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Every quarter, the We Share A Common Thread Foundation donates $1,500 to a worthy area non-profit organization, through our “Give A Click” program. Vote for one of this quarter’s featured organizations, and the non-profit with the most votes will receive $1,500 from the Foundation.

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Voting ends December 31, 2021.

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Learn more about this quarter’s nominees

Project Kompass

Altrusa of Merrimack Valley

Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire

Past Recipients

September 2021

Westford Chorus

Westford Chorus has exceeded the bounds of a community chorus by performing difficult and diverse music including Classical, Jazz, and pieces from Broadway. The Westford Chorus also focuses their attention on helping their community. They bring music to residents in local assisted livings and nursing homes and participate in community singing events.

June 2021

L’Arche Boston North

L’Arche Boston North (LBN) homes is a local non-profit offering a welcoming place for people with intellectual disabilities. LBN is a community where people with disabilities, and those who assist them, live together and create a compassionate environment. In this community, the members can live independently or in a household with others. They provide daily programs, arts and crafts, and part-time jobs to the residences. These members learn valuable lessons about patience, faith, and love.

March 2021

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore assists a diverse group of your neighbors—next door or down your street—including older adults, caregivers, their families, and people of all ages with disabilities. We help them live safely and comfortably where they want to be: in their own homes, through services such as home care, Meals on Wheels, and transportation to critical medical appointments.

December 2020

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) has provided comprehensive primary health care services to underserved residents of the Merrimack Valley since 1980. The GLFHC is focused on improving the health of people and their families in the Merrimack Valley area. Located in Lawrence, Massachusetts, GLFHC has eight clinical locations providing care to more than 62,000 patients a year. Their mission is to improve and maintain the health of individuals and families in the Merrimack Valley by providing a network of high quality, comprehensive health care services and by training health care professionals to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population.

September 2020

Place of Promise

Place of Promise provides Christ-centered programming for men, women, and children to experience physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual healing. At Place of Promise, a life can be transformed, leaving behind death and despair while beginning a new life of hope and potential.

June 2020

Friends of the Nevins Library

The Friends of the Nevins Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to support the library programs and activities at the Nevins Memorial Library. While many activities and collections are funded through the City and State budgets, there are other programs that are not in the Library’s regular budget that the Friends are able to provide through membership and fundraising.

March 2020

Pregnancy Care Center

The Pregnancy Care Center is a Christ-centered ministry offering life-affirming services designed to empower women and men in making informed choices about unexpected pregnancy, sexual integrity and recovery from post abortion trauma. We believe in sharing the love of Jesus Christ through education, peer-counseling and support to women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy.

December 2019

Friends of the Cameron Senior Center

Friends of the Cameron Senior Center, is a volunteer non-profit organization that provides financial support to the center so that it can offer activities, classes, special events, fundraisers and more.

September 2019

The Friends of the Dracut Elderly Inc

The Friends of the Dracut Elderly Inc is a corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section SDIC (3), specifically for the purpose of providing services and fellowship for senior citizens through the Dracut Council on Aging.

June 2019

Joni and Friends New England

Based in Londonderry, New Hampshire, this Joni and Friends location serves the six New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. We work with local churches and organizations to provide outreach programs that minister help and hope to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability. We’re committed to reaching individuals and families affected by disability in our community with the love of Christ.

March 2019

Adam Keenan Foundation

The Adam Keenan Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every athletic facility and public places in the Merrimack Valley area has at least one AED on location.

December 2018

Gateways Community Services

Gateways Community Services is a private non-profit corporation created in 1981 to establish and maintain programs and services which promote growth and independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. Gateways delivers services for over 3,400 individuals with disabilities, families coping with autism, and seniors in need of care. We bring high quality services to residents in Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Wilton, and Nashua.

September 2018

Friends of the Dracut Library

The Friends of the Dracut Public Library (FOL) is an independent, nonprofit organization of civic-minded volunteers. We support the Parker Memorial Library by promoting library awareness, providing needed unbudgeted items such as programming through fundraising, and participating in literacy programs.

June 2018

Able to Serve – New England, Inc.

Able To Serve – New England, Inc. was founded by Sr. Robin McCarthy in 2014 in response to her calling as a Roman Catholic Consecrated Nun with the Sisters For Christian Community. The organization, based in Lowell, provides basic necessities, such as food, clothing, financial assistance and transportation, to community members in need.

March 2018

The Psychological Center, Inc.

The Psychological Center, Inc. is a nonprofit agency with long history of serving the Greater Lawrence community with quality and compassionate services designed for flexibility and growth.The Psychological Center is committed to serving individuals living with substance or alcohol addiction, mental health issues or homelessness by providing structured and comprehensive environments that offer hope while empowering individuals to achieve recovery with respect and without stigma. Each person receives individualized treatment to make changes happen toward a healthy and meaningful future.

December 2017

Hidden Battles

Hidden Battles is a non-profit organization that strives to help preserve the healthy minds of veterans, fire fighters, police officers and first responders through treatment and counseling for depression, suicidal tendencies, and PTSD.

September 2017

Clean River Project

The Clean River Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cleaning and preservation of our nations rivers, lakes, and streams. Their mission is to clean, protect, and provide a safer water supply to the many cities and towns who rely heavily on these natural resources. They’re committed to improving water quality by raising environmental awareness through education and prevention.

June 2017

Uncommon Threads

Uncommon Threads takes an outside-in approach to boosting women’s self-esteem through the power of clothes. Their mission is to provide domestic violence survivors and women in need with clothes that will inspire and increase self-confidence, and self-worth. Their goal is for every client to walk out of Uncommon Threads with a new look, holding their head a little higher, and feeling ready to take on the world!

March 2017

Marguerite’s Place

Marguerite’s Place provides transitional housing, child care and a wide array of supportive services to help women and their children make their way from homelessness to permanent self-sufficiency. They assist with finances, job-training, education, community involvement, healthcare and more.

December 2016

Kids in Disability Sports, Inc.

Kids in Disability Sports, Inc. (“K.I.D.S.”) has been enriching the lives of individuals with special needs in the Merrimack Valley for the last 21 years. K.I.D.S. provides 14 different sports programs throughout the year as well as social/recreational opportunities which include monthly dances, outings, professional/college sports events and an annual sports banquet. K.I.D.S. programs provide individuals with special needs the opportunity to get involved, learn new skills and develop long-term, meaningful relationships. These programs promote healthier lifestyles and encourage people to compete to the best of their individual abilities.

September 2016

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that opened its doors in 1981. The organization provide meals, emergency shelter, transitional housing, food boxes, both perishable and non-perishable items in its food pantry, as well as advocacy to poor and homeless men, women and families with children. The soup kitchen serves dinner seven days a week and breakfast five days a week. The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter believes no one should be hungry or homeless in the community.

June 2016

The Mat Boule Fund

On April 2nd, 2003, Dracut resident Mathew G. Boule sacrificed his life for our country when he became Massachusetts’ first casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mat’s family and friends have spent the last 13 years trying to find a way to honor him. Together, with the town of Dracut, the fund is working to build a memorial park to honor him and all others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The MGB Park Fund, a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit, is made up entirely of volunteers, so every dollar donated will go straight to the building of the park.

March 2016

The Megan House Foundation

The Megan House Foundation is dedicated to helping provide and facilitate substance abuse treatment services for people struggling with substance abuse in the Merrimack Valley and surrounding areas. The first residential treatment center, Megan’s House, opened its doors in October 2015. Through an “evidence based” treatment program, the House and Foundation’s goal is to help people break free from the shackles of addiction and live a healthy and independent life.

December 2015

Zack’s Team Foundation

This non-profit organization believes that recovery is possible. They consider it their duty to bring attention to the common misconceptions of substance abuse. It is their mission to provide knowledge, hope, and funds to help those families and persons impacted by the wide-spread epidemic and disease. One hundred percent of Zack’s Team Foundation’s net proceeds go toward its scholarship fund to help pay for treatment for patients.

September 2015

Power of Flowers

Established in 2009, Power of Flowers is dedicated to enriching the lives of others by harnessing the power of flowers to lift spirits and promote healing. Recipients are people who are lonely, isolated, ill, or simply going through a rough patch. Flowers are renewed and refreshed after being recycled from weddings, banquets, business conferences, memorial services, etc.—any event where flowers are often left behind or tossed in the trash while they are still fresh. The North Billerica-based organization also receives donations from flower wholesalers.

June 2015

My Father’s House

This Chelmsford-based nonprofit provides a residential parenting program for homeless pregnant and parenting young women between the ages of 13 and 21 and their children. It is operated by Life Saver Ministries, a non-denominational, faith-based organization. It welcomes young women regardless of their religious beliefs. Its first priority is to provide clients with a safe, healthy, and stable living environment. Its second priority is to equip its clients with the tools they need to care for themselves and their children, to become self-sufficient, and to not become homeless again.

March 2015

A Child’s Light, Inc.

The mission of this Dracut-based nonprofit is to prevent all forms of abuse and neglect of children, whether physical, sexual, educational, or emotional. It informs the public that the prevention of abuse and neglect decreases lifelong adverse medical and emotional consequences for children and promotes their well-being. It also reduces the costs of human services, delinquency, and criminal justice services.

December 2014

The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick’s Parish

The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick’s Parish is a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of a network of partners who are committed to ending food insecurity for those who live, worship, and work in the Pelham community. It provides basic, nonperishable food items, bread, meat and dairy products on a weekly basis. Personal care items, household supplies, and special items are available on a rotating basis according to inventory.

September 2014

Kids In Disability Sports

Kids in Disability Sports, Inc., serving Greater Lowell, believe that individuals with special needs deserve the same opportunities for recreation, sports, and skill-building as everyone else. The KIDS-sponsored sports programs build self-confidence and show the value of teamwork. The social events reinforce self-esteem and cooperation. KIDS’ programs include a mix of typical and special needs individuals with disabilities. Participants build lasting relationships in a safe, family-friendly environment.

June 2014

Operation Delta Dog

This nonprofit organization was founded in 2013 to train shelter dogs to become service animals for veterans suffering from the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury that have left them debilitated, sleepless, and unable to cope. It is estimated by the Veterans Administration that about 20 percent of Massachusetts’ 400,000 veterans suffer with PTSD and TBI. Assistance animals help to reduce stress, treat depression, and manage the panic attacks associated with PTSD and TBI. It costs about $10,000 to train each animal and there is no cost to veterans.

March 2014

Lowell Humane Society

The Lowell Humane Society was founded in 1873 with the mission of preventing cruelty to animals. It works to provide care for homeless and distressed animals, and educate the public about responsible pet ownership. It is one of the oldest humane organizations in the state of Massachusetts. Through humane education, the Society strives to enlighten the public with the goal of improving the quality of life for animals and people.

December 2013

RARA (Recreational Adult Resource Association)

Its main mission is to promote public awareness and understanding of the needs and issues specific to the developmentally delayed and their families. RARA, which is based in Lowell, is a resource of services providing accessibility to social, recreation, education, and pre-vocational opportunities to clients and respite for their families.

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