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Register Now PHP Lunch Program for Kids February Vacation 2018

Children need healthy food to learn and grow and be active. Let us help you provide for
your child(ren) while home on February vacation! People Helping People invites you to
sign your child(ren) up for our FREE People Helping People Lunch Program for Kids.

What you need to know:
• You will receive the foods and recipes necessary to prepare 5 lunches, 5 snacks and 5 beverages for each child.
• Pick up is Tuesday, February 20th.
• Pick up location: PHP Food Pantry, 10 St. Marks Rd, Burlington, MA.
• Pick up time: 4:00-6: 00 PM.

FREE to all families participating in the Free or Reduced Price School meals in
Burlington as well as to current People Helping People Food pantry clients with
school-age children.

To register for the program please fill out our registration form online:

If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the online form please call
781-270-6625 or e-mail us at

Warmest Regards
Jane McIninch and Christie Ventura
Pantry Co-coordinators

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People Helping People Holding Annual Wine Tasting

Burlington’s flagship charity organization is once again inviting members of the public to enjoy an evening of wine and entertainment to help it fund its work, including the Burlington Food Pantry.

“People Helping People is very pleased to announce that Bob Murray, owner of the Café Escadrille, will be hosting the 7th Annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction with all proceeds going to support People Helping People,” an invite reads.

The Wine Tasting & Charity Auction will be held at the Café Escadrille on Sunday, February 25th from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be wine tasting, gourmet appetizers, live auctions and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 each.

“In an effort to make the event more comfortable to those attending this year we will only be selling 150 tickets!” People Helping People said.

As in previous years, guests entering the Escadrille will be greeted with a “Glass of Champagne or Wine” and then be invited into the ballroom for appetizers.

People Helping People said it is also pleased to announce that Frank Vozzella, Branch Manager & AVP of Northern Bank, has once again reached out to People Helping People and for the Fifth year will be the Major Sponsor for the Event. Also the Weiner Family, owners of a Burlington Dunkin Donuts, have once again made a special purchase for everyone attending the event this year.

The Charity Auction will be performed by Auctioneer Steve DiOrio who promises to be entertaining and with lots of prizes to bid on.

“The auction items this year promise to be unique with dinners from many of the local restaurants in Burlington, two round trip tickets on Southwest Airline and a robot from iRobot,” the invite states. “You will also have the ability to bid on the ‘Ultimate Fenway Experience’ that is being donated by Peter Damato and family. The experience includes 4 tickets to a TBD game with drinks before the game with a Red Sox Legend and a VIP tour of Fenway Park. Rumor has it there might be another appearance by a ‘Red Sox Legend’ at the Wine Tasting. These are just a few of the amazing raffles and silent auction items that will be presented on the 25th!”

People Helping People is the umbrella organization for the Burlington Food Pantry, the Holiday Program & Wish Tree and the Covenant for Basic Needs. These three non-profit and volunteer-supported organizations are striving to meet the basic necessities of Burlington residents who have been hit hardest by the economic downturn.

In 2017 the Food Pantry distributed over 176,000 pounds of food to families in Burlington. This was in increase over previous years. This past December the Wish Tree processed over 2000 gifts for children. PHP also gave the seniors at the food pantry a small gift for the holiday season. In November over 180 families in town were provided the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners.

“People Helping People is extremely grateful to Bob Murray for his continued generosity to People Helping People,” the invite states. “Bob continues to make a very strong impact on People Helping People’s ability to help those in need these past 7 years. Bob is always reaching out to our organization to assist! This event is totally donated by Bob Murray.”

Tickets can be purchased through Janet Sullivan Fitzgerald, 6 Rita Ave., (781) 244-9519, Dan DiTucci Spencer Cleaners 271 Cambridge St., & 240 Middlesex Turnpike or John Belmonte at A Whole Bunch of Flowers 326 Cambridge St., Burlington

“We are hoping that this will continue to be a real community event with many residents and organizations in the town supporting our major fundraiser,” People Helping People said. “Please consider attending. Remember only 150 tickets will be sold this year!”

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Third Avenue Stroll

Saturday, December 9th

Bring an unwrapped toy to support People Helping People’s Wish Tree Holiday Program
Helping Burlington children in need during the holiday season.

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Wish Tree at Burlington Mall

Please consider helping out to benefit Burlington People Helping People. We need volunteers to sit and collect gifts on November 26th from 12-6pm and December 1st, 3rd & 8th.

If you are interested in helping, please fill out the form:

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Join us for Jack’s Grand Opening!

All proceeds from this event will benefit People Helping People

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Looking to dress up your home for the fall or for the perfect pumpkins to carve? Join us for the 5th Annual Pumpkin Patch! The Pumpkin Patch will be open daily Oct 1 through Oct 31 at St. Mark’s Church, so take a stroll with your family and pick your favorite pumpkins! 100% of pumpkin profits go directly to People Helping People, a non-profit support program established to provide assistance to residents of Burlington who have an emergency need for food, medicine, heat or utilities and to provide for holiday food baskets and gifts for children.

Pumpkin Patch Hours:
Monday – Friday,
12-6 PM

Saturday and Sundays
11-6 PM

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People Helping People 7th Annual Raffle Capital Grille of Burlington, MA

Dinner for 6 Guests – $1,000 Value

Donated by Capital Grille – Certain Conditions Apply

Proceeds from this raffle will help support Holiday Dinners

for families of the People Helping People Food Pantry in December.

Drawing – Thursday, January 5, 2018

$20.00 each – Tickets are on sale now!

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