With Thanksgiving drawing nearer, thoughts of savory turkey legs and creamy pumpkin pie are already starting to take root. At Nissan 24, we’re excited to dig in on Turkey Day. But we’re also thinking about all of the families who aren’t as blessed as we are to celebrate with a home-cooked meal.
Many of our local customers are as passionate as we are about giving back to the Brockton community. To help you help others this holiday season, consider donating to the following canned food drives and donation centers near Brockton, MA.
The Charity Guild, Inc.
The Charity Guild is one of the largest food pantries on the South Shore, located on Main Street in downtown Brockton. As a non-profit organization, The Charity Guild provides many ways for residents to become involved. They also run a thrift shop that provides low-income residents and individuals with the items they need to stay warm and cared for year-round.
You can donate gently used clothing, small household appliances, and clean bedding to the thrift shop. Food donations to the pantry will go toward the custom grocery bags that are distributed to families and individuals in the Brockton community every day. One of The Charity Guild’s current initiatives, known as Project Undercover, asks that you donate new unopened packages of socks and underwear for those in need.
Join The Charity Guild’s Monthly Donor Program, donate any amount online, or sign up to volunteer. Donations are accepted during regular business hours on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Father Bill’s & MainSpring
Every night, Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) shelters provide a warm, dry place for over 200 homeless individuals in the South Shore region. At their two locations in Quincy and Brockton, the FBMS staff and volunteers encourage, teach, and inspire guests to develop new skills, obtain affordable housing, and return to the workforce.
You can donate online, volunteer to prepare and serve lunch at their Table program in Brockton, help with facility maintenance, or join their Meal-a-Month program to provide a hot meal for those in need on a monthly basis.
FBMS is also hosting a special Thanksgiving meal for guests that feeds roughly 350 people each year. Donate canned goods and food items to Father Bill’s Place or the MainSpring House with the label Thanksgiving to give directly to help fellow Brocktonians have a warm meal on Turkey Day.
Plymouth Area Coalition
The Plymouth Area Coalition has been providing shelter and care services and programs for the area’s homeless families and individuals for 30 years and counting. Their Pilgrims Hope Family Shelter houses families in need, provides them with essential nutrition, and helps them secure housing and learn to manage their independence.
If you have household items and clothing to donate, the Coalition’s Family And Individual Resource program, or FAIR, is a great way to help those in need. The program sells clothing, furniture, and more at low prices based solely on the community’s donations. Most items are just $1.
Each year, the Plymouth Area Coalition provides over 750 children with the holiday joy of a new toy through their Children’s Holiday Fund. This unique toy drive ensures that each child gets their wish for the holidays by providing you with a child’s name and his or her requested gift.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to give back to the Brockton community this Thanksgiving season. As you make plans to get your feast underway, remember to give back to the South Shore community by donating to the above organizations. Every little bit makes a difference!