This year, we are offering four $500 scholarships. For more information, read below. Fill out the application.


Many Hands     Thrift Shoppe

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First Parish Church

24 Central Street

Berlin, MA


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March 20, 2017


Dear Guidance Department,

   It is with great pride and pleasure that the Many Hands Thrift Shoppe is able to offer scholarship opportunities for this year’s graduating seniors who are residents of Berlin.  In its first year of operation the Many Hands Thrift Shoppe has been able to support many non-profit organizations both locally and abroad by making both monetary and clothing donations. When we started, our goals were to be able to supplement the operating budget of First Parish Church in Berlin, donate toward local charities, and eventually establish an annual scholarship fund for youth of the community. While accomplishing all of these things we have also established an organization where many members of the community come together and work for the benefit of many.

    This year we are able to offer four five hundred dollar scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing further education at a college, university or vocational institution.  We ask students to complete the attached application and write an essay describing ways they have worked with others to reach a common goal.

    Please make this complete application available with your other scholarships so that we are able to reach as many deserving students as possible.

    If you have any questions concerning the application or scholarship process, please direct them to the address/e-mail above, attention to Scholarship Committee.  We look forward to awarding students accordingly.  Thank you.




Liane Leahy, Holly Parmenter, Clive Holyoak

Scholarship Committee

Many Hands Thrift Shoppe