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Council of Social ConcernPlease help donate to kids in need this summer. The Council of Social Concern’s thrift store, “Fashionable Kids” is accepting donations of new and “nearly new” clean items.  There is an especially critical need for children’s summer clothing in sizes 2T to size 6.  Located at the Council at 2 Merrimac Street, the thrift store is not open to the public, it is only accessible to parents who are currently enrolled in the Family ChildcareSystem at Council of Social Concern.

Stamp Out Hunger Food DriveThe National Association of Letter Carriers is once again having their Food Drive this Saturday, May 9th.  So dig down deep and put together a bag or two of groceries for some of our friends and neighbors right here in Woburn & Winchester who have fallen on some tough times.  Place those bags near your mailbox early this Saturday morning and you letter carrier will pick them up, load them on their truck and bring them to the local Food Pantry.

The auction will take place on Saturday, April 4, at the Hilton Boston/Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn. Winchester Co-Operative Bank is sponsoring this year’s event.  Admission tickets are $40 per person which includes silent auction, dinner, dessert, and a live auction. Tickets will only be sold in advance. Council of Social Concern accepts cash, check or credit card. To pay by credit card, call in reservations at 781-935-6495 or stop by Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St., Woburn.

united way logoUnited Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced that Woburn’s Council of Social Concern and Woburn area organization Tri-Cap will receive funds from a $2 million investment to provide individuals and families with emergency assistance for food, heat and other basic needs this winter. Specifically, The Council of Social Concern will use the funds to support its food assistance programs. Tri-Cap will be leveraging the funds to fuel its fuel assistance program which serves residents of Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn. Tri-CAP assists metro North communities with fuel assistance, weatherization services, homeless services, legal assistance, childcare and Head Start programs and free income tax preparation services through the Cyber Café at Malden Square.

council of Social concern logoJust a reminder!  Council of Social Concern will host its first live telethon this Sunday, March 1st, 4 to 8 p.m. on local cable Channels RCN-13, Comcast-10, and Verizon-45 Hosted by Vinny Ferlisi (“The Shoe”) and Gary Leavitt.  The Woburn Public Media Center, Comcast, the Woburn School Department and Council of Social Concern are working together to make this first live telethon an event to remember. The telethon will help to promote Council of Social Concern’s programs that provide hope, help and support to those most in need in our community. All proceeds raised during the live telethon will go directly to agency programs.  Tune in and call in, 781-995-4178.

Woburn Youth Council Canned Food DriveLast Friday members the Woburn Youth Council spent their Halloween trick or treating like many others, but not for the traditional array of candy.  Instead the Youth Council conducted a door-to-door canned food drive to benefit the Food Pantry at the Woburn Council of Social Concern. 

While the Woburn Youth Council organized the drive, the overwhelming generosity of Woburn's residents is responsible for its success.  Even in difficult times the Woburn community reached into their pantries to help those in need.  Members of the Youth Council are hopeful that their donation will play a small part in alleviating the increased need for food seen during the holiday season.

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