philanthropy

Jimmy Fund walkers have many ties to Southborough

September 4, 2009 09:44:42 AM

More than 8,000 people from 28 states will take part in this year’s Jimmy Fund Walk traveling routes from Hopkinton to Boston on September 13, and many of them will have Southborough on their minds. The Jimmy Fund has long been the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and this year nearly […]

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Register for the Falconi Family Golf Tournament

August 25, 2009 07:09:02 AM

The annual Falconi Family Golf Tournament will be held this year on Monday, September 21 at Juniper Hill in Northborough. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the 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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Southborough Rotary awards scholarship

August 12, 2009 12:27:38 PM

News from the Southborough Rotary: Each year the Southborough Rotary club awards the Annie Lori Satterfield Scholarship to the graduating Algonquin applicant with the highest academic record. This year the club was honored to welcome Sadhna Gupta and awarded her the $1,000.00 scholarship. Sadhna was third in her graduating class. In the fall, she will […]

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Pan Mass Challenge team rides in honor of Chief Webber

August 11, 2009 07:03:36 AM

Earlier this month more than 5,000 bicyclists journeyed their way from points across Massachusetts to Provincetown as part of the Pan-Mass Challenge, a fundraiser for cancer research. Some of those cyclists were riding in memory of Southborough’s late police chief William Webber who succumbed to pancreatic cancer last November. The team, dubbed “Billy’s Posse” included […]

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In the media: Local couple fights cystic fibrosis

August 3, 2009 01:23:59 PM

The Metrowest Daily News has an inspiring profile of Southborough resident Sean McCarthy and his wife Christine. The 44-year-old Sean battles cystic fibrosis, a disease that took the life of his sister in 2002. As for Christine, she’s a uterine cancer survivor. The couple is active in raising money for both cystic fibrosis and cancer […]

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In the media: Southborough couple’s got education in the bag

July 30, 2009 09:58:38 AM

The Metrowest Daily News has a nice story about Southborough couple Shama and Mohan Nannapaneni who founded a nonprofit that supplies tools for education here and abroad. Each year the organization gives out hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need. They fill the backpacks in the garage of their Southborough home. […]

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A Southborough photographer with ‘heart’

July 23, 2009 12:57:11 PM

Southborough resident Nancy Gould sees smiling faces every day in her job as a wedding and family photographer. But the smiles of six-year-old Serenity were extra special. Serenity is a foster child looking for a permanent family. Nancy photographed her as part of the Heart Gallery, a traveling photographic exhibit created to find families for […]

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Southborough Rotary introduces new evening meetings

July 6, 2009 10:07:22 AM

Southborough Rotary, a public service organization of business and professional leaders, is stepping up its presence in town. They’ve got a new website, a Twitter account, and starting tomorrow they’ll hold a new evening meeting once a month in addition to their weekly morning meetings. “Unlike our regular morning meeting, we expect the evening meetings […]

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In the media: Girl Scouts make smiles their mission in Southborough

June 24, 2009 02:13:33 PM

From the Metrowest Daily News: On a sunny Saturday earlier this month, a local junior Girl Scout troop spent their time collecting smiles and donations to pass on to area foster kids. For Project Smile, Junior Girl Scout Troop 77103 collected donations from residents who visited the transfer station. The donations were used to buy […]

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Food pantry donations holding steady

June 17, 2009 03:34:02 PM

The Metrowest Daily News recently reported that donations at area food pantries are down. But Southborough Food Pantry organizer Barbara Jandrue tells me donations there have been holding steady. “We have been very fortunate,” she said. Jandrue said they also haven’t seen the increase in demand that other towns have. She encourages anyone who needs […]

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Algonquin to host Relay for Life on Friday

May 26, 2009 03:52:37 PM

The track at Algonquin will be packed on Friday night, but not with the usual set of high school sprinters, shot-putters, and high jumpers. Instead, the track will be taken over by cancer survivors, cancer patients, friends, family, and supporters. From Friday afternoon into the wee hours of Saturday morning, Algonquin will play host to […]

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Register for the Billy Webber Memorial Golf Tournament

May 15, 2009 09:14:05 AM

The family of Police Chief William Webber is getting ready to tee off in his honor. The Billy Webber Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 22 at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough. All proceeds from the event will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. On their website, the family shares […]

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Care package drive for the troops this weekend

May 13, 2009 06:54:18 AM

Since August 2005 more than 4,000 boxes have been sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, all with the same return address: Southborough, MA. The boxes, care packages containing granola bars, beef jerky, playing cards, and other “touches and tastes” of home, weighed in at over at 75,000 pounds total, and were collected over the […]

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Help Team Shaffer (and NECC) meet their goal

May 7, 2009 04:25:06 PM

The Shaffer family of Southborough has a very personal reason for wanting to support the New England Center for Children — son Harrison, who has autism, is a student there. The Shaffers are giving back to NECC by participating in Saturday’s Walk/Run for Autism, and you can help them reach their goal. Last year team […]

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