The Poor People’s United Fund is a Boston-based organization that works to eliminate the causes of suffering due to poverty. PPUF advocates and educates in order to change the policies and perceptions that lead to that suffering. Please read our PPUF Fall 2017 Newsletter and the PPUF Voices Blog.
A thought for the day
“Face it. We have been mugged big time by our false prophets who are busy creating our realities and redefining our lives. But there are windows of opportunity. I can touch it. I can feel it. I can taste it. And I couldn’t get up in the morning if I didn’t believe it. I also believe we care, that we do give a damn. And I have this enormous faith in you and me that somehow we will make it through the night together. We need to once again have enough faith in ourselves to believe that we can change things– together.” (Kip Tiernan)
It makes complete sense to say that a well-nourished child will do better in school. So why aren’t we making sure it happens? What about your town/city?
A Must Read Study…
Denying Food and Shaming Children: Unpaid School Meal Policies In Massachusetts. Click here
IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE:
Survival Tips was originally prepared by the late Betty Reid Mandell. Read the version updated in July 2017 to learn more about helpful resources around Boston. Find information about legal, food, housing, and health services, as well as several more free and low-cost programs to assist those in need.
This book is a great gift for any occasion
Urban Meditations is outcast political theology by two of Boston’s leading advocates, Kip Tiernan and Fran Froehlich. It is a forty-year reflection on life for some in Boston and elsewhere. Money from the sale of the book – $18.00 (includes postage and handling) – will continue to help us run this economic ministry.