Announcing the Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive

Fall food drive

The Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry! In the past, Letter Carriers have collected and delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Food Pantry. 

Please remember to put out your non-perishable food donations on Saturday, October 29, 2016 before 9:00 AM. Your Letter Carrier will collect it for Council of Social Concern Food Pantry. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Food Pantry, please make your check payable to “Council of Social Concern” with Food Pantry written on the memo line and leave it clearly marked for your Letter Carrier. 

SCI is looking for volunteers!


SCI is currently seeking volunteers of all ages to help local Woburn seniors in the upcoming fall and winter seasons. The project intends to match isolated and handicapped seniors with local volunteers to assist them with outdoor chore activities, such as snow shoveling and leaf removal. By collaborating with the Woburn Senior Center and the Woburn Council on Aging, SCI hopes to engage community members to aid and support their local senior citizens!

As the winter season quickly approaches, SCI will be working with the Woburn Senior Center to implement this program again. We are looking for volunteers of all ages who would be interested in helping! This is a great way to get involved in the community, meet local seniors, and also earn Y.E.S. hours! If you're interested in participating, or have any further questions, please contact 

NuPath Inc.'s Third Annual Celebration

The Future is Bright Event Logo

NuPath Inc. will be holding their third annual celebration, "The Future is Bright", this Thursday, October 13. The event will allow people to come together in honor of NuPath's mission - to make life's journey happier, healthier and more fulfilling for people living with disabilities. NuPath would like to invite you to join them for a very special evening to not only celebrate their accomplishments in 2016, but also look forward to a bright future! 

NuPath's mission focuses on three core concepts, all of which will be celebrated at the event: every person matters, every family deserves access, and every community benefits. "The Future is Bright" will be held at the Hilton Woburn from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out but if you're interested in being added to the waitlist, you can do so here.

For more information about the event, visit NuPath Inc.'s website:

New Keynote Speaker for WCEF's 3rd Annual Women's Forum & Purse Raffle

Photo of keynote speaker Emily Riemer

WCEF's 3rd Annual Women's Forum & Purse Raffle will be taking place this Sunday, October 16th, at 11 am at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn. Recently announced is the change in keynote speakers for the event - unfortunately, Kelley Tuthill will not be able to attend. WCEF is excited to announce that award-winning journalist Emily Riemer will now be the keynote speaker!

Event tickets are $50 each - these include one free entry in WCEF's fabulous purse raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $5 each, or 6 tickets for $20. Click here for more information on the event, and to purchase a ticket.

Woburn Host Lion's Club 62nd Annual Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade Photo

Mark your calendar for this year's 62nd Woburn Host Lion's Club Halloween Parade, held Sunday October 30th at 1 pm! The parade is an amazing display of community spirit, as over 80,000 people join together to watch the bands and floats, and celebrate the true spirit of Halloween. You won't want to miss it! The parade route starts at the Crowne Plaza Woburn and travels down Main St. through Woburn Center, ending at Horn Pond.

Don't forget that Woburn Host Lions Club uses the parade to raise money for the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund. Click this link in order to make a donation

SCI Welcomes Our Newest AmeriCorps Member

Mollie O'Brien

Social Capital Inc. is happy to welcome our newest AmeriCorps member, Mollie O'Brien, to the team! Mollie will be serving in Woburn, primarily working in volunteer outreach, as well as performing various other general SCI outreach tasks. She started with us last week and will be continuing her service until June. If you see her around Woburn, do not hesitate to introduce yourself!  

Mollie is very excited to start her AmeriCorps service year with Social Capital Inc.! The first project she will be working on for SCI Woburn is the Woburn Volunteers for Seniors project. This project will connect local volunteers with senior citizens, who need help with seasonal outdoor chores. If you're interested in learning more about Mollie and her role at SCI, or volunteering with SCI Woburn this year, please contact her at .

YMCA ILC Seeking Part-Time Bilingual Office Support Staff

YMCA logo

The YMCA International Learning Center - Woburn (ILC Woburn) is seeking candidates for a part-time morning Office Support Staff position. Hours for this position are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am-1:00pm. This position follows the school calendar from September to June.


  • Answering phones
  • Data entry, maintaining program tracking systems
  • Attendance reporting
  • Providing friendly, accurate customer service
  • Assist with intake and assessment
  • Timely communication with teachers and administration
  • Calling absent students
  • Maintaining computer lab
  • Assisting with various program events

Qualities Needed for Position:

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Team player and problem-solver
  • Bilingual is a must!

If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Dougherty at

If you're interested in applying, click here.

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