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Spring brought questions of summer and summer brings questions of fall, but as the seasons shift we continue to be humbled by the support and generosity of our staff, donors and volunteers. This month has shown us that together, virtually anything is possible. 

Headlines & Highlights

Community Services Names New CEO

After a strategic search process interrupted by COVID-19, our Board of Directors are proud to announce that Elizabeth Folcarelli will become MV Community Services chief executive officer in early August 2020.

Read more here:
Learn more here: A Conversation with Beth Folcarelli 

Standing Up Against Violence

Vineyard men of all ages lined the seawall in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, July 11 to take a stand against domestic and sexual violence at CONNECT to End Violence's 9th annual Sea Wall Stand. 

Read more here:

Possible Dreams Makes History

This year's 42nd annual Possible Dreams made history as our first virtual fundraiser hosted by Seth Meyers on Sunday, July 26. More than 300 people tuned into the one-hour live broadcast representing 20 states and Canada. Possible Dreams raised more than $360,000 to benefit MV Community Services. 

Read more here:

pc: Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Couldn't make Possible Dreams? Watch our live broadcast below:
Surprise Sale - MV License Plates 2-5

The lowest plates with the greatest impact.

After the success of MV1 at Possible Dreams, MV License Plates 2-5 will be auctioned off August 7 - 14 in a special surprise sale! 

Similar to past auctions, all bidding will take place online

The MV License Plate Program supports both MV Community Services and other Island charities through the Driving the Future Fund. Driving the Future Fund grant recipients to date include: 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape and the Islands
  • Island Elderly Housing 
  • Featherstone Center for the Arts
  • MV Center for Living
  • MV Playhouse
  • Tisbury Council on Aging
  • Red Stocking Fund Operation Winter Coats
Visit to learn more!
Save the Dates and get Involved
Chicken Alley Online Art Sale
Chicken Alley Art & Collectibles Sale
August 12-31
Online Art Sale

Chicken Alley Thrift Shop's annual art and collectibles sale will be held online this year. Shop art, jewelry, collectibles and more. Every sale supports MVCS.

MV 2-5 License
Plate Auction
MV License Plate Low Number Auction #6
August 7-14

Online Auction

Don't miss your chance to obtain one of the lowest MV License Plates! MV2-5 are available for bidding August 7-14. 

Run/Walk for a Cause
FalmouthRoad Race
August 15-29
Virtual Race

We have a team of 13 run/walkers participating in this year's virtual Falmouth Road Race as part of this year's Numbers for Nonprofits Program. 

Support the team here!

Emergency Contacts: 
Our Mental Health Emergency and Domestic or Sexual Violence Hotlines are available 24/7 and 365 days a year.

Mental Health Emergency Hotline: 508-693-0032
Domestic or Sexual Violence Crisis Hotline: 508-696-SAFE (7233)

Follow MV Community Services on social media:
Martha's Vineyard Community Services
111 Edgartown Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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