Community Highlights

Food Drive for Franklin Food Pantry

Help us support Franklin Food Pantry with their holiday meals! We know that this time of year can be very stressful so we have made donating as easy as possible with our virtual list on Amazon. You can find the list here: “Accurate Baker Elman & Franklin Food Pantry” 

Official Drop-off Site for Marine Toys for Tots

This year we are an official drop-off location for the Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive. We know the holiday season can be crazy so we decided to use a “Virtual Toy Box” using Amazon Wishlists. You can find our list here: Accurate Baker Elman Marine Toys for Tots”

You can order from our list and the toy ships right to our front door. All donations must arrive to our office by December 9th. On December 10th the toys will be dropped off at the local Marine Toys for Tots office and the toys will be distributed throughout the county.

Marine Toys for Tots Update

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive. All of the toys were dropped off in Devens, MA on Friday December 10th and with the community’s support we were able to donate 123 toys!

Franklin Food Pantry - Turkey Trot 2021

This fall season we are helping to support the Franklin Food Pantry by sponsoring their Turkey Trot to raise funds for their Thanksgiving Meals. Last year, the Franklin Food Pantry raised $19,000 from the 2020 Turkey Trot and they distributed 287,691lbs of food to the 1,400 community members who rely on the Franklin Food Pantry. If you would like to help, make sure to sign-up for the 5k Turkey Trot at 8am on November 25th. You can register here

Franklin Food Pantry Turkey Trot Update

The 10th Annual Turkey Trot for the Franklin Food Pantry was an incredible success! The grand total of funds raised through sponsorship, race entrants, donations, and shirt sales is a whopping $35,000, topping all previous years. It is truly amazing what the collective effort of a few can do to help the community.

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The Newton Food Pantry

Thank you to Jenn Abbott for stopping by yesterday, September 20th, to pick up the Newton Food Pantry’s donation check from our summer charity. We are happy to help support such a staple in our community.

Pictured left: Steve Lamb, Master Plumber, Erin Joyce-Brady, Marketing, Jen Abbott, Newton Food Pantry Fundraising Chair and Joe Benvissuto, General Manager.

Our Summer Charity Campaign Results Are In

This summer we ran our first Summer Charity Campaign and we are excited to announce that our Franklin location has collected $2,846.22 and our Newton location has collected $3,623.17. In Franklin, the Franklin Food Pantry and Franklin Youth Soccer League will both receive $948.74. In Newton, the Newton Food Pantry and Animal Rescue League of Boston will receive $1,207.12. Since the Random Smile Project helps communities from Franklin to the Newton area, we included the Random Smile Project in both our office campaigns. All together the Random Smile Project will receive $2,156.46. We also want to extend a huge thank you to all of our customers whose business helped make this campaign a success.

We are proud to be able to donate to local charities who help to improve our community. The Franklin Youth Soccer League will use the donation towards scholarships to make soccer available to all who want to play and to put towards their fund to add permanent lights to the King St. Field where they currently rent portable lights every year. The Random Smile Project will use the donation towards building a wheelchair ramp for a community member in need. The Animal Rescue League of Boston will be using the donation to provide the shelter animals with food, toys, treats, vaccines and more. They will also use the donation towards their efforts to investigate cases of animal cruelty and neglect and to help provide residents of under-served communities access to affordable veterinary care.

Kyle Buker Wins Tech of the Month from the ACHR News

Our very own Lead HVAC Tech, Kyle Buker, was selected as the Tech of the Month for August! The ACHR News called and interviewed him for their feature piece. You can read the whole story here.   Tech of the Month – August 2021: Kyle Buker of Accurate Baker Elman Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.