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Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

Saturday, September 26th, 10am (virtual event)

The 22nd Annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention will be held virtually on September 26th. Participants can access interactive content, post on the 5K website and honor loved ones lost to suicide on our digital memorial wall. Please support Samaritans and our lifesaving work by registering at Samaritans5K.org. The global pandemic has made suicide prevention services more important than ever. Samaritans’ Statewide Helpline is available by call or text 24 hours a day/seven days a week at 1-877-870-4673.

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A Bed for Every Child

Although a bed is probably not the first thing you think of when thinking of childhood poverty, the reality is, a bed is financially out of reach for parents who are struggling. Tonight, as you drift off to sleep, there are many, many children in Massachusetts who are without a bed of their own. A child should never feel the effects of their household’s income, especially when it comes to basic and necessary needs for their well- being. Aside from providing the essential sleep their body needs for growth and development, a bed brings a child comfort, safety and normalcy – things a child cannot feel when sleeping on the floor, the couch or doubled up with a sibling. Every child has the right to be tucked into a bed of their very own tonight to dream big dreams and wake up ready to change the world.

To help the A Bed for Every Child Initiative deliver a new bed to a child on their waiting list, please visit www.abedforeverychild.org or call 781-595-7570 to get more info. They need your help now more than ever.