June 21, 2017  &  July 17, 2017  
Lifebridge Meal Service 

Lifebridge is a homeless shelter located in Salem, MA.  This 50 bed facility offers 19 meals a week to anyone in need of a meal.  We are delighted to offer a monthly opportunity to get involved.

There are a total of three ways you can get involved:
1) - Volunteer to serve 
2) -  Volunteer to prepare 10 servings from a recipe to be emailed to you in advance (View our recipe archive here).
3) - Donate financially.  Checks received with "Lifebridge" in the memo will be recorded and used only to help cover any gaps in volunteers sign ups.  Checks may be mailed to SPUR, PO Box 1274, Marblehead, MA 01945.  You may also sponsor a portion of the meal via our online store.
LOCATION: Lifebridge Shelter, 56 Margin St., Salem MA
TIME: 11:30a-1:00p (lunch)   5:30p-7:00p (dinner)
AGE: Open to parents' discretion based on the maturity of the individual child.  Participants may be as young as 4.  

**This opportunity fills quickly and space is extremely limited.  As such we ask volunteers serving to participate every-other opposed to consecutive months to allow opportunity for others to serve**
SIGN UP: Click here to volunteer for our June 21, dinner service.   Click here to volunteer for our July 17, dinner service.

FUTURE DATES:  8/16, 9/18, 10/18, 11/20, 12/20 


June 1 & July 6, 2017
Knit your Bit

Sponsored by Marblehead Knits and Secure Lock and Alarm.  This is an opportunity to knit or crochet blankets, hats, scarves, and mittens for members of the military that are returning home from active duty.  Open to individuals of all abilities, novice artisans will be paired with more advanced for mentorship through the knitting / crocheting process.  

During the first meeting, knitters can choose to make a 14 x 14 block of a blanket that will be sewn together when all of the blocks are complete.   Secure Lock and Alarm is generously contributing $250 to supply the first 25 participants with their blanket square kit.  

Completed blankets will be delivered to the U.S.O lounge at Boston Logan airport.  Blankets will remain on site so service men and women can use them for layovers and cold weather gear can be taken as needed.

Come connect with others to Knit your Bit.  Make a big impact in just a few hours per month. 

Questions? Call Kate at Marblehead Knits: 781-990-1722

LOCATION: Marblehead Knits, 152 Washington Street, Marblehead MA
TIME: 5:00-7:00p
AGE: Adult, 18+

SIGN UP here.


June 4, 2017
Plant the SPUR Community Roots Garden at St. Andrews

Join us, rain or shine, to plant hundreds of vegetables, herbs and flowers to benefit area food pantries.

LOCATION: St. Andrew's Church, 135 Lafayette Street, Marblehead - front yard, up and over the hill.
TIME: 1:00 - 3:00p
AGE: All

SIGN UP here.



Keep an Eye, Details Coming on These Opportunities:

SPUR Team Challenge: Family Friendly Athletic Event to benefit our SPUR Seed Grant program which empowers individuals and groups between 4th - 12th grade to carry out their community impact project by providing financial and organizational support (June 24, 2017    9:00a - 11:00a).

SPUR Summer Fling: Our annual fundraiser, a summer casual gathering of committed individuals in support of our mission.  This event is vital to our operation and helps sustain our programs and volunteer offerings (July 15, 2017    6:30p - 9:30p).

SPUR Student Success Drive: Help ensure hundreds of children in our local communities have the necessary tools to begin the school year prepared for success.  Donate online to sponsor a new backpack full of new school supplies then sign up to volunteer and assist with backpack filling and sorting for program pickup.  Last year, 587 children benefitted (August 2017).

Socktober: Socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters - join us in addressing this issue by donating new, thick white cotton socks (October 2017).

Fall Yard Cleanup: Pickup a rake and take in the crisp fall air as we clear leaves from homes of individuals who physically cannot clear their leaves and financially cannot afford to hire help.  This annual event is a wonderful way to kick off a season of thanks and giving (November 2017).

SPUR Holiday Cheer Drive: Provide winter essentials and meaningful gifts to local children and homeless adults.  Pickup a wish list, go shopping, return a filled bundle of cheer and then sign up to volunteer to help us check, wrap and prepare for program pickup.  Last year, 433 children and 80 adults benefitted (Mid-November through Early December 2017).