Community Newsletter
May, 2016
Keeping you up to date on the many ways Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency.
A powerhouse resume provides stability

Judy,* who had come to our Food Pantry for years after a crippling divorce left her in a very limited financial situation, just finished her paralegal degree from a local community college. She came to our College and Career Readiness program for help with her resume because she desperately needed a job to start paying off her school bills. After two meetings, she used her new professional resume to apply for a  part time position as a legal aide and got it! 

Judy said, "I am inspired! I used the resume we created together and am so happy to have a job that allows me to continue in school!" With the income from this new job to keep her stable, she is now able to consider continuing her education and is applying to law schools. 

With support from this community, we are able to provide services such as the College and Career Readiness program to help our clients get back on their feet.

*Name changed for privacy

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Exciting news:

Ribbon Cutting
On Wednesday, May 18, we celebrated our relocation to 35 Park Street with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Thank you to all in attendance, including Mayor Cahill, many City Council and School Committee members, the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce, donors to our organization, staff, volunteers and local businesses and residents who helped mark this milestone with us. 

And thank you to the sponsors of the event:

Extended Hours at Thrift Shop:

To make it easier than ever to shop the bargains at the Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop, we're extending our hours on Monday and Thursday evenings until 7:00pm. Starting Monday June 6, you can stop by on your way home from work or after dinner to shop. And you never know what you might find. New merchandise arrives daily, so don't wait to visit the Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop located at 198 Rantoul Street in Beverly

Purchases and donations at the Thrift Shop directly support the programs and services provided by Beverly Bootstraps.

Thank you!

The community donates 4,525 pounds
Thank you to this generous community and the National Association of Letter Carriers  for participating in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We received 4,525 pounds of non-perishables - a new record!
Public Health Dept. donates diapers
Thank you to the Beverly and Manchester Public Health Departments who recently held a diaper and wipe drive in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and donated their collections to our Food Pantry for distribution.
United Methodist Church holds benefit concert 
Thank you to Memorial United Methodist Church of Dane Street, Beverly for holding their benefit concert featuring the


Group Volunteer Opportunity
Monday evenings, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop
Join our new Thrift Shop volunteer opportunity created just for groups of 5-8 from companies, clubs or families with older children.  For more info  click here , or call  978-927-1561 x 119 or email

Market Basket Food Drive
Saturday, June 4, from 9 am to 12:00 pm 
Endicott Street, Danvers, MA
Please support our Food Drive at Market Basket in Danvers by stopping by on your way in to get  a shopping list of our most needed items. Just grab an extra item or several while you shop for yourself and drop them in the basket on your way out.

North Shore Striper Blitz Fishing Tournament
Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18
Glover Wharf Beverly
Join this Striped Bass fishing tournament by registering here:  The event promises a fun weekend for all with proceeds being donated to North Shore charities including Beverly Bootstraps and all fish caught being donated to local food banks. 

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Beverly Bootstraps | 35 Park Street, Beverly, MA 01915 | 978-927-1561