Posted by: Cynthia Orellana
Commonwealth Corps Coordinator
Last Friday, over 50 Commonwealth Corps members, Alums and program partners from the eastern side of the state joined Governor Patrick and an additional 50+ community volunteers for a holiday- themed service project hosted by City Year. Corps members had an opportunity to build community with other fellow members and volunteers while preparing items to be donated to those in need this holiday season.
Together the group produced nearly 200 items that included care packages for soldiers, apple pies for Pine Street Inn, murals for Shriner’s Hospital, cards for terminally-ill children through Make a Child Smile, teddy bears and toys for Salvation Army, and fleece products for Red Cross Disaster Relief.
The winter season can be a tough time for many individuals and families to meet even their basic needs. Sometimes all it takes is a small act of grace. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer in your community. Check out www.mass.gov/connectandserve to find service opportunities today and share your volunteer experiences with us and each other!
Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013 posted on Nov 13
I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart. …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013
Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013 posted on Nov 13
As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013
Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC posted on Oct 4
Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC