Friends of WatertownVictor Lattanzi of Friends of Watertown visited the St. Patrick’s/Sacred Heart Food Pantry to make a donation. The Friends of Watertown formed during the Pandemic with the goal of helping people, bring people together, and to maintain friendships and traditions. Founder Victor Lattanzi said the 501 3C non-profit organization will be making donations to local groups, host events and more. “The Friends of Watertown is partnering with community leaders in Watertown, i.e., clergy, teachers and police in order to have a direct line to those who may be suffering in silence and could benefit from charitable offerings in the form of food, school supplies and other identified necessities,” Lattanzi said.
Watertown Walks for PeaceWatertown Walks for Peace will participate in the 2022 Mother’s Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester. Pictured is the last time that the walk was held in Dorchester in 2019. The following announcement was provided by Watertown Walks for Peace:
Watertown Walks for Peace (WW4P) will be participating in this year’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on May 8, 2022. This annual fundraising event supports the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in its critical advocacy and support work for victims of gun violence. This will be Watertown’s eighth year of participation in the annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace.
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.
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’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 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!
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.
The Watertown Catholic Collaborative Food Pantry will host a “drive-thru” donation day on Feb. 26. The donation day will run from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Sacred Heart Parish, 770 Mt. Auburn St.
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