5 - "Helping Homeless People During Coronavirus in Los Angeles"

"there are so many ways to help our unhoused community"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 5th of the series: https://youtu.be/8pWTs9hxKls

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:   
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not. 


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Invisible Stories - #4 - "Ktown for All Helping Homeless People in Los Angeles’s Koreatown"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 4th of the series: https://youtu.be/_Gvp3NUBB_A

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not. 


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Invisible Stories - #3 - "Echo Park Lake's Homeless Community: 'Where Are We Going to Go'"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the 3rd of the series: https://youtu.be/iY3LwDH72-c

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:   
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not. 


Monday, July 12, 2021

Invisible Stories - #1 - "We Can't Let Homeless People Die: USC Street Medicine on Skid Row"

Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted on Sun, Jul 11, 2021:
Invisible Stories is a mini-doc series that goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages understand and can't ignore. 

Link to the first of the series: https://youtu.be/RWVt_arzYoA

Link to the series: https://t.co/Y0NRNIujar 

Shared from Twitter:
 https://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/1414284287034155020

Note: I met Mark at a social media conference many years ago and have been following his work. This series is very well done. Yes, the series is set in LA but homelessness is an issue all around us whether visible or not.

Invisible Stories - #1 - "We Can't Let Homeless People Die: USC Street Medicine on Skid Row"
Invisible Stories - #1 - "We Can't Let Homeless People Die: USC Street Medicine on Skid Row"

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Invisible People: "‘American Dream’ Takes Final Blow"

"Our nation is on a trajectory to experience exponentially more homelessness. Yet this didn't occur overnight. 
Over the past 40 years, unequal income distribution has allowed the top 1% of earners to take roughly $50 trillion from the bottom 90%. "
Read more https://t.co/BAXtZvX55F


Invisible People: "‘American Dream’ Takes Final Blow"
Invisible People: "‘American Dream’ Takes Final Blow"

Sunday, August 9, 2020

"Worcester is first in state to build modular micro-units for chronically homeless"

From the Mass Municipal Assoc, we share this housing for the homeless article: 

"The city of Worcester and the Worcester Housing Authority received funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development to help build the state’s first modular micro-unit housing for the chronically homeless.

The project, estimated to cost $3 million, was approved by the state for $2.2 million in funding. An additional $200,000 is being contributed by the city, and the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance is providing $100,000. The remaining cost will be covered by a mortgage held by the housing authority.

The project is one of many actions that resulted from 26 recommendations made by the city’s Task Force for Sustaining Housing First Solutions, convened two years ago. The task force was charged with reenergizing the city’s “housing first” focus for the chronically homeless, with an emphasis on sustainability and resources to maintain supportive housing over the long term."

Continue reading the article online

https://www.mma.org/worcester-is-first-in-state-to-build-modular-micro-units-for-chronically-homeless/

A rendering depicts the modular micro-units housing being developed by the Worcester Housing Authority for the chronically homeless. (Photo courtesy Worcester Housing Authority)
A rendering depicts the modular micro-units housing being developed by the Worcester Housing Authority for the chronically homeless. (Photo courtesy Worcester Housing Authority)


Friday, April 10, 2020

MA Legislature Passes Bill To Help Vulnerable Residents, Support Schools Amid The COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Provisions address homelessness, MCAS testing requirements

The Massachusetts Senate and House on Thursday (4/09/20) passed legislation that supports those experiencing homelessness and provides testing and budgetary flexibility to school districts.

"The Senate remains steadfast in its approach to offering relief to students, families and all sectors of our Commonwealth as we continue adjust to the challenges caused by COVID-19," stated Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D – Ashland). "This bill is just the latest step as we help to guide the state through this unprecedented time. I want to thank Senator Michael Rodrigues for his leadership, Speaker DeLeo for his partnership, and all my colleagues in the Senate for their dedication and collaboration on this legislation."

"The wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our schools and communities demand action, and the Legislature took steps to help those most in need and provide flexibility to our schools so that they may operate effectively during this public health crisis," said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D – Winthrop). "By providing emergency funding for the homeless, we are protecting those most at risk. I appreciate the leadership of Senate President Spilka as well as the work of Chairs Michlewitz and Peisch in moving these critical provisions forward."

"This bill reflects the Senate's continued commitment to act quickly to address the challenges and disruptions posed by COVID-19, and provide relief for taxpayers, students and educators, and municipalities," said Senator Michael J. Rodrigues (D – Westport), Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. "I applaud Senate President Spilka for her leadership in this uncertain time, and my colleagues in the Senate for their collaboration in supporting residents of the Commonwealth."

"This legislation helps a wide variety of entities deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways & Means (D – Boston). "Whether it's aiding our cities and towns with the needs of their school districts, to helping homeless providers have greater flexibility in protecting those most in need, the Legislature stands ready to help those most affected by this public health crisis."

"Cancelling MCAS testing for the remainder of this school year will enable our teachers and students to focus on learning and personal well-being as we continue to navigate the current public health emergency," said Senator Jason Lewis, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education (D – Winchester). "Legislators heard loud and clear from teachers, parents and superintendents that this was the right thing to do."

"This legislation provides much-needed relief to school districts as they face this unprecedented emergency," said Representative Alice Peisch, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Education (D – Wellesley). "The bill waives the MCAS requirement while giving the Commissioner and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education the flexibility to modify or waive the competency determination, and requires the Commissioner to delay the due date for the improvement plans required under the Student Opportunity Act. These provisions will allow districts to focus on what is most important - students' health, safety, and continued learning. I'd like to thank Speaker DeLeo and Chairman Michlewitz for their leadership, and the members of the Education Committee for their hard work and support."

"The Senate and House are working together to rapidly put in place the necessary legislative components to respond effectively to the needs of our students, our communities, the most vulnerable in our society, and the vital systems that serve them," said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R – Gloucester).

"The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges that require ongoing collaboration at all levels," said House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R – North Reading).
  "By addressing education testing, housing assistance and the MBTA budget, the House and Senate are building on the steps we've already taken to facilitate municipal governance and make unemployment benefits more accessible. There is still much more to be done, and we must continue to work together to help ease the burden on the Commonwealth's residents during this public health crisis."

This latest relief package known as An Act to Further Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities, School Districts and State authorities Resulting from COVID-19, includes the following components.   https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H4616

Student Requirements and District Operations. To address disruptions caused by the closure of K-12 schools due to COVID-19, the legislation waives the MCAS requirements for the 2019-2020 academic year and allows DESE to modify or waive competency determination requirements related to high school graduation.

In order to comply with measures under the newly implemented Student Opportunity Act, the legislation would require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner to extend the deadlines for school districts to submit their three-year plans to address educational disparities in student subgroups.  This deadline shall be extended to May 15, 2020, or later, as determined by the Commissioner.

The legislation also provides budgetary flexibility for regional school as a result of COVID-19.

Helping Vulnerable Populations. In keeping with the Legislature's commitment to protecting vulnerable populations, the legislation repurposes existing homelessness funds that currently support services that can't be provided due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation redirects funding to address immediate and critical homelessness needs resulting from the public health emergency.

MBTA Budget FlexibilityThe legislation also provides the MBTA additional budgetary flexibility amid the COVID-19 emergency.

The bill, which is the latest action by the Legislature to address the COVID-19 public health crisis and its effects on Massachusetts, now heads to the Governor.

MA Legislature Passes Bill To Help Vulnerable Residents, Support Schools Amid The  COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
MA Legislature Passes Bill To Help Vulnerable Residents, Support Schools Amid The  COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Town Council meeting Feb 12, 2020 - recap

Quick summary:

  • Plastic bag prohibition finally approved
  • Zoning changes to reduce solar farms introduced
  • Zoning changes on continuation of plot line clean up first hearing
  • Transitional assistance and homelessness discussed
  • Municipal aggregation deal announced (effective Nov 1, 2020)
  • First discussion on 'civil discourse pledge'


Audio segment on municipal aggregation  https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HVJSJ7GX

Audio segment on 'civil discourse pledge' https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/Hy6gCj6X

Audio segment on Transitional assistance and homelessness
https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HcdPW36X




Additional details can be found in my notes recorded live during the meeting


  • Live reporting: Town Administrator's Report through Closing

  • https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/02/live-reporting-town-administrators_12.html

  • Live reporting: Legislation for Action

  • https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/02/live-reporting-legislation-for-action_12.html

  • Live reporting: Housing and Transitional Assistance

  • https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/02/live-reporting-housing-and-transitional.html

  • Live reporting: Town Council - Feb 12, 2020

  • https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/02/live-reporting-town-council-feb-12-2020.html

    Town Council Chair Tom Mercer with proclamation recognizing the FHS student for their work on the plastic bag prohibition
    Town Council Chair Tom Mercer with proclamation recognizing the FHS student for their work on the plastic bag prohibition

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    In the News: homelessness topic at Town Council meeting; Wasik candidate for Natick principal

    From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

    "The town, like so many other communities in Massachusetts, is struggling to find homes for the poor and disabled, underscored by the local housing authority’s waiting list of 3,500.

    “The numbers are crazy – there is just not enough housing in the state of Massachusetts, in the town of Franklin and in the country for the people who need it,” Authority Executive Director Lisa Audette told the Town Council on Wednesday night. “The incomes have gone up, (and) people who are born and raised in this town, they go off to college, come back to this town – they can’t live here. You can’t afford the rent, you can’t afford to buy a house. A lot of those people with college degrees would be qualified for public housing.”

    Social services coordinators from the Franklin Senior Center also spoke about transitional assistance available, saying they’ve assisted 14 Franklin families in the last year, 11 of them being adults with no children. Causes of their homelessness ranged from having mental health, substance and medical problems to joblessness. Many are left without a place to live because of natural disasters like fires or personal tragedy like being the victims of domestic violence."

    Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
    https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200212/franklin-seeks-answers-to-homelessness 

    For my notes from this segment of the meeting Wednesday night
    https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/02/live-reporting-housing-and-transitional.html


    "A Franklin elementary principal is a finalist to be the next principal of Lilja Elementary School in Natick, interim Principal Robin Welch announced Wednesday.

    Stefani Wasik, principal at the Davis Thayer Elementary School, is in the running for the Natick job with two other candidates. She is in her second year as principal of Davis Thayer, after serving as its assistant principal for the previous five years. She is expected to visit Lilja Elementary on Feb. 26, spending most of her day there before going to Town Hall to meet with Superintendent of Schools Anna Nolin and other administrators.

    Wasik began her career teaching second grade in Somerville, then fourth grade in Milford and Dover. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a bachelor’s of arts in elementary education and psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont.

    In September, the Franklin School Committee voted to hire an outside consultant to analyze whether Davis Thayer should be closed, with Superintendent of Schools Sara Ahern pointing to the building’s age and the district’s declining enrollment."
    Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
    https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200212/franklin-principal-stefani-wasik-finalist-for-top-job-at-naticks-lilja-elementary
     

    Friday, February 7, 2020

    In the News: homeless shelters up for Franklin discussion; autonomous vehicle safety standards evolving

    From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
    "When Town Councilor Andrew Bissanti heard that two men in Franklin were sleeping outside after a house fire back in October, he was “shocked.” 
    Upon a deeper look, he discovered that at least 30 others are sleeping in similar conditions in town. 
    “I suspected it, and I’ve seen it in other cities, but I really never knew it to be the extent that I recently found out,” said Bissanti, who is seeking to increase resources for those without places to stay in Franklin with other town officials. 
    The Town Council is set to take the issue up at its meeting on Wednesday."
    Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
    https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200206/franklin-officials-to-discuss-increasing-homeless-resources-in-town



    "For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t meet federal safety standards that apply to cars and trucks driven by humans. 
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to run low-speed autonomous delivery vehicles that were designed so they can’t carry humans. 
    Nuro’s vehicles won’t be required to have side and rear-view mirrors and other safety provisions. Also not on the safety feature list; windshield wipers, steering wheels or brake pedals. 
    The vehicles previously were subject to federal standards for low-speed vehicles that travel under 25 miles per hour. Those didn’t need steering wheels or brake pedals and didn’t have to have human backup drivers. Nuro’s battery-powered vehicles can be monitored and controlled remotely by a human operator, if needed."

    Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
    https://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20200206/us-lets-autonomous-vehicle-bypass-human-driver-safety-rules

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    "Nowhere to Lay His Head: Homelessness and the Gospel" - Jan 12

    Nowhere to Lay His Head: Homelessness and the Gospel” is a presentation in words and images. Matthew is an artist and speaker who travels the Greater Boston area and country. He will preach on January 12 at the 10 AM worship service at Franklin United Methodist Church; after worship, we will have a potluck meal (bring a dish to share, if you can) Matthew's presentation will begin at 11:45 AM. Join us for worship and/or the presentation, either way you are welcome.

    Matthew, who spent nearly 10 years on the streets of Boston, uses art to start the conversation about the realities of homelessness and how people of faith can respond. Though he is still homeless, Matthew hasn’t had to sleep outside, nor in a homeless shelter, for over 12 years as he travels the country presenting his art and speaking about homelessness. He has spoken at universities and seminaries across the country including University of Pennsylvania, MIT, the University of California at Berkley, Harvard Divinity School and has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and This American Life (Living Without, “Act 3: The Call of the Great Indoors,” September 16, 2011).

    "Nowhere to Lay His Head: Homelessness and the Gospel" - Jan 12
    "Nowhere to Lay His Head: Homelessness and the Gospel" - Jan 12

    Follow the Facebook event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1242765902580518/
     

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    In the News: Gov Baker talks climate change in DC; Housing crisis leads to homelessness

    From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

    Gov Baker talks climate change in DC
    "In testimony before a U.S. House committee Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker told Congress to set politics aside and follow Massachusetts’ lead on adapting to a changing climate and preparing to deal with more powerful weather, including setting specific targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. 
    The Republican governor has made climate change adaptation and resilience a central part of his agenda as he begins a second term in office. Last month, he proposed raising a real estate transfer tax to pay for a $1 billion, decade-long program to help Massachusetts cities and towns prepare for and clean up after the impacts of climate change. 
    The governor told the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee that states “need strong federal leadership and a bold bipartisan vision on climate change.” He said climate policy is not a partisan issue in Massachusetts because “we understand the science and know the impacts are real because we are experiencing them firsthand,” and called on federal lawmakers to row in the same direction. 
    “The magnitude of the impacts from climate change requires all of us - at the federal, state and local levels - to put politics aside and work together. That is the path we have taken in Massachusetts,” Baker said."

    Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
    https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190206/baker-talks-climate-change-in-dc

    Housing crisis leads to homelessness
    "Looking out her window, Kristen McCorquodale reflected on eight years of chasing affordable housing to avoid homelessness. 
    It was a January afternoon and temperatures the day before fell below zero degrees. 
    “This isn’t May. This isn’t like the last time,” she said, referencing a few years prior when her family lived out of a Ford Expedition. 
    McCorquodale, 35, is from Somerville. But over the last decade, she and her husband, Dan, along with their three children, have lived in Beverly, Gardner, Worcester, Marlborough, Dorchester and – most recently – Fitchburg. Their homes during that time included apartments, basements, shelters and a small Boston unit with two families and no working toilet."

    Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
    https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190205/housing-crisis-fuels-homelessness-in-massachusetts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Reminder: Pub Crawl Fund Raiser - April 29

    We have neighbors that are homeless and hungry and we want to help them now!

    Come to the pub crawl for a fun night out while raising funds for those in need in MA.

    Tickets are selling fast! Get your tickets now, they must be purchased in advance! There are 4 ways to pay:


    1. Go to PayPal and send money to Courtney@makechangeforchange.org
    2. Call Amy Gilman 857-363-8935 and make a payment over the phone.
    3. Go to: https://www.gofundme.com/makechange4change and purchase online
    4. Head over to The Sugar Shoppe and pay for tickets there

    Can't wait to see you there!
    PUB CRAWL Fundraiser - April 29
    PUB CRAWL Fundraiser - April 29



    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Pub Crawl Fund Raiser - April 29

    We have neighbors that are homeless and hungry and we want to help them now!

    Come to the pub crawl for a fun night out while raising funds for those in need in MA.

    Tickets are selling fast! Get your tickets now, they must be purchased in advance! There are 4 ways to pay:


    1. Go to PayPal and send money to Courtney@makechangeforchange.org
    2. Call Amy Gilman 857-363-8935 and make a payment over the phone.
    3. Go to: https://www.gofundme.com/makechange4change and purchase online
    4. Head over to The Sugar Shoppe and pay for tickets there

    Can't wait to see you there!

    PUB CRAWL Fundraiser - April 29
    PUB CRAWL Fundraiser - April 29


    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Make Change for Change FUNDrive - May 13

    The Make Change for Change FUNDrive is May 13th. By donating gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, book, linens, and small household items (no furniture), you can help raise funds to help erase homelessness in MA.

    Help us reach our $2,000 goal – Make Change for Change will get paid for every pound of goods donated!


    Donate goods now – and get in on the competition

    Don't wait until the last day of the Drive to gather up your goods. You can drop off goods at The Sugar Shoppe. We can arrange to pick-up and store any donations you collect prior to the May 13th. Simply email Amy Gilman amy@makechangeforchange.org or contact her at 857-363-8935.

    Make your pledge at: https://fundrive.savers.com/e/fundrive_58

    Volunteers needed!

    Want to join in on the FUNDrive Day fun? Spend a couple of hours volunteering with us on May 13th. We need help between 10am and 2pm. Check out our online sign-up at http://signup.com/go/gCJMj8.

    Let's get together and stuff that truck!

    http://www.sugarshoppe.org/
    http://www.sugarshoppe.org/