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Smith College Glee Club – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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December
21

The Smith College Glee Club performs “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” a Christmas carol by Felix Mendelssohn. They braved the elements and traffic noise to busk in downtown Northampton for the Emergency Winter Shelter, and we are very grateful.

‘Tis The Season… For Cold Feet!

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December
21

With winter temperatures well below freezing, the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless will again be partnering with MANNA and Cathedral in the Night to present vouchers for boots, socks and winter coats to our patrons in need. We started the original program after noticing a number of individuals at the shelter in light or worn-out sneakers, when there was snow on the ground. To contribute, visit our donate page.

2021 Smith Vespers

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December
5

The livestream for the 2021 Smith College Christmas Vespers is now available at the Smith College Facebook page. An annual tradition at Smith, Christmas Vespers celebrates the season through songs, hymns, and readings and a pastoral reflection. In these times of uncertainty, this event draws our attention to advent, which means “arrival,” and represents journeys from darkness to light and captivity to liberation in Christianity, Paganism and other traditions. The music portion of the 2021 …

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30th Shelter Sunday

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October
3

October 3, 2021 marked Northampton’s 30th annual Shelter Sunday—an effort which began as a drive to inspire every household in the Northampton area to contribute at least $1 to support essential service in the community. Today, Shelter Sunday is still raising crucial funds for three local agencies serving people who are serving those experiencing housing and food insecurity in Northampton and Easthampton: Hampshire Friends of the Homeless, Manna Community Kitchen, and ServiceNet. Thank you to …

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House Music 2018

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February
2

Saturday, February 17 at 7 PM Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123 Elm St, Northampton See event on Facebook Women’s college a cappella groups come together to help homeless youth of the Pioneer Valley. Featuring Smith Blackappella, Smith Groove, the Smith Noteables, the Smiffenpoofs, the Smith Smithereens, the Smith College Vibes, the Amherst College Sabrinas and the Mount Holyoke Victory Eights. All proceeds benefit a Friends of the Homeless – DIAL/SELF program to provide supportive affordable …

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Northampton Shelter Sunday 2017

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October
5

Shelter Sunday is October 15 this year. This is the one-weekend citywide fundraiser to support four programs which help the neediest in our community, those who are homeless, threatened with homelessness, or hungry. The programs are: the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless (for the Interfaith Winter Shelter), the Grove Street Inn (year-round shelter managed by ServiceNet), the Single Room Occupancy Project (Center for Human Development program providing supports for people in single-room rentals), and MANNA …

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Paddle for Home!

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June
20

Paddle for Home! is happening again this year, on Sunday June 25.  A group of us will paddle down the CT River from the Sunderland bridge to the new Northampton boat ramp, starting between 9:30 and 10:00.  There will also be an opportunity for people to do a shorter paddle starting at the boat ramp take-out point, and joining the other paddlers as they arrive.  Food, music, & celebration at the boat ramp parking area …

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Paddle for Home! 2

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June
8

Paddle for Home! is happening again this year, on Sunday June 25.  A group of us will paddle down the CT River from the Sunderland bridge to the new Northampton boat ramp, starting between 9:30 and 10:00.  There will also be an opportunity for people to do a shorter paddle starting at the boat ramp take-out point, and joining the other paddlers as they arrive.  Food, music, & celebration at the boat ramp parking area …

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Broadside Books Nonprofit of the Month

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March
16

Northampton’s award-winning independent bookstore has named us their nonprofit of the month.  Please stop in (always a pleasure anyway), maybe buy one of the books on homelessness which will benefit the Friends, or slip a donation in the collection jar at the cash register.

House Music 2017

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February
2

Saturday, February 18 at 7 PM Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123 Elms St, Northampton https://www.facebook.com/events/1714694832193865/ Women’s college a cappella groups come together to help the Hampshire County Friends of Homeless Individuals purchase a house in Northampton for unaccompanied homeless youth, age 18-25. Featuring Smith Groove, the Smith Noteables, the Smiffenpoofs, the Smith Smithereens, the Smith College Vibes, the Amherst College Bluestockings and the Mount Holyoke Victory Eights. Tickets: $10 general (students by donation), available on …

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