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Rail Trail Flatbread plans fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club

June 7th, 2017

Hudson – This Father’s Day, June 18, the Rail Trail Flatbread Company will host a special buffet style brunch to raise money for the Hudson Boys and Girls Club. The event, entitled Flapjacks and Flatbreads, is the first such fundraiser from the company’s Community Outreach team, which formed late last year.

Local ‘Days for Girls’ members send sanitary kits to women and girls in need across the globe

June 7th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Sewing machines were humming recently when women from St. Mary’s in Shrewsbury and St. Mary of the Hills in Boylston gathered to sew panty liners for kits containing sanitary supplies for women and girls in third world countries.

Boys and Girls Club celebrate Red Nose Day

May 25th, 2017

Region – The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest is very excited to celebrate and support Red Nose Day Thursday, May 25! Red Nose Day is a day dedicated to raising funds to make an impact for children living in poverty, and to support projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy, educated, and empowered. A […]

Marlborough Lions help visually impaired resident

May 24th, 2017

Marlborough – Joy Wilson is a familiar face at Price Chopper market in Marlborough where she has been bagging groceries for more than 20 years. Although visually impaired since birth, she has maintained an active existence. To help her vision, the Marlborough Lions Club presented her with a Galaxy barcode reader at a recent meeting.

The reader not only identifies the item but provides information on the contents – ingredient by ingredient, according to Lions President Mark Gibbs. It also lists everything from a calorie count to grams of sugar, salt, and complete cooking instructions.

St. Rose sixth-graders’ projects make a difference

May 19th, 2017

Northborough – Sixth-graders attending religious education classes at St. Rose of Lima participated in a three-month community service project with a goal to complete a charitable act starting with only $10 each. The projects that resulted benefitted many organizations and area residents, while students learned that everyone can make a difference in someone else’s life.

Lions Club feeds 250 children from Boys and Girls Club

May 17th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Lions Club fed 250 children of the Worcester Boys and Girls Club April 27, preparing and serving pasta and meatballs. The event is one of the several community service projects the club performs; this one is the club’s biggest team effort. While known for vision and diabetes charities, the Lions Club […]

Volunteers sworn in as special advocates for children

May 11th, 2017

Region – A new group of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers culminated their training with a swearing-in ceremony at the Worcester District Courthouse April 14. Their backgrounds and life experiences may differ from one another but they hold a common goal – to advocate for children in the foster care and child welfare system, who, otherwise, would not have a voice.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers build playhouses for families of veterans

May 7th, 2017

Northborough – Over 50 volunteers occupied the parking lot at Trinity Church April 29 as they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Great Worcester’s Operation Playhouse. Two playhouses were built, designed, and decorated and at the end of the day were unveiled and donated to two local military families.

‘Dress for Drew’ to honor legacy of Shrewsbury preschooler

April 26th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Andrew “Drew” Stevens, a preschooler at Parker Road Preschool in Shrewsbury, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in April 2012. Although he had had some health issues, his passing was nonetheless unexpected.

Spring Street students learn powerful lesson about helping others

April 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – When the first grade students in Martha Kinback’s class at the Spring Street School heard that her daughter, Emily Anderson, was planning to run in the Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for the Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic, they decided they wanted to support her. Anderson, who is Kinback’s daughter, […]

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