Those Who Can for Those In Need

Newsletter #6--- February, 2016                  View this email in your browser

“Save The Date”, our 3rd annual  will be held on Saturday, April 2nd 2016.
The LAUGHTER begins at 6:30 when you walk thru the door at the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop.  Your evening will include hot/cold appetizer and finger dessert buffet, exciting and prized raffles, dancing to music by DJ Beau, and of course, the talent of Suffolk University’s “Sketchual Misconduct” and the funny Comedian’s James Dorsey and Nick Chambers.

        Nick Chambers

James Dorsey
We will be collecting “white socks” in honor of our 1st. Annual
“Those Who Can” Awarded to My Brothers Table located in Lynn.
Do not miss this night full of laughter – for a great cause!

                                      Tickets are just $40.00 and can be purchased at:
Winthrop Book Depot         Winthrop Senior Center                     Winthrop Marketpla
   11 Somerset Ave.                      35 Harvard Street                                    35 Revere Street
Call Judie VanKooiman at (617) 462-5719 to order tickets.
Tickets must be purchased in advance
No ticket sales at the door


 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 community partner!
Some of our Recent Activities

Member of the Those Who Can for Those in Need Executive Board attended Family Promise's "Community Forum on Homelessness" on January 17, 2016 located in Swampscott at First Church of Swampscott Congregational from 2:00-4:00 P.M.  One of the activities was advocacy training with Senator Joan Lovely.

Pictured from top left: Tina Giarla from Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, our board members: Michele Downie, Emily Moore, Laurie Carlson, Judie VanKooiman, and Senator Joan Lovely     

Community Calendar
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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.

Giving Hope Foundation is conducting their annual back-to-school drive collecting back packs and school items (excluding clothing) through August 15.  To contribute, contact  Giving Hope Foundation is also looking for people to join their Family Fun Day committee.

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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