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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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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, 2019. New applicants encouraged! Please visit

Annual Christmas Tree Sale by Wayland Troop 1 Boy Scouts, starting November 30

Decorate your home for the holidays with a fresh-cut tree while supporting your local Boy Scouts in their annual fundraiser. Starting on Friday 11/30 at the Community United Methodist Church, 80 Main St. (Route 27), Troop 1 will be selling fragrant balsam firs from Nova Scotia and wreaths with bows in various diameters. Tree sizes range from tabletop to towering 10-plus-footers and are competitively priced.

Come early to get your favorite shape! Tree sales will be the first three weekends in December, ending on 12/16, subject to availability. Hours are Fridays 4-7PM, Saturdays 8:30AM-5:30PM and Sundays 11:30AM – 5:30PM. The Scouts will secure it to the roof of your car. Thanks for supporting Troop 1 Wayland Boy Scouts.

Shop for A Cause: Support the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Shoppers browse the wide variety of items available for sale at the Mango Tree Artisans fundraiser to benefit the Roundtable

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, from noon to 4 PM, Mango Tree Artisans of Sudbury will host a special shopping event to benefit the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable. Please join the Roundtable for a relaxing afternoon of holiday shopping and help support the work of the Roundtable and a local business.

At its new location at 593 Boston Post Road in Sudbury, Mango Tree Artisans showcases a wide variety of unique items including handcrafted sterling silver and ethnic jewelry, ceramics, baskets, eco- friendly clothing, instruments, glass, metal, wood and other unique items created in the US and dozens of other countries. These items are ethnically sourced and created from eco-friendly, sustainable, and recycled materials. Mango Tree supports Fair Trade which means the artists and producers in developing countries are paid fairly, work in safe, healthy conditions, and are trying to be environmentally sustainable.

Enjoy light refreshments while you shop. The Roundtable receives a percentage of all sale proceeds made during this event

The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. It is an all-volunteer organization of men and women working to educate our local communities about spousal and partner abuse, bullying, and teen dating violence. Annually, the Roundtable hosts and sponsors a number of educational programs and provides domestic violence resource materials to local businesses, medical, dental, and other professional offices, public buildings, and faith communities. In addition, the Roundtable sponsors a family at the holidays, distributes Valentine bags to women and children in local shelters and transitional housing programs and conducts a Shower for Shelters in the spring to collect household items for families moving from shelters and transitional settings to permanent housing. You can learn more about the Roundtable and about relationship violence at

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

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.