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Beverly Bootstraps

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 1,063

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Address:

371 Cabot Street Beverly MA 01915 USA

Mission:

"Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency. We offer emergency and long-term assistance including: access to food, housing stability, adult and youth education, counseling and advocacy. We are community funded and supported."

Target demographics:

Low-income families and individuals in Beverly and Manchester, MA.

Programs:

FOOD ASSISTANCE: Food Pantry, Community Gardens, Summer Playground Lunches. CLIENT SUPPORT: Intervention and Advocacy, Resource and Referral Services, Heat and Utility Assistance, Housing Support. ADULT EDUCATION: Adult Literacy Classes, GED Test Prep Classes, English as a Second Language, Workforce Development, Financial Education Classes. YOUTH & FAMILY: After School Homework Club, After School Teen Cyber Cafe, Summer Reading Program, Back to School Backpacks, Adopt -A-Family Holiday Program. THRIFT SHOP: Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop, shop Bargains for a Cause! 198 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA.

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978-927-1561
http://www.beverlybootstraps.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

volunteer for food pantry and thrift shop
donate money , clothes and food
nice place to volunteer- managers are very nice and
create a great a wonderful supportive team
and volunteer is treated as employee

I would highly recommend it

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a long-time supporter of the Food Pantry and a friend and colleague of many of the employees there I can't say enough about how this place is all about community and helping people to help themselves. My most recent experience is working out a volunteer opportunity for a family member who is mentally challenged but eager to be useful. The food pantry staff have embraced her and given her self-worth that is immeasurable!

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I contribute to the food pantry and organize drives regularly . . . the amount of food that goes through the pantry is amazing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish that it wasn't necessary, but since it is . . . keep on doing what you're doing!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for the Summer Park's Lunch Program for the past couple of years and am proud to be a very small part of such an amazing organization. My two oldest children and I put the nutrional and well-balanced lunches together once a week and drop them off to one of our city playgrounds. There is no better feeling than the feeling we get from those smiling faces and big thank you's that we receive every week from the children at our assigned playground. It makes me feel so good to know that there is an organization like Bootstraps in our community to help those in need!

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I wouldn't make any changes.

 
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

As a Board Member of Beverly Bootstraps, I have watched the staff and volunteers change the lives of thousands of people over the many years of my involvement. Bootstraps is a facile organization, able to adjust to the needs of any client who arrives. When a woman arrived after hours carrying her baby, fleeing a violent situation, our outreach worker filled bags with baby supplies, food and clothing. She then followed the woman to her destination to drop the bags off, as there was no baby seat in her car. The students in the GED program were missing class because of babysitting needs, so a babysitter was budgeted for that time slot. Bootstraps began as a food pantry in a church basement. As the clients needs evolved, so has the organization. Bootstraps seeks to Embrace, Educate and Empower those in need in our community.

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The North Shore communities continue to gain awareness of the efficacy of our programs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to educate the community on our mission and programs.

 
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