Showing posts with label neighbor brigade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label neighbor brigade. Show all posts

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A Thanksgiving Thank You via the Neighbor Brigade

While this comes from the Neighbor Brigade home office, you can reach the Franklin group via this link ->  https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/d344e590-7541-488a-8594-34b5f451db96/1

Your support makes a difference in a neighbor's tomorrow
During a season where we celebrate thanks and gratitude, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you. We are grateful to all of the staff, supporters, volunteers, and donors that support Neighbor Brigade and our mission to help our community neighbors in times of crisis. You are the lifeblood of our organization. We thank you and rely on your continued generosity for all we've done and continue to do.

Warmest wishes from all of us, to all of you, for a healthy and happy holiday season.
Volunteer
Join our team of 3,000+ caring volunteers and help your neighbors in crisis today.
Request Help
If you are need of our services and live in one of our 31 Chapter towns please apply online or call
(855)241-HELP
Neighbor Brigade
P.O. Box 735
Maynard, MA 01754
 855-241-HELP(4357)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Neighbor Brigade: Save the Date for our 10 Year Celebration!

Neighbor Brigade has been a part of the Franklin community since 2012! We are grateful to work along side many of the great resources in Franklin in helping our neighbors. 
To sponsor, make an auction donation or learn more about Neighbor Brigade in its 10th year, you can go to www.neighborbrigade.org or email the Franklin chapter- Franklinma@neighborbrigade.org.

Thank you,

Cheryl Ferri and Linda Gagnon,
Franklin chapter co-leaders

We're looking for great auction items and sponsorships, email us for details!

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Franklin Neighbor Brigade Update


In these times of uncertainty we know one thing clearly, that love never has to be rationed or quarantined.  The truth is, we all need each other more than ever right now. We need each other in so many ways, both big and small. We need to rely and lean on one another and to be compassionate, understanding, and patient with one another. We need to focus on being there for one another in the best and safest way we can.
Please read on to see how you can help whether it be from your home or in the community.

Challenge for all Volunteers
Here is a FUN family project. Who's up for a Letter Writing Challenge! All you have to do is wash your hands and put your love on.  If we can't thank, visit a sick person or give gratitude in person, we can do it in a personal note. The list is endless on who you can send a note to.  Here are some ideas of people/neighbors we can offer hope, kindness and a smile to: 
  • a neighbor you have not seen or you know can use a positive note
  • those who are bereaved or supporting the bereaved
  • those who are anxious or feeling afraid
  • people alone and isolated
  • those working at risk jobs and essential workers
  • a teacher
  • the local food pantry
  • a medical professional
  • our fire and police
The challenge is to send two notes within two days to the people of your choice. One could be to say hello/thinking of you and another could be a thank-you/gratitude note.  We have 173 active volunteers.  Let's see if we can get at least half of our volunteers to participate.  If you accept the challenge please let us know by signing-up through the volunteer system.  Happy Writing!   

Important NEW Volunteer Requirements due to COVID-19
While we wait for our services to be called upon from location organizations such as senior center, food pantry, police, fire, and of course our neighbors in need please make sure you have met the NEW volunteer requirements.  They include reading the NB Handbook, Food Handler Training, COVID-19 Preparedness, and have a current CORI check on file. You can check to see if you met this criteria by logging into your account and clicking on Profile on the top right heading and selecting Qualifications.  It should look like the highlighted areas below.  If it doesn't then you will need to complete those tasks by clicking on the information button circled in red and following the instructions.  If you have any questions or need help accessing your account please feel free to reach out.

Franklin Neighbor Brigade Update
Franklin Neighbor Brigade Update

Community Opportunities
YMCA -  Growing demand for families in need of food is happening. Drop off box at YMCA is outside from 9am-6pm daily. Recommended following food items: oatmeal cups/packets, macaroni & cheese boxes/cups, granola bars (nut free whole grain preferred), applesauce or mandarin orange cups (no added sugar), whole grain crackers, tuna pouches in water (low sodium), Progresso chicken soup (low sodium), rice boxes/cups, Barilla Ready Pasta and pasta boxes.

Franklin Food Pantry needed wish list items can be ordered on Amazon using the following link  
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2SIL7UR08ZZUC?ref_=wl_share

Tri Valley Meals on Wheels is in need of temporary volunteers to drive meals to residents in Franklin, Medway and Bellingham.  They have a volunteer sign up time from 11:00-12:30 Monday-Friday at the Grace Baptist church on Beaver street. You will need to bring your license and front page of your car insurance with line 5 highlighted. Any questions, call Gail Hamilton 508-520-1422.

Stay home when you can, find joy in the small moments and spread kindness when it's needed greatly!
Linda Gagnon and Cheryl Ferri
Franklin MA Neighbor Brigade Chapter Co-Leaders
FranklinMA@neighborbrigade.org
www.neighborbrigade.org

Monday, November 11, 2019

Did you know that Franklin's Neighbor Brigade has a Facebook page?

Franklin's Neighbor Brigade has a Facebook page. The group has been providing a valuable service for the Franklin community since 2012. It helps those in need with a volunteer network that springs to action for each need.

What do they do?
"Welcome to the Franklin chapter of Neighbor Brigade! Our chapter was formed in April 2012. Whether you are seeking assistance or looking to provide help to another, you’ve come to the right place.
Our volunteer chapter leaders donate time to coordinate the needs of families in crisis with the volunteers who want to help. Read on to learn more about their passion for Neighbor Brigade, and help us spread the word! We are always looking to expand our presence here in Franklin among volunteers and potential recipients alike.

Neighbor Brigade establishes community-specific networks of volunteers that can be mobilized to help residents facing sudden crisis manage day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, rides, and basic household chores.
Our chapter is just one of 29 chapters helping their neighbors in crisis! To learn more about us and our other chapters, please visit our home page."
The Franklin's Neighbor Brigade web page
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/d344e590-7541-488a-8594-34b5f451db96/1

The Franklin's Neighbor Brigade Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pg/FranklinNeighborBrigade/

Did you know that Franklin's Neighbor Brigade has a Facebook page?
Did you know that Franklin's Neighbor Brigade has a Facebook page?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Franklin's Neighbor Brigade is ready to help!

"Welcome to the Franklin chapter of Neighbor Brigade! Our chapter was formed in April 2012. Whether you are seeking assistance or looking to provide help to another, you’ve come to the right place. Our volunteer chapter leaders donate time to coordinate the needs of families in crisis with the volunteers who want to help. Read on to learn more about their passion for Neighbor Brigade, and help us spread the word! We are always looking to expand our presence here in Franklin among volunteers and potential recipients alike. 
Neighbor Brigade establishes community-specific networks of volunteers that can be mobilized to help residents facing sudden crisis manage day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, rides, and basic household chores. Our chapter is just one of 29 chapters helping their neighbors in crisis! To learn more about us and our other chapters, please visit our home page here."
Franklin Neighbor Brigade
Franklin Neighbor Brigade

"If you, your family or someone you know is experiencing a temporary crisis due to an illness, surgery, cancer, accident, fire, death or other life event, our network of volunteers may be able to provide temporary, non-monetary assistance with some of your day-to-day needs. 
Some of the services volunteers have provided in the past include meal deliver, dog walks, rides to doctor's appointments, help with errands, friendly visits, and light household needs. 
To request services, fill out our Client Application or call 1-855-241-4357. Neighbor Brigade should contact you within 24 hours."

Request services: http://bttr.im/klacf

Volunteer: http://bttr.im/g1jar


Franklin's Neighbor Brigade is ready to help!
Franklin's Neighbor Brigade is ready to help!
Visit the Franklin Neighbor Brigade
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/d344e590-7541-488a-8594-34b5f451db96/1



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Find out how to volunteer with the Franklin Neighborhood Brigade - Oct 12

Have you heard of the Franklin Neighborhood Brigade? 

We establish community-specific networks of volunteers that can be mobilized to help residents facing sudden crisis manage day-to-day tasks such as meal
preparation, rides, and basic household chores. Using web-based coordination
tools, we manage recipient requests and the recruitment of volunteers to fulfill those requests sensitively, quickly and free of charge. If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer or are a current volunteer, please join us as we kick-off the new season with a “spooky” wine and cheese event!

WHEN: Thursday, October 12

TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

WHERE: 11 Lyons Street, Franklin (Joanne Schaefer's House)

Our Executive Director, Polly Mendoza, will be be on hand to discuss "what's
new" with the Neighbor Brigade and to process CORI forms for any volunteer
who currently needs a renewal.


Cheryl Ferri, Joanne Schaefer, Anne Gilberti, Co-leaders Franklin Neighbor Brigade

Find out how to volunteer with the Franklin Neighborhood Brigade - Oct 12
Find out how to volunteer with the Franklin Neighborhood Brigade - Oct 12

Monday, July 17, 2017

Be part of Pam's Run 2017 and help the Neighbor Brigade

Franklin has an active chapter of the Neighbor Brigade. This 5K and 10K fund raiser helps the overall Neighbor Brigade organization.



Pam's Run 5K/10K will be on October 15th, 2017.

Why be a part of our 5th annual Pam's Run?
Thirsty Irish Runners had a great time in 2016!

Take it from the Thirsty Irish Runners, it's more fun when you run together!  Hear what their team of 30 had to say about Pam's Run:

"An absolutely perfect New England fall weekend graced runners who toed the starting line at Pam's Run 2016. The 10K course is a great run through tree-lined residential roads and then down a dirt road past an area known as Duck Pond Farm.There was a nice incline at the fourth mile marker which challenged the legs a bit and then another quick uphill sprint was in the final mile. A great race for a running club or individual runner looking to tackle a fall 10k on a very nice course!"

Whether your goal is to walk our 5k or run our 10k, start your team today and share with us using hashtag #pamsrunNB
Neighbor Brigade supports communities.
Pam's Run is Neighbor Brigade's largest annual fundraiser which allows us to continue supporting people throughout New England who are experiencing a temporary crisis.  In 2016 our volunteers helped 3,405 individuals and completed approximately 6,000 service hours in their communities; that adds up to over 16 hours of service every single day of the year!  Recently one of our recipients wrote these beautiful words of gratitude: "Each time a meal arrives, my eyes fill with tears of joy, both because of the tangible help each delivery provides and because it is such a loving, personal expression of support. I've been honored to participate with Neighbor Brigade for some years, but never envisioned being on the receiving end of the group's generosity. It is incredible, and I am appreciative beyond words."  To learn more about our impact in your community click here.

Join us for Pam's Run, celebrating our 5th Year
Voted One of the Top Ten Road Races in Massachusetts
10:00 AM
Sunday, October 15, 2017; Wayland
Pam's Run Features:
​*Chip-timed 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run
*Free t-shirt for early-bird registration
*Food Truck
*Kids' Fun Run and Kids' Activities
*Live Music
*Cash Prizes for Top Male and Female Finishers
*Instant-win raffle
New This Year:
 Sponsored by Dance Fit Studios:
Kids' Yoga, Kids' Dance Movement Class and a Kids' Craft!

Sponsored by Jam Time:
An Obstacle Course, Face Painting and a Kid's Craft!
Get your Business in front of over 700 Runners at
The Largest Annual Road Race in the MetroWest!  
Thank you to our current 
2017 Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
Lynch Landscape and Tree Service, Inc.


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