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June 2014 - JANET PORCARO

Cradles to Crayons has a new collection unit in Newton!

Cradles to Crayons has a new collection unit in Newton!

Cradles to Crayons has a new collection unit in Newton!

 

Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons has a new collection unit!

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12 living in low-income or homeless situations with essential items such as clothing, books, and shoes. We do this by collecting new and gently used items from local families and redistributing them to children in need.

Before leaving for summer vacation, please consider cleaning out your closets and dropping off your gently used children’s items at the convenient collection unit in Cold Spring Park off Beacon Street.
We are especially in need of:
• Boys clothing sizes 2T – 18/20 (especially tops)
• Girls clothing sizes 24 months – 3T (especially tops)
• Baby board books
• Sneakers up to size 5 youth/adult
Because of our unique model, items donated to Cradles to Crayons are distributed directly to local kids in need. Because some of the children we serve may live in transient situations, such as homelessness, we cannot accept larger items such as household goods, furniture, bikes, and oversized plastic play sets.

For more information on Cradles to Crayons and our efforts in Newton, please contact Kerry Metcalf

Newton Performing Artists Share Great Music for a Great Cause!

Newton Performing Artists Share Great Music for a Great Cause!

Newton Performing Artists Share Great Music for a Great Cause!

PMC Concert 2014, From Leipzig to Paris
A Benefit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Pan-Mass Challenge

Performances of works by Bach, Mozart, Fauré, Poulenc, and Ravel performed by Joel Bard, Sayuri Miyamoto, and friends

PMC ConcertSaturday, June 28, 2014, 8 PM
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington Street, Newton, MA

Tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for students and children
Reserve your tickets by making a donation
Note that there are no physical tickets. There will be a list at the door of people who have made donations online.
Cash and checks payable to Pan-Mass Challenge are accepted at the door but credit cards are not.

Please join us for food and drink after the performance!

More information

All proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Email Joel

Hey Kids!

Don’t Miss Newton’s End-of-School Treasure Hunt  

June 20th to June 30th

Who: For kids ages 3 to 12. Treasure Packs will only be given out to children, and they must be accompanied by an adult throughout the hunt.

What: A really fun Treasure Hunt sponsored by some of Newton’s favorite independent businesses and organizations.

When: June 20th through June 30th. Start on any of those days and finish by June 30th. We recommend that you don’t try and complete the entire hunt in one day to avoid a belly ache!

Where: Start at Green Planet Kids where you will pick up your map and your first goodie. Then visit participating businesses and organizations any time during the event, in any order. Check out our poster below to see logos of our participating businesses and organizations.

Why: Congratulations on another great year of school! Bring is some schoolwork – we’d love to see an essay, math test, report card, art project, or anything else that you’re proud of!

How:  Starts at Green Planet Kids, 22 Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands. You will be given a Treasure Map, Clues and a Treasure Pack. Solve the clues, then travel around Newton and pick up your goodies! This can be done over several days, as long as you complete the hunt by June 30th.

Still have questions? Call Annabelle at Green Planet Kids @ (617) 332-7841.

We would love to hear your comments. Email us, please!

See you later this month, and tell your friends… this is going to be a blast!