Port Plank-a-thon for Pennies for Poverty on Sunday, Jan. 22

December 17, 2016

A little competition is good for the soul. It is even better when there is a worthy beneficiary! Inaugural Port Plank-a-thon at Motivate to Benefit Pennies for Poverty!   Hold the longest plank for bragging rights and a One Month Unlimited Motivate Pass. Entrants can choose one of three heats: 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 […]

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6th Annual Pennies for Poverty Oyster Fest on Jan 28

October 25, 2016

Mark your calendar for the sixth annual Pennies for Poverty Oyster Fundraiser at Starboard Galley (55 Water Street, Newburyport) on Saturday, January 28, from 5:30 to 7 pm. This event has earned a reputation as one of winter’s social highlights!  Donations  accepted at the door. Oysters served as fast as they can be shucked. Come out […]

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Local Poverty Matters to Address Opiate Addition on Dec 7th

October 1, 2016

The epidemic of opiate addiction has touched many people in our community – either directly because of one’s own or a loved one’s struggles or indirectly through struggles of a friend or acquaintance. Getting people into treatment saves lives. Hear from Kim Keene, one of the founders of the Pelican Intervention Fund, about the challenges […]

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Poverty and the Prison System is Topic for Nov 2 Local Poverty Matters

October 1, 2016

Richard Kelley, Chief Probation Officer for the Newburyport/Ipswich District Court, will discuss poverty and the prison system at the November 2 Local Poverty Matters session. Richard has been a probation officer for 35 years. During that time the job has changed as communities cope with drug addiction, domestic violence, and the absolute poverty of released prisoners. […]

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