Woburn Council of Social Concern

A Letter to the Editor from Karen Colatrella, Food Pantry Director

Last year, the Woburn Community Gardens, sponsored by the Woburn Conservation Commission, was kind enough to provide two plots for Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry.  A volunteer spearheaded the whole idea, provided the seeds and planted the crops.  When he moved out of state, two other volunteers stepped up to water, weed, harvest and deliver the produce to the Food Pantry.  Needless to say, this was an incredible amount of work, and these three amazing individuals have our undying gratitude!
I can’t tell you how much it meant to our Food Pantry clients from Woburn and Winchester to have fresh produce available last summer.  Because it is expensive to purchase, it was a real luxury to have this healthy, nutritious food available at their Food Pantry visits.  Winchester Hospital also participated by providing recipes and suggestions for using the vegetables that were harvested.

Council of Social Concern

The Don Manzelli Memorial Telethon is on Sunday, February 12,  from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. It will be hosted by Kathy Lucero, Jim Major, and Vinny “The Shoe” Ferlisi.

You can watch live on your local cable channels including, Woburn -- RCN-15, Comcast-22, Verizon-45 and Winchester -- Comcast-8, and Verizon-36.

Tune in to see lots a wonderful local talent and local personalities. Call in your pledges from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 781-995-4178.

Don Manzelli Memorial Telethon

From date: 
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 12:00pm
Council of Social Concern

Hosted by Kathy Lucero, Jim Major, & Vinnie “The Shoe” Ferlisi
LIVE on your local cable channels
WOBURN                   RCN-15          Comcast-22     Verizon-45
WINCHESTER           Comcast-8       Verizon-36
Tune in to see lots of wonderful local talent and local personalities!

Council of Social Concern

Free Parenting Education Classes - Classes run Wednesday evening for 7 consecutive weeks: February 8, 2012 through March 21, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Council of Social Concern is offering Parenting Education Classes featuring topics that include discipline methods, routines, how to prevent tantrums, defusing power struggles and great ways to take care of yourself. Through the use of videos, activities and group discussions, the group leader will help you learn important skills for parenting.
Space is limited; sign up by January 27, 2012 to be eligible. Call Dawn Lorino at (781) 935-6495 ext. 217 for more information or to register.

Christmas Box

The Woburn Council of Social Concern and Food Pantry puts together Holiday Food Baskets for needy families in the area.  One local organization, WREN (Woburn Residents' Environmental Network) pitched in last year (and years prior) by donating 16 Holiday baskets for Thanksgiving and 16 more for Christmas.  

If you are interested in putting together a Christmas box, please contact Karen Colatrella at 781-935-6595 or karen@socialconcern.org.  Because the boxes will be stacked, they need to all be the same size.  Therefore, the Concil of Social Concern will supply the boxes.  Please stop by during business hours (Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm) to pick up a box.  

Council of Social Concern Auction

From date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 6:00pm

 CSC 24th Annual Auction - the John McElhiney Memorial  Auction at the Montvale Plaza, Stoneham. 
Tickets $30 per person.
Dress: casual, Buffet Dinner, Cash Bar, Prizes, silent and live auction of sports memorabilia, Theater and sporting event tickets, vacation get-a-ways and much more to support the Council of Social Concern.