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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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Buy turkey pops for Thanksgiving and support Parmenter food pantry

7th year running. Turkey Pops! Amy’s Sweet Solutions will donate a dozen cupcakes to Parmenter food pantry for every dozen turkey cake pops ordered (only $36). Treat your friends and family with these yummy, fun cake pops while helping to feed our hungry neighbors. Everyone will be thankful!  Order now and please share this offer with your friends. You can reach Amy’s Sweet Solutions at, on Facebook or by phone at 617-530-0724.


Wayland Police collecting Toys for Tots

The Wayland Police Department is excited to announce we will be collecting toys donated this year for the United States Marine Corp Reserve “Toys for Tots” program.

You can drop off your new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at the Wayland Public Safety Building lobby from today, until the last collection day, December 13, 2019.

Please only donate new, unwrapped, non-violent toys!

If you have any questions, please contact Detective Sergeant Jamie D. Berger, Wayland PD, 508-358-1722 or

Support Project Pajama

“The children were nestled, all snug in their beds…”

Are you looking for a great way to get your kids involved in giving back this holiday season? Please consider supporting two Wayland moms in providing pajamas for underserved children in Lowell, MA.

Program flyer online here

5th Annual Project Pajama
Kim Bruno and Giselle Shardlow founded Project Pajama after Kim learned that a high school classmate of hers, who is now a teacher in Lowell, needed help collecting pajamas for her students. Their aim is to provide 350 pairs of children’s pajamas to families in need. They hope to provide warmth and comfort to ensure a better night’s sleep that will lead to a more healthy and productive life.

How to Help: Kim and Giselle are collecting brand-new, unwrapped girls and boys pajamas, sizes 6 to16, from November 21 through December 12. Please place donations of new pajamas in the holiday wrapped boxes outside of their homes or at local participating schools. May we all be a bit warmer this season—whether it is
because of a new pair of pajamas or because of doing a good deed.

Donation Locations

  • Kim Bruno: 1 Pheasant Run
  • Giselle Shardlow: 22 Shaw Drive

What the Children Say

  • “I have never slept in a pair of pajamas.” ~ Fourth-grade girl, jumping for joy over not having to sleep in her clothes again.
  • “Oh my, I’ve never won anything before. Can I try them on?”   ~ Kindergarten boy upon receiving his pajamas.
  • “This is the best day of my life ever!” ~ Second grade girl after receiving her pajamas.

Our 2019 goal is to collect 350 pajamas. Feel free to forward on to anyone who might also be interested.

Thank you so much!
Giselle & Kim

Order your holiday wreath from Troop 1

Get a jump on holiday decorating while supporting Troop 1 Cochituate! The Scouts are selling fresh wreaths as our annual fundraiser. The wreath sizes are: 10″ ($14), 14″ ($16), 18″ ($20), 24″ ($35), 36″ ($50), 48″ ($90). The size is the wire diameter, the actual wreath is a few inches larger and comes with a large red bow. You may order the wreaths from any Scout or online here. Wreaths will be available for pick up starting November 30th at Troop 1 Tree Sales at Community United Methodist Church on Rt. 27/Damon Rd.
Thank you for supporting Troop 1 Cochituate! Christmas tree sales information coming soon.

The Friends of the Wayland Library Fall Book and Bake Sale

Large Hearing Room, Wayland Town Building
Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, from noon – 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor its Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 17, from noon – 4:00 p.m. We also offer a Members Preview night on Friday November 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Memberships will be available to purchase at the sale starting Friday night at 4:30 p.m. Scanning devices are prohibited during the membership preview on Friday.

Sale items include thousands of quality books for children and adults, DVDs, CDs, and delicious baked goods. Many items are “like new” so come and start your holiday shopping early! All proceeds support Library programs and services.

Contact Carole Schneider at (508) 358-1012 or if you are interested in contributing baked goods or would like more information about the sale.

Boston Leadership Council for Save the Children Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Wayland resident and member of Save the Children’s Boston Leadership Council (“BLC”), Sejal T. Srinivasan, travelled to Lebanon in June 2019 with other BLC members to witness first-hand the challenges faced by Syrian refugees and to learn about the help provided by Save the Children in the field. Read more about Sejal’s journey online here

Save the Children’s BLC is now hosting a Benefit Fundraiser. Please consider making a donation to help these children! Donate online here

The BLC’s Benefit will be held on Nov 15, 2019 at the Boston Harvard Club. It will feature Samantha Power, Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and will showcase videos, photos and a panel discussion with the BLC travelers.

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, registration is already sold out. To be added to the Wait List, please email Mary Leffel

Donate to Wayland PTO Gift Your Child!

Wayland PTO supports your child’s education in so many ways. We aspire to 100% participation from our parent community in our Gift Your Child Fundraiser! Together, we can do more! Donate today at

Wayland PTO supplies books, classroom materials, student clubs, field trips, inclusive classrooms, social events, staff appreciation events and so much more! Your child is sure to have benefited!

Gift Your Child is our only fundraiser at Wayland Middle School and Wayland High School. We finish collections soon; don’t wait to donate!