Paraween Mass UFO Festival
Date: Friday, October 21 &Saturday, October 22
10/21 2 - 4 p.m. at Flying Saucer Pizza Company
10/22 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Salem Waterfront Hotel
Location: Flying Saucer Pizza Company, 118 Washington St.
Salem Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby St.
The public is welcome to participate in the Paraween Mass UFO Festival; a factual and informative celebrity driven event, in festive Salem style! from 6 to 8 p.m. On October 21, T.V. celebrity Ben Hansen will join Thom Reed at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company for a paranormal demonstration and talk, from 2 - 4 p.m. To learn more about Thom and Ben, visit here. The festival concludes on Saturday, October 22 at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. Come commemorate the Nations 1st UFO incident formally and officially inducted in the United States as historically true. Go to paraween.com for full details.
Lace Up for the Cure: Adult Tennis Social
Date: Friday, October 21, 7 - 10 p.m.
Location: Manchester Athletic Club, 8 Atwater Avenue
Organization: Susan G. Korman Rally for the Cure
The Manchester Athletic is hosting New Balance, Lace Up for the Cure Adult Tennis Social. This fundraising event is on Friday, October 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the MAC, 8 Atwater Avenue in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Come and play some great mixed doubles tennis and support Breast Cancer Awareness. It is $30 per player, and the event includes a cash bar, appetizers and gift bags. The proceeds support Susan G. Komen's Rally for the Cure. All abilities are welcome and the club encourages guest to wear pink and white! R.S.V.P to email@example.com or 978-526-8900 ext 302. More information at macathletics.com.
Friends of Beverly Animals Fur Ball
Date: Friday, October 21, 7 - 11 p.m.
Location: Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly
Organization: Friends of Beverly Animals
Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) is hosting the Fur Ball, their major fundraiser for the year, on Friday, October 21 at the Italian Community Center (ICC), 302 Rantoul Street in Beverly, from 7 - 11 PM. The very popular band Ray Novack and Horizon will provide live music. There will be dancing, good food, and lots of great raffle items. All animal lovers are asked to come and support FOBA's rescue and adoption efforts. Besides saving animals in and around Beverly, FOBA's mission is also to establish a no-kill shelter in Beverly. Tickets are $25/person, cash bar. Contact Bonnie Hannable firstname.lastname@example.org 978-922-7190 or Heidi Roberts at email@example.com 978-927-4157 for tickets and further information. FOBA is an all-volunteer non-profit organization.
The Beatles Revival
Date: Friday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Location: 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington
Organization: The Aleppo Shrine Center
The Beatles tribute band, Studio Two is ready to rock and continue their tour in celebration of the Beatles coming to America. By recreating the Fab Four’s music, appearance, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs your most favorite hits that will bring you to the dance floor. Food is available along with a cash bar. Reservations are required; no tickets will be sold at the door. VIP seating is $35 (limited) and General Admission is $25. Tables of 10 are available for both. For more info contact: Sheila by email SBisset@AleppoShriners.com.
Halloween Ball Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, October 22nd from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Masonic Temple, 31 Green Street, Newburyport
Organization: Newburyport Guide
Newburyport Guide and Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley are pleased to present this event for all the witches and ghouls! This Halloween Ball will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley. The Boys and Girls Club provide social, educational, health, leadership, and character development for boys and girls during critical periods of their growth. There will be delicious refreshments from local businesses as well as raffles and silent auctions. There will also be tarot card readings for $20 a reading. Ticket cost for children 10 – 15 is $15, adults $20, and children 9 and under get in for free! Tickets can be purchased online at: NewburyportGuide.com or at bgclmv.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Make sure to be in costume, because best costumes will be rewarded with King and Queen of the Ball!
Voicing the Woods, Reception
Date: Saturday, October 22, 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester
Organization: Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester will host an exhibition that showcases the prodigious skills and artistry of Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifter musical instrument makers in New England. Admission is free for this event on Saturday, October 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg complement the instruments and document Adams’s studio and work process, highlighting some of the exquisite detail and workmanship on individual pieces and underscoring the breadth and volume of his work. Visit here for more information:
Lahey Health Cancer Event
Date: Monday, October 24th, 4:30 p.m. Exhibits & Demonstrations and 6 p.m. Dinner
Location: Boston Marriot Peabody, 8 Centennial Dr.
Organization: Lahey Health
Join Lahey Health for an interactive and engaging evening that connects you with leading cancer experts to discuss the latest advances in the prevention, detection, treatment, and management of cancer. The Boston Marriot of Peabody will host exhibits, demonstrations, and dinner on Monday, October 24th starting at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Take advantage of free screenings and informational exhibits, and test your skills on the da Vinci Xi surgical robot and much more. Registration is required by October 14th and space is limited. You can register online at laheyhealth.org/cancerconvo or call 1-888-253-0800.
Theatre in the Pines presents "The Corn is Green"
Date: Thurs. through Sat., October 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Organization: Theatre in Pines
Theatre in the Pines presents "The Corn is Green" at Shalin Lui Performance Center on Rockport's Main Street, Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday October 30 at 2 p.m. The comedy by Emlyn Williams is the story of an English schoolteacher in a Welsh mining village and her efforts to prepare her star pupil for Oxford. Welsh singing is an integral part of the show which features Mary Black, Karl Puttonen, Scott Hazzard, Sarah Clark, Martin Ray, Margie Grace and Eileen Fitzgerald among others and is directed by Nan Webber. Tickets are $20 and are available at Toad Hall in Rockport, The Bookstore in Gloucester, and from the Shalin Lui box office. Seniors may purchase discount tickets for $10 at the Rockport Council on Aging at the Rockport Community House on Broadway.
Shore Country Day School Rummage Sale
Date: Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 545 Cabot Street, Beverly
Organization: Shore Country Day School
Shore Country Day School will hold its annual Rummage sale on Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 - 1:00 at its campus located at 545 Cabot Street in Beverly. The public is invited to shop for great bargains on clothing, housewares, sporting goods, and more!
2nd Annual Hire a Vet & Friends Conference & Job Fair
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex St., Salem
Organization: North Shore Career Center
The North Shore Career Center has announced their 2nd annual Hire a Vet & Friends Conference and Job Fair! This year the job fair has been opened up to the public! Register in advance or the day of, which is November 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to meet seventeen hiring businesses! Don’t miss out on this FREE amazing opportunity to jump start your job search!
Empty Bowl Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 3rd from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Hellenic Center, 117 County Road, Ipswich
Organization: Ipswich Lions Club
Join us for an evening of food and hospitality. The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that “somewhere - someone’s bowl is empty” Tickets available at the door, costing $15 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Ipswich Open Door Food Pantry If you would like to make/donate bowls for this event, or to make a cash donation, please contact Ipswich Lions Club at: IpswichLionsSecretary@hotmail.com, or call 617-921-0595.
Cruise for Care: Pete Frates #3 Fund event
Date: Friday, November 4, 7 - 10 p.m.
Location: Board the Beauport Princess at 6 Rowe Sq., Gloucester
Organization: Pete Frates #3 Fund
The public is welcome to a Pete Frates #3 Fund event! On Friday, November 4 aboard the Beauport Princess decked out in your fancy cocktail attire and participate in a great cause. Join Team Frate Train as they cruise beautiful Gloucester Harbor aboard the magnificent Beauport Princess to raise funds for Pete’s medical care. There will befood, a cash bar, live music provided by Lucky 13, Jeff Kaylor will be entertaining all night with his amazing magic and card tricks. There is no reserved seating and everyone is welcome! Parking and boarding will be at Cruiseport/Seaport Grille, 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester. Boarding starts at 7 p.m. with castoff at 7:30 and the cruise will end at 10 p.m. Learn more and purchases tickets at www.fratetrain.mobi/events.html. Single ticket price is $100 each. The Frates look forward to an evening of celebrating friendship, community and love and are hoping to raise enough money to help with the mounting nursing bills for Pete’s care. If you can't make it to the event but would like to help, there is a link on the page to purchase an hour, or more of care!
Free Showing of New Ken Burns Film
Date: Sunday, November 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location: 101 Forest Avenue, Swampscott
Mark your calendars for a North Shore community event — the showing of the newly-released Ken Burns film, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” This documentary tells the story of the little-known but important mission undertaken by Rev. Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha, who left their home and children behind in Wellesley to rescue refugees and dissidents in Europe before and during World War II. This is a powerful documentary which draws undeniable comparisons to the refugee crisis we are facing today. Tom Hanks is the voice of Waitstill Sharp. The film is 1 hour 30 minutes in length and will be followed by a brief discussion. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
"No Place Like Home" Dinner and Auction
Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Danversport Yacht Club
Organization: North Shore CDC
Join North Shore CDC in celebrating their 12th annual "No Place Like Home" dinner and auction on December 14th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Danversport Yacht Club will host the event. North Shore CDC will present their annual Pillars of the Community awards while passed hors d'oeuvres and a plated dinner are served. Participate in a silent and live auction; all of the money raised benefits North Shore CDC's mission to invest in neighborhoods to create thriving communities.
MONTH LONG EVENTS:
Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem University Fall Classes
Date: September – December
Location: 10 Federal Street, Salem
Organization: Explorers LLI
Registration is in progress for fall classes at Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem State University, 10 Federal Street, Salem. Explorers is a member-directed learning group for North Shore seniors, ages 50 and above. Members can select up to five courses from more than 50 offerings. Topics include art, history, music, computer use, social media, foreign languages, literature, current events, religion, health and personal growth, the environment, wine tasting, and photography. A catalog, membership application and registration form are available at www.explorerslli.org or by calling 978-744-0804.
Dick William Picnic Bench Fundraiser
Please join us in raising money for a picnic bench and plaque in Dick William’ honor, of Dick and June’s Ice cream. The employees of Dick and June’s ice cream have started a go fund me page to help raise money in Dick William’s honor. For more information please visit, https://www.gofundme.com/2dvarcp4
Late Hours at Beverly Bootstraps
Date: Mondays and Thursdays
Location: 198 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Organization: Beverly Bootstraps
With the goal of making the store more available than ever, Beverly Bootstraps will be staying open until 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Feel free to come to the thrift shop to look around, where the stock arrives daily, so you never know what gem you might find! Purchases and donations directly support the programs and services of Beverly Bootstraps.
Foster Parenting: The Home for Little Wonderers
Organization: Home for Little Wanderers
The Home for Little Wanderers is looking for caring individuals and families who want to make a difference in the life of a child. Do you have space in your home and in your heart for one of the many children in this state who cannot live at home because of abuse or neglect? Please consider becoming a foster parent. The Home for Little Wanderers offers--specialized training, a competitive stipend, paid vacation, 24-Hour support and more. The Home serves children with some emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. If you are interested to learn more, call The Home at 888.466.3321 or visit www.thehome.org.
SHINE Jewelry Sale
Location: Online at www.heritageindustries.org/retail-services/shine-jewelry/
Organization: Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc has been supporting people with disabilities to become full participants in our communities for over 60 years. Part of their support includes providing training and employment opportunities through programs like Shine. Northeast Arc offers high quality, hand-made beaded jewelry which can be purchased at local retailers, through their online store, and if you are interested in wholesale opportunities, for your shop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your purchase directly impacts people's lives, as well as, helps continue the employment program for Shine. Help support a growing social enterprise and provide an opportunity for artists to SHINE as creative professionals. Visit www.heritageindustries.org/retail-services/shine-jewelry/ for a list of local retailers, including the online store.
Portrait Sessions Drop In
Date: Tuesdays 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: MAA - King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead
Organization: Marblehead Arts Association
Ellen Grandpre' and Richard Grote are back for the fall to host a portrait session similar to the life drawing sessions. A clothed model will be available each week. Bring your medium of choice and a drop cloth if working with paints. A limited number of easels are available. Classes are $8/MAA members and $10/non-members.
Life Drawing Drop-In Classes
Date: Sundays, 9 a.m. – Noon
Location: 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead
Exercise and refine your art skills the classic way by drawing from a nude model. Sessions are open to all, regardless of one's level of experience. Bring your medium of choice and please bring a drop cloth if working with paints. A limited number of easels are available. Cost is $12/MAA members, $15/non-members. For more information call 781-631-2608.
Opening Hidden Doors: The Unifying Power of Art
Date: Third Tuesday of each Month, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester
Join the Cape Ann Museum's new program, CAM Connections Third Tuesdays, which brings Cape Ann art, culture and history to older adults in the local community, and invites individuals with memory challenges and their care partners to be part of the experience. The program offers meaningful engagement with the Museum collection through small group conversation in the galleries on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to make a reservation, please call Cara White at (978) 283-0455 x24 or email email@example.com
Samaritans’ Crisis Services
You’ll find hope with Samaritans’ crisis services, which are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week for those feeling isolated, desperate, or uncertain about anything in their life. The services are free, confidential, anonymous, and available to all Massachusetts residents. In addition, they provide support for those with concerns for the well-being of others. Please call or text 877-870 HOPE. Calls and texts are fielded by carefully trained volunteers offering non-judgmental support and respect in a comforting and understanding manner. Those interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer can visit samaritanshope.org.
Clothing and Shoe Drive to Benefit Orphanages in Africa
Organization: Global Orphan Foundation
A clothing and shoe drive to benefit orphanages in Africa is seeking Spring and Summer clothing for children ages 1-13. Shoes are especially needed! This is the perfect time of year to look through your children’s warm weather clothes for items they may have outgrown. Donations can be brought to Denyse Creesy at 17 Middlebury Lane in Beverly.
Location: Central & Eastern Massachusetts
Organization: Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
Attention all cat owners! Get your cat fixed at the convenient and affordable Catmobile. Our low-cost surgical vans travel throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts, and are coming to your town soon. Our low fees include spay or neuter surgery plus a brief exam by our vet, nail trim and rabies vaccine. Make your appointment today by calling 978-465-1940 or visit us online at www.catmobile.org.
Volunteer Recruitment Ongoing Events!
Location: All over the North Shore!
Organization: Children's Friends and Family Services
Children’s Friends and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our current program waitlist has 36 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit http://childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves at 978-219-1528.
Freedom from Smoking - Quit Smoking for Life!
Date: Ongoing, 5 p.m.
Location: Kariotis Conference Room, 3 West, 41 Mall Road, Peabody
Take advantage of the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program and make the choice to give up tobacco. Peggy Ruso, CTT-M, tobacco treatment specialist, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, and other Freedom from Smoking certified instructors will review this step-by-step plan for tobacco treatment. Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so that you may start enjoying the benefits of better health! Enjoy a small group setting, fun, interactive learning environment and participant workbook and other informative materials. Please pre-register at Lahey.org/TobaccoTreatment or call the Quite-line (781-744-7848) for assistance or further information.
"Look Good...Feel Better" Support Group for Femal Cancer Patients
Date: (Burlington) 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4 – 5:30 p.m., (Peabody) 3rd Tuesday of Every Other Month, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Kariotis Conference Room, 3 West, 41 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington
The American Cancer Society conducts the Look Good... Feel Better program for women undergoing cancer treatment. Guided by volunteer cosmetologist, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use makeup and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. Following the program, participants are provided a complimentary make-up kit. Pre-registration is required. For questions regarding the Burlington location, please contact Annmarie Brady, LICSW at 781-744-8113. For questions regarding the Peabody location, please contact Alison Locke, LICSW. To check scheduling, visit http://www.lahey.org/Events.aspx.
Blood Cancer Support Group at Lahey Medical Center
Date: (Peabody) 2nd Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Or, (Burlington) 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Second Floor Conference Room, North Wing, Lahey Medical Center, 1 Essex Center Drive, Peabody. And, Karyotins Conference Room, Lahey Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington.
Organization: Lahey Medical Center
A free support group will be held in Conference Room A, second floor, North Wing (next to Orthopaedic Surgery) for blood cancer patients. Dinner will be served. For more information or to register with the Peabody location, please contact Alison Locke, LICSW at: 978-538-4807. For the Burlington location, please contact Lisa Carlson at: 781-744-8604.
An alarming number of pre-teens are already drinking alcohol, which makes it urgent to find every opportunity to talk to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking. They really do hear you. For tips on what to say, visit www.underagedrinking.SAMHSA.gov Talk. They Hear You. A public service message from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and brought to you by DanversCARES.
Making a Commitment to Difficult to Place Orphans
Organization: Bethany Christian Services
Many adoptable children are overlooked because of special needs and go through life without knowing the love of a forever family. Bethany Christian Services, a non- profit, global family preservation and child welfare agency, is launching the "These 400" initiative in 2014 to find loving homes for 400 special needs children. If you have room in your heart and home for one of these vulnerable children or you'd like more information, please visit www.bethany.org.
North Shore Postpartum Help
Organization: North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force
The North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force is available to women experiencing postpartum stress, as well as the family members, friends and practitioners who support them. They are available for help, hope and connection. Visit their website at NorthShorePostpartumHelp.org. Those needing to talk to someone immediately may call the Parental Stress Hotline at: 1-800-632-8188. It is the goal of this Task Force to bring together the practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices that North Shore families need for a healthy postpartum experience. The initial scope of this Task Force is the North Shore United Way community, including the following towns: Beverly, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.
Spectrum Caregiver Support Groups
Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Beverly) and 2nd Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1820 Turnpike St, Suite 106, North Andover and 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly
Organization: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program
Information & education about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Increased understanding through shared experiences. Mutual support from other caregivers. Light Refreshments will be provided. Free respite care on site upon request. RSVP for respite care or with questions for the Beverly location, please call Rachael Palmacci at: 978-921-5020 ext. 1135, or contract her through email at: RPALMACC@nhs-healthlink.org. For North Andover, please call Brianna Martin at: 978-688-3248 ext. 1102, or contact her through email at: Brianna.Martin@nhs-healthlink.org.
Early Onset Social Group - North Andover
Date: 4th Wednesday of every month, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: 1820 Turnpike St, Suite 106, North Andover
Organization: Spectrum Adult Day Health Program
Early Onset Social Group A comfortable and supportive environment for people and their loved ones to discuss the struggles and challenges of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 65. A light dinner will be served. All ages are encouraged to attend. Free Respite care on site upon request. To RSVP or with questions, please contact Sherill O'Gorman at: 978-921-2065 ext. 1162, or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Date: 4th Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Sophia Gordon Cancer Center Conference Room, Lahey Medical Center, Peabody. Or, Kariotis Conference Room, 3 West, 41 Mall Road, Lahey Medical Center, Burlington
Are you a fighting breast cancer or have you survived it? The Lahey Clinic understands your troubles and offers these support groups for just that. Please, visit this support group to share your experiences and struggles. There is no fee for both. For further information or to register at the Peabody location, please contact instructor Alison Locke, LICSW at: 978-538-4807. For the Burlington location, please contact Annemarie Bradly, LICSW at: 978-744-8113.
Free Cognitive Screenings for Alzheimer's Disease
Location: ActivMed Practices & Research, Methuen MA
Do you think you may have Alzheimer’s? Are your memory issues causing you some concern? Free Memory testing is now available for the public. ActivMed Practices & Research is offering free cognitive screenings for individuals suffering with memory problems. All testing is completed by trained medical staff and reviewed by a board certified physician. For more information please contact Alison or Rakesh at (978)-655-7155 or visit our website at www.activmedresearch.com.
Healthy Streets Outreach Program
Location: 100 Willow Street, 2nd Floor, Lynn
Healthy Streets Outreach Program, a program of Health Innovation, Inc., provides HIV, Hepatitis C testing, STI testing, Narcan and overdose prevention training, referrals to substance use treatment and mental health services. For further information, please call: 781-592-0243.
Welcome a loving pet into your home today. Serving communities North of Boston, the PAWS Wakefield foster network cares for orphaned cats and dogs until they find their forever families. Please consider saving a life by adopting locally. You can also help local animals-in-need by volunteering your time, becoming a foster parent, sponsoring a pet that needs long-term care, or donating funds or supplies to support the PAWS programs. Please help PAWS make a difference for people and pets in your community. Visit pawswakefield.org or call 781-246-6111 for more information.
Family Promise North Shore
Can You Volunteer A Couple of Hours to Help Homeless Families on the North Shore Get Back on Their Feet? Since May, Family Promise North Shore Boston has been putting up homeless families in houses of worship and assisting parents in finding jobs and sustainable housing. They need volunteers, ages 18 and up, at the Day Center in Beverly on Sundays, evenings and overnights at various houses of worship on the North Shore every day. A shift is usually just two hours; and you don’t need to be affiliated with a congregation to volunteer! For more information please call 978-922-0787.
Bay State Textiles Recycling Rebate Program
Location: Wakefield, Melrose, Beverly Public Schools
Organization: Wakefield, Melrose, and Beverly PTO’s, Bay State Textiles
Bay State Textiles has partnered with PTO’s in North Shore communities (along with others) in an effort to promote recycling. A collection box is placed outside each public school in the district and the PTO’s generate a $100 rebate based on the tonnage of collection that is deposited into the box. Many items ranging from footwear to linen are accepted as long as they are clean and dry. To find out more information on recycling locations or the program, visit the Bay State Textiles Facebook page.
Organization: Change is Simple
Is your business interested in implementing environmentally friendly practices, and supporting your community? If so, consider having Change is Simple "green" your next event or fundraiser. Change is Simple is a nonprofit that teaches environmental education in schools. Change is Simple will partner with your organization to reduce the total waste, using creative and practical methods such as a single stream recycling and using compostable utensils. We will manage all the waste generated from your event, and lessen your impact on the environment. "Greening" your event will not only draw responsible consumers, it also will support environmental education in your local community. Promote your company's environmental mission with the help of Change is Simple. For more information or to contact us, go to www.changeissimple.org