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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Today, we donated half the plate to

Fresh Start Furniture Bank

A 100% volunteer-based local charity which provides free furniture and home goods to people in need.  All of the items distributed have been donated.  In 2017 this furniture bank furnished about 420 households (1200+ people) with over 12,000 items.  They are located at 34 Tower Street, Hudson, MA and are in need of volunteers. For more details, go to www.freshstartfurniturebank.org

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Today, we donated half the plate to

First Parish Monarch habitat

Monarch butterflies are beautiful examples of the diverse insect world. They are nectar-feeding winged pollinators, native milkweed-munching caterpillars, and magically metamorphic, long distance migrators. Our church’s growing beds feature bountiful milkweed and flowers supplying nectar sources. These areas support the growth of butterflies and insects, which in turn feed birds and other animals. The half plate today will pay for supplies to improve our organic landscape, and for helpers to water, weed, and maintain plantings over the summer.

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Today, we donated half the plate to

The Community Meal Program of Northborough

Anyone in town is welcome to partake of this meal which is free of charge, provided by and served by a rotating group of volunteers from various Northboro churches, including our First Parish faith community, which started this service to the community in 1996 and continues to participate fully.  The meal offers food and fellowship every Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the Trinity Church, 23 Main Street.

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Today we donated half the plate to

Veterans, Inc.

Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans with one of the highest rates in the nation – 85% – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness. A 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Massachusetts, Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of support services to veterans and their families in New England. Since 1990, they’ve helped more than 70,000 veterans in need and today operate offices and programs in all six New England states.  http://www.veteransinc.org/

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Today, we donated half the plate to

Special Olympics Massachusetts

Helping to bring about policies to improve education, health care, and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities all around the state, Special Olympics Massachusetts creates communities of support at games and competitions by bringing together athletes, coaches, volunteers, supporters and leaders of each community. www.specialolympics.org

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Today, we donated half the plate to

Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light

Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Their mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and increase public understanding of policies that will lead to a sustainable future. www.MIPandL.org

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Today we donated half the plate to:

Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary

Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with more than 400 acres, offering a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Thank you for supporting Mass Audubon’s statewide efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook

Sunday, April 26, 2018
Today, we donated half the plate to

The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

This fund helps our members with emergency financial needs, in a completely confidential manner. Thank you for giving generously!