NoteWorthy – 12/1/19
AROUND THE VALLEY
New England Patriot Visits Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence to Distribute Donated Turkeys for Thanksgiving
Justin Bethel, special teams standout on the New England Patriots, distributed donated turkeys to approximately 75 families at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence on Nov. 23.
The club provides a safe, after-school haven that offers nightly meals, homework help, fitness and nutrition programs, college and career planning, community involvement, and lasting personal relationships with caring staff and volunteers for nearly 4,000 youth members.
Groundwork Lawrence Celebrates 20th Anniversary At Annual Glow Gala
On Nov. 14, hundreds of community members came together at the Everett Mills to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Groundwork Lawrence at their Glow Gala. The annual gala is the organization’s signature fundraising event, raising money for Groundwork’s variety of programs, including park development, fresh food access, education and job training.
The event featured music from Los Sugar Kings, silent auctions and “eco-art,” which is art that incorporates the characteristics of reduce, reuse, recycle and repair. Participants in Groundwork’s youth program spoke on the impact Groundwork has made in their lives.
3M Awards Bread & Roses $30K to Expand Food Storage Capacity
Bread & Roses Community Kitchen is excited to announce the awarding of a $30,000 3M Foundation Capital Investment Grant for the construction of a custom walk-in freezer and refrigerator, effectively expanding the nonprofit’s capacity to receive and distribute fresh and frozen food to those in need across the Merrimack Valley.
3M partners with organizations globally to provide resources and empower communities to grow and succeed to create a more interconnected and thriving world.
Amesbury Carriage Museum Receives Major Donation from the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation
The Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded $25,000 to the Amesbury Carriage Museum toward their development of the Industrial History Center in Mill 2. This space has been donated to the museum in the city’s Upper Millyard in the historic mill building that is home to Amesbury Industrial Supply.
NECC Receives Recognition for Student Voting Rate
Northern Essex Community College’s was recently recognized for the high student voting rate of its students in the 2018 midterm elections.
Close to 32% of Northern Essex students voted in the 2018 midterm elections, which was an over 11% increase over the 2014 midterm elections.
Janel D’Agata-Lynch, coordinator of civic engagement, service-learning, and community resources at Northern Essex intends to keep the momentum going for the 2020 elections. “We’re working now to strategize how to educate the campus community and get out the vote for 2020.”
Salem Co-operative Bank Supports New Hampshire’s Hungry
Salem Community Benefit, charitable corporation of Salem Co-operative Bank, recently donated $20,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank. The check was presented by Ann Lally, president and CEO of Salem Co-operative Bank to the NH Food Bank’s Executive Director, Eileen Groll Liponis.
In New Hampshire there are over 300,000 woman and children who don’t have enough to eat. New Hampshire Food Bank serves as the center for food collection and distribution to over 425 nonprofit food agencies throughout the state. NH Food Bank also prepares over 500 meals per day which are distributed to Boys & Girls Clubs.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Kevin Bartlett, Noelia Guadalupe Bare-Mobley and Douglas Naffah Inducted Into Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Alumni Hall of Fame
Kevin Bartlett, Noelia Guadalupe Bare-Mobley and Douglas Naffah have been inducted into the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Alumni Hall of Fame. Established to honor the personal and professional achievements of some of the club’s notable graduates, the Alumni Hall of Fame inspires youth members who are striving to make their own mark in the community and beyond.
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire Names Sharron McCarthy New Chief Executive Officer
Following a yearlong search, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire has named Sharron McCarthy, current president and publisher of McLean Communications, its new chief executive officer. McCarthy, who has served on the Girls Inc. of New Hampshire Board for three years, will replace Cathy Duffy Cullity, who is retiring next month after leading the organization for 23 years.
Lawrence Partnership Annual Meeting 2019
This year’s event will feature a showcase of Lawrence most authentic locally owned restaurants. Attendees will enjoy new and classic Latin American dishes that tell the stories of the city and the people who helped shape it.
Lawrence, Mass. | Events.com
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell Holiday Auction
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell presents its annual Holiday Auction on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lowell, Mass. | LBGC.org
Third Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in Greater Lowell, yet services focused on the population have typically been geared towards families and adults with little awareness of homeless youth.
To help combat this issue and to provide support to these young people in our community, Mayor Bill Samaras is continuing and building upon last year’s Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth (started by now-Senator Ed Kennedy).
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Holiday Concert
The MVPO invites all to their Family Holiday Season Spectacular Concert at Timberlane Performing Arts Center, featuring many instrumental and choral favorites of the season.