Community Newsletter
November, 2019
How you've helped your neighbors in need on their road to self-sufficiency.
Kindness of local business helps student see

Our education department often goes above and beyond for our students to help them to succeed in their academic pursuits. But this time, a local business did as well.

David*, a currently homeless Adult Education student has been studying to take the Accuplacer test so he can attend college. Recently he approached one of our teachers with a problem - his eyeglasses, which he relies on to see, were broken. He could no longer study for his test. The teacher told David she would try and get them fixed for him and drove off toward town.

She went to Parelli Optical of Beverly and asked if they would help fix the glasses as they belonged to a homeless student she was working with. She did not have to provide any more information. They immediately offered to help and in less than 10 minutes they had been repaired. 

It's heart warming to know that there are others that care about our students' success as much as we do. Thank you all for your support and caring that enables our clients to succeed.

*Name changed for privacy

We've earned GuideStar's Platinum Seal of Transparency

Beverly Bootstraps just earned a 2019 Platinum Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. To reach the highest level of transparency, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile. By sharing these important metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. We chose to display quantitative information to represent how hard we're working toward achieving our mission. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Check out our profile here .

Make a child's holiday bright - become an Adopt-a-Family donor.

Due to the increase in the number of families with children who have contacted us for help with gifts for the holidays this year, we still have a few left who need adopting. If you would like to help, please click here now!
You will be able to read the family profiles to find one you feel a connection to. Then sign up to adopt that deserving family and drop off their gifts between Monday, December 2 and Thursday, December 5.
Coming soon to a mailbox near you...

Keep an eye out for our Annual Appeal that just went in the mail. We know you have many options for your charitable contributions and we appreciate that you so often choose to support Beverly Bootstraps. We rely on your donations to be able to help those in need right here in your neighborhood.

Or just click here to donate now. Thank you.
And click here for some helpful tips for making donations.

Donate Thanksgiving food through Amazon Pantry list

If you did not get a chance to give to one of our food drives earlier this month and would still like to donate an item or two to help provide Thanksgiving meals to your neighbors in need, check out our Amazon Thanksgiving Food Wish List. All you need to do is click here and place your order. The food will be sent directly to us. 

10th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

Thank you to Steve McCarthy and his neighbors for collecting 244 lb of food from his annual Neighborhood Food Drive. Over the past ten years, this Neighborhood Food Drive has donated 3,417 lb of food to the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry! 

Thanksgiving Food Drives a success

The annual Citywide Food Drive and Election Day Food Drive were a great success due to all the support that you in the community showed. You helped collect over 3,200 pounds of Thanksgiving food enabling your neighbors in need have a holiday meal. Thank you to the Citywide PTO, volunteers, stores and shoppers who took part.

Mobile Market distributes fresh produce

The seasonal Mobile Market just finished up and we want to thank our partners Beverly Housing Authority and Beth Israel Lahey Health/Beverly Hospital, as well as the volunteers who helped to distribute over 46,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetable this season!

Thank you to Leslie Ray Insurance
In celebration of Leslie Ray Insurance Agency’s 65th anniversary in business and as a tribute to the life and legacy of its founder, they have awarded Beverly Bootstraps with a major gift to help continue to serve those in need in our community. 

North Shore Food & Gift Emporium
Sunday, November 24, from 10am-4pm
The Mansion on Turner Hill, 1 Manor House Lane, Ipswich

The North Shore Food and Gift Emporium is a great way to do some holiday shopping with all sorts of gifts for foodies as well as everyone else on your list! You'll be giving back to Beverly Bootstraps too - they'll be hosting a food drive all day long so don't forget to bring a non-perishable.

Beverly Holiday Parade Rolling Food Drive
Sunday, December 1, starting at 1pm
Along parade route in downtown Beverly

Help us stock our Food Pantry - just drop your non-perishable food donations in the shopping carts pushed by First Baptist Church volunteers as they pass by along the parade route.

Taste & Style
Thursday, December 5, from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop, 198 Rantoul St, Beverly

Join us for an evening of food, drinks and shopping. E njoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and some great raffles, while doing your holiday shopping for designer and high-end clothing, jewelry and holiday decor. Get your tickets here, at the Thrift Shop in advance, or at the door that night.
To learn more, click on these handy links:
35 Park Street, Beverly, MA 01915 978-927-1561