Monday, November 19, 2012
A local mother-daughter team thought they would collect a few things for friends who were hit by Hurricane Sandy.
When Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, Kim Joline and her mother, Monica Reid, knew they wanted to help. What happened next, Joline said, was unbelievable. "The people of Medfield are absolutely amazing," Joline said as she stood beside a 24 foot long UHaul truck packed with 200 boxes of donations. After a quick email to family and friends, and then shared with the Medfield Angels/Neighbor Brigade, hundreds of people started dropping off items for the hurricane victims. "We were getting stuff dropped off an hour ago," Joline said on Friday. "This week has just been huge; it's just awesome how much people gave." Thousands of donated items were donated including food, water, clothing, toiletries, baby items (clothing, diapers, …
Monday, September 26, 2011
MAP is almost six months into a year-long capital campaign and the program has raised more than $43,000 of the $100,000 it needs to bring all of its buildings up to par.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
The Medfield Afterschool Program is not quite halfway to the goal line for its capital campaign, but some of the most urgent problems are already being fixed, according to parents involved in the effort. “The leaky roof at the Ralph Wheelock School facility was torn up on Medfield Day and a new roof was laid that Sunday,” said Jean Mineo, outgoing volunteer president of MAP and a member of the MAP’s Quest capital campaign committee. The Medfield Afterschool Program, which serves about 300 children at the Memorial, Dale, Wheelock, and Blake school sites, is a non-profit organization – but it has done very little fundraising in its 22-year history, according to Executive Director Gaye Shannon. That has contributed to a substantial list of …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
While the Lowell Mason Foundation has some funds to start this work, the more funds available now will expedite the process of renovating the house and preparing it for its next life as a museum, rehearsal space, and offices
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Dear Editor, I am writing to inform readers of a matching grant that is about to expire for the Lowell Mason Foundation. An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $5,000 in donations with an end date for the matching grant of June 30th. To date as part of this matching grant proposal, we have raised $2,735. We have been working hard to raise the money to renovate the Lowell Mason House. Currently, we are reviewing proposals for the initial work, which must be completed before the end of the summer. While we have some funds to start this work, the more funds available now will expedite the process of renovating the house and preparing it for its next life as a museum, rehearsal space, and offices. So I ask you, before you head off to …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Donations can be dropped off at the Animal Shelter at any time.
The Medfield Animal Shelter depends on donations of food, cleaning supplies and cat litter to care for the shelter residents. The Shelter is currently in need of canned cat and kitten food. Any brand and flavor would be gratefully accepted. Donations can be dropped off any time. The Animal Shelter is located at 101 Old Bridge St.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Donations to help replace the World War II Veterans' plaque outside the gymnasium of the Dale Street School can be made at Lord's Department store or mailed to the Medfield Foundation, 459 Main Street, Medfield MA 02052.
When Nancy Kelly Lavin first saw the World War II veterans’ plaque outside the Dale Street School’s gymnasium, she was surprised she had not noticed it before and then disappointed by its condition, as was her father, William J. Kelly Jr., whose name is on the plaque. The men and women listed on the plaque were teenage students in the building when it was the Hannah Adams Pfaff High School (from 1927 and 1951) when they enlisted. “Once I realized what I was looking at, I was sad,” said Lavin, noting the plaque has fallen into disrepair with names that are missing letters, and gold stars that have fallen off. “When my father Bill Kelly [of Lord’s Department Store] first saw the plaque, he immediately wanted to do something so he came up …
Friday, December 31, 2010
Over 800 toys and $1,000 donated to 2010 Toys for Tots.
The response to this year's Toys for Tots drive was so overwhelming that, at times, it was difficult to get through the vestibule of the Medfield Police Station which served as a drop-off point this year. The successful Toys for Tots program is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which collects new toys for children in need and distributes them as Christmas gifts. "It was pretty good for the first year," said Officer Eric Pellegrini of the Medfield Police Department. "This was the first year we had a donation drop-off at the station and I actually had to move some of the toys because the area was overflowing…It was a very, very good turnout." Pellegrini collaborated with fellow Marine Frank Iafolla who has organized …