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Cynthia Orellana

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!

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