Get in the holiday spirit and get involved this season. With a number of charitable organizations within minutes of your Alta Easterly home, there is no shortage of ways to give back. Here are just a few ideas:
New Life Furniture Bank
New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects donations of furniture and household items, which it then makes available to families in need. New Life has helped out more than 1,700 families in its five years of existence, and you can help them help others by volunteering your time. Collecting donations at the warehouse or chipping in with fundraising or outreach efforts are just a few of the ways to get involved.
Breaking Bread, a weekly community meal served up by Walpole churches, is always looking for volunteers to help feed those in need. Every Monday night at 5:30 p.m., a rotating cast of volunteers comes together to provide free hot meals for the community at United Church. There are a number of ways to help out. Cooks and those certified in food safety can jump into the kitchen to give a helping hand. You can also chip in with shopping or baking assistance or help coordinate volunteers. Check out the Saint Mary Parish website for more details.
Walpole Community Food Pantry
The Walpole Community Food Pantry’s mission – “helping our neighbors in need” – meshes perfectly with the holiday spirit. You can get in on that spirit by helping the nonprofit organization provide food and necessities to Walpole residents in need. Whether you want to stock shelves or help with administrative tasks, there’s a way to get involved.
The Home for Little Wanderers
Make a difference in the life of a child by lending your time to The Home for Little Wanderers, an organization that provides programs and services for at-risk youth. With campuses throughout the greater Boston area, The Home offers plenty of ways to chip in. Volunteer opportunities might include helping with a weekly activity or serving as a tutor or mentor. See The Home’s holiday volunteering opportunities for more information on how you can make a difference.
Volunteer at an Animal Shelter
Do you love animals? Donate your time to a local shelter. There are a number of quality ones in the area, including the nearby Medfield Animal Shelter, which is less than 10 miles from your Alta Easterly home. Whether you want to help care for the animals at the shelter or you’re willing to provide a foster home for a furry or feathered friend until it finds its forever home, Medfield Animal Shelter offers a number of ways to get involved.
Check out Alta Easterly’s blog for more ideas on what to do in East Walpole, MA.