Friday, November 9, 2012
North Reading Youth Services Director Erica Hansen is making a special trip to New York this weekend to deliver the donations.
The North Reading Middle School Youth Group is collecting donations for those still struggling with the affects from Hurricane Sandy. North Reading Youth Services Director Erica Hansen, who is the leader of the youth group, will deliver the donated items personally in New York this coming weekend. The Middle School Youth Group shared Hurricane Sandy stories with Hansen on Monday and decided that they wanted to do something to help. Hansen was in New York last weekend for personal reasons when she saw first hand "how much things were in disarray." So she decided that she would bring some donations to the Big Apple this weekend, and her Middle School Youth Group wanted to be a part of that. One group of students from the youth group made …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Samantha McGoldrick built four raised beds at Town Hall to grow vegetables for the North Reading Food Pantry.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Samantha McGoldrick installed four raised beds at Town Hall to grow vegetables for the North Reading Food Pantry.
North Reading High School Senior Samantha McGoldrick has been a Girl Scout since she was in kindergarten. To receive the highest award a scout can dream of and help her community, McGoldrick planted raised beds at Town Hall to benefit the Food Pantry. McGoldrick wanted her Girl Scout Gold project to center around food and help those in need. After taking a trip to the Food Pantry, she realized how little fresh produce they had. During her visit, she remembers seeing about four watermelons and that was it. “It’s not nearly enough produce that they have,” she said. So she got to work on the beds, and built four in the back of Town Hall. She planned to have two beds of tomatoes, one bed of lettuce and one of squash. Unfortunately, she planted…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Come taste food from a dozen local restaurants, with all ticket revenues for dinner going to the North Reading Food Pantry.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
- COUNT US IN
Monday, October 1, 2012
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. We want to highlight people like Kristen Shevlin, an upcoming North Reading High School senior, who has been building back yard vegetable gardens for residents as part of her Girl Scout Gold project. Or Laura White, an upcoming senior at Reading Memorial High School, who completed her Girl Scout Gold Project that aims to increase the exposure and appreciation of Shakespeare’s works in the Reading …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
EarlyAct encourages character building and prepares students for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects that impact their community and the world.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thirty-one middle and high school volunteers worked a total of 317 hours.
Monday, September 17, 2012
During this past summer, twenty local youth, ages 14-18 contributed valuable leadership guidance to the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCASA).