Building Communities
Changing Lives

November 2022


GIVING TUESDAY - 11/29
Dear Friends and Supporters,

At this time of Thanksgiving we are most grateful for our friends and supporters like you, who work with us throughout the year to give generously of your time and money.

We are grateful to our Board of Directors who have led us through difficult times this past year. We are grateful to our staff who continue to go above and beyond to help those in need. We are grateful to our Federal, State and Local municipal leaders who work with us to provide funding and support to help us change lives. And, we are grateful to our many corporate and individual donors, sponsors, supporters, and community partners, who help create opportunities and continue to support the work we do.

You are always there for us and, because of you, we are able to expand our services and programs to meet the growing need in our community. Our promise to you is to continue to follow our mission to be a catalyst for social change and improve the lives of those around us, while fighting for equity in all that we do.

We are so grateful this holiday season and always. Thank You! Most importantly, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Gratefully,
Karen Frederick, CEO
Community Teamwork

New:
Giving Tuesday is November 29TH
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Join the movement and give – each Tuesday and every day – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.

It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to contribute toward building the better world we all want to live in.

Consider giving today to your favorite cause.
Open House with new Director Charles Smith and the ETeam at the Entrepreneurship Center
Many or our clients and potential small business clients joined us for our open house to greet Charles Smith and all of the ETeam. It was wonderful to network with so many members of our community! For more information visit www.comteam.org/entrepreneurship-center-business-assistance
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 26TH
Make a BIG Impact ~ Shop SMALL

Charles Smith, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Community Teamwork, will be on WCAP 980am on Wednesday, November 23rd at 8"15am with some of our small business clients -- TUNE IN!
An Evening to End Youth Homelessness
Youth Services and Mayor Sokhary Chau hosted an informative evening to raise money for Youth Homelessness. More than 150 people enjoyed music, games, small bites and cocktails with friends!

Youth Services at Community Teamwork provides programing for more than 600 at-risk youth and young adults who are struggling with housing instability or those in need of emotional supports from within the Greater Lowell community.

See all the pictures from the event here -- Courtesy Harkins Photography

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors
  • Sandi A. Wilson Endowment Fund
  • John and Alyce Moore
  • Bernadette & Robert Wheeler
  • George and Carol Duncan
  • Joncas Associates
  • Lowell School Committee
  • Lowell Public School Department
  • The Flower Mill
Thank you AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart." Elizabeth Andrew

Celebrating Community Teamwork volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon at Lenzi's. We are so grateful for all of these volunteers who give us their hearts and so much our their time. They help to greatly enhance our programs.

Pictured: Bridget Quinn, Director of the Volunteer Center; Mary Donnelly, Senior Volunteer Staff Specialist; and Carleen Gavin, long-time volunteer and CTI Board Member, Emeritus

Photos by Kevin Harkins Photography

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information, please visit www.commteam.org/get-involved/volunteer

Fair Housing Program

Community Teamwork Introduces its new Fair Housing Program. Everyone is entitled to housing without discrimination. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, family status, disability, and source of income are all prohibited.
 

National Origin
Everyone means everyone – even if you are a non-citizen or are undocumented. Housing providers cannot treat people differently because they are immigrants or do not have documentation. Threatening to report someone is also illegal. If you think you have been discriminated against, The Fair Housing Program at Community Teamwork can help. 
 
Sexual Harassment
Gender discrimination in housing, including sexual harassment, is unlawful. No one needs to endure a hostile environment or harassment in their housing. Landlords, property owners or managers, and other maintenance staff must follow the law. If your housing provider is harassing you or making you uncomfortable, The Fair Housing Program at Community Teamwork can help. 
 
Disability
People with physical or mental impairments are protected against discrimination in housing. People with disabilities also experience a significant amount of housing discrimination. Many people, owners and tenants are unlawfully denied accommodations for assistance animals or accessible parking spaces. If you have been discriminated against in housing, the Fair Housing Program at Community Teamwork can help.

CONTACT THE COMMUNITY TEAMWORK FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM

Contact us at (978) 654-5736 or fairhousing@commteam.org OR



Accepting New Applications for Fuel Assistance
Electric and Gas prices have recently skyrocketed. Individuals and Families at most income levels are struggling to keep up with inflation and souring food and energy prices. Fortunately, help with fuel costs is available to more families than may be realized.

Please see details below and/or visit our website to see if you or your loved ones qualify.

To find out more, visit



Calling all Housing Provider Partners
Community Teamwork is looking for 2 and 3 bedroom units in Lowell, Lawrence and surrounding towns.

Units must be deleaded. We can offer longer term leases. This is a special program and provides some extra benefits to the owners.

Please email your responses to Avi Glaser acf2022@commteam.org

This newsletter is sponsored by our Premier Partner, Enterprise Bank, who continues to support Community Teamwork's mission each and every day.

We appreciate all of our Sponsors whose continued generosity allows us to fulfill our mission.
There are ALWAYS Ways to Help
If you find yourself in a position to help, your contribution will aid our efforts on every front as we work together to defeat COVID-19, care for our clients and families in their hour of greatest need, and emerge stronger than ever. 
COMMUNITY TEAMWORK
978.459.0551