As a Veteran who has met Julie and seen first hand how hard she and her team work to help Vets, I truly believe this has to be the best group of people out there. My wife and I were in a very bad spot when we met, but with Julie and the teams help we are now doing OK. At one time we had nothing now we have a bed that helps not only me sleep but my wife also, I now have jeans to wear, bedding that was picked with the colors my wife and I like. It’s not just all this, she is a lady who will sit and listen to what you have to say. She will talk to you not about you, I never heard her say we should have done things some other way, or we should have planed for what was coming. There is just so much she and the team did for us that we are so thankful for. When we go to bed at night trust me, the Veteran Support Alliance team and all who help them are in our prayers. We have nothing but respect for all of them. Thanks to all who cared enough to help. Jerry & Debbie
“Thank you so much for everything! I have not had such an amazing bed in a really long time! It even has a pillow top! I feel like Goldilocks! Not too hard, its not too soft! Just right!” This was our Veteran’s thank you email to Imagine upon receiving her new bed, blankets and sheets. We are so fortunate to be able to continue providing new beds to so many Veterans throughout Massachusetts! With this move, our support has now grown to the MA North Shore!
The Imagine Project, Inc. is so happy to announce our work with Fresh Start furniture bank in Hudson. Fresh start helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture and housewares to people in need. They accept donations of gently used household items and distribute them free of charge. Imagine now refers our Veterans to this wonderful, 100% volunteer based organization to help them get furniture and housewares when they move into their own home! Please consider this great organization when you have furniture and home items that you no longer need, we have seen first hand the tremendous value this brings to our Heroes! Fresh Start Furniture Bank
Congratulations to Brian, an Army Veteran who moved into his own home in Worcester this month! We have sent a full move-in kit an grocery gift card to get him started in his new home! No more sleeping on the floor, he finally got his bed and we had were able to provide his pillow, sheets and blankets in his favorite color blue!
The Advanced Math & Science Academy girls middle school basketball team joined us Friday to host our 2nd February dinner. Our Heroes were served pizza, a beverage cart wheeled refreshments through the dining hall and made to order ice cream sundaes with homemade cookies topped off their dinner. A huge thank you to the team and coach Jenna for making this night special for our Heroes. “It’s so nice to see the kids here and spend some time with them,” Keith, a Veteran at dinner commented, “They are the reason I served my country, to try and make it better for them.”
The Imagine team was happy to support John with moving into his own home after many years. Thanks to the support from a generous donor who provided his move-in kit, John was delivered everything he needed to make his house a home. We also provided John a new bed which he very much enjoys. Congratulations John, we are delighted to support a Hero in our hometown!
Word continues to spread about the great work we are doing to support our Veterans. Today we received a request to help Carlos with moving out of homelessness after 16 months! He just moved into his own place in Quincy and is so very happy! Congratulations Carlos!
Our 6th Annual Christmas Eve celebration was the most successful Happy Holidays for our Heroes event thus far! A huge thank you to our 21 Imagine Ambassadors who arrived at 6 am to serve a hot breakfast to over 95 homeless Veterans. We also had a team of 13 volunteers that helped us package, distribute and deliver hundreds of new shoes, boots, shirts, jeans, hats, gloves, socks, sweatshirts, blankets and gift baskets to Veterans in need throughout central Massachusetts. Our ambassadors also enjoyed playing some basketball with our Veterans!
We are so happy for Ralph to have his own home after many years! Complete with a move-in kit, a bookshelf and desk from a donor and a gift card to help fill his cabinets, Ralph is enjoying his new home!
What an honor to support Jim with everything for his kitchen, bath and bed at his his beautiful new place. Special thanks to our Ambassador Anna for helping Jim get settled. A tailor by trade, Imagine got Jim a sewing machine, he now happily hems and repairs clothes for his neighbors!