Thursday, May 18, 2023

SAFE Coalition to host a meet and greet for Franklin Nonprofits - June 12

Hello Franklin non-profit neighbors!


We at SAFE have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with many of you over the years and we know how impactful that has been to those we work with. While the specific support we each provide may be different – our missions are so similar!

We would love to host a meet and greet at our office here in Franklin at the Moseley Mills. We will have light apps, refreshments, and music! Please feel free to share with anyone you feel would be interested in attending.

DATE:    Monday, June 12
TIME:    3 PM – 5 PM
LOCATION:   SAFE Office, 31 Hayward St, Unit 2-cFranklin, MA

FIND US:  Please take the second driveway at the Moseley Mills and follow the road until you see the SAFE sign, above Berry Insurance.

PARKING:  Please utilize any parking lot that is not directly in front of the SAFE offices. We want to honor these limited spaces for the other businesses open during this time.

We look forward to connecting with all of you!



Jennifer Levine
CEO, co-founder
SAFE Coalition -> 508-488-8105
31 Hayward St, Unit 2-c Franklin, MA 02038

SAFE to host a meet and greet for Franklin Nonprofits - June 12
SAFE to host a meet and greet for Franklin Nonprofits - June 12

Monday, January 9, 2023

Virtual Lunch & Learn - Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest - Jan 11, 2023

Via the MetroWest Nonprofit Network we share:

Therese Ajtum-Roberts and Leighah Beausoleil

Topic: Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest

Wednesday - January 11, 2023 - 12:00-1:00 pm

Virtual: Lunch and Learn

We're thrilled to have staff members of the Chris Walsh Center at Framingham State University join us to share the center's work. The Center is dedicated to helping families and educators of children with unmet needs. This is an important MetroWest resource to be aware of whether you are searching for a family member or a client. Please join us:

  • Introduction to the Chris Walsh Center and its mission
  • Discuss upcoming Chris Walsh Center events
  • Share resources provided through social media and website
  • Explain the consultations process for parents/caregivers



Lunch & Learn - Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of Metrowest - Jan 11, 2023
Lunch & Learn - Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest - Jan 11, 2023

Friday, October 7, 2022

FYI - MetroWest Nonprofit Network - lunch & learn opportunities for October 2022

From the MetroWest Nonprofit Network, info on upcoming Lunch & Learn opportunities. You can visit their webpage for this information and about other programs they offer ->

  • OCTOBER 12 - Creating Digital and Print Media with Canva
Melissa Cusson, Brick Road Mortgage
Topic: Creating Digital and Print Media with Canva
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Virtual: Lunch and Learn
We love it when our friends come back to share with us what they have learned! Melissa Cusson (a 2021 graduate of the MWNN Nonprofit Certificate program) has worked in for-profit and nonprofit organizations and is passionate about helping nonprofits share their stories through digital and print media. Join us as she shares the practical tips, and tools, she has learned while developing materials for clients and colleagues. 
Learn how you can use Canva, a free design tool to create a wide range of materials for your nonprofit 
Q and A

  • OCTOBER 19 - Lone Rangers
Lone Rangers
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Virtual: Affinity Group
Monthly meetings designed for Executive Directors or leaders of single-staffed, small-staffed, or volunteer organizations. Share ideas, challenges, resources, and strategies in a supportive, casual, confidential environment.
Meeting facilitators:
Sarah Baldiga, Executive Director, Rise Above Foundation
Helen Lemoine, Executive Director, Leadership Metrowest.

  • OCTOBER 26  -  Impact MetroWest Interactive Data Website Refresh
Foundation for MetroWest - Caroline Murphy, Program Director
Topic: Impact MetroWest Interactive Data Website Refresh
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Virtual: Lunch and Learn
The Foundation for MetroWest launched the Impact MetroWest data project in 2020. The website has become an important tool for nonprofits, corporate investors, and community members who are looking for data to identify changes and opportunities that face the region. Join us for a conversation with Caroline Murphy as she guides us through a discussion about - 
Changes and updates to the data and website
How to make the best use of the Impact MetroWest website
Examples of how nonprofits have used the data to guide decision making

Monday, July 25, 2022

Franklin Cultural Council looking for Franklin nonprofits in Arts & Culture arena for "Community Culture Lane" - Sep 10

Hi Franklin community,

The Franklin Cultural Council is looking for a few extra non-profits to participate in the upcoming Franklin Cultural Festival, slated for Saturday, September 10 from 12-6 PM.

We've created a section of the festival called the  "Community Cultural Lane". This area will feature non-profit Arts & Cultural booths that would like to promote themselves and educate the community about their services.
  • Booths must fit under the arts and cultural "umbrella".
  • Organizations must provide their own tent and table.
  • Informational pamphlets and materials are encouraged.
  • Games with prizes or interactive booths are encouraged.
  • Booths are not allowed to sell products or fund raise in any way.
We are really excited to provide space for this! Franklin has so many incredible arts and cultural organizations. For our community to see them all lined up in one area will be really enlightening! 

Please reach out to us at:

"Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10
 "Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10

Monday, July 18, 2022

Query from the Franklin Food Pantry for FANN for assistance with food shopping rides

Marsha Tait, Director Of Development with the Franklin Food Pantry sent this: 

"We have an inquiry for the FANN – wondering if any of the agencies gives rides to people for grocery shopping etc.?  Some of our clients do not have transportation and GATRA can be very inconvenient (due to long wait times).  
We are looking for assistance for people who shop by appointment in particular – thinking a ride here, max. 1 hour shopping time, a ride home.  Currently on Thursday and Friday mornings only."

If any of the Franklin Area Nonprofit Network organizations can help in this regard, feel free to contact me ( shersteve at gmail dot com) or Marsha directly (mtait at franklinfoodpantry dot org)

Franklin Food Pantry
Franklin Food Pantry