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September 2nd, 2013
Westborough – The founder of an international program to help children in Tanzania will visit local volunteers and speak about her life’s work Monday, Sept. 16, at the United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon. Dr. Susan Wilson created the Tumaini Fund (“tumaini” means hope in Swahili) to provide necessities [...]
August 31st, 2013
Marlborough – Churches, civic organizations, businesses, social service organizations and community volunteers in Marlborough are pooling their collective resources for “Convoy of Hope,” an event to serve people in need. On Saturday, Oct. 12, they will gather at Stevens Park, off Broad Street, to offer food, practical resources, entertainment, and friendship to people who could use a helping hand.
August 29th, 2013
Shrewsbury – After Shrewsbury resident Scott Zenaro died at the much too young age of 36, no one would have blamed his parents, Ron and Carol, if they decided to hold onto their son’s beloved custom-built motorcycle for sentimental reasons. Instead, the couple have decided to let go of the bike via a special raffle which will benefit an organization very dear to their hearts – the Lazarex Cancer Foundation – which they credit with helping to prolong their son’s life after he was diagnosed with end stage Ewing’s sarcoma.
Although he was disabled, Scott lived a very full life, Ron said, working alongside him at his two stores, RAYCO Car Electronics in Shrewsbury and Auburn. Scott loved cars, motorcycles, snowmobiling, water skiing, playing golf, and playing the drums.
August 28th, 2013
Region – Bill McCarthy worked for almost ten years with Tufts Health Plan and as an independent broker starting his own venture, Coastal Benefits. In July 2007, at just 35 years old, Bill began a grueling two-year battle with stage 4 brain cancer, which he ultimately lost. Today his wife, three children and his business continue without him. The first [...]
August 14th, 2013
Westborough – This summer, 27 youth and seven adults, including parishioners from the Congregational Church of Westborough’s Senior High Youth Group, traveled to Pennsylvania where they worked on a variety of programs to assist residents in need.
According to one of the adult leaders, Art Sharkey, this was the eighth consecutive year the Westborough group has participated in a mission of this type.
Over the course of the week-long program, the group split up to work at sites in Harbor Creek and Erie.
August 1st, 2013
Shrewsbury – The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is in need of the public’s support through donations of lightly used clothing and small household items. The Foundation will be collecting donations door to door in Shrewsbury on Monday,Aug. 5. To schedule a free curbside pickup, call 1-800-483-5503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax deductible. The [...]
July 8th, 2013
Marlborough – This fall, patients receiving treatment at the new Cancer Center at Marlborough Hospital will have the added comfort of handmade blankets, courtesy of the Courtyard by Marriott of Marlborough. As part of its recent lobby renovation celebration, Marriott spearheaded a special build-a-blanket project. “We invited the community ‘to help us tie up a [...]
June 28th, 2013
Westborough – “25 Food Drive” is a program created by In Your Shoes: A Giving Circle, a nonprofit organization that helps to keep the Westborough Food Pantry stocked during the summer months. The program is meant to be a simple and fun way to stay connected with friends and neighbors while providing for Westborough families [...]
June 26th, 2013
Worcester – When Auburn Police Officer Stephanie Segur was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on May 30, she knew that she would have to undergo chemotherapy and as a result, would lose her hair. She has decided to face that particular challenge “head-on” in a way that that will also raise some funds for the Dana [...]
June 22nd, 2013
Marlborough – The United Way of Tri-County’s Marlborough Community Cupboard, in partnership with BayPath Elder Services, the City of Marlborough, Marlborough Senior Center, and Marlborough Senior Housing have formed the Senior Mobile Market Program. The initiative is designed to reach those homebound seniors already connected with these service providers. “We are pleased that we will [...]