Wellspring House Inc., Action Inc. and Pathways for Children worked together to have a major impact on creating a bright and joyful holiday season for families on Cape Ann. The three organizations were creative in re-imagining how they would provide support for families in need, as current restrictions prevented them from opening their doors and welcoming parents in to select gifts, as they have in the past.
In a first-time collaboration, they created the Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund to raise cash to provide a much-needed lift for 505 local families with gift cards for 1,064 children. This format offered families the safest and most flexible option for providing that special toy or gift for their children and teens. Wellspring, Action and Pathways are enormously grateful to the Cape Ann community for stepping up in such a big way to make this a success. Businesses, organizations, community groups and individuals responded to the organizations’ request for cash funds with incredible enthusiasm and empathy. A total of $110,000 was raised through this collective act of care and compassion. Immeasurable joy was shared on Cape Ann this holiday season.
Wellspring’s mission is to inspire families and adults on the North Shore to achieve employment and financial security through stable housing, education, job training and career readiness. Action Inc. works to provide opportunity and stability to individuals and families on Cape Ann. For more than 50 years, Action Inc has been a welcoming place where individuals can find help, hope, and support when it is needed most. Pathways for Children is a leading provider of education and care programs on the North Shore of Massachusetts serving children and their families from 14 communities. Pathways’ year-round programming, including Head Start and Early Head Start, serves children birth to age 13 and their families, with centers in Gloucester, Beverly and Salem, in addition to online parent support programs.
Hi Joey, I’m wondering if anyone recognizes this handsome building? Most of us walk by looking down, not up!-Brianne Hurley
Now that the holidays are over, if you need any unique gift for birthdays, etc. please shop locally and take a stroll down Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester MA 01930 to Arts Abound 21C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA. Here are a couple of the items that are new in the store. Arts Abound still is carry beach towels, blankets, cards, placemats and beautiful stone ware. Thank you
Three dates to choose from February 3rd, 4th or 5th.
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I thought it might be fun to bring back some “Where Am I” photos. Does anyone recognize this light fixture? I’ll give you a little hint. Many will never step foot in here (making this even more tricky), but for those who do….you’ll probably find yourself back when the time is right.
I finally took the dive and got the Canon 50 mm 1.8 lens that our boss Joey C strongly recommended. My main purpose is to take better pictures of the grandson, but we took it out for a spin to see how she works. Lane’s Cove was one of the settings where this new lens seemed to shine! The day had been a little grey, but the sun unexpectedly shone as if it knew what I was doing……