Community Care

Click HERE to Submit Art/Messages of Encouragement to Healthcare Workers 

Jesus not only instructs us to love God, but also to treat our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22: 37-40).

So, let’s get to Know our community, let’s Pray for those in our communities and let’s Serve in ways where we’re able and welcome.

In all we do, let’s honor the authorities and policies in place and avoid any activities that would put others at risk.

Know

  1. Call a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker and just say “Hi.”
  2. Write a card or drop off a care package.
  3. Join your neighborhood social media community groups, engage in conversations, support neighborhood initiatives, or visit town/city website for volunteer opportunites (ex. Salem). 

A few options here:

Facebook Nextdoor
Salem Facebook Group Salem Nextdoor Group 
Beverly Facebook Group Beverly Nextdoor Group
Danvers Facebook Group Danvers Nextdoor Group

 

Pray

Specific Opportunities to Serve and Give

Salem Residents in Need of Housing: The City of Salem and Salem Public Schools are looking for permanent housing for Salem families that have been displaced or who are homeless. Fill out a Google form here if you have available units.

Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone Collection Drive: CTR is collecting donations of used (or new) laptops, tablets, or smartphones for parishioners & people in the community who might need them for schooling, work, or to “see” loved ones. Please contact Olivia at info@ctrnorthshore.org to make a donation, or for more information.

CTR Meals Team: prepare and deliver meals to CTR parishioners in need.

Fostering Hope: a faith-based non-profit organization that seeks to help churches meet the adoption and foster care needs in the North East.

Anglican Relief and Development Fund: support people in the developing world suffering during this pandemic.

Rector’s Initiative Fund: give to special initiatives aimed at loving our neighbors well during this time of crisis.

Make PPE for Healthcare Workers

 

Organization Need(s) What to do next
North Shore Fabric Masks for Health Professionals Donate supplies, sew or deliver masks Join group 
North Shore Gowns for Health Professionals Help to make gowns for Beverly Hospital Join group
Essex Technical High School Submit face shield requests on behalf of an organization Email School
Lowell Group Work with group to make masks Join group 
State of Massachusetts Program Donate or sell PPE MA PPE Procurement
Deliver Meals in the Community

These organizations have need of people who are able to drive and deliver meals periodically.

 

Organization Need(s) What to do next
North Shore Elder Services Deliver food on-call once per week or deliver food daily – pick up food from headquarters and bring to individual resident’s houses, etc. Contact Molly Pecukonis by phone (978.624.225) or email (mpecukonis@nselder.org); office phone 978-750-4540
SeniorCare Inc. Deliver food in Beverly, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester and/or Rockport. Time commitment is typically 2 hours per day, from 10am to 12noon Get started by filling out form here
Danvers Senior Social Services Organize and distribute groceries on the first Monday of each month  Begin application and contact Director Pamela Parkinson here.
Beverly Bootstraps Volunteer to prepare food for several programs Fill out a form here. 
Acord Food Pantry Volunteer as a pantry helper or join the distribution team

Fill out a form here

Then contact Acord’s Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Horgan at acord.volunteer@gmail.com or leave a message at 978.468.7424

Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger Volunteer at the food pantry and serve people in Peabody, Salem and/or Lynnfield. All volunteer opportunities found here Email info@citizensinn.org to let us know what opportunity you’re interested in. Haven from Hunger open M-T and TH-F
Donate Supplies (or Funds)

 

Organization Need(s) What to do next
Brooksby Village in Peabody Donate ipads/laptops to help digitally connect 1700 residents with their loved ones. To donate, call or email Marcus Lisle (978-536-7907; marcus.lisle@erickson.com)
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) Grocery store gift cards Cleaning supplies, including paper products, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries

Mail donations to the Main Salem Office (27 Congress St., Suite 204, in Salem, Mass. 01970)

Can drop off donations in box outside Salem office

Seasons of Danvers Low on supplies like toilet paper Call 978-777-0230 or visit Facebook to ask what supplies are needed and how to drop them off.
The Linden at Danvers Toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, etc. 

Drop off donated supplies at the front door, and please call ahead so they can grab supplies immediately. (The Linden at Danvers 

220 Conant Street
Danvers, MA 01923
P: 978-777-5717 | F: 978-777-1283
www.thelindenatdanvers.com)

Casa Myrna Gift cards that can be used for groceries and household items Mail gift cards to 451 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston 02121
Family Promise Stop & Shop or local take-out gift cards or donate to our food fund online  Mail the Stop & Shop or take out gift cards directly to the Day Center, Attn: Rachel Hand, 330 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Beth Israel Lahey Health (including Beverly Hospital) N95 respirators
Surgical/procedural masks
Face shield masks
Disposable gowns
Goggles/eye protection
Bleach wipes
Non-bleach wipes
Nitrile gloves
Hand sanitizer
If you have unopened and unused items on the list below that you would like to donate, please email smahone4@bidmc.harvard.edu with detailed information including the brand and the quantity of the items you wish to donate.
Danvers People to People Food Pantry Funds to purchase food for Danvers’ residents. Mail checks to Danvers Community Council
P.O. Box 2076
Danvers, MA 01923
Or give online here. 

 

  • Beverly Hospital provides healthcare services to those on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
  • United Way of MA Bay and Merrimack Valley (UW) works with partner agencies to help individuals in the community, paying invoices directly to vendors for rent, heat, light, food, etc.
  • Salvation Army (SA), Massachusetts Division is rolling out extensive programs, including distributing boxes of prepared meals to Pittsfield. Lowell, Boston etc.  The Army is using 100% of what it raises for food purchases.
  • Bridgewell in Peabody provides an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live productive lives.
  • Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals needing access to food, housing stability, adult and youth education, counseling and advocacy.
  • Hagar’s Sisters offers holistic services that empower victims of domestic violence to find healing and a new healthy way of life that is free from abuse.
  • Wellspring provides a wide array of programs like job training and adult education to prevent homelessness. Give a donation to support 16 households and 250 adult students and job trainees in MA.  
  • CitizensInn provides addiction services, case management for finding long-term housing, temporary shelter, and food assistance.
Submit Artwork & Words of Encouragement

Share your artwork and words of encouragement with people in need at the following organizations.

Feed the Front Lines North Shore 
Harborlight Community Partners
Seasons of Danvers
The Linden at Danvers
Leisure Care in Danvers
Brooksby Village

Want to join us this week?