Community Newsletter
October, 2019
How you've helped your neighbors in need on their road to self-sufficiency.
High schoolers eager to learn English

On the North Shore Beverly Bootstraps is one of the only agencies that continues our adult education programs during the summer months. This summer, we supported Isabella*, Juan* and three other students who were enrolled at Beverly High School. They had only arrived in this country in late spring and wanted to continue to learn English over the summer. After meeting with them and their teacher they completed the paperwork and joined the ESOL morning classes. They were so eager to improve their English that they opted to attend our evening program as well. Other members of their families even registered for classes after hearing about them.

When the high schoolers returned to school in the fall, they had increased their ability to communicate, and read and write in English - which means they were more confident and prepared for the academic year ahead. Three of the students have continued to come to the evening classes on Monday and Wednesday evening during the school year.

This is just one of the exciting ways we collaborate with other community partners to provide support for our new residents of Beverly.  Thank you for providing your support so that these students have a much easier time obtaining their high school diploma and enabling them to get a job with sustainable wages.

*Name changed for privacy

Save the Date for Boots & Blooms!

Announcing our 3rd annual Boots & Blooms Gala! Join us on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6:30pm to kick up your heels and give hunger the boot!

You'll enjoy dazzling cocktails, a delectable dinner and a delightful time on the dance floor at the distinctive Cruiseport Gloucester. Not to mention the dramatic floral competition.

Tickets, sponsorships, program book ads and floral competition applications available now here .

Help provide a Thanksgiving meal to your neighbors in need.

Every year, Beverly Bootstraps gives a turkey and all the ingredients for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to approximately 475 clients. But we need your help to provide them with this happy tradition.

Please consider hosting a Food Drive to collect donations of the Thanksgiving dinner ingredients on this list . Donations would need to be delivered to our 35 Park Street facility by November 19. For materials and helpful tips click here .

If you can't host a Food Drive, please donate to one of our upcoming local drives:
Citywide Food Drive: Saturday, November 2 from 9am-1pm - at both Beverly Stop & Shop locations, Shaw's and Whole Foods.
Election Day Food Drive: Tuesday, November 5 from 7am-8pm - at all polling locations in Beverly

Thank you

Project Bread helps us fight hunger
Thank you to Project Bread who recently awarded us a grant to support our Food Assistance programs. Together we continue to fight hunger.

Thanks to all who Donated Change to Make Change
Big shout out to A New Leaf , Flour(ish ) , Prides Crossing Confections , Super Sub , Tartine , What's Brewin and all their customers for participating in our Donate Change to Make Change fundraiser.

Reusable bags make a difference to Beverly Bootstraps
We recently received $600 from Shaw's from all of you who purchased one of their Give Back reusable bags when they benefited Beverly Bootstraps. Thanks to Shaw's and all who supported us - those $1 donations really add up!

McDonald's makes generous donation
After the North Beverly McDonald's renovated their store, they held a ribbon cutting at which they donated $1000 to support Beverly Bootstraps programming. Thank you McDonald's!

Christmas Pop-Up Shop
Friday, Oct 11, 11am-4pm and Saturday, Oct 12, 10am-3pm
Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop, 35 Park Street, Beverly

Come to a special Thrift Shop Christmas Pop-up shop with loads of beautiful holiday decor at bargain prices. The sale will be on the 35 Park Street side of the building on the lower level. Use the Office/Services main entrance.

Citywide Food Drive
Saturday, Nov 2, 9am-1pm
Stop & Shop (both Beverly locations, Shaw's and Whole Foods)

While you're doing your own grocery shopping on Saturday, November 2 at the Beverly Shaws on Dodge Street, either of the Beverly Stop & Shops (on Enon St and Elliott St) or the new Whole Foods on Brimbal Ave, please consider buying an extra item or several from our list of needed items. There will be volunteers at the doors to hand our the list and more to collect your donations on your way out! Thank you!

Election Day Food Drive
Tuesday, Nov 5, 7am-8pm
at all polling locations in Beverly

Do your civic duty and your community duty at the same time!
Bring some non-perishable food with you when you vote to put in the Beverly Bootstraps collection box at each polling location in Beverly.
To learn more, click on these handy links:
35 Park Street, Beverly, MA 01915 978-927-1561