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Town Resources

Braintree Community Access & Media (BCAM)  (www.bcam.tv)

Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD)  (www.beld.com)

Verizon FIOS | 866-656-4454 | fios.verizon.com

Braintree Community Food Pantry (www.braintreefoodpantry.org)

Emergency food supply and assistance for Braintree residents. Proof of residency as well as additional information is required. Hours of operation are 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  Hot dinner served at 5:30 pm.  Please call 781-277-1609 for specifics or special situations.

Braintree Art Association | www.braintreeart.org

Braintree Fourth of July Committee | www.braintrees4th.org

Braintree Historical Society | www.braintreehistorical.org

Braintree Housing Authority | www.braintreehousingauthority.org

Dianna DeVanna Center | www.devannacenter.org

Pond Meadow Park |www.pondmeadowpark.org

Quincy Community Action Program | www.qcap.org

Youth Sports Leagues


The Marge Crispin Center

A BRIEF HISTORY
Marge Crispin was a compassionate woman who had the ability to foresee and initiate programs to assist the needy residents of Braintree as well as the elderly of the South Shore.

During the economically turbulent times of the 1970's, Marge knew many Braintree families who needed extra help with food and utilities such as electricity, telephone, and heat. At that time she began ''The Braintree Food Pantry'' and ''Braintree Holidays/Friends''. In the 1980's, she was able to foresee the need to keep senior citizens in their homes or those of loved ones as long as possible. She began our social day care program with just 5 clients. Today, we serve an average of 35 clients each day.

After her untimely death in 1992, her husband Don continued her programs until his unfortunate death in 1994. Since that time, Braintree Holidays/Friends, Inc. has been governed by a Board of Directors who serve in a volunteer capacity. Our Board of Directors is comprised of civic and business leaders.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE WRITE OR CALL:

THE MARGE CRISPIN SOCIAL SERVICES CENTER
74 Pond Street - Bldg #2
Braintree, MA 02184

Tel: (781) 848-2124
Fax: (781) 380-4164

FUNDING

The Internal Revenue Service has determined that Braintree Holidays/Friends, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization and has further classified Braintree Holidays as a 509 (a) (1) private non-profit organization that is supported primarily by donations. Any donations made to Braintree Holidays/Friends, Inc. are tax-deductible.

We depend primarily on an annual letter campaign and various other fundraising events to support the Food Pantry and Holiday Basket Programs.

The Social Day Care program is funded via donations and fees paid for services. We currently have a contract with South Shore Elder Services to provide services. We have also received supplemental funding for Weymouth residents through the Community Development Block Grant Program.

Grant writing is an integral part of our funding requests.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation please contact our office at the address noted above.


ADULT SOCIAL DAY CARE SERVICES
Serving the towns of Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Scituate, and Weymouth.

Adult social day care including but not limited to:

- Care of Alzheimer's and Early Dementia Clients.

- Coffee Hour for Socializing.

- Entertainment, Arts and Crafts.

- Light Exercise Therapy.

- Three-course lunch prepared in our kitchen by ServSafe Certified employees.

- Limited Transportation available to and from client residence.

- Group Activities Including:

Bingo
Bowling
Live Entertainment


BRAINTREE FOOD PANTRY
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SERVING BRAINTREE RESIDENTS

Proof of residency may be required

Provides food to ANY Braintree resident in need of assistance

Braintree residents may use our pantry twice each month

A 24-hour notice is requested prior to pick-up

Food may be picked-up from 10am - Noon or 1pm to 3pm


BRAINTREE HOLIDAYS/FRIENDS INC.
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SERVING BRAINTREE RESIDENTS

Proof of residency may be required

Holiday Food Basket Program for Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Turkey and all the ''fixing’s'' for a traditional holiday meal

Distribute donated new toys for Braintree children at Christmas

Coordinate Adopt-A-Family Program.
Businesses and Individuals who may be interested in participating please contact our office.

Emergency Aid provided to qualified Braintree residents who may need assistance for utilities including electricity and heat.

 
 
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