The mission of SCI Woburn is to strengthen the community by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. The SCI Woburn website serves as a community resource connecting residents to volunteer opportunities, community events and resources.

Just a few days into this pandemic SCI set up the FB group SERV (SCI Engaging Resident Volunteers).  Through this group so many great efforts have taken place!  From mask making to food shopping and delivering Easter dinners the people of Woburn have really stepped up for each other!

Various women in the community were able to connect to begin collaborating on mask making, eventually calling themselves Masks for Tanners.  There are many generous people making masks right now.  Masks for Tanners alone has created and delivered hundreds of free masks to hospitals, first responders, senior citizens through the senior center, local nursing homes and more.  

As the economy has slowed to a halt more and more people are finding that they need to turn to the Food Pantry at Social Concern.  Need is up more than 40% at the Food Pantry.  Through SERV volunteers have shown up to pick up and deliver emergency boxes of food from the pantry to the families in need.  Volunteers have gone grocery shopping for people with health concerns to save them the trip.  People have donated gift cards to restaurants and grocery stores and delivered these straight to the people who need them.   Easter weekend volunteers from SERV cooperated with St Anthony's Parish in Woburn to deliver over 30 meals to seniors.

Kick in for Kids is a favorite, annual community event that supports the Jame L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club. To keep the tradition alive this year & raise needed funds for our kids, the Boys & Girls Club  has decided to go virtual!

Register & get involved today: bit.ly/5kforkids

Did you know that in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Boys & Girls Club is still there for our community? Nearly overnight, the resilient staff team transformed its programs and built out a “virtual Clubhouse” offering a variety of ways to keep kids and families healthy, safe and engaged during the “safer at home” advisory. In addition, they have been connecting with community resources to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable families.

However, the crisis has also dried up nearly all of our funding sources including childcare, facility rentals and three of their special events. When families get back to work in the coming months, they are going to rely on the Club more than ever before and they want to prepare as best they can to meet those needs. To do so, they need the support of our community!

While we can’t get together for this year’s Kick in for Kids 5K event, they are hoping you’ll still consider completing a 5K walk or run between May 3, 2020 and May 9, 2020 and making a donation to our Club.

TEENS, TWEENS & QUARANTINES

This Woburn Parent Network (WPN) program will help participants learn about how this "new norm" impacts teen / tween mental health, how parents can help support them, and have their questions answered. More details on the presentation follow below. 

This WPN program is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, coordinated by SCI Woburn  in partnership with Woburn Public Schools and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.