Public Service Announcements (PSA)
The National Council on Aging is a national non-profit advocating for older Americans since 1950. If you need help paying for food and other essentials such as medicine, utilities, transportation, taxes and more, go to benefitscheckup.org — their free, confidential website that has helped millions of older adults access billions in benefits.
The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is on a mission to make more than 600 homes across the state safer. They will meet with residents by appointment, virtually or socially-distanced, to share crucial fire safety information, help create an escape plan and practice a two-minute drill. This information is free and available to anyone who makes an appointment. Visit SoundTheAlarm.org/Massachusetts to sign up.
Horizons for Homeless Children needs volunteer Playspace Activity Leaders to provide 2 hours of healing play each week to homeless children in Brockton, Stoughton or Kingston. The next online training is May 18 or Jun. 17 from 6-8 p.m. For more information click here or call 774-260-2612.
The goal of the Kyle Robinson Memorial Foundation (KRMF) is to establish music scholarships for students who embody what Kyle represented and directly support the development of a recording studio and music production program at Plymouth North High School in Kyle’s name. Towards this goal, the first live student open mic night, the 1st Annual Be More Kyle Coffee House, will be at Brewster Gardens May 21.
Paws for a Cause is having a party, and YOUR (crowd-friendly) dog is invited! It’s Jun. 5, and your $10 ticket entitles you to a raffle for great prizes while it benefits the animals of the Scituate Animal Shelter and the Scituate Dog Park.
The American Lung Association announces its LUNG FORCE Walk Boston, returning to the Franklin Park Zoo on Jun. 5, rain or shine. This in-person event begins at 8:30 and will support research, advocacy and education for lung diseases, lung cancer and COVID-19. All participants will be required to wear masks and follow current CDC guidelines. To register go to lungforce.org/boston.
The Officer Brian McSharry Bike/Run is Aug. 1 at the Whitman VFW Post 697 (95 Essex St.). Registration begins at 9:30, kickstands up at 11, walk/run at 11:30. This is a family-fun event with activities and raffles. All resources gained will go to furthering the education of a future law enforcement officer who holds similar principles and values as Brian McSharry (who passed away at age 24 in 2011). For more info email email@example.com.
The Abington Rotary Club presents “Links Fore Pink” — a golf tournament to benefit the Massachusetts General Hospital Breast Cancer Center and the Abington Rotary Club — Sept. 13, 2021 at the Country Club of Halifax. Your $125 fee includes golf, cart and link. Make checks payable to “Links Fore Pink” and mail to 1723 Thayer Street, Abington, MA 02351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.