The Friends of Reading Recreation receives private donations to help recreational and leisure opportunities in…More Reading. FORR hosts an annual road race and camp out and organizes a number of activities, including basketball and soccer leagues and a biking group.
Donations can be sent to: Friends of Reading Recreation, PO Box 82, Reading, MA 01867.
Lions International is a local organization that gives back to the community in numerous ways, including donations to…More the Reading Public Library, Reading Food Pantry and Reading Fuel Assistance. It provides scholarships to Reading students and hosts an annual Reading Friends & Family Day. Of the $10,000 raised annually, the Lions Club donates $6,000 to the Massachusetts Eye Research.
The club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of month at 6:30pm at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading.
North Reading Rotary P.O. Box 12, North Reading, MA01864 North Reading Rotary is a community service organization. It works with and donates to a variety of charitable programs…More throughout the area and abroad. Local activities include Interact, a club for teens ages 14-18. Meetings are every Wednesday at the Hill View Country Club at 149 North St. Please visit the website for information about ongoing programs and upcoming events.
Launched in 1958, the Reading Art Association promotes the works of local residents and donates to charitable causes…More such as the Reading Public Library and the Reading Scholarship Fund.
The association meets on the second Wednesday of each month from September to June in the First Congregational Church of Reading. The meetings include demonstrations of painting techniques and discussion topics.
The Mission of Deeds is a nonprofit organization staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers in Reading. The…More organization purchases beds with cash donations and distributes them, along with donated furniture and other household items in good condition, to needy families and individuals living in Middlesex and Essex counties. Since the Mission of Deeds' inception in 1993, it has provided assistance to more than 7,000 families who have been referred to them by social service agencies such as shelters, elder care agencies and hospitals.
Recipients of assistance include individuals and families from diverse ethnic, religious, cultural and racial backgrounds. More than half of the families who receive assistance are mothers and their children, many of whom have lived at shelters for homeless and battered women. Others receiving assistance include the elderly, especially those who have been abandoned by family members; middle-aged men and women who have lost their homes and possessions; and the mentally or physically handicapped who have little or no means of support. The Mission relies solely on the donation of funds, furniture and other household items for distribution to those in need of assistance. In fact, their entire workforce, excepting two staff members, are volunteers. Additional acceptable donations include tables and chairs, linens, lamps, pots and pans, and other household items in good, usable condition.