2021 Beneficiaries

The Easton Charitable Trust is proud to announce the 8 local, non-profit organizations that have been chosen as beneficiaries of proceeds from this year’s Easton Festival of Trees:

 The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (Brockton, MA) - a 501(c)(3) education and outreach animal shelter serving Plymouth, Norfolk, and Bristol counties.  They operate an open admission animal care and adoption facility, with focus on prevention of cruelty to animals, education and outreach; while promoting inclusivity, acceptance, and equality.   Since 2009, they have placed over 7,000 animals in their FURever homes.   www.apcsm.org


 Learn to Cope, (Taunton, MA) – a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.  Founded by Joanne Peterson in 2004, the organization has grown to include over 10,000 members, and has become a nationally recognized model for peer support and prevention programming.  www.learn2cope.org


 The Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County – founded in 2007, this organization’s mission is to empower children and families to heal from the trauma of abuse and violence through community partnership, education and the pursuit of justice. http://cacofbc.org

 James Luke Easton Youth Sports Foundation (Easton) – committed to raising funds to pay athletic fees for children in Easton that would otherwise be unable to play sports due to financial issues.  EMAIL: Lukey52@yahoo.com

 Natural Resources Trust of Easton (Easton) - Started in 1967 by a dedicated group of community members, the Natural Resources Trust of Easton has spent decades preserving the natural resources, open space, culture, and heritage of Easton. Now in its fifth decade of operation, the NRT has grown to serve individuals and families not only from Easton, but all surrounding communities. The NRT operates the Sheep Pasture property on Main Street in Easton, providing free personal access to open space for the health and well being of all individuals and families in the region. In addition, the NRT also offers many educational programs and community events that highlight the importance of preserving and enjoying the natural world throughout the year. https://www.nrtofeaston.org


 Path to Healing (South Easton) - A dynamic, community-supported program designed to help heal Veterans and Service Members dealing with the effects of military trauma and the transition to civilian life.  Holistic activities include horsemanship, yoga, songwriting and many more!  https://www.pathtohealingma.org

 Easton Community Emergency Response Team (Easton) - is a 34 member volunteer organization operating under the direction of Easton's Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief.  They operate an emergency shelter when necessary, provide Firefighter Rehab and participate in many local events providing public awareness of emergency preparedness and staffing first aid stations.  This past year CERT members were essential in assisting the Town during COVID vaccination and testing site operations. They also provided assistance with logistics and COVID safety protocols at town meetings, elections and the OAHS graduation ceremonies. https://eastonfire.com/helpful-links/community-emergency-response-team/

 Choices4Teens (Brockton) - a community based after school group that empowers youth to expand and manage life choices toward achieving individual potential; they provide a reality and evidence-based curriculum for middle school age youth to address various topics and issues related to drugs, gangs, and violence prevention    www.choices4teens.org


Please join us in showing our support and gratitude to these worthy organizations by attending the 2021 Easton Festival of Trees.  For further information on each beneficiary, please visit us at: www.eastonfestivaloftrees.org.  For questions please contact: info@eastonfestivaloftrees.org