Monday, January 14, 2013
The Good Neighbor Fund is available for "urgency of need."
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Monday, January 14
Submitted by David L. Hughes, Dodge Associates The Salvation Army, the administrator of the 2012– 2013 Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund campaign, announcesd that as of Monday, Dec 3, the Fund will be available to households on an emergency basis due to the “urgency of need” throughout the state. The Fund opened to all qualified candidates on Wednesday, Jan. 2. A cooperative effort between the state's energy companies, their customers and The Salvation Army, the Fund helps households in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses. The Fund’s 28th Annual “Give The Gift of Warmth” campaign's goal is to raise $650,000 and help more than 2,000 households. “As we’re seeing …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Police officers hope to help make happier holiday seasons for less fortunate children.
The Sherborn Police will be accepting donations for Toys for Tots this year. The Police Department just got a bin to collect the toys in, so they have started accepting toys to give to less fortunate children. In addition, the officers won't just be collecting toys; they will also be growing mustaches. For a $25 donation to Toys for Tots, each officer will then get to grow a mustaches. The rules state, though, that if they shave their mustache, they'll have to give an additional $25 that will also go to Toys for Tots. Donations are currently being accepted at the Sherborn Police Station.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Raider football players performed a variety of services for Dover seniors this fall.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
The following information was provided by Nancy Simms from the Dover Council on Aging: Twenty members of the Dover Sherborn High School football team, half as many parents and Head Coach Joey Schotland came together to provide a variety of fall services to fifteen of Dover’s senior residents. The 2012 annual DSHS Football – Dover COA Fall Community Service Day took place on Saturday October 13 and was a huge success for all involved. The high school boys performed a variety of yard work services for their Senior neighbors including, leaf raking, brush clearing, bush trimming, and driveway sweeping. Several Seniors had the boys clean first floor windows, one had them help her organize and sweep out her garage, and another had them help him…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dr. Gerald Marx recently received the Ray and Gina Driscoll Hearts and Minds Award from the American Heart Association for his 25 years of volunteering and advocating for the organization.
The American Heart Association recently honored Dr. Gerald Marx, a Dover resident, with the Ray and Gina Driscoll Hearts and Minds Award for his continued support and dedication to the organization’s mission. “I had known the Driscolls for many years, and it was really nice to get an award in their name,” Marx said. The Award, which is given to someone for their long-term, entire body of volunteer work for the American Heart Association, was given to Marx, a cardiac physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, after approximately 25 years of dedicated service to the organization. “Dr. Marx has worked for years on many initiatives,” said Allyson Perron, Senior Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association. “He’s testified …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and the Raiders cheerleaders did their part in helping out.
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. 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 stories about just that. If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped Dover-Sherborn in an inspiring way—please tell us about it in …