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Showing posts with label random smile. Show all posts

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

To answer a frequently asked question: YES! Think Franklin First Gift Cards are reloadable! Bring your card to our amazing partner, Dean Bank, and add funds anytime! (Cash only!) 

Keep one ready to use in your wallet at all times as a reminder to #ThinkFranklinFirst!  

Status update: we have sold over $47,000 worth of gift cards! Thank you for the support!

Do you have one to spend? Visit www.franklingiftcard.com for a current list of participating businesses!  




Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable
Yes, #ThinkFranklinFirst Gift Cards are reloadable

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Think Franklin First - gift cards now on sale

"Today is the day! Think Franklin First gift cards are now available for purchase both online and at Dean Bank!  
You can redeem the gift cards at the local businesses pictured below beginning next week!  
www.franklingiftcard.com #thinkfranklinfirst #GivetheGiftofFranklin #localsupport #shoplocal #keepitlocal Dean Bank, Random Smile Project"

Buy your gift card online = www.franklingiftcard.com
Or in person at the Dean Bank branch office on Main St, Franklin

Use the gift cards at these participating Franklin businesses =   https://franklingiftcard.com/participating-businesses


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Town of Franklin, MA: Think Franklin First gift cards coming Nov 25

"BIG NEWS ALERT! We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of Think Franklin First gift cards!

With the incredible support of Dean Bank & the Random Smile Project, these Franklin-only gift cards will be available for purchase beginning on Wednesday, November 25th.

See more... https://t.co/XQ3RcLIvwj"

"They will be redeemable at a wide variety of local businesses! This economic development initiative is intended to help support our local businesses by directing spending away from competition/online retailers into our local economy, where it makes an important impact"

"especially in these difficult times. Stay tuned for more information as we move towards our official launch date! franklingiftcard.com #shoplocal #shoplocalma #ThinkFranklinFirst"

 

Think Franklin First gift cards

Think Franklin First gift cards coming Nov 25
Think Franklin First gift cards coming Nov 25

Saturday, May 25, 2019

“I just realize how great the Franklin community and our friends are"

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

"After Jill Pisano’s ALS diagnosis about a year and a half ago, a group of family friends and high school students is determined to help her fight the disease and its increasing medical costs – in the form of dodgeball. 
The “Hope for Jill Pisano” Dodgeball Tournament will be held Saturday at the Horace Mann Middle School gym. Sponsored by the Random Smile Project of Franklin, the event plans to raise money for Pisano, a Franklin resident who was diagnosed in the fall of 2017 with ALS, according to her husband, Rob Pisano. The progressive, neurological condition, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement. It currently has no cure. 
Even while battling the “terrible” disease, his wife showed she is “just an unbelievable person with unbelievable strength,” Rob Pisano said."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190524/dodgeball-tourney-to-raise-money-for-franklin-family

More info on the tournament on the Random Smile page
https://www.randomsmile.org/wiffle/dodgeball

DODGEBALL TOURNEY - May 25 - benefit Jill Pisano
DODGEBALL TOURNEY - May 25 - benefit Jill Pisano

Sunday, May 19, 2019

DODGEBALL TOURNEY - May 25 - benefit Jill Pisano

JOIN US! MAY 25th! 

Register today to play in our DODGEBALL TOURNEY to benefit Jill Pisano! https://www.randomsmile.org/wiffle/dodgeball


#HopeJMBP #RandomSmileProject Please share!!!


DODGEBALL TOURNEY - May 25 - benefit Jill Pisano
DODGEBALL TOURNEY - May 25 - benefit Jill Pisano




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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Franklin Gearing Up For Taste of ArtWeek - Apr 27

The Franklin Cultural Council and Random Smile Project charity are gearing up for Taste of ArtWeek, a huge kick-off celebration to Franklin ArtWeek, held on Saturday, April 27 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on the Franklin Town Common. 
La Cantina Winery
La Cantina Winery

Taste of ArtWeek is intended to give attendees a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about. Nine sweet and savory food trucks will allow sampling of various cuisines from seafood to Italian and vegan ice cream to frozen cheesecake. Five craft beer and wine vendors, including Jack's Abby, Zelus, Crue Brew, Exhibit 'A', and La Cantina Winery, will offer tastes as well as full pours of their products. 
Jeff Roy's band
Jeff Roy's band

A series of seven live dance and music performers, including MA State Representative Jeff Roy's band, professional musicians from the Berklee School of Music, and nationally-known Dean College Dance Company, among others, will give attendees a flavor for what ArtWeek performances are all about. 

Over 30 artisans will show their handmade wares in the juried Craft Fair, and a hands-on and demo tent, called The ArtWeek Pavilion, will allow festival-goers to try their hand at a selection of painting, drawing, origami, sand art, spin art, and other artistic projects. A fine art exhibition, hosted by the Franklin Art Association, will round out the festival.

Taste of ArtWeek is the kick off event to Franklin's ArtWeek, which includes almost fifty events being held from April 26-May 5, 2019. 

For more information about Taste of ArtWeek, or to purchase tickets for the food trucks and beer & wine garden, please visit www.randomsmile.org/festival. The Craft Fair, ArtWeek Pavilion, live performances, and fine art exhibition are all free to attend. 

For a brochure of all Franklin ArtWeek events, please visit http://bit.ly/FAcalendar2019.

Buy Taste of ArtWeek tickets online and skip the line!

Buy Taste of ArtWeek tickets online and skip the line!
Food truck and beer garden tickets are available online! 
Buy in advance and skip the long ticket lines to go 
directly to Will Call. 
For more information, the performance line up, or to purchase tickets, go to www.randomsmile.org/festival
Taste of ArtWeek is the kick off event to Franklin ArtWeek. For a complete schedule of all 50 Franklin ArtWeek events, click 
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/9f1ff188fa31b9964acfa8e2c/files/dc90b61d-c3fd-4d17-ba4c-55a42393477a/2019_ArtWeek_calendar.pdf

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Dodgeball Tourney to benefit Jill Pisano - May 25

"JOIN US! MAY 25th! 

Register today to play in our DODGEBALL TOURNEY to benefit Jill Pisano! 

https://www.randomsmile.org/events 

#HopeJMBP #RandomSmileProject 

Please share!!!"




Dodgeball Tourney to benefit Jill Pisano - May 25
Dodgeball Tourney to benefit Jill Pisano - May 25


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Franklin ArtWeek Schedule - Tickets available for Taste of ArtWeek

While ArtWeek kicks off in earnest on Saturday, April 27 with the Taste of ArtWeek on the Town Common and Hayward Manor, the first events are actually scheduled for Friday, April 26.

Craft details for the Taste of ArtWeek
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/04/craft-fair-and-hands-ondemo-tent-to-be.html

Food truck, beer garden and entertainment schedule
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/04/taste-of-artweek-festival-announces.html

Taste of ArtWeek is intended to give attendees a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about. Food truck tickets are $20 for four items for adults and $10 for two items for kids. Tickets can be purchased at www.randomsmile.org/festival.

The full schedule for ArtWeek can be found here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczODN4X2hTdVdobWpWWTlpR19WMFZHZE5JWHVz/view?usp=sharing

You can also find all the individual events on the Franklin Community Calendar. The Cultural Council has integrated their calendar to enable this 'community view'   https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html




The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's - one of several food trucks to participate in Taste of ArtWeek
The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's -
one of several food trucks to participate in Taste of ArtWeek

Monday, April 15, 2019

Taste of ArtWeek Festival Announces Food Truck Line Up

Taste of ArtWeek, a kick-off celebration to Franklin ArtWeek, announced today that it will feature nine food trucks from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Five savory trucks will include iGottaQ BBQ, Away Café offering Thai and American favorites, Moe's Street Eats featuring Italian cuisine, The Dogfather's gourmet hot dogs, and The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's. 

Four sweet trucks include The Whoo(pie) Wagon's multiple flavors of whoopie pies, Sarcastic Sweets offering cupcakes, brownies, cake pops and cookies, Shishkaberry's famous chocolate-dipped strawberries and frozen cheesecake, and Like No Udder's vegan ice cream. 

Taste of ArtWeek is intended to give attendees a "taste" of what ArtWeek is all about. Food truck tickets are $20 for four items for adults and $10 for two items for kids. Tickets can be purchased at www.randomsmile.org/festival.

Taste of ArtWeek is on Saturday, April 27 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and will also include free live performances, a craft fair, and a demo and hands-on tent on the Franklin Town Common, as well as a beer and wine garden and a fine art exhibition across the street at Hayward Manor.

Taste of ArtWeek is being organized by the Franklin Cultural Council, in partnership with Random Smile Project charity. Proceeds from the event will benefit both organizations.

The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's - one of several food trucks to participate in Taste of ArtWeek
The Cod Squad's award-winning seafood from Captain Marden's -
one of several food trucks to participate in Taste of ArtWeek

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament - Aug 18

6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament


  • Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Registration: 8-8:45 AM, games start at 9 AM
  • $125 per team
  • Each team plays a minimum of 3 games prior to tournament seeding
  • Fletcher Field, Peck Street, Franklin, MA
  • Two Divisions:
  • Recreational (here for fun)
  • Competitive (fast pitch)
  • 5 players per team


For more info follow on Facebook 
https://www.facebook.com/events/198328604137069

or the tournament page  http://www.randomsmile.org/wiffle//

6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament
6th Annual Wiffleball Tournament

Monday, July 31, 2017

5th Annual Wiffle ball Tournament - Aug 19

The 5th Annual Wiffle ball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 19. This is an annual fund raising event for the Random Smile Project.


  • Registration: 8-8:45am, games start at 9am
  • $125 per team
  • Each team plays a minimum of 3 games prior to tournament seeding
  • Fletcher Field, Peck Street, Franklin, MA
  • Two Divisions:
  • Recreational (here for fun)
  • Competitive (fast pitch)
  • 5 players per team


5th Annual Wiffle ball Tournament - Aug 19
5th Annual Wiffle ball Tournament - Aug 19

Sunday, August 21, 2016

“They help in any capacity as much as they can”


"More than a hundred people gathered at Fletcher Field Saturday morning for some fundraising, some trash talking and a lot of fun at the Random Smile Project’s fourth annual Wiffle ball tournament. 
The Random Smile Project, established in 2006, is a Franklin organization aimed to provide simple acts of kindness to locals in need. 
Its mission, member Colleen Swenson said, is to “offer a bridge of support for our community members during difficult times.” 
This year, the proceeds from the tournament will benefit Franklin resident Jim Cashin, who is recovering from a liver transplant he received in June."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160821/locals-play-wiffle-ball-to-benefit-franklin-resident


sign at one of the wiffle ball diamonds between games
sign at one of the wiffle ball diamonds between games

To donate to the Random Smile Project or find out more about what they do, visit their webpage  http://www.randomsmile.org/

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Random Smile Project's fourth annual Wiffle ball tournament

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

"Fans of the yellow, plastic bat rejoice - the Random Smile Project's fourth annual Wiffle ball tournament will take place later this month. 
This year's event - set for Aug. 20 at Fletcher Field - is held in honor of local resident James Cashin. 
"Random Smiles provides a bridge of support for people in the community who are going through a difficult time," said Colleen Swenson, a volunteer with the charity. "Jim Cashin is recovering right now from a liver transplant that he received in June... he's a longtime Franklin resident."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160803/franklin-charity-hosting-wiffle-ball-tournament

Random Smile Project's fourth annual Wiffle ball tournament
Random Smile Project's fourth annual Wiffle ball tournament
For addiitional info and to register, visit this page  http://www.randomsmile.org/wiffle/

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Celebrate 10 years of the Random Smile Project!

Random Smile Project (RSP)  is celebrating 10 years of community service with our Gala on March 12th at the Providence Convention Center there will be 

  • Live and Silent auction
  • Dinner and Dancing with the Grab Brothers Band 

Discounted room rates available at the Omni Hotel in Providence

Complete information available at www.randomsmile.org/gala/

Random Smile Project Gala - March 12
Random Smile Project Gala - March 12

The Grab Brothers Band will play for your entertainment and dancing



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Reminder: Random Smile Gala - Mar 12

Random Smile Project (RSP)  is celebrating 10 years of community service with our Gala on March 12th at the Providence Convention Center there will be 

  • Live and Silent auction
  • Dinner and Dancing with the Grab Brothers Band 

Discounted room rates available at the Omni Hotel in Providence

Complete information available at www.randomsmile.org/gala/

Random Smile Project Gala - March 12
Random Smile Project Gala - March 12

The Grab Brothers Band will play for your entertainment and dancing



Monday, February 8, 2016

Random Smile Project Gala - March 12

Random Smile Project (RSP)  is celebrating 10 years of community service with our Gala on March 12th at the Providence Convention Center there will be 

  • Live and Silent auction
  • Dinner and Dancing with the Grab Brothers Band 

Discounted room rates available at the Omni Hotel in Providence

Complete information available at www.randomsmile.org/gala/

Random Smile Project Gala - March 12
Random Smile Project Gala - March 12

The Grab Brothers Band will play for your entertainment and dancing




Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the News: DelCarte reopens, wiffle ball tourney a hit


"After being closed for much of the season, the playground at the DelCarte Conservation Area reopened on Saturday. 
The Pleasant Street playground, which fits into the surrounding park with its resemblance to a tree, first opened in fall 2014, said Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting. 
"We discovered this spring that a couple of cracks had developed in and around the playground equipment," he said. "We were concerned about what went wrong, so we called the company to fix it." 
Nutting said, after some time, the company came out do the needed repairs. 
"It's been closed all summer," Nutting said, noting that, while there was no warranty, the company did cover the cost of the work."
DelCarte playground has reopened after being repaired
DelCarte playground has reopened after being repaired

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150822/NEWS/150828468/1994/NEWS


"Fletcher Field was packed with Wiffle ball players Saturday, with a several simultaneous games occurring side by side. 
The players were taking part in the Random Smile Project's Third Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament, an event designed to benefit the local charity. 
Colleen Swenson, one of the members of Random Smiles, said participation in this year's tournament was strong. 
"Right now, we have about 30 teams," she said. "Every year, we add on a few teams.""
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150822/NEWS/150828466/1994/NEWS

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Reminder: Soccer for Smiles Tournament --> February 17 - 19, 2015

Have Fun While Making a Difference!

Our next tournament is coming up quickly!

February 17, 18, and 19, 2015

Even though the tournament runs for three days, a player's commitment is just a couple of hours on one particular day. High schoolers come on one day, younger girls on the next day, and younger boys on the third day. The day is split by age groups in 2- or 3-hour blocks of time. It is great fun!



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Soccer for Smiles crew
Soccer for Smiles crew



A group of students in FranklinMassachusetts got together in the wake of the 2010 earthquake inHaiti motivated to do something to help.  A soccer tournament was developed over February's school vacation that provided an opportunity for soccer players to have a lot of fun in friendly competition.  The event raised a significant amount of money that was donated to the relief fund for Haiti.  The Soccer For Smiles tournament was born.
In subsequent years the team has focused on local charities with the majority of monies raised going toward the Random Smile Project.  The group has also supported Team Isabella.  Each year the tournament has grown in participation and donations.  The team of students has grown and changed as older team members move on to college and new students join in the effort.

2015 Beneficiaries

This year we will direct our donations to support two initiatives:
1.                Kathleen M. Madden Scholarship
This past year, Kathleen M. Madden passed away, losing a battle to Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was very close with many of us at Soccer for Smiles.

In her honor, we have created a scholarship in her name, which will be awarded to an applicant that we believe demonstrates outstanding involvement in his or her community.

2.                Random Smile Project
In the last four years we have donated thousands of dollars to the Random Smile Project (RSP) as we are pleased with their mission.
Soccer for Smiles Tournament
Soccer for Smiles Tournament

RSP provides a bridge of support to people going through difficult times. Families in need are provided with clothing, groceries, books, and toys through a network of local support. Accessibility options for those in need are supplied through their construction and renovation projects like wheelchair ramps, handicap bathroom conversions and home repair. They also award the unsung heroes in our community who put themselves second and others in need before them. They inspire volunteerism in the youth of our community through scholarships, playground initiatives and school outreach programs. Through these efforts RSP promotes the spirit of giving and receiving that reflects the greater good of what a community really is.
RSP is a community non-profit organization. They have zero paid employees. Everyone associated with RSP donates their time, trades, and skill sets. Since they have no salaries and very limited overhead, you can be assured that your donation will go a long way in their various community endeavors.


For additional information and to register, please follow this link