Sunday, May 28, 2023
Sunday, April 16, 2023
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.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
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 VolunteersHere 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 policeThe 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-19While 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
Community OpportunitiesYMCA - 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.Linda Gagnon and Cheryl Ferri
Stay home when you can, find joy in the small moments and spread kindness when it's needed greatly!
Franklin MA Neighbor Brigade Chapter Co-Leaders
Volunteer Login: http://volunteer.neighborbrigade.org
Monday, November 11, 2019
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
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
"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."
"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
|Franklin's Neighbor Brigade is ready to help!|