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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland High Grad Biking U.S. For MS

Wayland Patch 1/19/18: Wayland High Grad Biking U.S. For MS. Audrey Zizza, Wayland High School class of 2015, will be participating in a cross country bike trip this summer to raise funds to support MS research and awareness. Bike the US for MS organizes bike trips that raise awareness for multiple sclerosis research, and bikers also visit people across the country who have MS, doing chores and building ramps – anything they can to help. It’s a great organization and a great mission. If you’d like to learn more or donate to this cause please visit http://biketheusforms.org/cyclists/detail.asp?cid=1332 or contact Audrey directly at zizza616@gmail.com. At this link you can also see some amazing pictures from previous trips.

Domestic Violence Roundtable Collects Valentine Donations for Families in Shelter

Each February, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for women, men and children temporarily living in local domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The Valentine Bags are decorated by the children from Sudbury Extended Day.

Members of our local communities are cordially invited to participate in this collection and to help fill the bags at the Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 3 PM at the Wayland Public Safety Building. This is a great opportunity for schools, scout groups, civic organizations, workplaces, families, friends, and neighbors to join the Roundtable in making lives brighter for families affected by domestic violence. Small gestures like the gift bags let families know they are supported in their decision to leave an abusive situation and brighten their day.

Some examples of needed items are gift cards for CVS, Target, grocery stores etc. For mothers in the shelters, some items would include full-size bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, phone cards, journals, postage stamps etc. Items for teens and children should be age appropriate from crayons, coloring books, small stuffed animals, matchbox cars, stickers socks, and non-violent toys, to bath and hair products, books, diaries, movie passes, iTunes cards, and candy.

In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 125 bags for families in shelter and transitional housing.

If you are interested in contributing to the Valentine’s Day collection, please contact the Roundtable at info@dvrt.org . A collection basket will be available in the lobby of the Wayland Public Safety Building located at the intersection of Routes 20 and 27 in Wayland from February 6-13, 2018.

Friends remember Wayland girl, raise $10K to fight cancer

Metrowest Daily News 12/27/17: Friends remember Wayland girl, raise $10K to fight cancer. Cheyenne Morrell was always thinking about others, from the child sitting alone in the lunchroom to her fellow patients battling cancer. Cheyenne, who grew up in Wayland, would plunk down next to the lonely child. And when her oncologist dressed up as Santa Claus during one of her hospital stays, Cheyenne joined in on the holiday spirit.

Boosters seeks donations in Annual Appeal

Winter Sports Season is Here!!   Support our student-athletes with a donation to our Annual Appeal. Please donate today at www.waylandboosters.org

Announcing Mini-grant Funding for Projects in Effective Teen Relationships & Violence Prevention, the Arts, and Community Service

Following the success of past years, The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund is offering an exciting program to fund small projects in three areas: Effective Teen Relationships & Violence Prevention, the Arts, and Community Service.

In Lauren’s spirit and memory, small grants are now available for individuals and groups with dynamic project ideas in any of the above areas.  Keep On Sparkling!

Interested parties are invited to complete an online application by January 31, 2018. New applicants encouraged!   Please visit www.laurendunneastleymemorialfund.org

Spirit of Giving: 6 Nonprofits To Support In Wayland

Wayland Patch 11/25/17: Spirit of Giving: 6 7 Nonprofits To Support In Wayland.It’s easy to find a charity. Swing a stick and you’ll hit some organization, somewhere, raising money for some cause. But many want to keep it truly local, and help the neighbors around you or the charities that operate right in your community.

Patch lists:

  1. Dignity Matters
  2. German Shepherd Rescue of New England
  3. Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable
  4. Wayland Children and Parents Association
  5. Arts Wayland
  6. Bread of Compassion
  7. Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging

A complete list of IRS-recognized Wayland-based charities is online here.  WaylandeNews has a list with descriptions online here.

Wayland Community Fund chairman stepping away

Wayland Town Crier 11/24/17: Wayland Community Fund chairman stepping away. For 20 years, the Wayland Community Fund has helped people in need – from grandparents living on Social Security and raising toddlers to people facing chronic or terminal illnesses. The organization has provided more than $550,000 worth of help to Wayland residents, and Michael Patterson has been there throughout the years.