Attleboro, MA 2/27/2012 On Monday, February 27, The Attleboro Area Council of Churches was awarded a grant by The Lenny Zakim Fund and was honored together with other grantees at an Awards Ceremony held at the Courtyard Marriott, in Boston.
Announcing The 2011-2012 Lenny Zakim Fund Grant to the Attleboro Area Council of Churches
- Attleboro Area Council of Churches was one of over 55 grassroots, community based organizations that received a grant from The Lenny Zakim Fund at the Awards Ceremony. Grantees include many youth serving organizations and organizations working for social justice in diverse ways.
- The Council of Churches is honored to receive a grant from The Lenny Zakim Fund to support our work with feeding those in need in the Greater Attleboro Area in six Food n’ Friends soup kitchens, three Family Cafés, and our Summer Kids Cafés.
- The Mission of the Attleboro Area Council of Churches is to Express Service & Unity through: Meeting Human Needs without regard to religious affiliation or lack there of, Working together on common projects , Seeking cooperation & dialogue and worship with all Churches, Fostering understanding and appreciation of all Faith Communities, and Encouraging religious leaders to support one another. To meet the emergency food needs of this area, our Food n’ Friends program provides over 42,000 hot meals a year with the generosity of volunteers, community members, churches, businesses and this wonderful grant from The Lenny Zakim Fund.
About Lenny Zakim and The Lenny Zakim Fund
Lenny Zakim believed that one person can change the world. As the executive director of the New England Region of the Anti-Defamation League, he fought tirelessly to put an end to prejudice, civil rights violations, anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry of all kinds. After Lenny was diagnosed in 1995 with multiple myeloma, he created, with the help of friends and supporters, a philanthropic organization that would transform his vision of social justice into an enduring legacy: The Lenny Zakim Fund.
The mission of The Lenny Zakim Fund is to identify, listen to, support and connect grassroots community organizations and programs operating “below the radar screen” of many large charitable groups and government grants. The Lenny Zakim Fund provides assistance to those who demonstrate the will and potential to make a difference but lack the necessary resources.