Town businesses share their news: Office collects for homeless and society honors 150 years

Above: Members of Pollack Law Group with Barbara Jandrue of the Southborough Food Pantry (Contributed photo)

While most of my posts are targeted at residents, I can’t forget our community also includes those who work here.

Two businesses based in town asked me to share their recent accomplishments. One is proud of their collection for a local cause, while another is touting their professional longevity. (Or should I say, they’re getting awfully long in the tooth?)

Massachusetts Dental Society Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future with 150th Anniversary Observances

The leading Massachusetts organization dedicated to improving the public’s oral health and advancing the professional development of dentists and allied dental health professionals is smiling about its future and its past in 2014.

The nearly 5,000-member Massachusetts Dental Society kicked off its 150th Anniversary Celebration in January at the recent Yankee Dental Congress. . .

MDS’s 150th Anniversary marks one-and-a-half centuries since the organization’s founding by a group of 12 self-taught or apprenticed dentists in Boston in 1864. Over the past 15 decades, MDS has grown into one of the most influential dental societies in America with a membership comprising approximately 80% of all dentists in Massachusetts and a relentless dedication to providing compassionate oral health care, oral health advocacy, and continuing public and professional education. (read more)

Pollack Law Group helps provide “basic needs” for homeless families

When attorneys and other employees of Pollack Law Group, P.C., learned that more than 40 homeless families staying in a nearby hotel were in desperate need of personal supplies, they responded by donating dozens of bottles of shampoo, bars of soap, tubes of toothpaste and other personal hygiene items.

“These are basic necessities that most of us take for granted, but they’re a precious commodity to homeless families with limited resources,” said Attorney Irwin Pollack, founder and president of Pollack Law Group, P.C. “We hope these toiletries and other personal care items will help ease some of the burden for these families, especially given the many challenges they face.” . . .

Senior Attorney Diana Sladen spearheaded PLG’s efforts, collecting more than $250 in donations that were used to purchase dozens of items requested by Jandrue.

“This is amazing,” Jandrue exclaimed, as she loaded her car with bags and boxes overflowing shampoo, soap, toothpaste and sanitary products. “Most of these families can’t afford a family-sized bottle of shampoo or a full-sized tube of toothpaste, so they’re going to be incredibly appreciative.” (read more)

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