Monday, June 28, 2010

ROOF Receives $30k Grant from Moseley Foundation

The trustees of the Edward S. and Winifred G. Moseley Foundation recently granted $30,000 to ROOF to support our pioneering work in providing transitional housing to homeless families.  The Moseley Foundation grant is the initial charitable contribution to ROOF.

"We are grateful to the Moseley Foundation for starting us on the path to providing transitional housing for homeless children and their families," said ROOF Chairperson Norma Beit.  "Moseley Foundation's support solidifies the resolve of the many local people who have donated money, time, and talent during the past few months.  ROOF is committed to improving the lives of local homeless people, especially children, who are so traumatically impacted by homelessness."

The Moseley Foundation limits its support to organizations that foster the health, education, safety, and welfare of children, with a particular emphasis on organizations within the greater Boston area.  The late Edward and Winifred Moseley of West Newbury, donors of the foundation, wanted grants to reflect their interests and values, such as the support of families and children in need. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Spread the word about ROOF's next public meeting:

"Update on ROOF Activities and homelessness
in the Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury area"
June 30, 7:30 PM
Unitarian Church, Lower Level Meeting House
Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Ed Cameron, associate director of Housing and Homeless Services at Community Teamwork and a Newburyport city councilor, and Norma Beit, chairperson of ROOF, will speak, followed by refreshments and discussion. Bring a friend!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Breakfast a success

ROOF took its maiden voyage into the public sphere June 1 with a well attended informational breakfast in Newburyport. We were very encouraged by the attention, questions, and offers of help from the attendees.

As noted at the breakfast meeting, we are concluding our extensive and intensive review of local social service agencies. We expect to reach a decision on a collaborating partner by the end of this month.

ROOF's mission is to provide transitional housing for homeless families with children. As I told the breakfast attendees, your questions help us hone our vision, so please contact me if you have question, suggestions or comments, or if you would like to offer your time and/or talents -- outreach, fundraising, communications (including blogging and other social networking).

Norma Beit, Chairperson

Roof Over Head Collaborative