SPUR Community Roots Garden at St. Andrews

Join us, to help maintain the SPUR Community Roots Garden at St. Andrew's.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome to weed, harvest and deliver fresh produce to local food pantries.  

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

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September 18, 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 online donation.
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 September 18, dinner service.

FUTURE DATES:  10/18, 11/20, 12/20 


Summer through October
Swampscott Farmers Market

Be part of the magic that makes the Swampscott Farmers Market possible week after week.  Volunteers are needed to help set-up and break-down the farmer's market.  Must be able to transport tables, chairs tents and supplies.

LOCATION: Swampscott Town Hall Lawn
TIME: Set-up 8:30-10:00a   Break-down 12:45-1:45p
AGE: High School and Up

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Keep an Eye, Details Coming on These Opportunities:

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).

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 (Winter 2018,   9:00a - 11:00a).