Volunteer and serve breakfast at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans

I volunteer a couple of times a month serving lunch at the shelter. Great group of men and women who have served our country and have come back needing a little help. The Center, which was started by a Veteran, provides housing, health care, social services, food, as well as a multitude of other services for our returning heroes. They have volunteer groups come in on weekends and do breakfast service. We don't provide the food, just smiles and friendly faces. The serving starts at 7:15am and we would be done by around 9.  We have gone as a group several times and hope to keep this up monthly, there's a limit to 6 servers each time. It's really a wonderful time. Some of the ladies asked about baking/bringing something. I also spoke with the head of the kitchen....just avoid things with nuts because of allergies. Hope to see you all then! We can carpool, it's near the Orange line and if you drive in you can park right in front. Also remember a hat, you need to have your head/hair covered to serve.

 

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  • Ivana

    Just wanted to thank all the women who showed today and made it through running and moving cars and the usual entertainment at the Vets. Each of you are dedicated volunteers and I just want to let you and the other ladies that spend their Sunday's with the Vets that your time is appreciated!

    October 13, 2013

  • Ivana

    Denise..Kelly didn't respond to your request. I'm not sure you'll be needed, but you are always a pleasant addition if you want to come on down.

    October 12, 2013

    • Denise M.

      OK - thanks for the update . See you ladies next time !

      October 12, 2013

    • Ivana

      Denise....unfortunately,­ Kelly and her daughter were a no show. There would have been plenty of room for you :-(

      October 13, 2013

  • Denise M.

    Ivana - do you need me ? RSVP's are closed and it looks like Kelley is coming with +1 . Thanks .

    October 12, 2013

  • Andrea D.

    OOO now Denise can go...stop by the Pumpkin Patch in Saugus on the way home....new shipment of pumpkins just came in the this morning....I couldn't help with that either....Pie Social this afternoon.....(;-)

    October 12, 2013

  • Andrea D.

    OOO Have to CXLD...got Bursitis...thought it would be better today, but not so...I'll miss going...Andrea....(;-)

    October 12, 2013

  • Denise M.

    Hi Ladies - are the RSVP's up to date for Sunday Oct 13th ? I am next in line on the waiting list , and wanted to check on the YES RSVP's before the weekend gets closer :) Thanks, Denise

    October 8, 2013

    • Carol

      Hi Denise, I was on the wait list but am now confirmed and also will be there.

      1 · October 8, 2013

    • Pat

      I'm planning on it.

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Sue B.

    Just changed my RSVP to a no...have a busy day on Sat and not sure how late I will be out...so I will try to get in another date for this.

    October 7, 2013

  • Andrea D.

    OOO Goody....I cleared the WL....See you the 13th....(;-)

    September 9, 2013

    • Ivana

      See you then Andrea!

      September 10, 2013

  • Ivana

    Kelly, the 10 and 8 year olds are too young, they won't let them serve because of health and safety laws. Keep in mind, a lot of the Veterans that are in the shelter have had some issues with drug/alcohol and criminal issues.
    It's safe, but not sure appropriate for children.

    August 26, 2013

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