Get involved


Get involved

Every one of us has the ability to affect positive change in the lives of women and girls who need it most. There are many ways you can support the work of The Womens’ Fund of Essex County. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Habitat for Humanity has a new ReStore opening in Peabody in April.  The Habitat ReStore concept started when Habitat affiliates began to receive donations of building materials and household goods that donors thought could be used in Habitat homes. Though the generosity was greatly appreciated, it proved impractical to redesign blueprints to fit the dimension of specific doors, windows and cabinet sets that had been donated. Instead, Habitat affiliates began selling these donated items to the public and using the proceeds to cover costs of building homes. Currently, there are nearly 800 Habitat ReStores in the United States and Canada.  They need volunteers to help in the store at any commitment level.  

Your volunteer assignments at the ReStore may include:

  • loading and unloading vehicles
  • receiving donations
  • sorting materials (like lumber, small hardware, tile, tools, furniture, etc.)
  • creating store displays
  • performing basic maintenance duties such as sweeping, cleaning and organizing our aisles

Occasionally, they will have a special project that comes up like sorting bin tables, reupholstering furniture, or painting. They need volunteers on a regular basis, and are particularly interested in volunteers able to make a regular, recurring time commitment. Returning volunteers help to train new volunteers and keep the ReStore running smoothly. Come try a day and then let our Volunteer Coordinator know if you're interested. 

*Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. The contact is Janice Preston, preston@comcast.net, and the number at the store is 978-587-3077.

  • YWCA NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS - Serving Greater Lawrence since 1892 and Greater Haverhill since 1891

Can You Help Moms & Kids at the YWCA Shelter? The YWCA Emergency Shelter is the temporary home to five women and their children. It has been full to capacity since it re-opened its doors on Jan. 1, 2015. Typically, women enter the Shelter with no possessions, and the shared items get a lot of constant use.

Here are some of the things the Emergency Shelter residents can use right now:

•          new coffee maker

•          new toaster

•          new silverware

•          new crib sheets

•          new single bed sheets

•          new double bed sheets

•          new set of pots and pans

•          storage bins with locks

•          child size table for games and homework/tutoring

•          desk lamps

If you can provide any of these needed items, please contact Susan McNeff smcneff@ywcanema.org. 

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If there are other ways you’d like to get involved, please email info@TheWomensFundEC.org