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List of Local Support links, Volunteer Information, & Miscellaneous Resources

Updated: May 22, 2020

Please email or text Jacky Foster to add opportunities or resources for support.  jackyfoster@comcast.net, 978-580-5581.

 

FOOD SERVICE AND NEEDS

Acton Food Pantry

https://www.actonfoodpantry.org/ 

Distribute Wednesdays from 10-7 and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30. To donate or volunteer or if you need services, call 978-635-9295.

Open Table

https://www.opentable.org/covid-19/ - Register for services from the website or call 978-369-2275.

https://opentable.volunteergopher.com/VMS/register/ - Register to volunteer (easy to do): Click on Sign Up Here link.

Multiple volunteer opportunities, including maintenance of broken things in Concord & Maynard facilities, pick & pack food for the pantry, and distribute food.

Open Table Fresh Air Pantry by appointment on Tuesdays (ages over 55: 12:45-3 / other: 3-6:30) & Thursdays from 3-6:30 PM @ Maynard Municipal Parking lot (Main Street by the Fine Arts Theater).  Check the website or call:
978-369-2275.

Stow Food Pantry

http://stowfoodpantry.com/  

Open for pick-ups three time a week. To donate (funds only, no food or gift cards).

Stow Food Pantry, PO Box 437, Stow, MA 01775.

To volunteer or for services, email or call: stowfoodp@gmail.com, 978-897-4230.

WHEAT

Need volunteers to deliver meals to elderly in Clinton & Lancaster:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044bada928a0ff2-wheat

Sudbury Food Pantry

http://sudburyfoodpantry.org/covid-19-response-plan-english/   

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:15. To volunteer (15 needed each time), call Mary Novak: 978-443-8565.

 Loaves & Fishes (Devens)

OPEN: https://loavesfishespantry.org/ and https://loavesfishespantry.org/2020-04-11-update/. If you need services, contact clientservices@loavesfishespantry.org.

Greater Boston Food Bank

https://www.gbfb.org/

Provides food to local food pantries. Donations requested.

Provide Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

www.growingplaces.org

 

OTHER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Bolton Community Fund

https://boltoncommunityfund.org/faqs/ 

Contact Mary Garcia for updated needs: leapforward@aol.com, 978-337-3571.

Warm Hearts Stow  - No Rotary volunteer opportunities at this time. Need Donations 

https://warmheartsofstow.com/online-donation/

https://warmheartsofstow.com/ 

(Catherine Hamill is investigating future opportunities.)

Stow Neighbor Brigade

https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/f39f8ca0-8ff6-4dbb-a904-a2e0100415e2/1

Acton-Boxborough United Way

https://www.abuw.org/index.php/en/ 

Plenty of volunteer opportunities: See website.

Acton-Boxborough Neighbor Brigade

https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/736c9c97-f266-406b-a899-a1d9e72f88d9/1

Clear Path for Veterans

https://www.clearpathne.org/  They are providing boxed meals at Devens:

https://www.clearpathne.org/clear-path-for-veterans-new-england-pop-up-empowerment-centers/

To volunteer:  https://clearpathnewengland.formstack.com/forms/empowerment_volunteer

Looking for volunteers to help with a community garden.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts

https://ncmhabitat.org/ 

Contact Carolyn for volunteer opportunities: office@ncmhabitat.org or (978) 348-2749. 

Healing Garden

https://healinggardensupport.org/    

Closed now, but they have a wish list for donations. See the website, and email Kelly as instructed: Kelly@healinggardensupport.org

Household Goods

https://householdgoods.org/   Closed Until Further Notice

Red Cross Blood Bank

https://www.redcross.org/give-blood   

Bob Johnson suggested donating platelets as well. Keep checking the site for locations and openings.

FPC  Guest Table – aka First Parish Church of Stow and Acton  Community Dinners

Looks like they plan to start back up Friday, June 5 – Our club has volunteered for these dinners many times,

Volunteer sign–up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49a9aa2ca3fb6-fpcguest

 

Other SERVICE AND DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

Make Masks for Neighbors

Email Ann Marie in Bolton for instructions and more information: kahershberger@comcast.net.

Make Face Shields

https://www.massfaceshields.com

Massachusetts Face Shields is a volunteer organization providing face shields for front line staff at hospitals, medical centers, and doctor's offices. They need people to help with 3D printing and assembling face shields. They also need supplies and donations.

 

Provide Meals to Front-Line Personnel

Blackbird Café in Acton has connected with Emerson Hospital and local police and fire departments to prepare and deliver meals to them. Currently they make two deliveries per week of sixty meals each to Emerson, and will increase the number based on donations: myblackbirdcafe.com. Click on Meals for Frontline Workers. A box that says “ORDER FOR PICKUP” comes up.  Leave the “order now, ready in 15-20 min.” circle filled.  (Although confusing, leave it.) Click on that box and you will see a display of choices of how many meals you want to donate.  Choose what you want and check out.  

Stow Community Chest - No Posted Volunteer Opportunities
Donate to Covid-19 Relief Fund: https://www.stowcommunitychest.org/relief-fund

Help “Plant” Native Flowers

Time to use up that extra yarn! In honor of Earth Day, Sudbury Valley Trustees is seeking knitted or crocheted flowers of any color, size, or design for the Arlington Park in Framingham. Donations accepted throughout May. For more information: www.svtweb.org/yarn.

Cheer Up Seniors Letter Writing -   The RCNV is writing notes &  letters to cheer up Quarantined Residents of 2 local Nursing Homes. If you would like to participate, please contact Chris Mudgett  at  cmudgett@greatbrook.com

Volunteers Serge - TIME IS CRITICAL. Become a Telehealth or Community Health Worker. FREE Training - Please go to https://theglobalimpactgroup.org/ to learn more and decide how you, your friends, and family can participate. And share this link with others on email, and all social media.

 

Other IMPORTANT resources

Coronavirus Testing

https://physicianoneurgentcare.com/

PhysicianOne is offering drive-through testing in Waltham. For more information and to register, visit the website.

https://www.arcpointlabs.com/woburn/

Domestic Abuse

https://www.thehotline.org/help/   1-800-787-3224

MA Legal HELP

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/lt1-chapter-6-protections-against-shut-offs 

General information if needed.

Stow Community Chest
Guide to Human Services: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a107a3964b05f28b91f2c62/t/5bedbe514fa51a83f397b77b/1542307441541/scc-guide.pdf

Stow Council on Aging - No Rotary Request At This Time
Executive Director: Alyson Toole: coa@stow-ma.gov

Outreach Coordinator: Martha Shea: coa2@stow-ma.gov

Office: 978-897-1880

No posted volunteer opportunities unless you want to be a full-time volunteer. Complete the application and provide a CORI submission.
Stow Friends of Council on Aging: (SFCOA)

Rita, President and a member of Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, proposed a “Spring Cheer Up” project for the Stow Seniors. Details sent to all club members and friends and presented at club meetings. Please Contact Rita with your interest in helping to organize this service project: 

Rita French: lancastermomof3@gmail.com

Lancaster COA and Community Center
Executive Director: Alexandra Turner: alixturner@gmail.com
Request for IT help. The Lancaster COA is looking for patient (very patient) phone support to help folks connect to the Internet for virtual games, meetings, exercise, etc. Alix is putting a list together and has connected with Jacky. 

Bolton Council on Aging - No Rotary Request At This Time
Outreach Coordinator: Heather Goodsell: coaprograms@townofbolton.com

Executive Director: Lisa D’Eon

Office: 978-779-3314

Friends of Bolton Seniors - No Rotary Request At This Time

fobsma@gmail.com