Marshall Home Fund Welcomes New Fund Administrator

Marshall Home FundThe Marshall Home Fund named C. Allison Hewett as its new fund administrator. The following announcement was provided by the Marshall Home Fund:

The board of directors of the Marshall Home Fund (MHF) is proud to announce that C. AllisonHewett has been named the new administrator for the Fund. Hewett is already known to some in Watertown as she is also the administrator for the FirstParish of Watertown. She plans to continue in that role as both positions are part-time. Hewett has a rich work history that includes working with Watertown’s Helen Robinson Wright Charitable Fund, a library director in Granville, N.Y., a former cost manager and a production assembler.

Watertown Woman Running Marathon for YMCA of Greater Boston

The following announcement was provided by the YMCA of Greater Boston:

Linda Asadoorian of Watertown will be running the 2022 Boston Marathon as a member of the YMCA of Greater Boston’s marathon team. Asadoorian will be raising money to support the YMCA of Greater Boston’s teen programs, such as the Achievers program, Youth and Government and Leaders Club. Teens count on the Y for academic assistance, employment, life skills advancement and healthy fun. “Having worked for the YMCA of Greater Boston for over half a decade, I have seen firsthand the powerful impact that the Y’s programs have on our communities’ young people,” said Asadoorian. “Running for the Y of Greater Boston is such an honor, and I hope that it inspires others be proactive in ensuring that teens have access to the academic and interpersonal support, leadership development, nutritious foods and safe space for fun and learning that the YMCA of Greater Boston provides.”

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020, the YMCA of Greater Boston provided employment for over 900 teens, elevating their self-worth and self-confidence.

Watertown Yoga Studio Hosting Benefit to Support Relief Efforts in Ukraine

Watertown’s Artemis Yoga will host classes to raise funds to provide relief to Ukraine. The following information was provided by Artemis Yoga:

Please join us Saturday, April 9 for an afternoon of benefit classes to support relief efforts in Ukraine. At its essence, yoga is about community and a desire to be of service to others. There is so much need in the world and the recent events in Ukraine have been so quickly unfolding that it can feels like a small part that we can do act with compassion and support. Artemis Yoga has put together an afternoon of specialty classes for you to enjoy while also supporting with donations to #ChefsForUkraine through World Central Kitchen.

Watertown Community Fridge Looking for New Home

Watertown Community FridgeThe Watertown Community Fridge, located outside Francis Market. The following announcement was provided by Watertown Community Fridge:

The Watertown Community Fridge is looking for a new home! Do you know a local business that is interested in hosting the Fridge and supporting food security in Watertown? The Watertown Community Fridge team is grateful to our hosts at Francis Market, but we need a new space so we can keep serving our community. We need to leave our current space by April 20th, so we’re hoping to find a new host ASAP and we want to make sure it’s the perfect partnership for everyone!

Sullivan Tire Seeks to Collect 300K Pairs of Socks for Homeless Shelters

Laurie Fadden from their Human Resources Department and Sullivan Tire Vice President of Marketing, Paul Sullivan with some of the socks collected at Sullivan Tire locations. The following information was provided by Sullivan Tire:

Sullivan Tire values making a difference in the communities that they serve. From now until May 1st, they are holding a Sock Drive to help those experiencing homelessness remain warm and healthy. Socks are one of the most requested items from individuals and families experiencing homelessness, yet they are the least donated for those in need. 

Sock Boxes are located at over 100 Sullivan Tire auto service, commercial truck centers, and wholesale locations throughout the New England region to gather donations from anyone who is looking to participate. They ask that donated socks be new, but can be any color, style or size from infants to adults. 

“Since our founding in 1955, Sullivan Tire has made a commitment to giving back to the less fortunate in the communities we serve and beyond.

Public Can Learn More About Watertown Community Fridge at Virtual Meeting

Watertown Community FridgeThe Watertown Community Fridge, located outside Francis Market. The following information was provided by the Watertown Community Fridge:

The Watertown Community Fridge coordinating team will be holding a virtual meeting on Monday, January 31st from 7-8pm on Zoom. This is an opportunity for community members to learn more about the Fridge and to get involved. Please see attached the slides that we will go over in the meeting. For information about how to get on the 1/31 Zoom email Watertowncommunityfridge

Watertown Community Fridge Now Open, Give or Take Food for Free 24/7

Watertown Community Foundation Awards $35,000 in Educational Grants

The Watertown Community Foundation (WCF) in collaboration with Life Sciences Cares and four life science companies has awarded grants totaling $35,000 for Watertown Public Schools. The addition of the STEM Fund this year builds on Watertown Community Foundation’s annual school- based educational grants program and increases total funding for the foundation’s grants in support of funding science, technology, engineering, and math programming. “We are grateful for this new partnership and funding to expand our ability to support Watertown teachers through our annual education grant program. It truly helps transform our grant giving capacity and provides teachers and our schools with more resources to support students in the classroom.” said Eleanor Donato, Watertown Community Foundation School Grant co-chair. This collective giving program also allows companies, leaders, and employees in the burgeoning Watertown life sciences field to learn about Watertown Public Schools and forge deeper relationships with the school STEM community.