THE BAYSTATE FINANCIAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONbaystate Foundation

The North Shore Striper Blitz is a charity fishing tournament created by local anglers for anglers in the greater North Shore area to benefit local charities. The goal of the committee is to pass every dollar raised directly back to the charities that the tournament supports and to donate all the fish caught back to local food banks. The annual event takes place on Friday/Saturday of Father’s day weekend each year.

The North Shore Striper Blitz is an officially sanctioned event through the BAYSTATE FINANCIAL SERVICES FOUNDATION, INC., a  501(C) (3) charitable organization registered with the commonwealth of Massachusetts (AG Account Number: 040107, Federal Tax ID (FEIN): 04-3505349). Founded in 1999, the Baystate Financial Services Foundation was designed to bring assistance to the many children’s charities within our communities.

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Monetary proceeds from the tournament will be distributed through BSFC Foundation to local North Shore programs to that benefit children and families

Greater Beverly YMCA

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The 2016 recipient is the Greater Beverly YMCA. The YMCA is an inclusive organization that develops the potential of youth and teens, improves our community’s
health and well-being, and gives back to our neighbors. Through the Y’s programs, they nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve our community’s health and well-being and give back to their neighbors. Programs focus on three specific categories: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

 

Griffin’s Gift

 People are generally unaware of the enormous financial hurdles that individuals must jump over in order to adopt a child.  Tens of thousands of dollars are paid out even before a child is carried through the front door.  These hurdles can often prevent the
adoption process from happening, as well-meaning, would-be parents are unable to afford the initial costs.

Griffin’s Gift aims to help families with the financial burden of the adoption process, making it easier for hopeful parents to welcome a child in need of a family.  Please join us in our effort to honor the brief but special life of Griffin Lamar, and to help others experience the same joy felt by the Lamar family.

Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry

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Harvested fish will be generously processed and packaged by our partner, Rowand Seafood of Beverly, and donated
to Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry. Started in 1992 by the parishioners at the
First Baptist Church, the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry provides food to those in need in the greater Beverly area. The organization also strives to educate food pantry visitors about the benefits of healthy eating on a budget by providing cooking and shopping classes that show our clients how to shop and prepare healthy meals for their families.