Pennies for Poverty March Events

March 3, 2014

Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser on Tuesday March 25
5:00-9:00 pm

Join friends of Pennies for Poverty on Tuesday evening, March 25th, at Flatbread Pizza Company in Amesbury between 5 and 9 pm. Purchase any pizza to eat in or take out and Flatbreads will donate a portion of that purchase to Pennies. In addition you can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win great gift certificates from area businesses.

All proceeds from this event will help Pennies for Poverty provide funding to meet urgent or under-funded needs at local agencies that assist people struggling with poverty.

Bring your family. Bring your friends. Tell your neighbors. For take-out orders, Flatbread’s number is 978-834-9800.

Poverty Matters Series Launched on Wednesday March 5

Presentation and Discussion of Poverty in Greater Newburyport
Continues on the First Wednesday of April and May from 7 – 8 pm

How much poverty does Greater Newburyport really have? How many schoolchildren here go to school hungry or with inadequate clothing? How many people have lost their homes? And what can we, realistically, do about it?

Join Pennies for Poverty for the first in a free discussion series on poverty in the Greater Newburyport area. Starting Wednesday, March 5, from 7-8 pm and continuing on the first Wednesdayevening of the month, we will delve into another aspect of this subject as we invite anti-poverty professionals to come and share their information with us. Join us to learn more about poverty and gain insight into actions we can take to help those in need.

Speaker: Ingrid Cyros, Executive Director of the Hugh Doyle Resource Center in Newburyport, will kick off the series by providing an overview of poverty in our area and what she’s learned about how charity can be both helpful and hurtful to people in poverty. Ms. Cyros chairs the Hugh Doyle Resource Center Collaborative Meeting, a monthly gathering of leaders and representatives of social service agencies and religious organizations to share ideas on how to help those in need in Greater Newburyport. She was the keynote speaker at last year’s ” Newburyport Poverty Awareness Day” sponsored by Mayor Holaday. Earlier in her career she earned Master’s degrees both in Public Administration and Divinity.

Wednesday March 5th
7-8 pm
Basement Classroom
First Religious Society Church
26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

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