Metro Credit Union donated $1,000 to Haven from Hunger in Peabody to help feed 40 families a Christmas dinner. Haven from Hunger is a nonprofit soup kitchen and food pantry that distributes emergency food to local residents.
As part of its HopeLine program for survivors of domestic violence and their families, Verizon Wireless awarded HAWC, Healing Abuse Working for Change, a $1,000 “Kids In Need” grant to purchase gifts for children this past holiday season. HAWC is based in Salem and serves individuals from 23 cities and towns who have been affected by domestic abuse. Verizon’s HopeLine program collects used wireless phones, batteries and accessories, in any condition, and uses the proceeds to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and nonprofit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.
The Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Plummer Home for Boys to support the On Point program, which helps youths at risk of being removed from their families to continue living at home while completing a 90-day program to help stabilize their lives. On Point also serves other young people living in the Point neighborhood in Salem. The gift includes a $5,000 grant and an additional $5,000 given in memory of John Galaris, who in recent years had served on both the Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation’s board and the Plummer Home board.