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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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Toys for Tots Collection at Wayland Police Department

This year as in years past, the Wayland Police Department will be accepting NEW, UNWRAPPED, NON-VIOLENT TOYS for US Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots program.

You can bring NEW, UNWRAPPED, NON-VIOLENT to the Wayland Police Department (38 Cochituate Rd. Wayland), Silk Veterinary (9 Pelham Island Rd, Wayland, Wayland Town Hall (41 Cochituate Rd, Wayland) and Ace Hardware (70 Andrew Ave. Wayland) by December 11, 2018.

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

Source: WPD Facebook post

Holiday Drive for Families Affected by Domestic Violence

Members of the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable display some of the 2017 holiday donations from the Roundtable. Pictured L to R are Malcolm Astley, George Connor, Diane Seligman, Ruth Backman, Joan Gaumnitz, Dossie Kahn and Fay Farber

Each year the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable sponsors a family for the holidays, and each year we invite our local communities to become involved in making the holidays brighter for families affected by domestic violence.

There are a number of ways that you can help. Sponsoring a family can be a wonderful way for you and your family to do something together to help others. You can also involve extended family, neighbors, and friends. Or perhaps your colleagues at work, your book club, scout troop, civic organization, or club would like to organize a collection.

For those who cannot sponsor a family, gift cards to retail stores for food, clothing, and other necessities are welcome. Popular stores include Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, CVS, Target, and Stop and Shop. Wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape are also needed. Whatever you can do to help is deeply appreciated.

Three local agencies offer services and programs for families affected by domestic violence. All of these programs conduct a Holiday Drive. Advocates from each agency sit with survivors and provide help with “wish lists” for them and their children.

For further information about how you might help, please contact:

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Deborah Heimel 781-891-0724 X108
Deadline for delivering gifts is Dec. 8-11, 2018

The Second Step

Carole Thompson 617-965-2538

Support Project Pajama, November 21-December 12

“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.

4th 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 300 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 21st through December 12th. Please place donations of new pajamas in the holiday wrapped boxes outside of their homes. 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 2018 goal is to collect 300 pajamas. Feel free to forward on to anyone who might also be interested.

Thank you so much!
Giselle & Kim

Shop Local at The Wayland Depot on Small Business Saturday,  November 24, 10am-4pm

Find books by local authors, crafts by local artisans, baby gifts, hostess gifts, gifts for sports fans, and fabulous jewelry at the small all-volunteer-run gift shop that gives back to the community.
The Depot will add holiday shopping hours on Sundays, 12 – 4 pm, starting November 25th through December 23rd.  Stop in Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 4, Sundays 12 – 4 (starting November 25th).

Buy turkey pops for Thanksgiving and support Parmenter food pantry

6th 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, through Facebook or by phone at 617-530-0724.


Multi Family Yard Sale to Benefit Non-Profit Peronia Adolescente

Start your holiday shopping at yard sale prices while helping others. 2nd annual multi family yard sale to benefit non profit Peronia Adolescente, an educational program designed to help under privileged adolescents in Guatemala City go to school. Everything priced to go!

Saturday, November 3, 9am-3pm at 17 White Rd, Wayland, MA 01778 (off route 20 right over the Weston line).

Sale items include, but are not limited to: Halloween costumes and decorations! Collectibles (WWII, vintage tools, decorations, prints, toys, lamps, more), jewelry, Accessories (scarves, hats, bags, shoes), tools, home decor, Housewares, Appliances, Linens, crafts, (jewelry making, sewing, art supplies, kids crafts, more) garden, clothing (clothing for all ages including handmade baby outfits), books, CDs, furniture, Sporting goods and athletic wear (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins gear) toys, puzzles, games. Something for everyone; many items new or like new.

Rain Date: Sunday, November 4

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Trivia Night at Good Shepherd Parish, November 3

What is the oldest city in the United States? (Answer below.)

Please join us for a trivia night November 3, 7 to 9 pm at St. Zepherin Parish Center. This will be a family friendly night for middle school age on up, with prizes for trivia winners and a raffle table. Light refreshments will be served, but participants are also welcome to bring treats to share with their team, including BYOB. Come with your team of up to six members, or come alone or with a friend and join a team when you arrive.

The cost is $10/person in advance, or $12/person at the door. Registration will be available after each Mass on the weekend of October 27-28, or by contacting the Good Shepherd parish office at 508-650-3545 or

Prizes and raffle items include gift cards to restaurants, nail and hair salons, personal training sessions, and theater; themed gift baskets put together by our Religious Education classes; baked goods; and many others!

The funds raised will benefit the medical clinic at Nuestro Pequenos Hermanos in Mexico. NPH runs orphanages and provides other services to children in Latin America and the Caribbean who are orphaned, abandoned, or whose families are unable to care for them. The clinic provides immunizations, blood tests, and TB and other health screenings. Our goal is to raise $5000 to support the clinic. For more information, please visit the NPH website,

(Answer: St. Augustine, Florida)