1 in 6 people in America face hunger, the statistics are shocking and saddening. In an effort to assist in the demand for food for the families in our community that may suffer from hunger Easton Yoga Center has a donation box for the collection of non-perishable food and other needed items. We thank you for your generosity.
Please consider donating any of the following items:
Other needed items:
- Pet food
- Toilet paper
- Personal care items
- Pasta Sauce
- Baked Beans
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
- Tuna or other canned meat/fish
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
Community Meditation at Ames Free Library
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.
Facilitators are doubly welcome!
Please bring a cushion for sitting.
Free and open to all.
The Easton Lions club is dedicated to serving the Easton community, to stimulate community spirit, encourage personal development, to provide financial and material resources to benefit our community and the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund's goal to fund research related to the prevention and cure of eye-related diseases.
For more information on the services offered and to find out how to get involved in the community, please visit http://eastonlions.org.
The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts is a non-profit organization serving the animals and people of the community. The shelter is located on the Easton / Brockton line in the building formerly housing the MSPCA.
The Mission of the APCSM is to operate an open admission animal care and adoption facility, with focus on prevention of cruelty to animals, education and outreach, low-cost spay/neuter programs and helping animals and people in the community.
There are many animals at the shelter looking for their forever families.
To learn more about the animal protection center and to find out how to get involved please visit http://www.apcsm.org.
- The average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts is 8 years old.
- There are over 37,000 homeless children enrolled in Massachusetts public schools; 13,000 are in high school.
- Less than 1 in 4 homeless teens will graduate from high school.
Learn about the rewarding ways you can become involved in improving the life of a child impacted by homelessness.
My Brothers Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry with locations in Easton and Dartmouth, MA which delivers furniture and food to families in need. Our mission is "To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve." Anyone living in our service area in Southeastern Massachusetts is eligible to receive our help, regardless of religion. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all services are provided free of charge.
Then and Now. My Brother's Keeper was founded in 1988 by a husband and wife serving families in need from the basement of their home. Today, 3,000 volunteers and 11 employees work together from two modern facilities to make 8,500 deliveries each year. Over the past 26 years, we have made 105,000 total deliveries to struggling families and individuals across eastern Massachusetts.
Unique. We are the only charity in Southeastern Massachusetts providing furniture assistance free of charge as a core program. All services are delivered vitally important to those without transportation or the physical means to move heavy items.
Faithful to our Mission. As a Christian ministry, we offer a crucifix or some reminder of Christ as a gift at each delivery conveying the assistance comes from God through us.
Excellence. Because we serve in Christ's name, every donated good is checked for quality, to ensure that each item we deliver is new or in like-new condition, providing people with renewed hope and a sense of value.
Respect. We do not judge. We serve with dignity. No one seeking assistance is required to justify their need. Our delivery vehicles are unmarked to protect the privacy of those receiving our help.
Source of Funding. We depend solely on private charitable donations. No donated goods are ever sold and we accept no government support, enabling us to remain true to our mission.
Use of Funding. We work hard to be outstanding stewards. A strong community of volunteers and in-kind donations allow more than 90% of every dollar to go directly to program services. As a matter of policy, we do not accumulate funds. We believe donations should pass through us, not remain with us.
Capacity Building. We are growing tremendously! Since 2007, total deliveries have increased 72%, including 170% growth in Furniture Assistance. In July 2013, My Brother's Keeper opened a facility in Dartmouth, MA to expand our Furniture Assistance Program to serve families in need on the South Coast.