Category Archives: Charity

Newton-Wellesley HopeWalks event raises $180K

The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation has announced that its fifth annual HopeWalks event held on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 had over 850 participants and 65 teams and has raised to date more than $180,000 to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and […]

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Wellesley Service League launches annual toy drive

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Wellesley Cone Crawl this Saturday, May 31

The nonprofit Wellesley Theatre Project is orchestrating its second annual Cone Crawl on Saturday, May 31, from noon-5pm. Buy a ticket for $10 and you get one small cone at each of six shops during the 5-hour event. Participating shops are Pinkberry, JP Licks, White Mountain Creamery, Truly Yogurt, Baskin Robbins, and Boloco (smoothies count, too). […]

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Schofield 5K, fun run & fun fair this Sunday

Head over to Schofield Elementary School on Cedar Street this Sunday, June 1, for the annual Schofield 5K road race, fun run and fun fair. The 5K race, which features a few challenging hills, starts at 9:30am, and while online registration closed at midnight on Thursday, you can sign up for $25 the morning of […]

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Wellesley restaurants partaking in Fresh Taste fundraiser at Elm Bank

A handful of Wellesley restaurants/food providers will take part at the Natick Visiting Nurse Association’s 8th annual Fresh Taste benefit  on Thursday, June 19 from 6-9pm at Elm Bank Reservation on the Wellesley/Dover/Natick line. Former WCVB anchor Susan Wornick will host the event, which will raise funds to support the Natick VNA in its endeavor […]

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Wellesley Friendly Aid seeks washers and dryers

Wellesley Friendly Aid Association is looking for washers and dryers in good working condition for use by residents of the Barton Road housing complex.  Contact Karen Mondell, Program Administrator, at 781-235-3960 if you can help. Friendly Aid’s mission is to offer assistance to Wellesley residents of all incomes and ages who have a variety of […]

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Wellesley Food Pantry to benefit from May 10 Postal Service food drive

You can support the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 10 by putting out non-perishable food items for collection before 9:00 a.m. Your  Postal Service representative will pick them up and ensure they are delivered to the Wellesley Food Pantry, which can really uses donations at this time of the year. If you […]

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Townwide Wellesley volunteering day to be held Sunday

Wellesley Volunteers has announced the first annual Wellesley Day of Service to be held on Sunday, May 4 This will be a day of  activities that will bring together volunteers of all ages to complete a variety of community projects for the benefit of non-profit organizations and municipal departments throughout the town. Volunteers will work in […]

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Wellesley youth tennis clinic/game day set for May 4

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Wellesley teen helps homeless family put down roots

Wellesley teen Sarah Kavoogian, a 16-year-old student at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, and another teen recently led a volunteer project to move a homeless family into an apartment in Dorchester. They coordinated the apartment decorating and furnishing effort through the nonprofit Heading Home organization in Charlestown. “This was such a rewarding experience,” […]

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