Those Who Can for Those In Need

Newsletter #2  -  March, 2015                                          View this email in your browser

Join your friends and colleagues to benefit Those Who Can for Those in Need on Saturday night, March 28, at the Cottage Park Yacht Club!

The event features the fabulous Hot Spot Cabaret, a musical comedy revue that offers something for everyone!  The show features music from the 1940’s through today, interspersed with adult comedy and skits that are always tastefully done.  The show is a live production featuring five seasoned performers and a pianist.  Hot Spot Cabaret has been performing throughout the area for several years, from Cape Cod to the North Shore.  Don’t miss this terrific show!

This Second Annual “Uplift Yourself with Laughter” event will include an appetizer and dessert buffet, fun and valuable raffles, and dancing to music by DJ Beau in addition to the Hot Spot Cabaret.  Doors open at 7:00 and the cabaret show is at 8:00. 
Tickets are just $35, and can be purchased at the Winthrop Book Depot, 11 Somerset Ave., Winthrop; the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop; and the Winthrop Marketplace, 35 Revere Street, Winthrop.  Or call Judie VanKooiman at (617) 462-5719 to order tickets.  Tickets must be purchased in advance – no sales at the door!
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Winthrop Community Food Pantry.

Don’t miss out on this exciting evening of fun – for a great cause!

The fabulous Hot Spot Cabaret!

 Our Mission

Those Who Can for Those In Need, Inc., is a Winthrop-based non-profit linking the North Shore Community with Resources and Volunteer Opportunities in the areas of Elderly, Losing a Loved One, Children, Low-Income, and Homelessness.

In The Spotlight
Each issue of our newsletter will feature a local organization serving our community!
Our Featured Partner for this edition of our newsletter is Giving Hope Foundation.

Every day 46 children are diagnosed with some type of cancer in the US.  Every day 46 families are faced with the unimaginable.  Half of those children are diagnosed with leukemia.  The Giving Hope Foundation strives to give each child and each family strength, hope, and love as they embark on their personal fight against cancer.

Linda Broughton of Peabody established the Giving Hope Foundation in 2012 to raise funds for leukemia research at Children’s Hospital Boston and to assist families financially while their child is fighting any type of cancer. The organization’s mission is to provide funds, goods and services to families with children under 21 years of age that are undergoing treatment throughout the United States.

For Linda, the fight is personal:  her daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.  She has dedicated herself to ensuring that no parent should have to choose between putting food on the table and buying their child's medications.

Giving Hope Foundation offers the following to families in need of assistance based on available funds:

  • mortgage/rent payment up to one month
  • utility payment up to one month
  • grocery store gift card up to two weeks’ worth of groceries
  • set up reliable transportation to and from treatment center.

Leukemia is the number one killer among children under 21. Although many achievements have been made in the fight with leukemia, there is still no known cure. Linda Broughton and the Giving Hope Foundation are dedicated to help find a cure by raising funds for leukemia research and to bring hope to families when all hope seems lost.

For more information about the Giving Hope Foundation, visit, or check out their Facebook page.

Community Calendar

March 18My Brother's Table will hold its Founders Celebration 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Temple Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott.  For details, contact Maria Coccimiglio at

March 29Giving Hope Foundation will hold it's 4th Annual Family Fun Day event at the Peabody High School gym, 485 Lowell Street, Peabody. It's a fun day for the whole family with tons of activities for kids from carnival games to a photo booth, food, a vendor and craft show, tons of raffle items and more, including a special guest appearance of Elsa, Anna and Olaf from the movie Frozen!  Tickets $12; children 4 and under free.  For information call Linda at 978-278-5726 or email

Volunteer Opportunities

My Brother's Table located in Lynn is always accepting volunteers.  Great for families, community service hours or for anyone.  Please call 781-595-3224 for information.

Housing Families, Inc., is looking for After-School Tutors to tutor homeless (and previously homeless) children to help them succeed academically in order to avoid the cycle of poverty.  Hours available are Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays); Looking for a commitment of at least an hour a week on a regular basis for six months.  Contact Lucia Flores at or call 781-322-9119, ext. 133.  Learn more at

Can you spare two hours to play with a homeless child? 
Horizons for Homeless Children seeks volunteers to play with young children living in family homeless shelters throughout Massachusetts.   Volunteer with homeless children at a Horizons Playspace in one of more than 100 family shelters statewide, including locations in Lynn, Peabody, Lawrence, and Lowell.  A commitment of two hours a week for six months and formal training are required.  The next training takes place on Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Wilmington, MA.  Another training is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (you must attend both evenings.)  To find out more or to apply, call 978-557-2182 or visit

Children's Friend and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our mentors – like the individuals and families we serve – come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, watching a movie, cooking or just talking on the phone – when you take time out of your day to enrich the life of a child, you’re making a real difference. Our current program waitlist has 29 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit or contact Samantha Alves, Director of Youth Mentoring at or call 978-219- 1528.

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