The Citizens for Adequate Housing (CAH) homeless family shelters will hold the first annual Moms for Moms Yard Sale on Saturday, May 10 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40 Washington St. in Peabody.
Generously sponsored by Phil Richard Insurance, Eastern Bank, and the Rotary Club of Peabody, the sale will feature children’s toys, gently worn and clean children’s clothing, furniture, books, cribs, strollers, games, and more.
In addition to the yard sale, there will be a craft for children to make something for mom and refreshments provided by West Congregational Church. Donations can be dropped off that morning between 5 and 6:30. All proceeds will benefit CAH’s programs for families experiencing homelessness.
“An event like this has a way of bringing everyone together,” says Corey Jackson, CAH executive director. “The needs in our area continue to grow and we anticipate this event will expand every year as a way to build an even stronger bond with all of our neighbors.”
The Inn Between and Inn Transition now house over 24 families and have an additional five families in Salem and Lynn. The agency also works with hundreds of families across the North Shore to stabilize their housing situations. The agency has placed a priority on increasing the area’s affordable housing stock with purchases of property for its Inn Homes program. Over the past several years, CAH has secured 15 low-income rental units for families in need.
“This event is to celebrate families and to honor the role of moms in our CAH community and the general community. We are looking forward to a fun event and hope to have a great turnout,” said Libby Tangney, CAH president and event chair.
For more information, please contact Renee Pelletier at 978-531-9775.
The following was submitted by the Anti-Defamation League New England:
The Anti-Defamation League New England Region will hold its North Shore Interfaith Dessert Seder Sunday, March 30 at Salem State University at 2:30 p.m.
A diverse, interfaith community will come together for this model Seder, drawing attention to the universal Passover themes of hope, liberation, and freedom as they apply to everyone in the community.
“The Passover Seder is a symbol of the struggle for freedom and is an opportunity to pause from our daily routines to reflect on the role that faith has played in each person’s journey to America," said ADL Regional Director Robert Trestan in a statement. "We are honored to convene people from across the North Shore to celebrate our common bonds and acknowledge how the pursuit of freedom has impacted people of all faiths.”
This year’s Seder will be led by Adam Smith, Executive Director of the North Shore Teen Initiative, and Lindsay James, Chaplain at Endicott College in Beverly. The recipient of the Leonard P. Zakim Humanitarian Award will be the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University, with special recognition being given to Harriet Wacks, Christopher Mauriello, and Robert McAndrews.
The Interfaith Seder will establish and maintain alliances against prejudice, anti-immigrant violence, anti-Semitism, racism, and all forms of bigotry. The Seder will provide a unique opportunity for people in the North Shore area to come together and celebrate the myriad groups and faiths that make up our nation and community.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.
The seder will be held at Salem State's South Campus, 11 Harrison Road. Admission is free.