Community Newsletter
October, 2018
Keeping you up to date on the many ways Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency.
Some helpful tips for your charitable giving

The season of giving is upon use. Likely you are making decisions about how your charitable dollars will be most useful. At Beverly Bootstraps, we are fortunate to have much community support and we have learned a lot about many ways of giving. Here are some tips from your local non-profit about charitable giving:
  1. Consider how your dollars can make the impact you feel is important. Should your dollars work to feed the hungry; support education; ensure the arts are accessible, or something else? Do you want to support a local, a national, or a world-wide effort?
  2. How trustworthy is the organization to which you are gifting your money? Does the charity hold a 501(C)3 or other charitable tax exempt status? Has the organization been audited by an independent auditor? Does the organization report on its activities and offer its financial documents for review by donors?
  3. How well does the organization meet its mission? Most organizations offer statistics about their work. Some offer impact metrics. Visit Giving Common and the organizations website to check out how well the organization does its work.
If you choose to donate to Beverly Bootstraps, please click  here   to take a look at financial donation giving tips and here to see Food Pantry giving tips, that apply to Beverly Bootstraps specifically.

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Kids' Weekend Food rolls out:

After testing the program in one Beverly Elementary School, we are now rolling the Kids' Weekend Food program to all Beverly Elementary Schools. When school administration and staff identify children in need, they send home Food Pantry information to encourage the family to visit for consistent access to additional food. For those that are not able to get to the Food Pantry, we supply bags of healthy snacks to be sent home each weekend with the children. We want to ensure all children have enough food to stay healthy and be ready to learn when they get back to school on Mondays.

If you have a group that would like to get involved by preparing these snack bags, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Colten.

How you can help:

Be a holiday hero!
Due to your heroic efforts, we've been able to provide turkeys and all the fixin's needed to make a Thanksgiving dinner to over 500 families who otherwise wouldn't be able to celebrate this wonderful holiday. Please help again this year.

Host a Food Drive:
You can help by hosting a food drive at your place of work, at your local school, or in your neighborhood. Just email   Director of Donor Relations Heather Johnston to schedule the drive. We've got all the information needed to help you organize your food drive  right here . Be sure to request the Thanksgiving food items on  this list . 

Attend a Food Drive:
You can also donate the Thanksgiving food from  this list at two upcoming food drives:
Saturday, November 3, from 9am - 1pm at Shaw's and both Stop & Shops in Beverly
Tuesday, November 6, during voting hours, at all polling locations in Beverly

Please keep in mind that all food donations are due  Nov. 5-13.

Thank you for being a hero!

Thank you!

Beverly Bank packs Weekend Food Bags
Thank you to Beverly Bank for volunteering to pack Kids' Weekend Food bags to ensure kids in need don't go hungry over the weekend. 

Coldwell Banker supports Beverly Bootstraps
Thank you to North Shore Coldwell Banker who recently made their  annual donation to support Beverly Bootstraps programs.
Donations in honor of Paul Ramsdell
Beverly resident Jim Lucas, on behalf on the Paul Ramsdell Scholarship fund, has made several donation drop offs for our Food Pantry totalling over 300 pounds in honor of Paul Ramsdell, a former Beverly resident who passed away in 2014.

Feminine Hygiene Drive
During the month of October
At Beverly Public Library (information desk), 
Beverly Farms Public Library, 
Manchester Public Library, 
Temple B'nai Abraham, 
First Congregational Church of Essex, Studio 13 in Hamilton
Donate Feminine Hygiene products during the month of October.  Donations can be dropped off at the locations listed below.  Thank you to Volunteer Deborah Griffith for making this happen.

Evviva Cucina Pizza with a Purpose
Every Monday in October, 11:30am-9pm
45 Enon Street, Beverly
Each Monday in October, Evviva Cucina in Beverly will donate $1 for every speciality small pizza and $2 for every speciality large to Beverly Bootstraps. Pizza type will be announced on Monday morning. So head on over and mangia!

Citywide Food Drive
Saturday, November 3, 9
Stop & Shop's on Enon Street and Elliott Street
Shaws on Dodge Street
Help provide ingredients for Thanksgiving meals for your neighbors in need. Visit one of the three grocery stores above and buy an extra item or several from our Thanksgiving food shopping list. 

Election Day Food Drive
Tuesday, November 6
At all Beverly Polling Sites
When you head out to to vote, please bring along a non-perishable food item from our  holiday list to help provide our clients with a Thanksgiving meal. 

North Shore Food and Gift Emporium Food Drive
Sunday, November 18, 10am-4pm
Turner Hill, 3 Manor House Lane, Ipswich
Visit the North Shore Food & Gift Emporium to find some great gifts for friends and family. Give back while you're there by bringing a non-perishable food item of two to donate to the Food Drive to benefit Beverly Bootstraps.

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