Nonprofits supported by Stronger Together
The Greater Attleboro community is home to many mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Each organization serves the community with unique services, knowledge, talented staff, and volunteers.
When these organizations collaborate and bring all of their unique strengths to the table, their collective impact on the community is magnified. As this Fund intends to prove, we are all stronger together.
The number of local nonprofits supported by the Greater Attleboro Stronger Together Fund continues to grow.
the stronger together fund supports:
The Literacy Center's mission is to build community through adult education. Recently, the nonprofit has extended its services to provide emergency cash assistance to its students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 community health crisis.
With multi-faith understanding and compassion, the AAIC alleviates hunger, promotes stability, and inspires the community to thrive. In the midst of it all, the AAIC's Food n’ Friends Kitchens have set up Meals-to-Go sites and have seen a nearly 50% increase in meals served.
Committed to building stronger communities by promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y is now serving as an emergency child care from essential workers, while also providing meals and rental assistance to low-income residents.
The Attleboro Arts Museum involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences. The Museum is a privately supported, non-profit arts institution whose core commitment is Arts for Everyone.
The West Side Benevolent Circle in Mansfield provides assistance with food, clothing, fuel costs, prescriptions, rent/mortgage assistance, funeral expenses, and more. This spring, requests for their services have more than doubled due to the community health crisis.
Located in Mansfield, MMAS is a vital arts organization for greater Southeastern Massachusetts offering educational classes, gallery exhibits supporting area artists, and a full season of theater productions employing many area artists in the creative community.
The Friends of the Attleboro Public Library is a community organization dedicated to supporting and fundraising for the Attleboro Public Library. Friends are those who regard the library as a vital information and cultural center and a major educational institution.
Since 1996, Triboro Youth Theatre has been providing enriching performing arts experiences for young actors in the greater Attleboro area. During the COVID-19 crisis, TYT is moving online and continuing its mission for the actors, families and communities we serve in the hopes we'll all be back at the theatre again soon.
As an organization led entirely by volunteers, Our Daily Bread distributes free food to Mansfield residents in need. Given the current COVID-19 crisis, they have seen the need within Mansfield grow exponentially while their resources have been significantly impacted.
The Hebron Food Pantry operates three food pantries, serving an average of 300 families and individuals each week. Given the current health crisis, the organization has had to respond to the community's rapidly growing need for food and personal care items.
The Hockomock Area YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Through the current crisis, the Y has provided emergency child care for essential workers and has distributed meals to those in need.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Attleboro is dedicated to serving the needy in our communities. The SVDP assists with food, housing, heat, clothing, reentry programs, and other critical needs.
In Norton, the St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food, clothing, and other necessary assistance to neighbors in need. Due to the Covid-19 virus, they have received an increased number of requests for food, paper-goods, utility/heat assistance, and rental assistance.
New Hope serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence - providing counseling, emergency shelter, court and medical advocacy. Due to COVID-19, survivors are isolated with abusers. Many have lost jobs, adding to the stress. To support survivors, we also provide transportation, food, help with utility costs, rents, and have put survivors in hotels for safety purposes.
Amego is committed to supporting people living with autism and other developmental disabilities. In spite of the current crisis, the organization continues to provide care for 203 children and adults in 44 group homes. Staff are working long, hard hours and AMEGO needs financial assistance to support them.
The Salvation Army’s Attleboro Corps is already positioned to be a critical short-term resource to ensure families do not go hungry during this crisis. We have modified our distribution models to continue to provide essential food resources. With funding, we can also resource families with housing and utility assistance.
The CCBC vision is to provide behavioral healthcare solutions to improve lives and strengthen our community. CCBC serves a number of individuals and families who are struggling at this time, particularly with isolation and those who are experiencing homelessness and are not able to access services.
The National Black Doll Museum has a three-fold mission: To nurture self-esteem, to promote culture diversity, and to preserve the history of black dolls by educating the public on their significance. The museum provides educational workshops and events to address the complex issues of race, racism, and diversity.
Run entirely by volunteers, this nonprofit provides programs and services to children in need. They anticipate that the need for their support will be greater this year than ever before. They plan to extend their daycare and summer camp scholarship programs to focus on first responders through this pandemic.
The Arc of Bristol County helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. Due to COVID-19 crisis, the individuals and families that the Arc serves are struggling with basic needs. Funds raised through the Stronger Together initiative will be used to provide supplies during this critical time.
Lenore's Pantry has provided food to North Attleboro residents in need for over 40 years. The pantry has seen an increase in community need since COVID-19 began. Many families are reaching out for assistance while they wait for other services to begin.
Through the Fuel for the Weekend program, then North Attleborough Community Gardens nonprofit organizatio supplies fresh and healthy food to low-income children through a bag distribution program. Membership has expanded during this crisis from about 70 children to over 100 in the past few weeks.
Many vulnerable members of the Attleboro population are housed in Attleboro Housing apartments. Many of the residents have had their incomes reduced or eliminated due to the COVID-19 crisis. The organization is raising funds to provide residents with cash assistance and financial security through the crisis.
Community VNA is a private, non-profit, family of home-based healthcare services for patients throughout the greater Attleboro area. As a result of the pandemic, Community VNA is experiencing a decrease in patient volume, as well as unexpected expenses for necessary PPE and hazard pay to protect and care for their staff.
The Cupboard of Kindness food pantry is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food relief to families residing in Norton. The organization distributes food to its pantry families twice a month. They currently serve 35-40 families, but that number will dramatically increase as the unemployment rate grows.