Deja New's mission is to serve the people of Leicester by supporting local charitable organizations and families in need.
Structured as a non-profit, Deja New serves the needs of the people of Leicester by providing much-needed financial assistance to the following charitable organizations:
- Hearts for Heat - Currently provides home heating oil or fuel assistance to eligible residents of the town of Leicester. Applications are available at Hearts for Heat, PO Box 69, Rochdale, MA 01542 or by calling 508-892-3086. You can also get an application at the Town Clerk's Office, the Leicester Senior Center, and the Leicester Food Pantry.
- Leicester Food Pantry - Currently serves 200 families living in the town of Leicester. Open every Tuesday night from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm. Must provide proof of residency.
- St. Joseph-St. Pius X Parish - Provides funds for the ministries of the church, including visitation of the sick, prayer shawls, a caregiver support group and many more.
- Other Charitable Organizations - Deja New supports other charitable organizations and families in need on an ad hoc basis.
Deja New is entirely staffed by volunteers. As a non-profit organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.
During the month of May Deja New donated $250 each to Project New Hope and the Leicester Special Olympics.
During the month of June, Deja New donated $2,000 to families in Leicester through Hearts for Heat, the Leicester Food Pantry, the Greenville Baptist Church Food Pantry, and an individual family in need.
The co-founders of Deja New are: Debra Antanavica, June Barrus-Kemp, and Cheryl Staruk Cooney. To find out more about them, click on the images.