February 19 2020

Leaders from Three Charitable Organizations Gather to Talk Cooperation

By: Rich Hosford


Women from three of Burlington’s key charitable organizations recently met to discuss how to best help those in need. 


“What a great community Burlington is,” Janet Sullivan of People Helping People said in a statement about the above photo. “Representatives from three of the charitable organizations in Burlington - People Helping People, HelpIs and Womenade all got together to talk about how the organizations can work together with their common goal of helping those in need in Burlington.”


Pictured, from left, are Korey Young Barkley, founder of Womenade; Judy Walsh, President of People Helping People; Joyce Deliyiannis from HelpIS and Nicole Garden Dupuis from Womenade.


“Many thanks to Nicole Garden Dupuis for reaching out to PHP to meet with this great group of people!” Sullivan wrote. 


People Helping People 


This Burlington charity organization operates the Burlington Food Pantry, the Holiday Program & Wish Tree and the Covenant for Basic Needs. These three non-profit and volunteer-supported organizations are striving to meet the basic necessities of Burlington residents who have fallen on hard times. The Burlington Food Pantry serves between 120 to 130 Burlington families per month, or around 350 people.


Find out how to support People Helping People by visiting their website. They are currently selling tickets to a Wine Tasting & Charity Auction this Sunday at Cafe Escadrille. 




HELPIS (Help Me Help Someone) Inc. is a social network that promotes and encourages kind and charitable deeds. It’s founder, Joyce Deliyiannis started by giving free haircuts to the homeless and the organization has grown with local support to fill a variety of needs including direct donations of clothing and supplies, food drives and more. 


Donations to the organization can be made at their website


Burlington MA Womenade


Womenade is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in need.  The idea came from a group of friends in Washington DC who wanted to organize a way to raise funds for families facing adversity without any overhead. Since this first group was created in 2001, many other Womenade groups have been sprouting throughout the United States. 


Burlington, MA Womenade was started in 2011. Inspired by a Bedford Womenade event, the Burlington “chapter” was created as a way for women in the Burlington community to work together in order to support local families in crisis as well as to network and socialize with each other.


The group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that donates money and gift cards to local families going through difficult times. 


You can find more information about the group and donate to their cause on their website.


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