Month: December 2014

“They work hard, but can’t protect their families from hunger”

How come the Franklin Food Pantry is busy? “The poverty rate in Massachusetts is the highest it’s been since 1960. The inflation-adjusted wages of the lowest-paid workers haven’t budged in decades. Income inequality in the state has become greater than in the nation as a whole.” – The Boston Globe, November 2014 screen grab of… Read more »



“acts of kindness can greatly improve the lives of others”

From the MA Gov blog they have an article with good tips on how to donate wisely this holiday season. How to Donate Charitable organizations provide a variety of services to those most in need. With many charities asking for your assistance, it’s important to give wisely. Find a cause you are passionate about – Donating can… Read more »



Happy holidays from the Franklin Food Pantry!

We have coordinated to deliver about 200 holiday meals to our Franklin neighbors. Now our volunteers are taking a well deserved rest. We will re-open on Monday, Dec 29th. Franklin Town Common all lit up at night We thank you for the generous community support and hard work from all our volunteers. We could not… Read more »



“what these individuals needed more than coats were jobs”

Veronika is doing good things for the folks in Detroit.  Veronika Scott was a product design student in Detroit when she invented a water-resistant and self-heating coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless. After spending months at local homeless shelters, Veronika discovered that what these individuals needed more than coats were jobs,… Read more »



Gardener to Gardener: Growing houseplants this winter

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to open in a browser. A gardening newsletter featuring Ask & Share and our friends at HGTV Gardens December Ask & Share Highlights Unusual but Foolproof — Houseplants Peace Lily Care Tips: Give Peace a Chance The Freshest Herbs Tips & Tricks During the dark and dreary days… Read more »