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Non-Profit Spotlight:
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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Cradles to Crayons Collect & Sort

Gather your new or gently used kids’ clothes, shoes, small toys, books and clean diapers for our Wayland Cradles to Crayons Collect and
Sort Event taking place at Loker School on Saturday June 1 from 9-11am.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Beginning May 13, drop off items at Loker School (storage bin outside the school), Claypit Hill School, The Children’s Way, and the library. You can also bring your donations to the event on June 1.
  • Volunteer to sort donations at the event. Please email Meghan at mvogel@cradlestocrayons.org to sign up for a volunteer shift. We need all hands on deck to make this event a success so please register!

This is a family event so bring your kids to give them the hands-on experience of doing something to help others. All donations go directly to children age 0-12 living in low income, homeless or emergency situations in MA. Check here for more information about what Cradles to Crayons accepts.  Questions? Email Allison Kates at alliekat325@gmail.com

Celebrate Mothers! Shop at The Wayland Depot!

Find a very special gift while supporting local artists and charitable organizations. The Wayland Depot – Once Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable seeks donations for Shower for Shelters

Help families transitioning from a shelter establish a new home by donating gifts of new household items.  Your generous donations help the Shelters and Transitional Housing programs.  Make a donation in honor of someone special for Mother’s Day.

Saturday, April 27 through Monday, May 13, please deliver new unwrapped gifts to the public library in Wayland (5 Concord Rd), Sudbury (21 Concord Rd), or Lincoln (3 Bedford Rd) or at their Wine and Beer Tasting, April 26 at 7pm at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, Rugged Bear Plaza, Sudbury.

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

Suggested Wish List (new items only):

  • twin size sheets and pillowcases
  • twin size summer blankets
  • twin size comforters
  • bed pillows
  • crib sheets
  • bath towels and face clothes
  • laundry detergent – without scent or other allergens
  • cleaning products – anything without scent – dishwashing detergent
  • laundry baskets, clothes hangers, shower caddy, small storage bins for kitchen, bedroom or both
  • flatware – spoons, forks, knives, knife set
  • water glasses and coffee mugs
  • pots and pans, cooking spoons, spatulas, pot holders
  • sandwich bags, aluminum foil
  • small appliances (mixers, toasters, blenders), clock radios
  • tampons, sanitary napkins, panty liners
  • children’s socks and underwear
  • diapers (all sizes, including newborn)
  • deodorant-full size, tooth brush, tooth paste- full size
  • $5/$10 MBTA Charlie cards
  • gift cards such as: CVS, Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Hannaford’s, Shaw’s, Roche Bros, Target, Visa/Mastercard, postage stamps

Wayland Wizards Destination Imagination Team seeks donations to go to global finals

The Wayland Wizards would greatly appreciate your support for this group of children embracing STEM concepts within a creative, team based program as they compete representing Massachusetts in the global Destination Imagination finals.

The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. All of the programs are project based, teaching the creative process from imagination to Innovation.

The members of Wayland’s Middle School Team, the Wayland Wizards, chose to solve the Scientific Challenge “Medical Mystery” which required them to
create a story about their character and their solution and design and build all the props needed to present an eight minute solution to tell the story they created.

Starting in October, the team has worked together every week right up until the regional competition. On March 16th, at the regional competition, they achieved 1st place competing against 16 local towns. On March 30th, at the State Competition (competing against 15 regions), their performance earned them again 1st place and a spots at the Global Final’s competition which will be held in Kansas City MO, from May 22 – 26.

While this team has worked extremely hard and is eager to present their efforts at the Global Finals, they can’t do that without your financial support. They are looking to raise money to help defer the cost of this trip. The cost is $1,600 per child for registration and travel, for a total cost of $8,000 to get the team to the championship.

Any support you are able to provide would be greatly appreciated and go a long way to support the ongoing pursuit of STEM-based, creative educational excellence among Massachusetts kids.

Online donations can be made via their GoFundMe page, https://www.gofundme.com/waylandwizards

Tax-deductible donations can be made to :
Destination Imagination, Inc.
Attn:GFDonationDept.
1111 South Union Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Include team number (#)-119-15445

or contact Team Manager: Scott Harris 508.479.4782

Friends of the Wayland Library Spring Book and Bake Sale, May 4-5 (Friends Preview May 3)

Held in the Large Hearing Room, Town Building

  • Saturday, May 4, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 12-4pm
  • Members preview: Friday, May 3, 5-8pm

Memberships will be available for purchase at the sale starting Friday night at 4:30 p.m. Sale items include thousands of quality books for children and adults, DVDs, CDs and delicious baked goods.  All proceeds support Library programs and services.  

We would love your help at the sale!  Contact Carole Schneider (508-358-1012) or CSS11@comcast.net) to volunteer for setup, work during the sale, or baked goods donations.

Stray Animals of Asia Night Market

Fun, Asian Night Market filled with food, drink, and beautiful handmade crafts. All the proceeds go to helping our efforts to support the unwanted animals in Thailand, India and Myanmar!  May 19, 3-7pm in Wayland (details on eventbrite page linked below)

Millions of these stray dogs and cats and other animals need the basics – food, medical care, clean water, shelter. Too many of them roam the streets, starving, abused and tortured. The answer to avoid human animal conflict is to neuter them, vaccinate them and save them from being poisoned which is often their fate. The concept is called TNVR = Trap Neuter Vaccinate Release. By doing this, we avoid millions of unwanted and sick animals every year. Our dollars go very far in Asia – YOU can help me save them! Come, eat fun Asian cusine, drink, buy some beautiful handcrafted jewelry, textiles, art, antiques, Asian carpets, and SAVE LIVES ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!

Details online here

Wayland Youth Fishing Derby, April 27

April 27, 2019
Mill Pond, Wayland
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

The Wayland Youth Fishing Derby is celebrating it’s 20th year this year. Wayland Youth Fishing Derby is open to Wayland kids up to grade 8.  No entry fee. Bring your own gear and bait The Pond is stocked with many trout including two “special fish”.

Coffee, donuts, hot cocoa and more. Raffle for adults and children. Ribbons for all children

All proceeds from the concession will be donated to Vernon Cancer Center, Newton Wellesley Hospital

Complete details at http://waylandfishingderby.com/