Compassion and Creativity in Our Towns - Five Great Non-Profits
All kinds of non-profits exist in our neck of the woods that benefit our community, our land, communities across the planet and of course, our furry friends. This week's theme for Patch Picks spotlights five great non-profits.
The Sudbury Valley Trustees conserve land and protect wildlife habitat in the Sudbury, Concord and Assabet River basin, over 20 towns. One of their most beautiful pieces of land is the Memorial Forest, located in Sudbury. Trail map is available on the SVT website.
We are fortunate to have clean and rather tasty tap water in Sudbury and neighboring towns. The mission of Village Forward, based in Sudbury, is “to provide safe drinking water and economic opportunity” by combining “the best of business with the best of philanthropy” through a process called social enterprise.
Buddy Dog Human Society, well-known throughout the state, cares for and finds permanent homes for stray, homeless and unwanted cats and dogs. They have been in operation since 1961. If you know someone who would like a pet, consider stopping by Buddy Dog or visiting their website to see if any of the animals their may be a good match.
Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts (HGRN), in Acton, recycles furniture and home accents, working with families and individuals in need of rebuilding their home during difficult times. They help in the range of 4,000 families a year and work with over 300 social service agencies.
The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts is an organization dedicated to enriching lives and building a vibrant community. The large building that houses this organization, in Concord, provides studio space for artists, classes and workshops for all ages, and a theater performance space. Oftentimes sculpture and public art is on exhibit in the front lawn.