school supply drive for children in newton and neighboring towns
IN COLLABORATION WITH
the Village Bank &
the Street Chestnut hill
JULY 10TH-28TH, 2023
New or gently used backpacks (Priority: Middle & HS backpacks)
New or gently used lunchboxes
New or gently used graphing calculators
$25 gift cards to Star Market, Target or Amazon for school supplies
*Please do not donate items with monograms or company-specific logos.
1. Drop items to the following Village Bank locations
(Mon–Fri 8am–4pm; Sat 9-Noon)
307 Auburn Street, Auburndale
332 Walnut Street, Newtonville
89 Wyman Street, Waban
411 Watertown Street, Nonantum
1369 Washington Street, West Newton
720 Beacon Street, Newton Centre
Corporate Office & Loan Center: 320 Needham Street, Suite 200 (Drop off Mon-Fri only)
2. Drop items to the Street Chestnut Hill
The Bagel Table Hummingbird Books
Legit Activewear OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
3. Or purchase items from our Amazon list
NEED ACCESS TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES?
Email us email@example.com
OUR GARDENING INITIATIVE (MAY AND JUNE 2023)
Saturday, June 17, 2:00pm
Horace Mann Housing Complex, Watertown and Walker Streets, Newtonville
Join Newton Neighbors, the Newton Housing Authority, and Newton Community Farm for a presentation about growing and caring for vegetable seedlings. After our incredibly successful container gardening project which brought so many community members together, we are hosting a gardening talk about growing all kinds of vegetables! Barney Keezell is our featured speaker. Sign up here.
SUMMER CAMP INITIATIVE (MAY 2023)
Yes, Already–Our Favorite Time of the Year Is Approaching!
It’s February and who knows what the temperature is today, but we are thinking about the sunny, hot days of summer and our camp scholarship program.
Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to summer camp 2023. And thanks for being a great neighbor and helping send kids to camp!
This will be our third summer bridging the scholarship gap for students attending camps in Newton. Thanks to you, we have sent more than 50 students to camp in the last two years. We hope to send as many children as we can again this year.
We know, and you know, that camp matters. Summer is a critical time for children to learn, grow, and play. We were thrilled to hear from Channon Ames, the Director of Newton’s Parks and Recreation, about the impact of our initiative on Newton students. She said, “…Your fundraising efforts help to ensure that more kids are able to participate in our summer programs and we are truly grateful for that."
Thank you for your continued support for this vital program. We hope to raise at least $7,500 and our (fingers-crossed) goal is $10,000! The more we raise, the more children we can send to camp. Every contribution counts.
OUR DIAPER COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION INITIATIVE (APRIL AND MAY 2023)
April 22 - May 6: Citywide Diaper Drive
May 13: Diaper Pickup
One in three families struggles to afford diapers, making it even harder for them to buy food and other necessities. Help us support local families who need diapers! Last year we were able to provide diapers to 100 families and we hope to support even more this year.
Sizes requested: Newborn - Size 7
Open boxes are welcome, but please put diapers in labeled plastic sleeves or bags.
Donate diapers at:
FamilyACCESS of Newton (492 Waltham St, West Newton)
Drop off inside the front doors from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm when the building is open. Look for a table with a diaper dropoff sign. NO weekend dropoffs.
American Legion Nonantum Post 440 (295 California St, Nonantum)
Drop off in the main office 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. From the parking lot, enter the glass doors, up the steps, and turn left.
Porch dropoff (128 Herrick Road in Newton Centre)
Leave your donation in the bin marked “Diapers” at the top of the driveway or on the front porch, depending on the weather.
Purchase diapers from our Amazon Wish List
Diapers will be shipped directly to one of our collection points. Click to order here.
Does your family need diapers?
Pick up free diapers for your family on May 13, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm (no registration required) at:
American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 295 California St, Nonantum
FamilyACCESS of Newton, 492 Waltham St, West Newton