Community Involvement Council
The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce strives to lead the community in economic growth opportunities, provide a sense of community for local businesses, and develop valuable new connections and partnerships.
1st & 2nd Quarter: Spring Food Drive/Electronics drop off 4/22 & 23; YMCA Camp Yomechas Clean up; Rotary Service Day 5/22
3rd Quarter: School on Wheels; Focus on local schools (9 towns)
4th Quarter: My Brother’s Keeper
From Barbara Fox, School on Wheels:
First, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality last evening. I enjoyed meeting you all and more so, being received with open arms, hugs and good conversation. It was a lovely evening and my pleasure to be among you all. It was great to see all the camaraderie–your chamber so vibrant!
Next, I want to thank each and every one of you for your contributions to the SOWMA backpack and supply drive you are hosting for us and for the students we are serving. As I mentioned to you last evening, we are pulling together backpacks and resources for over 7,000 children this back to school season. Every backpack, every notebook, every pencil counts towards this effort. We cannot thank you enough for your help and generosity. We really believe the start of a great school year begins with the backpack and tools inside giving the children we serve everything they need including the confidence to do well in school. It means everything to them to fit in with their peers–most especially that first day. Further, you have helped families, teachers and school districts with your help. Your generosity is making it happen. You all are making a difference.
Special thanks to Cranberry Chamber leadership for hosting this drive, choosing to support our organization and to Quack for always helping to make a difference for the children we serve.
We are beyond grateful today. Please know whatever I took last night will be 100% used within the week and shipped out to communities all around the South Shore area.
I hope to meet you all again–your energy was amazing!
With sincere gratitude, Barbara Fox, School on Wheels
Our Committee and Partners:
Linda Corey – North Easton Savings Bank – Middleboro, Chairperson
Brendan Ahern – Rockland Trust – W. Wareham
Jonathan Ashbridge – JASELLS Keller Williams
Kimberly Bales – Old Colony Elder Services (OCES)
Kristen Barrows – North Easton Savings Bank – Halifax
Cheryl Bilodeau – Rockland Trust – Middleboro
Molly Bopp – Old Colony YMCA
Elaine Crosby – Austism Care Partners
Charles “Skip” Dennis – The Junkluggers
Gayle Dragicevich – Gayle Suzanne
Geniene Elliott – Rockland Trust – Carver
Nick Gervasi – Bluestone Bank – Raynham
Eric Green – Value Store It Storage
Linda Grande – HarborOne Bank
Brian Hoffman – Red Ball Promotions
Julie Kennedy – Old Colony YMCA
Denise Malenfant – Integrated Nutrition Health Coach
Bridget Mallon – North Easton Savings Bank – Carver
Katelyn McSweeney – Middleboro Public Schools
Kevin “Quack” Quackenbush – The American Dream Team
Meg Quirke – Middleboro Public Schools
Joanna Sayce – ServiceMaster South Shore
Tom Talbot – First Citizens Federal Credit Union
If you are interested in learning more, joining our committee, or suggesting a local established charity,
contact our office at 508-947-1499.
Not only do we focus seriously on our community…we do have fun!
Our Council has assisted local partners in recent projects such as:
E-Recycling & Food Drive with The Junkluggers & North Easton Savings Bank & First Citizens Federal Credit Union/Raynham
Duffel bags for children in foster care through Plymouth DCF office
Blankets for Veterans campaign with the Middleboro Veteran’s office to reach veterans in all 9 communities
Trucchi’s Stuff the Truck Annual Event for Food Pantry
Middleboro Rotary Annual Fundraising Auction, Book Boxes
Networking Group USA/Chamber thank you to Morton Hospital Nursing Staff
YMCA Spin-a-thon, 100th Camp Yomechas clean up
School on Wheels Backpacks and school supplies
Senior Citizen Campaign delivering kits to seniors in all 9 Chamber Communities 2021