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Communitywide Charities Incorporated

4 Miles Away

705 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

(617) 828-5777

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"Their mission is to lighten-up people’s lives in practical ways and to spread smiles around the globe." To achieve this mission, Communitywide Charities have develop programs that promote the wellness and sustenance of poor children, poor disable youths, and epilepsy patients in their world communities.

The Free Diapers-For-Babies program is designed to address the skin care and health concerns of poor new mothers and their babies in the United States. The greatest concern for parents is to keep their baby?s skin dry, healthy and free from diaper rash. Many things can cause diaper rash. Prolonged wetness, lack of air circulation, soap, chemical and dye allergies, ammonia formed by bacteria that interacts with urine left sitting against the skin and the growth of microbes in the diaper area can all be irritating and cause rashes. That is why they came up with the Free-Diapers-For-Babies program to address this need and they plan to donate disposable diapers to 5,000 Babies each year.Program:Wheel-Chair For DisablesBudget: $250,000Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.) Program Description: Millions of disable youths in third-world countries, especially in Africa are deprive of their freedom and mobility. Travel through the continent of Africa , and you will see thousands of disable young people crawling the streets among heavy automobile traffics. Governments authorities in those countries did not make enough provisions for the disables to give them Wheel-Chairs and their families cannot afford to by them one. The situation is terrible and need to be addressed right away by charitable organizations like ours.

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
-- Karl Baker

Mass Appeal International

6 Miles Away

18 Acorn St
Malden, MA 02148

(781) 321-0406

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Mass Appeal International is a federally designated charity, whose mission is to help individuals, and families that find themselves in the wake of disaster, be it act of man or nature. They also help individuals that face economic and physical barriers.

Mass Appeal International?s programs include but are not limited to: Public Health Education Campaign, advocacy, referrals, and educational workshops dedicated to eliminating disparities in Health Care. Voter Education Campaign, dedicated to registering and educating citizens about the voting process. Rapid Response Program makes referrals, and provides aid to families in crisis. Senior Bostonian Collaborative, intergenerational social programs for low- income seniors, incorporating art therapy. The Youth Ambassador Global Education program empowers high risk urban youth by engaging them in community service, media production, travel, the arts and culture. Participants represent their community in the National Peace Conference held at the United Nations Headquarters. Participants become affiliates of the United Nations as Youth Ambassadors through this program. Cross- Cultural Communication seminars focus on the rules, roles, and relationships of identity in America. Engages participants in an authentic multicultural dialog about American Culture and the American melting pot theory. Their JAZZ (Justice Administered from Zero to Zenith) program is a language arts forum that celebrates the archetypal tradition of oral history, jazz poetry, public oration, rhyme and prose and the power of the written word. This forum examines ancient and contemporary writers and orators pulling on classic Egyptian, European and American works that design modern society.

He conquers who endures.
-- Persius

The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.

6 Miles Away

70 South Bay Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

(617) 427-5200

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To end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.

The Greater Boston Food Bank plays a unique role in the fight to end hunger by efficiently sourcing and distributing more than 37 million pounds of food and grocery products to nearly 550 member hunger-relief agencies serving more than 545,000 people every year.  They provide life-changing sustenance for one in nine residents of the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts.  They work tirelessly to ensure that the food they distribute is as nutritious as possible to enable those in need to lead healthy, productive lives.  They also engage members of their community to find their role in helping end hunger here, whether it be by giving money, food, time, or some combination of the three.

You cannot lie, deceive, cheat, murder, trick or scheme your way into Heaven.
-- Unknown

Family-to-family Project Inc

6 Miles Away

14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

(617) 624-3837

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The Family-to-Family Project (FTFP) mission is to aid families who are losing or have lost their homes. Timely, innovative and flexible grants help families to restore hope and to find and keep housing. FTFP is the only program of its kind in the greater Boston area a lifeline for families that offers flexible, innovative solutions to immediate needs.

Grants from the Family-to-Family Project are made for the express purpose of assisting homeless families to move out of shelter into permanent housing or to remain in their homes. Family-to-Family grants are to be considered when all other sources of funding have been explored. The Project requires that at least one caseworker work with a family to determine needs, assisting with exploring all other possible funding resources. Grants are given for a range of needs, determined to ensure stabilization and long-term sustainability of housing. FTF is the only program of its kind in the greater Boston area a lifeline for families that offers flexible, innovative solutions to immediate needs.

My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.
-- Pilgrims

Needham Community Council Inc

10 Miles Away

570 Hillside Avenue
Needham Heights, MA 02494

(781) 444-2415

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The Needham Community Council is a private non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.

Volunteer Drivers offer rides to medical appointments in and around the Needham, MA are. A handicapped-accessible van provides transportation to shopping, the Library, the Senior Center, etc. within Needham to residentsProgram:Food PantryBudget: NaNCategory: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Other Named Groups Program Description: Program:Child Assault Prevention ProgramBudget: NaNCategory: EducationPopulation Served: Children Only (5 - 14 years) Program Description: Volunteer trainers offer programs to Needham elementary students to help keep them "safe, strong and free".Program:English as a 2nd Language TutoringBudget: NaNCategory: EducationPopulation Served: Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees Program Description: Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one and conversation ESL groups to residents and workers within Needham.Program:Volunteer OpportunitiesBudget: NaNCategory: General CodePopulation Served: General Public/Unspecified Program Description: They provide many different volunteer opportunities for residents of all ages.

When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
-- Aeschylus

Gathering Change

11 Miles Away

P.O. Box 1104
Lynnfield, MA 01940

(617) 429-0517

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Gathering Change, Inc. is a charitable organization that collects spare change from their homes, schools, faith communities and businesses. Their mission is to meet the immediate basic needs of citizens within their cities and towns who cannot achieve this goal alone. The funds are distributed back into their local food pantries and social programs.

Gathering Change will be supporting already established social organizations within their towns that have been created for charitable purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now-always.
-- Albert Schweitzer

Gaining Ground, Inc.

11 Miles Away

PO Box 374
Concord, MA 01742

(978) 610-6086

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Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in their gardens.

Gaining Ground grows organic vegetables and fruit on 9 acres of historic farmland in Concord, MA, and gives away all of this produce to area food pantries and meal programs.

The trouble with the rat race is that even when you win, you're still a rat.
-- Jane Wagner

Lazarus House, Inc.

21 Miles Away

P.O. Box 408
Lawrence, MA 01842

(978) 269-5205

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Lazarus House Ministries is spiritually based and welcomes all in the name of God. They provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to: shelter, food, clothing, advocacy, work preparation, health services, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are in dire need. They serve to empower their guests to move beyond poverty and crisis and to become productive members of their community.  Although they are a faith-based ministry, they are not affiliated with any church.

Lazarus House Ministries is one of the largest privately funded providers of human services in the Merrimack Valley with Lawrence, their host community, the poorest city in Massachusetts. Their programs serve the neediest among us. They provide shelter to 5 families and 11 individual men and women in a safe, dry environment. Their shelter is the foundation needed for many to break the cycle of poverty and resume independent living. They feed the hungry. Their soup kitchen feeds over 200 people every day. Their food pantry provides emergency food for over 450 families each year, in addition to holiday feeding projects and community meals. Their weekly food pantry helps to feed 75 families every week. With health and community services they share compassion, free medical and dental care, advocacy, job training, ESL, childcare, all with a purpose to help move families and individuals beyond poverty and into the mainstream of living. In addition they operate 3 thrift stores which provide free clothing anf furnishings to over 1400 people every year, in addition to offering goods at a nominal fee to the community. Revenues are used for their overall funding. And they have been known to open their doors as an emergency shelter from the cold new England elements. But in all they do they believe that every guest they serve should be treated with respect and dignity, compassion and goodness.Program:Food and HousingBudget: $4,373,031Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Lazarus House provides food to those who are hungry through a variety of programs including a soup kitchen, food pantry, seasonal soup van, after work bag meals and holiday meals. Each year more than 100,000 meals are served and nearly 70,000 bags of groceries are handed out.  Their shelter programs provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent assisted living.  

Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe depending on his bringing up.
-- Hasdai Ibn Shaprut

Charity Guild, Inc.

24 Miles Away

PO Box 2372
Brockton, MA 02305

(781) 784-1928

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The official mission of The Charity Guild is to provide basic and necessary services to those unable to meet their primary needs of food, clothing and household goods.

Their Emergency Food Pantry provides food and personal care items (when available) to those in emergency need of food.Program:Emergency Clothing and Household GoodsBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: This program provides free clothing and household goods from their Thrift Shop to those who are homeless, victims of domestic violence and in shelters with their children, and/or victims of fire or other disasters.Program:Project UndercoverBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: This program provides new under garments, socks, and diapers to babies, children, and adults.Program:Special Food for Special PeopleBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: This program is designed to respond to the growing number of elderly who are in need of emergency food from their pantry but also have dietary limitations due to high blood pressure or diabetes. This program also provides nutritious foods for children under age 12. Healthy food items for the eldery and children can be cost prohibitive for those with very limited income.

If you can't be happy where you are, it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't.
-- Charlie Jones

Pelham Town Office

24 Miles Away

6 Village Green
Pelham, NH 03076

(603) 635-8233

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Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 8 am - 4 pm & Tues., 8 am - 7 pm

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