Friday, December 7, 2012
Rose Saia will make a holiday meal for a select few from Acton and Sudbury at no charge.
Not everyone will be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner this year, but one Acton business owner will try to make it happen for at least a few families in Acton and Sudbury. Rose Saia, owner of The Local Table in West Acton, is offering meals to those in need ... specifically a Christmas dinner and cookies at no charge. "We’d prepare the meals and they could pick them up to re-heat at home, or, if it is someone who is unable to get to the restaurant, we could deliver it," she said. Saia was once a volunteer for Little Brothers and Friends of the Elderly. She would brink her kids to pick up a meal and visit with someone (a senior) for about an hour on Christmas day. "It was quite an eye-opener for them," Saia said, "and despite having done …
Friday, November 30, 2012
There's no better time to give back to your community than the holiday season.
Volunteering in Sudbury is a great way to give back to others and spread holiday cheer and warmth in your community. Donating your time or giving a special holiday gift to a family or child in need can make a big impact. There are lots of ways to help make the holidays truly special for those who are less fortunate. You can pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, adopt a family through The Salvation Army or donate to Toys for Tots. Here are a few places that are in need of holiday volunteers in Sudbury : FOOD BANK: Sudbury Community Food Pantry ANIMAL SHELTER: Buddy Dog Humane Society
Friday, October 26, 2012
The golf event raised more than $6.4 million for cancer research.
Robin Dale of Swampscott, Richard Hamilton of Methuen, Christopher Hamilton of Sudbury and Lisa Spinale of Swampscott attended the 30th annual Jimmy Fund Classic at The International Golf Club in Bolton on Oct. 1 to celebrate another season of raising funds on the greens for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Classic is an annual event that recognizes tournament organizers and sponsors who helped raise more than $6.4 million in 2012. Jimmy Fund Golf is one of the largest and oldest grassroots charity golf programs in the nation and since 1983 the organization has raised more than $91 million for life-saving cancer research and treatment. Jimmy Fund Golf's presenting sponsors include American Airlines, Callaway, CHAMP Spikes, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Is there a teacher from Sudbury Public Schools or Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School who deserves recognition. Or maybe someone at the Sudbury Senior Center who plays an active role in Sudbury? Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Hanna Fitzgerald has received 17,370 pennies as of last week.
Last month we told the story of Curtis Middle School student Hanna Fitzgerald and her quest in collecting 50,000 pennies and donating them to the U.S. military. As of last week, Hanna and her family say they are up to 17,370. "Hanna's getting there," Hanna's mom, Roberta, told Sudbury Patch in an email. In helping her effort, Koko FitClub, American Legion Post 191, Longfellow's Wayside Inn and the Sudbury Swim and Tennis Club have offered Hanna to use their locations as a drop-off for people wanting to donate pennies. Hanna and her family plan on donating the pennies on Oct. 10 in Wildwood, N.J., during the 60th reunion for the 4th Amphibian Tractors, a platoon of Marines that her grandfather, Leo Mogavero, was a member of before dying in …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Hanna Fitzgerald wants to raise $500 ... by collecting only pennies.
The next time a cashier hands you change for a purchase, think about Hanna Fitzgerald before you toss aside your coins. The 13-year-old Curtis Middle School student, whose family has a history in the U.S. military, is taking on a special project and wants to raise $500 for the servicemen and women ... using only pennies. That's 50,000 if you're doing the math. Hanna and her family plan on donating the pennies on Oct. 10 in Wildwood, N.J., during the 60th reunion for the 4th Amphibian Tractors, a platoon of Marines that her grandfather, Leo Mogavero, was a member of before dying in 2004. "Once he passed we started going," said Roberta Fitzgerald, Hanna's mom. "We hear a lot of stories, meet great families, but sadly every year more and more…