Inspiring stories on "Everyday People" who go above and beyond to help our communities.

They're our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, and they're going above and beyond to help our communities. Hear their inspiring stories on "Everyday People", powered by PeoplesBank, each month at Western Mass News on ABC40.

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Look Park

Consisting of over one hundred & fifty acres, Look Park is a gift to the City of Northampton from Mrs. Fannie Burr Look. It is a living memorial to Frank Newhall Look and was first opened to the public in 1930. The Park is a city-owned park and is administered as a non-profit organization by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.

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Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

Western Massachusetts' prized carousel has a storied history that dates back to the early 1900s when Mountain Park, an amusement park on the side of Mount Tom, delighted children and families. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is now located in Holyoke Heritage State Park – managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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Link To Libraries

Link To Libraries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to collect and distribute new and gently used books to elementary school libraries and non-profit organizations and to enhance the language and literacy skills of children of all cultural backgrounds.

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Homework House

Homework House has a mission to strengthen the community by promoting educational success through free, individualized tutoring and mentoring for children at-risk in a warm and caring space in Holyoke. Since 2006, their free after school tutoring and mentoring program has transformed the lives of hundreds of kids improving their reading and math skills.

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