Category Archives: Charity

MFi Legacy Fund at NNT’s Touch-a-Truck

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MFi Legacy Fund’s School Bus & Motorcycle at New ‘N Towne’s Touch-a-Truck Saturday

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund sponsored the school bus at the New ‘N Towne Touch-a-Truck event last Saturday morning at the Blake Middle School parking lot, and for good measure brought along the official Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund motorcycle (thank you MFi President, Evan Weisenfeld!).

Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund stickers were placed on every child, and most of the DPW workers.

The wheels on the bus may “go round and round,” but the door to the bus did not fully open on its own, so the bus had its own door man.

The Legacy Fund is an initial $1 m. endowed fund that the Medfield Foundation is raising to assure that in the future the town will be able to do more of the special things that make Medfield the great community that it has been for all of us and our families. Creating a Medfield Foundation endowment now will provide financial resiliency for the town’s future.  To help, see more about the Legacy Fund at http://medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund/.

Postal Food Drive this Saturday, May 11th

From Jacqui Doe –

Please help the

Medfield Food Cupboard

“Stamp Out Hunger” 

SATURDAY, MAY 11th

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Please leave unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food donations in your mailbox (or on the ground next to your mailbox if too big for the mailbox) for postal carriers to collect.

 

DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO MEDFIELD FAMILIES 

Donations MOST NEEDED include: Jam/Jelly; Canned Fruit; Low Sodium Canned Vegetables; Unsweetened Applesauce (6-packs); Low Sodium Black Beans; & Raisins (6-packs)

 

New Life 5k Trail Run – 2018 photos

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New Life 5k Trail Run on 5/11

From Todd Dimmick –

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Local Teams Enter The New Life 5k Trail Run

 

Many teams with deep local roots will participate in the New Life 5k Trail Run on May 11. This community-building event offers a morning of both competition and fun at the scenic Medfield State Hospital Grounds while supporting a great cause. Get In Shape for Women, and Greater Neponset Running Club (GNRC) are just two of the participating teams.

 

For Alexandra Chace of Get In Shape For Women of Westwood (Members are from Westwood, Dover, Norwood, Medfield and Dedham), the New Life 5k Trail Run is perfect for them. “New Life gives people a fresh start, new chance and they make a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “And I think that we have similar values in changing lives and empowering people.” Chace noted that her group supports many other New Life efforts. “New Life is an amazing organization,” she added. Describing last year’s team, she observed that “for more than half of them it was their first 5k. They had such a great sense of accomplishment when they finished that course.”

 

For Jeff Weidenaar, president of GNRC (with members from Norwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Medfield, Westwood, and Dover), the event is “a 5K with something different about it. The trails made for a new twist that appealed to a lot of people. GNRC participated because we were looking for a fun local race.” He added that the event is “a worthy cause that everyone in the club was proud to support.”

 

Other teams participating this year include UCC Medfield Trail Blazers, BHHC, Manning Maniacs, Eliot Church XC, Soles of Medfield, Team Grandpa Elwell, Team Kramer, Walk-Ins Welcome, Blue Hills Hiking Club, and Team Infinitri. New teams are welcome. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. Registration is open at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun, with discounts for teams of four or more.  The first 400 registrations will receive a t-shirt on race day thanks to New Balance, an event sponsor.

 

The New Life 5K Trail Run benefits New Life Furniture Bank of MA and its mission to provide essential home furnishings to those in need.

 

What will the challenge be this year? Chace of Get In Shape For Women admits that “I have to figure out a way to top last year’s shirts.” (see photo)

 

To register for the Trail Run or to support the cause with a financial contribution, visit www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun. Learn more New Life and how you can help, including volunteering and donating home furnishings, at www.newlifefb.org.

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Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards tomorrow

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All are invited to honor and celebrate the eleven extraordinary volunteers suggested by their fellow residents for the 2019 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards.  The reception in honor of those volunteers occurs tomorrow at 3PM at The Center, 1 Ice House Road.

Come to hear the volunteers and those that nominated them discuss the remarkable things that they are doing for Town of Medfield and why they do it – it is guaranteed to be magical.

2019 MEDFIELD FOUNDATION VOLUNTEER AWARDSMaeve Devlin, YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Best Buddies, Medfield High School, and others Hannah RoganMiss Amazing, New Life Student CouncilSpeaker, UCC Youth Group Leader, and others Morgan Caro Golden Opportunities for Independence, New Home Life, Medfield Dance Academy, Miss Amazing, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society Sam JolineNew Life, Millis Book Drive, Lions Club Tree Delivery, MHS,MAP Pat Casey, VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee, Economic Development Committee Richard Judge Kingsbury Pond Grist Mill Committee, Bay Colony Rail Trail Michele Feinsilver Hoye Medfield Garden Club, Peak House Heritage Center, Medfield Memorial Library, The Center Liz Sandeman Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP), Medfield Lions, Medfield TV, NE Donor Servcices, PTO-Box Tops Collect, Hannah Adams Michelle Barrette Medfield Public Schools, St. Edward’s Parish, and many others Stephen Nolan & Marie Zack Nolan, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Marie Zack Nolan Geographic Information System 1995-2012; Conservation Commission2004-2008; , Medfield Energy Committee (chair & member) 2008-2018;Open Space Committee 1998-2005; Warrant Committee 1997-2003; Councilon Arts (chair, treasurer, member) 1989-1996; Medfield Arts Lottery Council1986-1997; Medfield Cultural Council 1997-2000 Stephen Nolan Medfield Affordable Housing Committee 1990-2018; Zoning Board ofAppeals (chair & member) 1993-2018; Town Bylaw Review Committee2011-2017; Planning Board (chair & member) 1989-1991; Historic DistrictCommission (chair & member) 1990-1993; State Hospital AdvisoryCommittee 2013; State Hospital Negotiating Committee 2013-2017; StateHospital Master Planning Committee (chair & member) 2014-2018 Sponsored by Brothers Marketplace & Roche Bros.

 

 

New Life 5K Trail Run on 5/11

From Tod Dimmick –

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New Life 5K Trail Run to take place May 11

The second annual New Life 5K Trail Run will take place on May 11, 2019.  The event benefits New Life Furniture Bank of MA and its mission to provide essential home furnishings to those in need.

This community-building event offers a morning of both competition and fun at the scenic Medfield State Hospital Grounds while supporting a great cause. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to avid runners, walkers and everyone in between.  The inaugural event in 2018 brought out over 400 enthusiastic supporters of the New Life Furniture Bank mission.

Registration is open at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun, with discounts for registration before April 5th, and for teams of four or more.  The first 400 registrations will receive a t-shirt on race day thanks to New Balance, an event sponsor.

“The New Life 5K Trail Run is a meaningful, fun way for the community to support our mission,” said Ron Yates, a co-founder of the New Life Furniture Bank. “As a direct result of funds raised from runners and sponsors, those coming out of homelessness are able to furnish their new homes with your gently used items,” he added.

“Financial contributions and donations of home furnishings continue to be our sole means for assisting our clients in need. We are proud to have been able to serve 1,700 households in just a little over five years,” said Doug Marshall, also a co-founder.

New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials that are then made available at no cost to individuals and families in need. The Medfield-based not-for-profit organization operates a Donation Center in Walpole, and serves the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. New Life provides a meaningful option for local residents who are downsizing, renovating or disposing of a loved one’s property.

Those interested in running are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.  Those interested in being a sponsor, volunteering, donating home furnishings, or making a financial contribution are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org

MFi Camp Fund appeal

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Medfield Foundation 2019 Summer Camp Fund Appeal

Adults and children throughout Medfield have happy memories of summer camp. From a traditional experience in the woods to skill building or specialized camps, many Medfielders cherish these summer camp experiences and the friends they made there…How would you feel if you were left out of this experience?

Before the summer camp season begins, the Medfield Foundation (MFi) board wants the town to know that there is a highly significant need for assistance by families whose children yearn to attend camp; however, due to difficult financial situations at home they would be unable to attend. It can be challenging to grow up in an affluent community and not have the same access to resources.

After first responding to a specific significant need 2 years ago, this fund has become a popular way for people with means to give back to their community.  We are now in our 3rd year of the fund, and, like years past, are looking to raise $5000 to give all of our youth this joyful opportunity.

The Medfield Foundation encourages you to make a tax deductible donation to help Medfield children attend summer camp! There are easy ways to make your donation or to find out more:

  1. Send your check to the Medfield Foundation, ℅ Medfield Town House, 459 Main Street, Medfield MA 02052. Please make your check out to Medfield Foundation, Inc and then write “CAMP” in the memo line!
  2. Use this link to donate:  http://medfieldfoundation.org/donate/

Want more information before donating? Contact MFi Treasurer, Abby Marble call: 508-361-9825  email: treasurer@medfieldfoundation.org or Board Member John Byrne call: 860-748-1447  email: byrne.johnb@gmail.com.

Did you know…

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Since its inception in 2001, the Medfield Foundation has raised over $2 million to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. Annual fundraising revenue varies each year as the initiatives and needs in the town change. You are urged to go to http://medfieldfoundation.org/.