The United Way Women’s Alliance celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its Ready to Read early literacy pilot initiative this week.
The initiative began as an effort to equip young children in Framingham with the skills they will need to enter kindergarten.
With six weeks to go before school starts, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) still needs to gather donations for 347 backpacks for needy children.
WHEAT Community Connections, a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Clinton, will be offering a summer feeding program. Beginning Tuesday, July 21, and running through Aug. 25, from 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Shaw’s Supermarkets is rolling out its new Summer of Giving program in all its stores during the month of July to help local food pantries. Through July 31, the Clinton Shaw’s, on Main Street, will be collecting donations to support the United Way of Tri-County’s WHEAT Community Connections, serving Clinton, Berlin, Bolton, Lancaster, Sterling and Stow.
On Saturday, June 20, the Spruce Street Tavern hosted the Fun Foodie 5k Walk and Run, a fundraiser organized by Barbara Ranieri and Diane Duchnowski for the benefit of providing much needed food items to WHEAT Community Cupboard and the CARE Pantry. With nearly 80 walkers and runners in attendance, everyone came with bags full of non-perishable items and hit the road for two great causes. It was a fantastic event.
WHEAT Community Connections, a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County, received a visit from some “Angels” on June 6, 2015. Pay It Forward Angels, a meet up group and soon to be non-profit organization whose mission is to pay it forward to one deserving non-profit at a time, volunteered their time and skills to prep WHEAT’s new Community Café space at 272 High Street.
FRAMINGHAM - In places like Framingham, summer can be a difficult stretch for the hundreds of children who rely on school meals to make it through the day.
SUDBURY - More than 300 people gathered Wednesday night at the Wayside Inn to honor and support local charities at the 200 Foundation’s 51st annual dinner, the organization's largest fundraising event of the year.
CLINTON - For Jodi Breidel, returning to the helm of WHEAT is a bit of deja vu.
It also has been a period of adjusting, as well as dealing with some disappointment at the stripped down version of the organization she was executive director of seven years ago.
Since returning at the end of March, Breidel has been trying to manage a consolidation of three locations into one. The first phase - moving the offices and food pantry - from Main Street into the location of the Hidden Treasures Thrift Store , 272 High St., is complete. In June, the cafe will move into the same location, making it easier to manage the multi-purpose organization, while saving money on rent.
A Message From Paul Mina, President & Chief Professional Officer
Congratulation to our friend and Colleague, President Javier Cevallos who was installed this morning By Governor Charles Baker as the 16th President of Framingham State University.
Javier’s installation as President of FSU was an upbeat, happy occasion for the FSU Community and the greater Metrowest/495 Corridor. We welcome Javier, his wife Josee and their children to our community. Please join me in congratulating President Cevallos on his inauguration!