Monday, January 23, 2012
The Knights of Columbus Exceptional Children's Committee Has Been Quietly Supported Special Needs Programs for Decades.
Children’s author Hans Christian Anderson is quoted as saying “Where words fail, music speaks.” Sandra Goldstein, Elementary Program Director for Burlington Public Schools agrees. Goldstein has seen first-hand the power that music brings to her special needs students. And thanks to a grant from the Knights of Columbus’ Exceptional Children’s Committee, Burlington schoolchildren in Goldstein’s program at Memorial School and Francis Wyman School are experiencing the power and joy of music twice a month. The Exceptional Children’s Fund was established in the 1970’s. Members of the Knights of Columbus formed the group to raise money to assist families with special needs children. Over the years, the committee has given away hundreds of …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Any Burlington High student that bring a box of cereal or canned good can get free admission to any athletic event until Jan. 21.
Burlington High School is looking to help bring food to those in need in the community. According to Principal Patrick Larkin's blog, People Helping People Inc. of the Burlington Food Pantry and the Burlington High School Athletic Community are working together to give back to the those in need while strengthening school spirit at athletic events. Until January 21st, every student who brings in an unopened box of cereal or a canned good will get into any BHS home athletic event (hosted at the high school) free of charge. "This includes wrestling, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls gymnastics. Support your fellow classmates and athletes by attending as many games, meets, or matches as possible," Larkin explains. "Spread the …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Local Fire Stations will serve as drop-off sites for emergency supplies for tornado victims
The following is a release on a state-wide coordinated effort to support victim's of last week's tornadoes. To help, drop of donations at the Burlington Fire Department, 21 Center Street. Representatives from the Professional Firefighters of MA, Teamsters Local 25 and the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District today pledged to help victims from this weeks devastating storms by spearheading a Labor Tornado Relief Effort aimed at collecting and distributing basic necessities to residents in need. From today through Thursday, June 9th, MA residents are urged to drop-off supplies to their local fire stations. All items will be collected and then distributed to residents in the 19 communities affected. Requested …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Burlington Food Pantry and their affiliate, People Helping People Inc., is once again providing extra care and donations this holiday season for those less fortunate throughout Burlington.
The Burlington Food Pantry and the non-profit organization, People Helping People, Inc. is a local support program for Burlington residents in need of some assistance. However, they can't do it alone, and this year the donations have not come in with the regularity they in the past. People Helping People (PHP) is an umbrella organization incorporated in 1988 that oversees three pre-existing groups: the Burlington Community Food Pantry, the Burlington Covenant for Basic Needs and the Holiday Program. According to their website, "People Helping People recognizes there are needy families and individuals within the community and strives to address those needs with food, heat and electricity, medicine, children's clothes and gifts during the …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Anton's Cleaners is collecting coats of all sizes to be donated to people in need this winter.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
It is once again the holiday season in New England. For both locals and visitors, Massachusetts inspires a vision of snow-capped hills, cozy window displays, and a longing for general merriment. Traditionally, winter is also a time of giving. People give presents to one another and give thanks for what they have. The holiday season also inspires people to give to those less fortunate. It was the Anton family's desire to give back to the community in the tradition of the season that prompted them to start the Coats for Kids charity drive in 1995. Anton's Cleaners has set up collection sites at all of its 43 locations around the area. People can donate used coats, provided they are in serviceable condition, to be distributed to those who …
Giving Girls was formed as a way for young girls to give time and raise money.
It began just over a year ago with an eight-year-old girl who loves baking. "From scratch, always from scratch," says Amy Goober, young baker Jessie Goober's mother. "She gets mad if I suggest using a mix." From her daughter's love of baking came the idea for a bake sale. Giving Girls, a group of third- and fourth-grade girls, was born. The proceeds of the bake sale were to be donated to charity. The group currently consists of 15 fourth- and fifth-grade girls who are just as enthusiastic about the project now as when it began last year. The proceeds from the events will be donated to a different charity each time. "These girls are fortunate to grow up with the resources and families they have. This is a way for them to give to other …