Fall for Natick is Oct. 10
The service council’s fifth annual Fall for Natick Fundraiser and Auction will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. The council is currently seeking donations and sponsors. To donate an item for the auction or sponsor the event, contact Lauren Mann at LMann@natickservicecouncil.org. Thank you to sponsors Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Tilly & Salvy’s Bacon Street Farm, Austin Liquors, Direct Associates, MutualOne Bank, Laura Senier & Ken DelPapa, Wegmans, Sunrock Development, Jessica Allain, Natick Dental Partners, Janice Burke, Penny Holmes, Wellesley Bank, Launch Trampoline Framingham, Eastern Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Vincent & Sally Tingley, Fair & Yeager Insurance and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Start Composting and Help NSC!
NSC is partnering with Black Earth Composting to encourage Natick residents to start composting. Our goal is to get 250 people to sign up so we can receive free composting for a year! Curbside composting is easy, sustainable, and will cut your trash (and need for blue bags) in half! Sign up at https://blackearthcompost.com/residential-pick-up-natick-ma to start composting and help NSC receive free composting!
Food Pantry Sponsor of the Month
Thank you to Jesamondo Salon & Spa for being the food pantry sponsor of the month during September!
Help Us Stock the Pantry!
We are in need of the following: diapers (size 3 and 6) and wipes, coffee, pasta sauce, rice, low-sodium soups, healthy snack items (pretzels, saltines), individual packaged snacks (granola bars), and shampoo.
Volunteer opportunities
Weekly food pantry assistant to help distribute food during client food pantry visits, and donation pick-ups at Roche Bros and Stop and Shop (biweekly or monthly). Visit our website at www.NatickServiceCouncil.org to fill out an application and get involved.
For group community service opportunities, contact Kelsey Hampton at Khampton@natickservicecouncil.org.
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Career Development Center
Did you know that NSC offers individual career counseling, workshops and online application assistance for those looking to gain employment or make a career change? And, our Brack Career Center and is open to all Natick residents. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Barbara Peoples at bpeoples@natickservicecouncil.org or 508-655-1791.
We are so thankful for our amazing community! We could not do our good work without your support. Natick Service Council would like to mention and extend our gratitude to the following organizations and individuals this week:
• When Moms On a Mission heard we were low on diapers and wipes, they coordinated a drive with the sixth-grade team and their families for NSC. We are very grateful for their generosity.
• Natick High School Class of 1987 held a joint 50th birthday party/class reunion at the Natick Elks and donated the admission fee to NSC. They collected $350 and 70 pounds of food to Natick Service Council. This is a great way to see old friends, have fun and support the community!
• Thank you to Lovin’ Spoonfuls for their weekly deliveries that allow us to stock our pantry with non-perishable foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy.
Please note that our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Please call for our food pantry hours. Donations to the Vi Tutuny Hearth Healthy Food Pantry can be made anytime during our business hours. We are located at 2 Webster St., on the corner of Cottage Street and Webster Street. There is parking behind the building. For your convenience, there are also food collection bins at Roche Bros., Stop & Shop and the Community Center. Thank you for supporting our community!