Those Who Can For Those In Need
Newsletter #11- December 2016
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Dear Friends:

I can’t believe we are approaching the end of another year.  And we at Those Who Can, For Those In Need would like to thank you all for your support.  And helping those in need. 

Elsewhere in this newsletter, please find some upcoming events for next year.  Also you will read about a couple of opportunities to give back. During this holiday season, please consider it.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our You Tube Channel, please click on the link.  A lot to watch there.  And while you’re there, please subscribe:   

Also Those Who Can, For Those In Need has a Marketing Director opening on their Board.  More details elsewhere in this newsletter.  Please feel free to share with your contacts too.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. 

All My Best,

Those Who Can For Those In Need is Looking
for a Volunteer Marketing Director to Join our Board.
 We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Our mission is to help those with challenging life-issue needs in the Boston and North Shore areas by informing and connecting them with those who provide important services in many categories including, but not limited to: aging issues, losing a loved one, children/child-care, low income & homeless issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, disabilities, mental illness, disease & health issues and LGBTQ.
The Marketing Director chairs the Marketing Committee and will work to develop and implement the Organization’s marketing strategies. This is an ideal opportunity for current or recent Marketing majors to gain experience and build up their portfolio while giving back to the community.
If interested, please contact:
Those Who Can, For Those In Need is planning their 4th annual UpLift Yourself With Laughter fundraiser.  So make sure you save the date for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.  More details in the next newsletter.

 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, Mental Health,  Disease and Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Veterans, Disabilities, LBGTQ, Low-Income, and Homelessness.

In The Spotlight
Each issue of our newsletter will feature a local organization serving our community!


Protecting People and Locating The Lost”

SafetyNet Fact Sheet

Proven Technology & Processes to Help Find People Who Wander and Go Missing
The SafetyNet service helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with cognitive conditions such as autism and Alzheimer’s from the potentially life-threatening behavior of wandering. The service will enable public safety agencies to more effectively find and rescue people at risk, in the event they wander, supplementing traditional searches that often take countless man-hours. By leveraging proven technology and processes, the SafetyNet service aids in the safe return of a person who goes missing and provides peace of mind to caregivers.

How SafetyNet Works
Once caregivers enroll their loved ones in the service, they receive a SafetyNet Bracelet, which is worn by the person at risk typically on their wrist or ankle.  The caregiver provides information about the client to assist in search and rescue, which is then entered into a secure database.  SafetyNet provides 24x7 emergency caregiver support.  For participating public safety agencies, SafetyNet provides Search and Rescue Receivers, certified training and ongoing support.
The SafetyNet Bracelet constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal.  Radio Frequency is the technology of choice because, unlike cellular and GPS technology, its signal doesn’t rely on cellular networks or satellite signals and can often be tracked when a client wanders into a shallow body of water, a densely wooded area, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel.

The Search and Rescue Receivers can detect the Radio Frequency signal emitted from a SafetyNet Bracelet typically within a range of approximately one mile in on-the-ground searches and 5-7 miles in searches by helicopter.
The certified training for public safety agencies focuses on the use of specialized electronic equipment, technology, procedures and on how to effectively communicate with and approach individuals who have cognitive conditions. SafetyNet’s secure database contains information on each individual client enrolled in the program so search and rescue teams can have information on the individual’s physical characteristics, personal habits and how he or she should be approached, addressed and comforted.
Resources for Caregivers
SafetyNet’s website,  is an online information and resource center designed to assist caregivers seeking tips and information on how to protect their loved ones who wander. Its Resources tab offers compelling content from across the web, access to our Twitter feed and YouTube channel, a Facebook page to help caregivers communicate with one another and engage in a community of support, plus a variety of valuable resources for caregivers such as forms to distribute to their local first responders and neighbors that may be helpful in the event their loved one wanders. 

For more information please contact SafetyNet Tracking Systems
Customer Service @ 877-434-6384

Community Calendar


Mia Martucci who is part of Those Who Can, For Those In Need is collecting now through December 19th unwrapped new toys for Boston Children’s Hospital.  This is the 4th annual toy drive.   And during the Summer Mia has a Lemonade stand around Winthrop and donates the money to Children’s Hospital.  If you would like to donate to the Toy Drive and do not live in Winthrop, please contact Judie,

 (Left picture): Congresswoman Katherine Clark visited Mia Martucci Lemonade Stand at the Resource Fair.  Mia who just started Middle School, for many years has been selling Lemonade with the proceeds. going to Children's Hospital in Boston.  Also in December, Mia collects children's toys  for the Hospital.  Also pictured to the far right is Mia's Mom Tracey. 

(Right picture):  Mia's 5th Annual Lemonade Stand for Boston Children's Hospital.

My Brother’s Table will be collecting now through December 22nd new
hats, gloves, scarves, socks and sweaters.  They will wrap the items and
distribute to guests on Christmas Day. For more information about this wonderful way of giving, please call 781-595-3224. 

Volunteer Opportunities

TMy 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

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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