Cummings Properties Community Giving Program  Donates $1000 to the Friends of Beverly Animals

On November 26, Chris Reilly, Associate Leasing Officer for Cummings Properties, and a recent graduate of Endicott College, presented Heidi Roberts, President and Founder of Friends of Beverly Animals, with a check for $1000. As part of the Cummings Community Giving Program, each year employees are given the sum to donate to the charity of their choice. Chris, who owns two dogs, chose FOBA because it is the only animal charity in the City of Beverly.

Friends of Beverly Animals, which began in 2007, is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help the city’s homeless animals. It is run entirely by kind volunteers who take them into their homes and find good homes for the many animals in need (mostly cats, since the city handles dogs). The organization pays for veterinary care, food and supplies until the animals are adopted into their new homes.

Ms. Roberts and the FOBA volunteers hope to someday soon have an animal shelter in Beverly, where none currently exists. She believes that it would not be difficult for the City of Beverly to provide a small city-owned building, as the towns of Marblehead and Ipswich did to get started; both now have their own shelters.

The Friends of Beverly Animals wants to express sincere appreciation to Chris Reilly and Cummings Properties for this wonderful gift, and to all volunteers and supporters who make their rescue and adoption placement work possible.

 

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Shown are this month’s (December) page from the 2019 calendar, plus the front and back covers of our 2020 calendar.

Our 2020 calendars make very nice Christmas presents, with over 180 great photos of local beloved pets, and they are on sale in the Beverly stores listed below. We are very grateful to these stores for carrying our calendars, and we hope you will shop there often!

Money raised from the sale of calendars is used for veterinary care, food and supplies for the animals we rescue and foster until they are adopted. The calendars are $14 each, and they may also be purchased on our website at friendsofbeverlyanimals.org If you would like to purchase the 2020 FOBA Calendar online and have it mailed to you, click the Donate button, then enter $14 for each calendar desired, and under Special Instructions type in “Calendar.” Please add $4.00 for the first calendar and $0.75 for each additional calendar to cover postage and envelope.

Questions, write bhannable@gmail.com or call 978-922-7190.

Beverly Wild Bird & Pet Supply, 214 Rantoul Street, 978-927-2880
Copper Dog Books (formerly Cabot Street Books), 272 Cabot Street, 978-969-3460
Carroll’s Florist, 385 Cabot Street, 978-922-8444
DogSpa, 45 Enon Street, 978-922-9227
Dogs by Design & Cats, Too! 131 Dodge Street, 978-998-7620
Sally’s Hair Salon, 138 Dodge Street, 978-524-9990

On behalf of all of us and the precious animals we help, thank you very much for your continued support of our work!

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DOG WASH, BAKE SALE, CAR WASH: A group of Endicott College students will be hosting a fundraising event for the Friends of Beverly Animals on November 3rd at 1:00 PM at the Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St, Beverly, MA. There will be a bake sale, car wash, and dog wash that day. (There is no dog walk that day). This is a fundraiser to raise money to put on the 5k which will be on either May 2nd or May 3rd. (waiting for approval from Endicott.) There will have a sign-up table at the Nov 3rd event for people to register to walk or volunteer at the actual 5k event.

T-shirts will be given out to those who donate $20 or more to the event as an incentive to jumpstart fundraising.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Our 2020 calendars have just been printed and are now in several Beverly stores. See list below.

Calendars will be available at our fundraiser, the Fur Ball, on Friday, October 11 at the ICC, 5:30-9:30 PM, at the First Baptist Church Fair on Saturday, November 23rd 9 AM to 2:30 PM, and are available at the stores listed below. The calendars are $14 each, and they may also be purchased on our website friendsofbeverlyanimals.org  If you would like to purchase the 2020 FOBA Calendar online, simply click the Donate button, then enter $14 for each calendar desired, and under Special Instructions type in “Calendar.” Please add $4.00 for the first calendar and $0.75 for each additional calendar to cover postage and envelope. Questions, write bhannable@gmail.com or call 978-922-7190.

Beverly Wild Bird & Pet Supply, 214 Rantoul Street, Beverly 978-927-2880
Copper Dog Books (formerly Cabot Street Books), 272 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 978-969-3460
Carroll’s Florist, 385 Cabot Street, Beverly 978-922-8444
DogSpa, 45 Enon Street, Beverly 978-922-9227
Dogs by Design & Cats, Too! 131 Dodge Street, Beverly 978-998-7620
Sally’s Hair Salon, 138 Dodge Street, Beverly 978-524-9990

We are still in the process of notifying pet owners regarding photos submitted for the 2020 calendar, so if you haven’t heard from us yet, please be patient for a few more days, we will contact you.

On behalf of all of us and the precious animals we help, thank you very much for your continued support of our work!

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Sept. 30th meeting

September 28, 2019

We will have a meeting on Monday, Sept. 30th at 6:30 PM at the Keller-Williams Real Estate Office, 500 Cummings Center, Beverly. We will be discussing plans for our fundraiser, the Fur Ball, to be held on Friday, October 11th at the ICC from 5:30-9:30 PM. We still need lots of help with this event. […]

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Trivia Contest at Fur Ball 10/11/19

September 16, 2019

Looking for a great trivia night on the North Shore? Look no further! Come to the Friends of Beverly Animals (FOBA) Fur Ball to be held at the ICC at 302 Rantoul Street, Beverly, on Friday, October 11th, from 5:30-9:30 PM. We are pleased to announce that we have just added a trivia contest to […]

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September Meeting

September 3, 2019

Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the Keller-Williams office at 500 Cummings Center at 6:30 PM. Please try to attend; we will be handing out posters, letters to give to businesses when we ask merchants for raffle/auction items, and discussing other details about the Fur Ball which is only a little over a month away, Oct. 11th!

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Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser

July 27, 2019

Announcing Our Annual Fur Ball! Please mark your calendars for our major fund-raiser for the year, the Fur Ball, to be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Italian-American Club (ICC) 302 Rantoul Street, Beverly, from 5:30-9:30 PM. More info below, but for now we’d like to line up some volunteers to get raffle/silent […]

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August Meeting

July 15, 2019

We will have a meeting on Monday, August 12 at 6:30 PM at the Keller-Williams Real Estate Office, 500 Cummings Center, Beverly. Newcomers are always welcome. Among other items, we will be discussing plans for the upcoming Fur Ball to be held at the ICC in Beverly on Friday, October 11, from 5:30-9:30 PM. We […]

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June 26, 2019

We have had many fun events to help raise money for our important rescue and adoption placement work, including our Annual Fur Ball, wine-tastings, comedy shows, dog walks, discounted dinners at local restaurants, etc. We are always looking for good ideas and new ways to make people aware of our organization and what we do. […]

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