SPONSORED POST: The Wellesley Square Merchants’ Association is getting ready for its big “Fall into Wellesley Square” fundraising/shopping event Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20. During those four days when you shop at participating stores, a portion of their proceeds will support one of three Wellesley community partnerships. In addition, some stores are adding extra specials.
Here’s the fundraising breakdown:
Central Street stores will support all Wellesley PTOs
Participating Central Street stores will donate a portion of their proceeds during “Fall into Wellesley” to support all Wellesley PTOs. Thanks to the Wellesley PTO’s, schools are able to provide Creative Arts & Sciences programs, fund all field trip costs including buses, supply new library books and audio/visual equipment, and more.
PTOs that will benefit from your shopping support: Bates, Fiske, Hardy, Hunnewell, P.A.W.S., Schofield, Spraque, Upham, Wellesley High School, Wellesley Middle Schoo.l
Church Square stores will support Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging
Participating Church Square stores will donate a portion of their proceeds during “Fall into Wellesley” to support Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging (FWCOA). The FWCOA provides financial support for enhanced facilities, programs, activities, and other needs for the Wellesley Council On Aging.
Grove and Washington Streets stores will support the Wellesley Free Library Foundation
Participating Grove and Washington Streets stores will donate a portion of their proceeds during “Fall into Wellesley” to support the Wellesley Free Library Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to enrich tax-based support for the Library through gifts, grants, and bequests from individuals and organizations. Through donations, the Foundation provides additional copies of high demand books, technology and building improvements, and operation of the privately funded Fells Branch Library.
All this and free parking, too
The Board of Selectmen has waived parking fees at all 2-hour meters (on street and lots) in Wellesley Square for this Thursday – Saturday event.