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Come to the Festival of Trees this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6&7

Don’t Miss The Festival of Trees in Hingham this Friday, December 6 & Saturday December 7. 

Join the Hingham Women’s Club (HWC) at the Hingham Heritage Museum (34 Main St), for the annual Festival of Trees, featuring

  • more than 30 beautifully decorated trees
  • silent auction items
  • and dozens of raffle prizes

… all donated by local merchants and community groups.

View the trees and bid for the one you like best

Will it be the Red Sox-themed tree? Or the one decorated for Date Night? Other themes you’ll want to check out include: Fore! x Four, New Year’s Resolutions, Fixer Upper, The Finer Things Club, and Family Adventures.

The trees are on display on Friday, 12/6 from 5pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, 12/7 from 10 am to 1 pm. Silent auction and raffle winners are awarded at 12:45 pm on December 7th.

The event also features Santa between 10:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday, December 7th with photos taken by Irish Eyes Photography.

Then join us to celebrate our Evergreen Evening

This year, the HWC will revive our tradition of capping off the event with our Evergreen Evening cocktail party, on Saturday, December 7th at 7pm.

Tickets are $85 and include cocktails, food, and merriment! Plus more amazing silent auction items will be available for guests to bid on during the evening too.

Tickets can be purchased at https://evergreenevening.eventbrite.com/.

Can’t make it and want to contribute? Text the word Evergreen to 243725 to make a donation!

Help us raise funds for two important causes

Both of these special events, are part of Hingham’s annual Christmas in the Square, and represent our biggest fundraisers for the year.

Last year’s Festival of Trees raised more than $12,000 to benefit the Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. It also contributed a more than $6,000 to Hingham Women’s Club Scholarship Fund to help college-bound students.

Please reach out to fot@hinghamwomensclub.org with any questions about the event.

5 Easy Ways You Can Help Homeless Families This Holiday Season

So Many Ways You Can Help Homeless Families This Season 

Just in time for the holidays, we made our list – and checked it twice! – of 5 easy ways you can help homeless families on the South Shore this season. Some are super easy to do. Others give you a chance to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season while your contribution goes to helping us put an end homelessness on the South Shore.

Either way, you’re sure to find an activity that will make this year’s celebration more meaningful and joyous than ever! Some fun ways to help homeless families are: Continue reading 5 Easy Ways You Can Help Homeless Families This Holiday Season

Calling all Shaw’s Stamp Collectors! The deadline is Dec. 13th.

Based on the success of their stamp collection campaign last fall, Judith Patt and the members of the Promise Church in Weymouth are at it again this year. They are collecting and redeeming extra stamps from the annual Shaw’s Supermarket stamp promotion.

But the deadline is fast approaching, so there’s no time to waste! Continue reading Calling all Shaw’s Stamp Collectors! The deadline is Dec. 13th.

Meet Tandah Etienne: Tireless Advocate for Homeless Families

Our new Program Director returns “home” to work on behalf of  homeless families

When Tandah Etienne arrived at Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore this summer as the new Program Director, it was a return to her roots. In fact, Tandah’s work as an advocate for homeless families began when she was a student at Eastern Nazarene College. Back then, she volunteered at Friends of the Homeless under the direction of then Executive Director Dorothy Newell.

Since then, Tandah has worked as an advocate for homeless families and individuals in a variety of settings including: Continue reading Meet Tandah Etienne: Tireless Advocate for Homeless Families

Promise Church shows how small donations bring big benefits for families leaving shelters

See how small donations bring big benefits

A photo from Promise Church offers proof that even small donations bring big benefits. The church collected Shaw’s stamps shoppers didn’t need and turned them into bakeware for shelter families moving into new homes. Continue reading Promise Church shows how small donations bring big benefits for families leaving shelters

Like music? Want to celebrate spring? Don’t miss our two benefit concerts this week!

Looking for a great way to celebrate spring? Then you don’t want to miss these two special benefit concerts this week!!

Tomorrow at 7:30 pm

On Thursday, April 26, the Eastern Nazarene A Capella choir plus the children’s chorus from South Shore Christian Academy will join together for a musical treat you don’t want to miss. The concert will take place starting at 7:30 pm at Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, 37 East Elm Street, Quincy, MA . The concert is free, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. Continue reading Like music? Want to celebrate spring? Don’t miss our two benefit concerts this week!

Save April 26th: ENC’s Spring Benefit Concert plus Children’s Chorus

Mark your calendar today and join us on April 26 for ENC’s Spring  Benefit Concert for  Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm and will feature the talented voices of: Continue reading Save April 26th: ENC’s Spring Benefit Concert plus Children’s Chorus

Mar 4 Brothers in Harmony gig will raise funds for homeless families on South Shore

Looking for something to do on Sunday afternoon?

Join us at the C Note in Hull on Mar 4 from 3-6 pm. You’ll enjoy a lazy afternoon of of blues, R&B, and soul music performed by Brothers in Harmony as they raise funds for homeless families.

Brothers in Harmony brings together a remarkable collection of the region’s best blues and jazz musicians. The group includes Brian Templeton, Ed Scheer, Johnny Blue Horn, Mario Perrett, Bobby Gus, Larry Luddecke, and Steve Monahan. They jam together once a year to raise funds for charities focused on homelessness.

“We’re particularly delighted that these talented artists chose Friends of the Homeless as their charity. In addition, Continue reading Mar 4 Brothers in Harmony gig will raise funds for homeless families on South Shore