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Eblast, October 5, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

Wishing you all a safe and healthy October! Enjoy the beautiful fall days—all too

soon we’ll be cooped up again, unable to socially distance outdoors.

Calling all mask sewers

Do you have a sewing machine? Join our team of sewers, all working hard to fill the demand for face masks for school kids and for baby bands. We’ll give you pre-cut masks

to assemble. Please click on this link to sign up to sew, and for information on purchasing and donating baby bands. Many thanks to our crafty friends from the Lexington mask-

making group who made 150 masks for us: Leena Parab Daxikar, Sheetal Shastri, Almina Semy, Hamida Semy, andyouth volunteers Sreehitha Chowdary Bodepudi, Farah

Semy, Eesha Gangal, and Eeshan Gajula.

Local fundraising campaigns need our help

We post fundraising drives and requests for help on our Facebook page almost daily. This week we’re highlighting the following organizations.

October 17: The Y's annual fall fundraising event, 2020 style.

Join the West Suburban YMCA on October 17 from 6 to 9pm outdoors to celebrate the Y’s resilience, learn about their vision for the future, and ensure continued support for our community’s children and families. After an update from Y President and CEO Jack Fucci

and some laughs from Nick “Fitzy” Stevens, the Y will screen The Princess Bride in the parking lot and field. Other activities include raffles, movie treats, and delicious food from Better Life Food, who will donate a percentage of each sale to the Y. Pre-order your food

here or from the ticket page


The program will also be livestreamed.

October 23 – 25: Pathways to Possible’s Weekend of Resilience

Pathways to Possible is a Newton-based organization that provides housing, support, and advocacy for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Their Autumn Auction has turned into a Weekend of Resilience, October 23 – 25.

More details here:

Get your flu shot!

As the flu season approaches, health experts are warning that the addition of

another respiratory illness on top of the COVID-19 pandemic could overburden

healthcare systems and strain testing capacity. And you definitely don’t want to

have both diseases at the same time! So it’s more important than ever to get your

flu shot this year. The City of Newton drive-through flu shot clinics are fully booked, and as of right now the City is not planning to add more. Flu shots are available at all CVS and Walgreen’s locations, Keyes Drug in Auburndale, and Union Pharmacy in Newton Centre as well as Newton Wellesley Hospital and mosturgent care centers. Here is a

partial list of locations. You can also check with your PCP if you can make an appointment. Unfortunately, many of these locations are running out of vaccine and have it on order. Be persistent!

As always, please keep checking our FB page for ways to contribute—and if you are

in need of assistance yourself. Thank you again, neighbors, for all your help and

support! You make our community the wonderful place that it is, and together we

can get through anything.

Stay safe,

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