Sunday, January 8, 2012
Organizers say the 2011 Free Holiday Store provided gifts for over 100 children in Westborough.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Dear Westborough Patch Editor, The Rotary Club of Westborough and Westborough Youth and Family Services would like to thank the many residents and local businesses for their generous donations to the 2011 Free Holiday Store. So many stopped by our offices to drop off gifts without leaving their names that we wanted to publicly acknowledge these residents and businesses, without whom we could not have helped so many families bring joy to their children during the holidays. We provided gifts to 112 Westborough children. Thank you to all of Westborough for responding so generously to our pleas for gifts for teens, as well as younger children. We would also like to share with you the gratitude expressed by all the recipients of your …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Whether it's donating money, toys, coats or food, there are lots of ways to give back this season.
1. Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) and the Westborough Rotary Club are accepting donations for the Free Holiday Store, which is open to Westborough families in need from Dec. 1 through 22. New toys "such as building sets, dolls, trucks, craft and science kits or your favorite books from childhood" may be dropped off at the WYFS office, 45 West Main St., Rm 21, second floor of the Forbes Municipal Building, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and between 9 a.m. and noon on Fridays. Toy Drop Boxes are also located at the Westborough Fire Station, Westborough Library, both Avidia Bank locations and the Boston Sports Club. Gift cards and monetary donations (made payable to the Rotary Club of Westborough and …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Free Holiday Store announced donation drop-off locations around Westborough.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. This holiday season, the Free Holiday Store is accepting donations for families in need this holiday season. Local businesses and residents can drop off new unwrapped toys, books and gift cards for children and teens at Boston Sports Club, Westborough Fire Station, Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Youth and Family Services office. 2. Family Literacy Night takes place at 6 p.m. at Hastings Elementary School, 111 East Main St. The program is open to preschool to third grade children and their families. The celebration of reading will include sing-alongs, storytelling, …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Reunion photos, town veterans and a poll on Westborough’s most dangerous intersection are among the top stories.
1. On Saturday, Nov. 5, Westborough High School class of 1976 held its 35th high school reunion at The Grafton Inn. Westborough Patch posted the story and photos from the event. 2. Westborough Youth and Family Services and The Rotary Club of Westborough, with the help of Westborough Girl Scouts, set up the annual free Holiday Store on Monday, Nov. 7. Families in need can make an appointment with WYFS to choose gifts for the holidays. 3. Where do you think is the most dangerous intersection in Westborough? Our poll has already generated over 100 votes and readers have nominated additional locations, too. Be sure to get your vote in and tell us which intersection in town you find to be the most dangerous. 4. Now that money is available for a…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Donated toys and gifts are available for Westborough families in need this holiday season.
The auditorium at the Forbes Municipal Building, 45 West Main St., is being set up today as the annual free Holiday Store for families in need this holiday season. Boxes of toys for girls and boys were stacked on the stage and volunteers were hanging decorations this morning. “There will be two Girl Scout troops coming in this afternoon to help set it up,” said Julie Baldwin of the Westborough Girl Scouts. Julie and her husband, Ed, were busy making and hanging decorations on the back wall of the stage. The Holiday Store is organized by Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) and The Rotary Club of Westborough to provide gifts for children and families during the holiday season. It will open from Dec. 1 through 22. Last year, over 530…