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It Takes a Village

April 24, 2018

This year's auction is just 1 week away & you don't want to miss your chance to help Greenfield Kiwanis Club members serve Franklin County.  Tune in to Cable Channel 15, WHAI 98.3FM, Bear Country 95.3FM, or GCTV.org on May 1 & 2 to support them.

Lend a Hand in Local Garden

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

It's that time of year again and the Nolumbeka Project is looking for volunteers to help with garden tasks on Saturday, April 8th, and again on Saturday, April 15th, at their Wissatinnewag site in town. Both sessions will run from 10AM to 1PM but if people are willing to stay until later in the afternoon, that would be appreciated.

Volunteers Needed to Play with Homeless Children

Adapted from a Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) press release:

Do you know that so far this year in Massachusetts 16,000 children under the age of 5 have been homeless?  The stress and trauma of homelessness is emotionally and cognitively damaging to young children so Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking fun-loving, dependable, people to interact and play with children living in family homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters in Western Massachusetts, including right here in Greenfield.

We Want Your Input

Here are two great opportunities for you to tell us what you think and help us out:

On Tuesday, at our board of directors’ annual meeting, several vacancies were announced. You don’t have to have TV experience to be on our board, just live in Greenfield and have a passion to help us grow. We really want our governing body to be made up of a diverse group of people, so women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Bring your strengths to our table!

Playground Build Needs Your Help

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department is pleased to announce that we will be installing a new playground, at Newton School, with a community build October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. Volunteers are needed throughout these 3 days to assist with the installation of equipment, construction of timber borders, and spreading of woodchips. Shifts are scheduled from 8AM to Noon and 1PM to 5PM each day.  For safety reasons, children are not allowed at the build site.

Join the Montague Common Hall Board

Adapted from a Montague Common Hall press release:

Help us establish a board of directors for the Friends of the Montague Common Hall!  Having an active board of directors will make possible the fundraising, management, and upkeep that our hall so desperately needs.  We're meeting at the hall on Thursday, August 6th, at 7PM, and we want you.  Remember, many hands make light work!

Help MCTV Film The River’s Song Project

Adapted from a Montague Community Television (MCTV) press release:

Join us this Saturday, May 16th, in Turners Falls!  MCTV resident videographer Bret Leighton will be on hand to capture the magic and energy of The River's Song Project, the culmination of a year-long study designed to integrate the arts and the environment as a means to highlight the Connecticut River's diverse ecology.  "I love capturing live events like this on film, particularly music performances," says Bret.  He's been working with MCTV for 4 years now and welcomes other community members to connect with the station and join him in filming this weekend's festivities.

Volunteers Needed to Play with Homeless Children

Adapted from a Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) press release:

Did you know that 1 in every 45 children in the U.S will go to sleep without a home this year? Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking fun-loving, dependable people to interact and play with children living in family homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters in Western Massachusetts.

Help Out at Easter Seals Summer Camp

Adapted from a Special Education by Keith Miller press release:

Easter Seals Explorers Camp is a traditional, six-day, overnight recreational camp for youth with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, ages 8 to 22, and their siblings.  The camp is located in Rindge, New Hampshire, just under an hour's ride from Greenfield, and needs volunteers from August 17-24, 2014.

New Program to Help Seniors with Their Property Taxes

Adapted from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Recognizing the burden of increased taxes on local home owners, the Town of Greenfield is pleased to announce a new assistance plan, the Seniors Tax Work-Off Program.  Mayor William Martin stated that this program, in conjunction with the Veterans Tax Work-off Program, “will provide an avenue for the Town of Greenfield to help ease the additional tax burdens of our most vulnerable populations, especially our senior citizens and veterans. We are always challenged in seeking stability for property taxes and must continually look for various ways to meet that goal,” he said.

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