Friday, December 16, 2011

Twin Beds For Family Needed

BROCKTON--The Brockton Police Department's Project Guardian Angels is looking for numerous items to help out needy families--including the search for four twin beds.
Volunteers have put out a call for four twin beds--boxspring and mattress--for a family with four children.
Anyone who can help should contact Officer Rosie Browne at 508-897-5295 or at
New or (not overly) used twin beds will be accepted.
For those who may not have a lead on the twin beds, the project also seeks unwrapped new toys, food, wrapping paper, gift certificates, coats, hats, gloves.
Contact Browne for more information.

Toy Drive Volunteers Needed

BROCKTON--Volunteers are needed for the City of Champions Toy Drive, a collaboration beween the City of Brockton, Catholic Charities South, The Shaw's Center/Brockton Rox, the Salvation Army, the United Way of Greater Plymouth County, Metrosouth Chamber of Commerce, the Roatary Club of Brockton, and the Charity Guild. Volunteers are needed to help with set up on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and for the toy distribution on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To volunteer, register online at For additional information contact Nicki Meade Draves at Catholic Charities South at 617-832-7414 or

Upcoming--School On Wheels Seeks Tutors

BROCKTON--School on Wheels of Massachusetts is seeking volunteers from around the region to become one-on-one afterschool tutors/mentors and positive adult role models for children experiencing homelessness in New Bedford, Brockton, Middleboro, Norwell, or Stoughton.
The greatest need now is for English- and Spanish-speaking volunteers to tutor at the HarbOur House in New Bedford on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Volunteer tutor training will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at Harbour House, 713 Shawmut Ave., New Bedford.
School on Wheels tutors help pre-K through 12th grade students overcome obstacles to learning and achieve their full educational potential.
Tutors receive training in effective tutoring strategies and ongoing support from SOWMA’s professional staff.
No prior experience is needed. A three month commitment is requested.
Volunteers are required to go through a 2.5 hour tutor training session before working with a SOWMA student.
To find out more about becoming a one-on-one after school tutor/mentor for a child experiencing homelessness in New Bedford, Brockton, Middleboro, Norwell, or Stoughton, contact Robin Gilbert at, or phone 508.587-9091.
Learn more by visiting the SOWMA website at
School on Wheels of Massachusetts is the only organization providing one-on-one tutoring, new backpacks and school supplies, and educational advocacy and support to children experiencing homelessness in multiple locations.
SOWMA is dedicated to helping each child reach his or her full academic potential. To make a donation to SOWMA or to find out more about their programs for children and teens impacted by homelessness, visit their website at, or phone 508-587-9091.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Music lovers from across the region will be treated to a toe-tapping variety of festive tunes at the annual Brockton High School Holiday Concert, which will be held tonight Dec. 13 and Wednesday, Dec. 14th in the school’s Edwin Nelson Auditorium. Considered one of the best holiday traditions of the South Shore, the concert features a bevy of bands and choruses that present concertgoers with a wide selection of holiday favorites.
Proceeds from the concerts will benefit the BHS Music Program and the Children’s Advocacy Center.
“This is the most popular concert of the year. The quality of the music, the variety of selections and performances are what keep people coming year after year,” said Brockton Public Schools Music Director Vincent Macrina.
“I am so proud that the student musicians are known for such high-quality work that we have generations of families coming back to celebrate the season with us,” he said.
Tickets cost $4 per person, and may be available at the door while they last.