Thursday, December 6, 2012
From the ubiquitous red kettles to the option to round up to the nearest dollar at the register, there are many requests for consumers' charity this season.
It's rare to go through a checkout line without being asked for a donation. At PetSmart, it's for animals; at Wendy's, it's for adoption. And, let's not forget the jingle of the Salvation Army bell that sends many of us digging into our pockets. It's true, needs are increasing yearly. One viewpoint is that if you're out shopping anyway, parting with an extra dollar here and there likely has little affect on your wallet—and if others do the same, the sum of all the small donations can make a big difference. But how do you decide when your donations are enough? Do you have to give each time to feel like you've helped? How do you walk through the cold past that kettle and the ringer of the bell one Facebook fan of Patch referred to as "the …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Vote Sept. 6-19 to help secure funding for educational programs in Needham.
Next week, the Needham community will have the chance to help the Needham Education Foundation secure up to $250,000 to support educational programs in town. The Needham Education Foundation, or NEF, will be participating in a contest through the Chase Community Giving Program, in which charities are awarded grant money based on the number of votes they receive online. Voting will begin Thursday, Sept. 6 and will end on Sept. 19. Facebook users can vote online at www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving, and Chase bank account holders can vote through the Chase website, www.ChaseGiving.com. Prizes will range from $10,000 to $250,000, and winners will be determined later in September, based on how many votes each charity receives. “An online …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Half of the proceeds from the sale of a special cupcake will go toward this Dover-based nonprofit, which provides backpacks and school supplies for children in need.
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Friday, June 1, 2012
As part of their ongoing philanthropic program titled “Treat Others Well," Treat Cupcake Bar in Needham has selected the Backpacks For Kids Foundation of Dover as the charity they will honor for the month of June. Sarah Bartholomae and Devon Laidman, co-directors of Backpacks for Kids (BFK), sat down with Adie Sprague, Head Baker and General Manager of Treat Cupcake Bar, to design a unique cupcake that they will sell throughout the month with 50 percent of the proceeds going directly to BFK. “Treat Others Well is a unique program designed to show our support for youth wanting to make a difference in Needham and the Greater Boston communities and assist deserving charities in their efforts," Sprague said. "The TOW program is designed to …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Share your opinion in the comments.
Giving back is great. Whether you're helping to stock the Needham Food Pantry shelves, providing clothing for families in the area through the Circle of Hope or supporting a child's education at a local institution such as the Walker School, coming to someone else's aid not only benefits them but also often provides the giver with a real sense of peace. And there are tons of ways to give back in and around Needham, from becoming an active volunteer with the Needham Exchange Club to joining the efforts of the Friends of the Needham Public Library. For almost every interest, there's a local cause to match. So today, Needham Patch wants to know: How do you give back? Tell us about your favorite nonprofits, charities or volunteer activities …