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Holiday Donation Ideas for your Community

December 22, 2019 9:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The holidays are the best time of year for communities to come together and help each other. This holiday season, you may be looking for ideas on how you can help those less fortunate. Whether you’re looking to make a small impact, or you want to plan something big, this blog will have ideas on how you can help out...


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Our Mission at Lifebridge Northshore

December 17, 2019 1:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The North Shore of Massachusetts has certainly not been immune to the homeless epidemic that has been sweeping the country. As housing costs increase, so too does the amount of individuals who don’t have a permanent place to call home. That’s why we at Lifebridge believe that providing services to individuals who have fallen on hard times is more important...


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The Culture of Thrift Shopping

December 13, 2019 9:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In addition to offering shoppers an opportunity to choose a wardrobe on a budget, thrift shopping has developed a sort of underground following in the fashion world. People take pride in putting together extravagant outfits for awesomely low prices. From Mackelmore to your local shopping center, here are some of the reasons you should start choosing your wardrobes from thrift...


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Homelessness Among the Formerly Incarcerated

December 6, 2019 12:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Those who have been charged with a crime and spent years in prison have, in the eyes of the law, paid back their debt to society. But once a prisoner is released, what happens next? Those who have been incarcerated, particularly those with no family or support system, are released into a tremendously difficult situation. This blog will go over...


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4 Things to Understand About Homelessness

December 2, 2019 10:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An undeniable stigma is attached to homelessness. While unfair and often misinformed, people tend to judge the less fortunate without truly and completely understanding their stories. This blog will cover 5 important things you should understand about homelessness in America. From the underlying causes of ending up without a place to live, to the reality of day to day life...


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Giving Back on Black Friday 

November 29, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, shoppers rush into retail stores in the early hours of the morning in hopes of scoring the best possible deals on the most popular products. The day of consumerism has been dubbed, “Black Friday” by the media, and isn’t always associated too closely with the concept of giving. This year, though, it can...


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How You can Help the Homeless this Thanksgiving 

November 27, 2019 4:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Thanksgiving holiday is, for many, a time to reflect on all that they’ve been blessed with throughout their lives. From friends and families to refrigerators stocked with food, people across the country have no shortage of things to be grateful for. Let’s not forget, though, that there are many among us who aren’t as fortunate. Life can be challenging...


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Build Your Winter Wardrobe at Lifebridge Thrift Shop 

November 16, 2019 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Winter clothes are undeniably important, but also undeniably expensive at many of our favorite retail locations.  But luckily, for those of us not interested in spending our life savings on a winter jacket, an alternative option exists. Thrift Shops offer low prices on quality materials that can help you achieve a big budget look for a low budget price. Swing...


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Homeless on the Holiday: Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2019 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The battle against homelessness rages on in America, and Veteran’s Day serves as a reminder of just how difficult life after service can be for our veterans.  According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, roughly 40,000 veterans are currently experiencing homelessness. That number accounts for approximately nine percent of all homeless adults in the United States. The intention of...


Five Reasons to Visit The Lifebridge Thrift Shop

October 26, 2019 10:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Where is your go-to place to find deals on clothes and furniture? Did a thrift store enter your mind? If not, perhaps we can change your mind! We could spend all day telling you why you should make a trip to our Lifebridge Thrift Store but, instead, we’re going to share our five favorite reasons. Great Clothes We have a...