Friday, December 7, 2012
Rose Saia will make a holiday meal for a select few from Acton and Sudbury at no charge.
Not everyone will be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner this year, but one Acton business owner will try to make it happen for at least a few families in Acton and Sudbury. Rose Saia, owner of The Local Table in West Acton, is offering meals to those in need ... specifically a Christmas dinner and cookies at no charge. "We’d prepare the meals and they could pick them up to re-heat at home, or, if it is someone who is unable to get to the restaurant, we could deliver it," she said. Saia was once a volunteer for Little Brothers and Friends of the Elderly. She would brink her kids to pick up a meal and visit with someone (a senior) for about an hour on Christmas day. "It was quite an eye-opener for them," Saia said, "and despite having done …
Friday, November 30, 2012
There's no better time to give back to your community than the holiday season.
Volunteering in Acton is a great way to give back to others and spread holiday cheer and warmth in your community. Donating your time or giving a special holiday gift to a family or child in need can make a big impact. There are lots of ways to help make the holidays truly special for those who are less fortunate. You can pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, adopt a family through The Salvation Army or donate to Toys for Tots. Here are a few places that are in need of holiday volunteers in Acton: FOOD BANK: ANIMAL SHELTER
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Is there a teacher from Acton Public Schools who deserves recognition. Or maybe someone at the Acton Senior Center and Council on Aging who plays an active role in Acton? Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share stories about just that. If you…