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Food Drive Volunteers

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is seeking volunteers to help with the Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on Saturday, October 24. Volunteers are also needed to distribute fliers about the food drive in their neighborhood this coming weekend, October 17 & 18.

The October postal food drive has historically provided a significant influx of food donations for the Food Pantry operated by the Woburn Council of Social Concern. However, that drive has been cancelled this year, at a time when the need is greater than ever due to the economic challenges resulting from COVID-19.

The Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on October 24 will help make sure everyone in our community has enough food. People who would like to donate food will be able to leave the items outside their door and have it get picked up by volunteers. Just contact SCI if you would like to leave a donation for pickup.

You can also bring your food donations directly to the Food Pantry between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on October 24.

Volunteers are needed this weekend to help distribute fliers about the drive. This can be done at the volunteer’s convenience over the weekend. Contact SCI by this Thursday to help distribute fliers in your area.

SCI is also seeking volunteers to help picking up food donations and bringing them to the Food Pantry on Saturday, October 24.

If you would like to have your food donation picked up,or if you would like to volunteer, fill out the form at sciwoburn.org/fooddrive or text your name and address to 339-298-7789.

Woburn Volunteers

Social Capital Inc. is looking for a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC) to serve the Woburn, MA community through the SCI AmeriCorps program! The SCI AmeriCorps program connects youth with relationships, experiences, and resources they need to succeed. Responsibilities for this position include recruiting and managing local volunteers, coordinating community programming, and communications on all SCI Woburn platforms. The VOC must be available to serve partially in person in Woburn, MA- access to a car recommended. 

Click here for more information!

The coming service year will be a unique challenge, different from all the others. Returning members, Liandra Reyes and Bianca Sciocchetti spoke about Bianca’s experience with remote service and starting the new service year in-person. Bianca is serving at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn for a second year. Currently the Boys & Girls Club is a Supervised Learning Center, meaning that the youth can go to the Boys & Girls Club for their remote learning on days they aren’t physically in school. Bianca and Liandra discussed what service looked like when the pandemic hit and her excitement now being back in-person.

Plans for the Woburn Parent Network were made early in 2020, and quickly adapted to meet challenges parents face during the pandemic. During our first two presentations we had over 100 parents join us, clearly we were on to something! The WPN kicked off with a very helpful presentation by SCI Board member Jennifer Mahon, about how developing a structured routine can be helpful to families. This was followed by “Teens, Tweens & Quarantines”, presented by Jon Mattleman. The WPN returned to help parents during the return to school with a program from Woburn parent Kristen Herlihy. You can view videos of our collected programs here.

The Woburn Parent Network is a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club. This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Woburn Volunteers Getting Food

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is coordinating a Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on Saturday, October 24th. The goal for the food drive is to collect food throughout Woburn neighborhoods to support the the Council of Social Concern food pantry. This endeavor is to make up for the cancelled annual postal food drive.

To have a successful food drive, SCI is looking for volunteers to help spread the word about the drive, distribute fliers to homes in Woburn, and collect food donations.

If you are interested in volunteering your time or making a donation please click here to fill out our survey.

If you are in need of food assistance please call the Council of Social Concern at 781-935-6495 and ask for the Food Pantry or send an email to paula@socialconcern.org.