Community Stuff 12/20/13

Dear Chief Smith, FF’s Dean, Josh, Wellington and Nick,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!  You all are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am so sorry to have missed the toy delivery on Friday but Mary Z kindly stepped in to take photos of the delivery via the ladder truck!!  The Landmark students help us out each year and there wasn’t a better crew to assist you then these young people!   

As Dean said, all of you see the hardships that many Gloucester families are facing on a daily basis.  With your help this year there will be over 530 smiling children opening gifts on Christmas morning all over Cape Ann. 

Merry Christmas to all of you! 

Mary Hardwick

image003Landmark Class with GFDLandmark Student with GFD



The North Shore United Way has a new resource for residents and an event to promote it. We want to invite you to share this great new site, write about it, link to it…..  While the Open Houses are currently scheduled for Beverly, the site exists to connect people from across the North Shore and Cape Ann with local opportunities, including many in Gloucester.  I am available to provide more information.  See attached and a summarized version is below. 

More than a quarter of all Americans Volunteer. Whether you want to meet new people, bulk up your resume, or simply give back to your community, volunteering is as rewarding as it is important.  Local organizations need your help to mentor youth, stock food pantries, collect books, design websites, and many other kinds of activities. To help more people get involved, the North Shore United Way has launched the North Shore Volunteer Hub, a new website that helps you find and easily connect with local organizations and meaningful volunteer opportunities. 

You can find it at or by attending an Open House for this exciting new resource. 

Resolved to Care!  Open House Series for the North Shore Volunteer Hub

EVERY Friday afternoon in January from 12:00 to 5:00

North Shore United Way office, 248 Cabot Street in Beverly

Short demonstrations of the website will be done on the half hour; guests can meet the people behind the site and get some help connecting with meaningful local opportunities to volunteer.

A Christmas Celebration in Song North Shore Christian Men’s Choir

A Christmas Celebration in Song featuring the North Shore Christian Men’s Choir, a bell choir, trombone, and special guests will take place on Saturday, December 21st at 2:30 p.m.  The free concert will take place at First Baptist Church, (Harvey Park)

Four High Street, Rockport, MA.  A reception and refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome and invited to attend.

One comment

  • Carry in one hand and give away in the other – well done indeed! 🙂 Happy Holidays I am sure you have made other’s so much better by your acts of kindness!


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