philanthropy

Furniture donations needed for local families

June 4, 2010 02:08:54 PM
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Summer may be almost here, but if you’re still working your way through spring cleaning (I am!) and are looking to get rid of furniture or other household goods, here is an excellent option sent in by Southborough resident Carol Turner.

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Southborough Rotary raises funds to help a family in Haiti

March 25, 2010 10:04:21 AM

Those who attended the annual Southborough Rotary Talent Show earlier this month, had the opportunity to see something unusual. Not a musical or dance number, but a box that Southborough Rotary hopes will change the lives of a family in Haiti.

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Southborough moms are ‘In It To End It’

March 18, 2010 04:20:47 PM
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Southborough moms Sally Fodor, Nancy Barton, Marie Lescalleet, Sally Murphy, Ellen Factor and Sue Butka will participate in the 2-day, 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on May 15 and 16. The women say breast cancer has touched all of their lives, and now they’re “In It To End It.”

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In the media: Southborough 13 year old runs to help local school

February 15, 2010 09:30:08 AM

The Boston Globe did a great profile of 13-year-old Southborough resident Zach Levine, who has raised almost $11K for the New England Center for Children.

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Volunteer to support this year’s Relay for Life

February 5, 2010 07:03:55 AM
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Last year the Northborough-Southborough Relay for Life raised more than $40K for the American Cancer Society. Planning is starting soon for this year’s event — to be held on May 14 and 15 at Algonquin — and organizers are actively looking for volunteers to help out.

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Southborough Food Pantry in need of donations

January 29, 2010 03:22:53 PM

In general, supplies at the Southborough Food Pantry are holding steady, but they do have an immediate need for some pantry staples. So while you’re out running errands this weekend, why not pick up a few of these items to donate to the pantry.

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For Southborough driver, it’s all about giving kids a chance

January 26, 2010 11:28:50 AM
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The annual Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona – a race in which a team of drivers speed around the track at Daytona for 24 hours straight – is arguably one of the most grueling and demanding in motorsports. For the second year in a row, Southborough residentBruce Ledoux and his team of drivers from Guardian Motorsports will be on the track racing for a cause.

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Holiday giving: Ways to help local families in need

November 25, 2009 04:27:10 PM
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As long as you’re out shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, or whatever retail event you favor, don’t forget to pick up an item or two for local families in need. Here are a couple of excellent opportunities.

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Look for your Scouting for Food donation bags on Saturday

November 3, 2009 08:56:11 AM

Scouting for Food is one of my favorite donation drives of the year. I get to clean out a bit of space in my way overcrowded pantry, I get to benefit a good and local cause, and it’s just so darn easy to participate. There’s really no excuse not to. Boy and Girl Scouts will […]

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Trottier students collect supplies for war-ravaged Liberia

October 20, 2009 11:24:15 AM

Trottier teacher and long-time Southborough resident Liz Henry sent along this information about an initiative to collected supplies for Liberia, a country recovering from a 15-year civil war. It’s a community effort, so read on to learn how you can help. From October 14 through 30, the Trottier community is conducting a collection drive for […]

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Donate used coats at Algonquin on Saturday

October 15, 2009 04:33:20 PM

The Algonquin Red Cross Club will collect gently-used coats on Saturday as part of their One Warm Coat drive. You can drop them off in the upper parking lot from noon until 3:00 pm.

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Support the troops this weekend at the Senior Center

October 14, 2009 09:22:27 AM

Care package drives for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have become a semi-annual tradition in Southborough. Last May, residents shipped a record 400 boxes containing 11,000 pounds of toothpaste, microwave popcorn, DVDs and more to 30,000 troops stationed overseas. The latest drive — being held this weekend at the Senior Center — has a holiday theme. […]

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Fighting cancer with every step at Bodyscapes

September 29, 2009 07:02:14 AM

Bodyscapes Fitness in Southborough has a new treadmill. Not just any treadmill, a pink treadmill. And for every mile logged on the treadmill over the next year, Bodyscapes will make a donation to The Ellie Fund, a local charity that supports women with breast cancer. Bodyscapes is kicking off their fundraising with a special event […]

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Reminder: Falconi Family Golf Tournament on September 21

September 16, 2009 02:08:29 PM

The annual Falconi Family Golf Tournament will take place next Monday, September 21 at Juniper Hill in Northborough. The tournament is the biggest fundraiser for the Southborough Council on Aging. You can sign up by calling the Senior Center at 508-229-4453 or by visiting the new Senior Center website. Other ways to help the cause […]

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