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February 2015

National 2-1-1 Day

February 11

Need Help & Don’t Know Where To Turn? Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services, an after school program, a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don’t always know where to turn for help. The Solution is to Dial 2-1-1. Mass 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It…

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April 2015

National Volunteer Week

April 12 - 18

National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. Thank a Volunteer.

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May 2015

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: Stamp Out Hunger

May 9

Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers hosts the largest 1-day food drive across the nation. New Bedford’s NALC teams up with UWGNB’s Hunger Commission to collect and distribute the collected non-perishable food items. All you have to do is pick up an item or two while you are at the grocery store, then leave it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 9th, we’ll do the rest!   How You Can Help DONATE. Simply fill a grocery bag (or two)…

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June 2015

21st Annual Clambake with Lobster

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
New Bedford Waterfront, Pier 3,
52 Fisherman's Wharf, New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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  The annual Clambake with Lobster is United Way of Greater New Bedford’s premier fundraising event. Each year hundreds of people turn out to experience a traditional New England Clambake with Lobster. The event is complete with a huge silent auction, dancing and a live band. Held in June on the New Bedford Waterfront, what better way to kickoff summer while supporting a great cause! This year’s 21st Annual Clambake with Lobster will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015.…

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November 2015

National Philanthropy Day

November 15

National Philanthropy Day®, November 15, is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities and our world.  

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National Family Volunteer Day

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with giving and service. It is a great day to enjoy the benefits of family volunteering! Volunteering is a wonderful way for families to spend quality time together and expand their horizons by volunteering with and serving others. Volunteering is filled with “teachable moments,” and also provides a way for children to fulfill school community service requirements and develop leadership skills. Volunteering as a family…

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