EASTON — More than 700 pairs of laces were tied on June 11 as walkers and volunteers assembled for the My Brother’s Keeper 12th annual Family Walk. My Brother’s Keeper is a 501(c)3 non-profit with facilities in Easton and Dartmouth that delivers healthy groceries, household furniture, and Christmas gifts free of charge to families throughout Southeastern and the South Coast of Massachusetts. Their mission is “To Bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.” Anyone residing in their geographic area is eligible to receive assistance without regard to religion.
Since COVID-19 first affected Massachusetts in March 2020, My Brother’s Keeper has made 42,000 deliveries worth almost $10 million to 140,000 children and adults. In particular, the demand for food in assistance in Massachusetts remains 30 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels and, unfortunately, shows no sign of slowing.
While the walk and its ensuing family gathering was free for all participants, this event raised funds through generous donations and sponsorships alike. As My Brother’s Keeper’s largest event of the year, it will enable it to continue operating at an increased capacity in a time of significant need.
All together, the event raised more than $223,000 to deliver food, furniture, and Christmas assistance to neighbors in need.
While their services are an important part of their work, volunteers and staff at My Brother’s Keeper know that even more important is delivering these items in a loving manner, which offers those they serve hope for better times ahead.
This summer My Brother’s Keeper will begin a major renovation project at its Easton location. This project will provide the organization the space necessary to grow along with the increasing needs in our community. During this time, their work serving local families in need will take place out of a temporary location. This will include My Brother’s Keepers much loved Christmas program.
To learn more about My Brother’s Keeper or to request assistance please visit their website at www.MyBrothersKeeper.org or call (508) 238–7512.