Shirley Charitable Foundation
Our Vision ~
Lead the Town of Shirley to become one of the best small
towns in America by creating a friendly, thriving, vibrant,
sustainable community which improves the quality of life
for Shirley Residents.


The Shirley Connection
The Shirley Connection web site is a joint project of the Shirley Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Community Assistance Collaboration. Our shared goal is to provide an effective and useful approach to connecting all Shirley residents to the social services providers who serve them. Funding for this project was provided through The Community Foundation of North Central Massachetts in collaboration with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.

For more information about this program and the services available to residents of Shirley and their support groups please visit

Avenue of Flags Program
On August 3, 1949 President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress officially designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. "Avenue of Flags" is a program developed and initially funded by the Shirley Charitable Foundation designed to honor the American flag. The Avenue of Flags is displayed on select holidays with support from the Shirley Fire Department, the Shirley Department of Public Works and the Shirley Boy Scout Troop 7. Since the program's inception, individual donations to the Avenue of Flags program have been made to honor individuals and organizations or to commemorate the memory of deceased family members. Donations have grown to expand the number of flags on display to nearly double the original number. An Avenue of Flags plaque hangs in the lobby of the Town Offices listing the names of those honored with a commemorative flag For more information on this program please click here.

Celebrate Shirley
Celebrate Shirley is a community event program under the direction of the Shirley Charitable Foundation. The primary purpose of Celebrate Shirley is to create a sense of community by partnering with others through this non-political, non-agenda organization to celebrate the Town of Shirley. Celebrate Shirley is used to promote programs and events by sponsoring Partner's helping to enrich the sense of community. For more information on becoming a Celebrate Shirley Partner click here.

Summer Concert Series
Established in 2003, the Shirley Outdoor Summer Concert Series provides free musical entertainment for Shirley and the surrounding the communities. With the generous support of residents, local businesses and others, music of the big band era, mellow jazz tones, today's popular sounds, classic country tunes, children's favorites and patriotic melodies fill the summer air on the Shirley Town Common. Everyone is welcome to join us as we "Celebrate Shirley" and enjoy summer in traditional New England fashion. Information about the summer concert schedule can be found at


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