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Yoga Reaches Out

Mission: to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children.

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Wayland High graduate to bike across the country to support affordable housing

Wayland Town Crier 5/28/17: Wayland High graduate to bike across the country to support affordable housing. Elise Goldfine is on a mission to pedal for a cause. The 22-year-old Wayland High School graduate is preparing to bike across the country while supporting efforts to create affordable housing.

For more information about Bike & Build and to donate to Goldfine or another rider, visit Elise’s page is online here.

13th Annual Steve Henley Memorial Golf Outing

In honor of Steve Henley, we’re having a memorial golf outing to raise money for Wayland Athletics, Friday, June 2. 1:30pm, check-in at 12:30pm at Sandy Burr Country Club, 103 Cochituate Rd, Wayland.

100% of proceeds to benefit the Wayland Youth. $145 per person includes: 18 holes on a scenic 6412 yard course, hot dogs after check-in, dinner, prizes, raffle.

Deadline: May 30. Please send list of names with check. Sponsor hole/tee signage: $250 (deadline: May 30). In lieu of attending, we are accepting donations of any amount!  Please make checks payable to: Steve Henley Memorial Golf Tournament, c/o Michele Henley, 197 Stonebridge Rd, Wayland MA 01778

Questions? Please call Michele Henley (508-922-9697) or Mike Henley (508-92209699). Email


Report from the Wayland Community Fund

The Wayland Community fund is a volunteer organization that helps Wayland residents in financial need. Established 1997 through a bequest from Suzanne Leavitt the WCF has helped several hundred Wayland residents and provided well over $500,000 in assistance. The WCF receives no public support. It is funded, by the remainder of the Leavitt gift and by contributions from people in Wayland. The volunteers cover the organization’s expenses so that 100% of every dollar contributed goes directly toward helping Wayland residents.

At this point in its fiscal year (ten months) the WCF has provided $24,024 in assistance. Rent payments have accounted for $9,365 in expenditures; $7,291 has been spent on utility payments, and $2,168 spent on health-related bills. Other assistance has been given in a variety of areas including children items and food.

WCF brochures are available in the Wayland Town Building and the Wayland Public Library. Additional information can be found on the Town of Wayland website.

Michael Patterson, Chairman, Wayland Community Fund

Help give the gift of mobility

Spring Cleaning? If you are cleaning out your basements, garages, etc, and you happen to come across a no longer used wheelchair or any mobility aide please give Wheels for the World a call! Wheels for the World distributes wheelchairs and mobility aides such as; canes, crutches, rollators, and walkers to be given to disabled children and adults in countries where they can’t get them. We also take wheelchair parts such as; foot/leg rests, tires, cushions, and etc. to help in restoring donated wheelchairs to brand new condition. Our job here at Wheels for the World New England is to collect the donated items and get them to the restoration facilities in prisons. The inmates who are part of a special program with Wheels for the World learn the skill to make new wheelchairs. The skills they learn are helpful to them when they get back into the community and are looking for jobs.
Can you help us give “the gift of mobility”? Would you like to help us by donating or collecting wheelchairs, and the mobility aides? If so please contact Cindy Leonard at 508-653-3743.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Save A Dog’s 17th Annual Dog Walk: Paws in the Park 2017

Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm (Rain or Shine)
at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

For complete details, click here

Come join us and many other dog lovers for a day filled with family and canine fun while helping us raise money for homeless dogs! We are thrilled to have Paws in the Park at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.

Some of the activities that will be running throughout the day include an Agility Try-out ring, A Parade of Adoptable Dogs, Doggie Games, face painting for the kids, a silent auction, food, exhibitors, and more.

Registration begins at 10:00am. Group Walk: 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Admission: $10 per adult, $5 for Children ages 5-12, free for Children under 5. (admission is waived if you have raised a comparable amount in pledges).

Plan Ahead for a Fun Day!

  • Rain or shine, dress for the weather!
  • Bring your dog if he/she will enjoy being around other people or dogs.
  • Keep your dog on a 6 ft. or shorter leash. For safety’s sake, please, no retractable leashes.
  • Be courteous and responsible – please clean up after your dog. Bags will be available.
  • Walk the course only if you and your dog are in adequate physical condition to walk 1 mile.
  • Water will be provided for both dogs and people at the walk mid-point. Even if you are not thirsty, be sure to let your dog have plenty of access to the provided water.

Help Create a Safe New Home

Join the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable’s efforts to create safe new homes for survivors of domestic abuse by participating in its annual Shower for Shelters. You can help families transitioning from a shelter to establish a new home by donating new household items. Your donations also help the shelter and transitional housing programs of local domestic violence agencies.

The Shower for Shelters will be held from Monday April 10 through Sunday, April 30. This is the perfect opportunity to make a donation in honor of someone special in your life for Mother’s Day. New unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury, the Wayland Public Library or the Lincoln Public Library. Gifts may also be dropped off at the Roundtable’s Libations and Donations free wine tasting event at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, located in Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road (Rt. 20) in Sudbury, on Friday, April 21 starting at 7pm.

Requested items include: twin size sheets and pillowcases, twin summer blankets, twin comforters, bed pillows, crib sheets, bath towels and face cloths, unscented cleaning products and laundry detergent, laundry baskets, kitchen utensils, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, and small kitchen appliances. Gift cards are also welcome. For a complete list of requested items, please visit the Roundtable website at

All gifts collected are donated to clients of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence

Event flyer online here:

Florence Adler 5k Walk/Run, May 13

Walk/Run begins at Wayland Middle School at 11am.  Sponsored by the Boston Parent Council