council of social concern

Council of Social Concern

It's time for the 14th Annual Woburn Letter Carriers canned food drive. This Saturday our mail carriers will be collecting food for the Woburn Council of Social Concern. The Food pantry desperately needs your donation for this holiday season. Please leave your contributions at your mailbox by 9:00 a.m. Please no fresh items, only canned and dry goods will be accepted. Thank you for supporting the families in Woburn & Winchester that count on these food baskets for their holiday season.

This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  This week of recognition is a great time to raise awareness as well as collect resources and rally the community around these important causes.  Please take a moment to educate yourself about these issues and ponder how they affect our community.

Woburn Letter Carriers Food Drive

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Sat, 10/30/2010 - 9:00am

This year’s Henry Shaugnessy Memorial Food Drive will take placeon Saturday, October 30. Thanks to the generosity of Branch #34 of the Letter Carriers’ Union, 17,000 notices of this event will be delivered to your mailboxes. When you receive it, please take a moment to think about the need that exists right here in Woburn and how easy it would be for you to make a difference and be part of the solution.

Many thanks for your past support, and I know that all of us working together can make this the most successful Food Drive ever!

In Better World Quotes, Katie Couric expresses the problem of local hunger so well when she says, “To think that one child would go to bed hungry somewhere in this country is heartbreaking. To know how many do is virtually incomprehensible. This is not only a problem that exists in the far reaches of the globe. It happens right here in our own backyard.”

I can tell you that “right here in our own backyard “ in Woburn, not only are children going to bed hungry, but seniors are not buying their necessary medication because they need the money for food, people with chronic illnesses are suffering because they can’t afford the nutritious food they need, single parents can’t function at work because they’re giving most of what little food they have to their children, the unemployed are going hungry as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads, people with disabilities will soon be freezing in their homes when they can’t afford both heat and food, and children are failing in school because it’s difficult to concentrate on learning when your belly is empty.

Council of Social ConcernThe Council of Social Concern, a Woburn-based nonprofit serving low income and homeless families, is holding its second annual telethon on Sunday, February 28th from 4 to 7pm.  This program will be shown live on local cable channels RCN-15, Comcast-22, and Verizon-45. 

The telethon will feature several interesting performers, such as Odaiko, Studio 665, Flying Carpets, figure skater Shannon Connelly, Bradford Carten as Michael Jackson, and more.

Council of Social ConcernThe Council of Social Concern will be offering a Parenting Education Class for parents of children ages 1-12 featuring topics that include discipline methods, routines, how to prevent tantrums, defusing power struggles, and great ways to take care of yourself.

The class will run for 7 consecutive weeks beginning in early 2010.

This class will use videos, activities, and group discussion.  The group leader will help you learn important skills for parenting.