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A great big thanks goes out to Dee and Maryellen for donating their time and hard work to help prepare and deliver items!! I couldn't have done it alone.
On the following dates. we delivered car loads of various items for families and pets:
September 21, 2022 - We were able to deliver approximately 15,000 surgical face masks
August 29, 2022 - We were able to donate 100+ backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary through middle school age children filled with items and teacher bags filled with miscellaneous school supplies.
August 23, 2022 - We were able to donate 100+ backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary through middle school age children filled with items and teacher bags filled with miscellaneous school supplies
November 10, 2021 (Also delivered Christmas paper decorative items)
November 1, 2021 - We were able to deliver Thanksgiving decorations and paper supplies.
October 13, 2021 - We were able to deliver Halloween decorations etc.
July 1. 2021 - We were able to deliver various items for families and pets.
April 28, 2021 - We were able to deliver various items for families and pets.
April 19, 2021 - We were able to deliver various items for families and pets.
In the future, we are planning on doing more deliveries.
We have partnered with The Whitinsville Community Center for this 2022-2023 school year to help kids with a backpack filled with age appropriate school supplies to start the new school year off on the right foot! The teachers hard work and dedication to these children each day is remarkable. Please joins us and get involved.
August 29, 2022 - We were able to deliver 100+ backpacks for children filled with age appropriate school supplies and teacher bags filled with miscellaneous school supplies.
December 21, 2021 - We were able to delivered Christmas wrapping paper and hand sanitizer.
In the future, we hope to be able to deliver more.
On the following dates, we were able to deliver carloads of cat/dog food, birdseed, rabbit food and supplies:
August 26, 2022
August 6, 2022
July 14, 2022
May 31, 2022
January 2, 2022
December 30, 2021
December 22, 2021 (Also delivered hand soap and hand sanitizer)
January 26, 2022
December 6, 2021
October 9, 202
September 29, 2021 - We are thankful that we were able to deliver 2 carloads of winter clothing, food, Halloween costumes and other miscellaneous Halloween decorative paper items to United Way in Marlborough, MA
August 29, 2022 - We were able to deliver plant/vegetable seeds and plant pots for children to plant their own garden indoors.
We have partnered with Net of Compassion for this 2022-2023 school year to help children with backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies to enable them to start the new year on the right foot! We are amazed at the hard work and the impact it has in the community. We are looking forward to working with Net of Compassion and look forward to help more families. Please get involved and donate.
September 4, 2022, August 27, 2022, August 24, 2022 and August 20, 2022 - We were able to make many carload deliveries to donate 100+ backpacks full of appropriate age school supplies for children and teacher bags filled with miscellaneous school supplies, along with other household items for families.
On the following dates we have done donation drop offs of car/truck loads of household items and clothing etc. to Catholic Charites in Worcester, MA
June 11, 2021
January 12, 2021
We would not have been able to deliver these items without your donations and without the help of our volunteers.
We are planning to do more deliveries in the future.
Read Catholic Charities Press Release Below
A Note from Baypath Humane Society
A great big thank you to K&B's Krayons & Beyond for their extremely generous donation! They were able to deliver over 2,000 pounds of cat and dog food, dog treats and cat litter. Their donations will help to feed and care for the hundreds of animals that come through our shelter.
We were able to deliver car/truck loads of dog/cat food, cat litter and treats along with other pet supplies on the following dates:
July 21, 2021
July 1, 2021
April 9, 2021
April 2, 2021
January 18, 2021
October 16, 2020
By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press
WORCESTER – Catholic Charities Worcester County received the first of several planned carloads of clothing for its clients on Oct. 6 - and the delivery led to discussion about a long-term partnership.
Bringing the clothes to Catholic Charities’ office on Hammond Street was K&B’s Krayons and Beyond, a nonprofit organization in Westborough.
“We got some corporate donations” of new clothes last year and this year from J. CREW, Torrid and Ugg “and we’ve been accumulating” donations of new and gently used clothes from individuals, Brandi Cespedes (Shaw), K&B’s president and a member of St. Patrick Parish in Whitinsville, told The Catholic Free Press. “We just knew that we needed to help out the local community and we reached out to Catholic Charities, letting them know … we had these items. … We worked with them last year” offering free clothes directly to those in need at the Bishop’s Christmas Dinner, which Catholic Charities organizes.
Ms. Shaw said the clothes are the first donation to Catholic Charities by the “grassroots effort” which she and then-partner Kelly started in 2015. The word Krayons in the name comes from the fact that they wanted to start with children at a very young age, Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) said. “We wanted to incorporate the whole family, because a child can’t learn” without proper nutrition and having his or her other basic needs met.
“We collect anything and everything,” including cash donations, to help people directly or through other nonprofits, she said.
While delivering one of the first two loads of clothes, Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) told Catholic Charities workers Maydee Morales, director of emergency services, and Madalyn Sirois, social media and fundraising coordinator, about the donations K & B’s receives. Ms. Morales, in turn, told Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) about Catholic Charities’ programs and clients’ needs.
“I definitely think this is going to be a long partnership,” Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) said.
Ms. Morales got excited about the possibility of helping K&B’s run concessions at Gillette Stadium (and thereby being at concerts and other events there), where Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) said her nonprofit raises most of its money. Money has not been coming in because of the cancellation of events there due to the coronavirus, she said.
But the women rejoiced in their efforts to help others.
“I love working for Catholic Charities,” Ms. Morales said. “Catholic Charities allows me to meet my life’s mission.”
Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw), who had earlier told The Catholic Free Press, “It doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing something that brings you joy,” said to Ms. Morales, “I think we’re women of the same heart.” Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) said she has a paying job elsewhere to support her family; all K&B’s workers are volunteers.
K&B’s sends donations abroad, but “we had a lot of winter clothes which don’t go to the Caribbean,” said Dee Wilson, a K&B’s volunteer who came with Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw).
Mrs. Cespedes (Shaw) told The Catholic Free Press she hopes to deliver clothes to Catholic Charities twice a week in October.
Catholic Charities welcomes the gift of winter clothes, especially at this time.
“The impact is two-fold – for our families who have less income due to loss of jobs during the pandemic (and) the homeless who live on the streets, who will not be able to get out of the cold,” Ms. Morales told The Catholic Free Press. She said some shelters are not reopening or are still deciding what to do.
The Emergency Stabilization and Homeless Prevention programs of each Catholic Charities office, and the men’s and women’s recovery programs, will distribute the clothes, she said. Some of Catholic Charities’ clients are coming out of incarceration or are in recovery from addictions.
Representatives from other Catholic Charities locations can come to the Worcester office to get some of the winterwear for their clients. She said the offices are trying to figure out how to safely open their clothing closets.
“We feel like we’re blessed,” Ms. Morales said. Because of this donation, Catholic Charities won’t have to turn people away.
Will it provide all the clothing clients need this winter?
“I go by faith,” Ms. Morales replied. “That’s going to meet the need for now. If I need more, it’ll show up.”
K&B's made the local newspaper!! Brandi Cespedes (Shaw) volunteered her time on Christmas Day to help serve meals to many at the Bishop's Christmas Dinner at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester, MA. She spent most of her day lending a helping hand. She volunteers her time every year at this event and it is a gratifying feeling that overcomes her to do this each and every year. This year with the help of donations of goods and cash, she was able to setup a table with boots, shoes and winter clothing to donate to anyone who was in need of warm items. Click the link below and read the article about Brandi and K&B's that was posted in the local newspaper.
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