Pop Your Trunk Event Collecting New Bed Linens and Towels for Families in Need

EASTON, DARTMOUTH – On Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pm My Brother’s Keeperwill be hosting a Pop Your Trunk Spring Collection Drive for new sets of bed linens and towels.

This collection drive will support the organization’s core charitable program of 33 years: furniture assistance. My Brother’s Keeper can provide anything needed to furnish a bare apartment: beds, cribs, dressers, refrigerators, kitchen tables and chairs, and living room furniture, as well as household items like bed linens and towels. All items are delivered free of charge—a critical service for residents without transportation, the elderly and disabled.

Since the start of the pandemic, My Brother’s Keeper has continued its Furniture and Christmas Assistance Programs, and significantly expanded its Food Assistance Program. The organization has more than tripled its number of annual food deliveries, while increasing the average retail value of a delivery to $200. As a result, My Brother’s Keeper has completed over 25,000 deliveries of these three critical services since March 2020 – a historic pace for the organization.

Demand for assistance in our community remains extremely strong so the Summer Collection Drive will help My Brother’s Keeper provide as much assistance to families as possible. The June 26thdrive is one in a series with this one focusing oncollecting household items such as: bed sheets (twin, full, queen), comforters, blankets, pillows, pillow cases, bath towels, and face towels.

Future drives will be held on October 9th (canned food items) and November 13th (new toys for the Christmas program).

My Brother’s Keeper regularly purchases new beds and other essential furniture for these deliveries, so another way to support the Furniture Assistance Program is by making a financial donation online. Visit www.mybrotherskeeper.org for details. My Brother’s Keeper does not receive any local, state or federal funding, and relies on private donations to serve the community.

What: The Pop Your Trunk Summer Collection Drive needs donations of all types of new linens: bed sheets (twin, full, queen), comforters (twin, full, queen), blankets (twin, full, queen), pillows, pillow cases, bath towels, and face towels.

Who: My Brother’s Keeper

Where: Hosted at both My Brother’s Keeper Facilities:

·         My Brother’s Keeper Easton Building,534 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02356

·         My Brother’s Keeper Dartmouth Building,1015 Reed Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747

·         Participants can remain in their vehicles as staff/volunteers remove donations with a pop of the trunk. 

When: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm

Contact: Josh Smith, My Brother’s Keeper, Director, Dartmouth; 774-305-4577; jsmith@mybrotherskeeper.org

More About My Brother’s Keeper:

My Brother’s Keeper is a Christian ministry with locations in Dartmouth and Easton, Massachusetts, which delivers furniture, food and Christmas gifts free of charge to local families in need. The organization’s mission is “to bring the love and hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.” Anyone living in My Brother’s Keeper’s service area is eligible to receive help, regardless of religion.

My Brother’s Keeper was founded in 1988 by a husband and wife from their home basement, and now has grown to over 4,000 volunteers and 14 full-time employees, who working together completed over 18,000 deliveries last year. Over the past 33 years, My Brother’s Keeper has made over 150,000 deliveries to help provide hope and support to those in eastern MA.

To donate or learn more about getting involved with My Brother’s Keeper, visit www.MyBrothersKeeper.org or call 774-305-4577.

If you live in a community we serve and need food assistance, please call the Easton Helpline at 508-238-4416 or the Dartmouth Helpline at 774-305-4590.