Hingham Mothers’ Club, Inc. will host its annual
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Hingham Community Center
70 South Street, Hingham, MA
Christmas In the Square
Friday, December 4th from 5 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 5th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
On display will be beautifully decorated trees up for silent auction and dozens of raffles, made up of donations by individuals, groups, and businesses. This is a free event and open to the public! Even if you do not wish to bid on any trees, it is a festive event! My Gym will be on site holding fun obstacle courses for the children on Friday night and Linden Ponds will distribute delicious hot cocoa and cookies for all both Friday night and Saturday morning!
In addition, on Saturday, December 5th, the Mothers’ Club will host its annual Festival of Trees GALA. This ticketed event will showcase an additional 25 silent auction trees and amazing raffles as well as a live band, open bar and delicious food. Tickets are on sale now and this event will sell out! Go to www.hinghamotherclub.org to buy tickets and to learn more about this event!
The Hingham Mothers’ Club is a non-profit run entirely by volunteers. The money raised at both events benefits the Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore and the Hingham Mothers’ Club Scholarship Fund.
Last year, as a result of Festival of Trees, the Hingham Mothers’ Club was able to donate $15,000 to Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. This is with thanks to the participation and support of the local community!
We, Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore, are very fortunate to have organizations such as the Hingham Mothers’ Club who care very much about seeing homeless families become home ready families. We look forward to seeing you on December 4th or 5th or both!
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photo credit: Angelic Aspirations Christmas Tree detail via photopin (license)
Shaw’s Stamps? Say “Yes!”
Next time you are in a Shaw’s Supermarket, instead of saying “No” when the cashier asks if you are collecting stamps for their flatware promotion, please say “Yes” instead. Then put the stamps you do not want in an envelope and mail them to:
c/o Promise Church
204 M Tall Oaks Drive
South Weymouth, MA 02190
“No need to bother pasting them in the little book either,” says Judith. “We will take care of that.”
Judith and others at Promise Church are collecting the stamps to give to Friends of the Homeless of the South. They will redeem these Shaw’s Stamps for flatware to give to families moving out of shelters and motels and into more permanent housing.
“We’d love your help in collecting as many stamps as we can before the January 5th deadline,” Patt says. “That gives us up to January 19th to redeem them for the families.”
Ask the Shoppers Ahead of You Too!
If you are in line and the person in front of you says “No.” Think about taking advantage of that opportunity too, Judith suggests. “When you ask if they would mind giving you the stamps to help temporary shelter guests move into permanent homes, you will be surprised at how generous your fellow shoppers can be.”
For more on this easy, painless way to help FHSS clients, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How Do You Earn Shaw’s Stamps?
These Cuisinart Saver Stamps are earned for every $10 you spend at Shaw’s. Why not take advantage of this wonderful opportunity? And for other donation ideas, visit our website donations page.
Promise Church is a newly forming church of the United Church of Christ. They gather for worship and fellowship in homes around the Weymouth and Quincy area on Sunday evenings. Church members provide ongoing support to Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore to help build stronger parents, children and families; to secure education and employment opportunities; and to find safe and affordable permanent housing.