Category Archives: Charity

New Life closed holiday week

From New Life Furniture Bank of MA –

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New Life Furniture Bank in Walpole will be closed starting Saturday, December 23rd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.

In the new year, donations may be dropped off at the warehouse starting Saturday, January 6th from 9-11:30.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

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Help secure Medfield’s future

Please consider a year end gift to the Medfield Foundation, especially becoming a founder of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, an endowment for your town.

Join your fellow residents to assure our community’s future, for our families and for our children!  Make your own mark on Medfield!

Building Community The Medeld Foundation thanks all of the individuals who made generous contributions in support of the Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund this past year MFi’s Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund which will enable strategic grant making to enhance the quality of life here in Medeld. With the backing of our donors and volunteers, the Medeld Foundation continues to be a civic hub of empowerment regarding key issues that face our community today and in the future. Below are the names of those who contributed to the Legacy Fund at the Founder level this past year. We hope you will add your name to this list of respected civic leaders now or in the coming year. Thank you: Helen and Paul Dewey Dorrian and Dean Fragola Leanne and Michael LaBelle Barbara and Robert MacLeod Abby and Jerey Marble Emily and Michael Marcucci Lisa and Chris O’Sullivan Deborah Bero and Osler Peterson Marianne and Stephen Phillips Georgianna Oliver and Todd Trehubenko Susan and Evan Weisenfeld Bonnie Wren-Burgess Medeld Foundation’s Legacy Fund The Medeld Foundation is a 100% volunteer run 501-(c)(3) non-prot charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medeld residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medeld. MFi has raised over $1.8 million since its founding in 2001. The Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest in partnership with the Medeld Foundation. We invite you to join the community of donors who will make it possible for us to conduct strategic grant making to further enhance our quality of life in Medeld. For information on how to give, go to www.medeldfoundation.org or contact MFi President Evan Weisenfeld at evan@medeldfoundation.org or (774) 469-0260

Thank You from the 2017 Angel Run Team

From the Medfield Foundation’s ANGEL RUN team –

Thank you from the 2016 MFi Angel Run Team
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Dear Angel Run Nation,

You did it again! You all came out in good cheer and with bells on to make the 2017 MFi Angel Run one for the record books.  With your participation we can know that those in our community who need some extra assistance will have their needs met. The generosity of time, talent and enthusiasm from all is the reason we put this event on year after year. Together we are building a stronger Medfield and truly helping our fellow community members.

MFi has a Flickr site with high resolution photos available for you to download at no charge. Photos will be added as they become available. Be sure to follow us on social media for notifications. And if you have any photos, be sure to upload them so everyone can benefit!

 

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Go to Flickr to see hi-res photos from the 2017 Angel Run

 

 

In addition, RaceWire, the company that provided the timing system at the event, took photos at the finish line. Here is how to see those picures.

  1. Go go: RaceWire.com
  2. Search for 12th Annual Medfield Foundation Angel Run
  3. Click to see photos at the finish line or results

 

Check out the RaceWire.com Photos

 

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Race Results

If you haven’t already done so, you can view your race results on RaceWire as well.

 

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Check out Race Results on RaceWire.com

 

 

Check out the Angel Run Video!

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Be sure to check out the 2017 MFi Angel Run video
posted on the Medfield Foundation Facebook page.

 

 

Your Opinion is Important

Don’t forget that the Angel Run survey is still open and we value your feedback. Please reply by 12/31/17 to help us make the race even better for next year.

 

 

We Need Your Help!

A few of our key team members have “retired” and we are looking for people to join the team to help plan the 2018 event. As you know, the Angel Run is fully run by volunteers from the community and we cannot do it without people being generous with their time and skills. Specifically, we know we need volunteers in the areas of Treasurer, Post Race Party Coordination and Marketing and Communications. We have an experienced group of leaders and a great team that work closely together and will help any new volunteers with any questions. We’d love to have your involvement, so be sure to respond in the survey and let us know if you would like to help or if you have any questions at all.

 

 

Thank You and Save the Date

Save the date for the 2018 MFi Angel Run on December 2, 2018. We hope to see you there. Cheers to all and many thanks from the bottom of our hearts,
 
The 2017 MFi Angel Run Committee

 

 

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You registered for the Medfield Foundation Angel Run

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Medfield Foundation

Medfield Town House

459 Main Street

Medfield, MA 02052
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Angel Run Update: Race Details for Sunday

Important information for Sunday’s Angel Run
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The MFi Angel Run is this Sunday

Thank you to everyone who has already registered for the 2017 MFi Angel Run and for your support of the Medfield Foundation.

This Sunday will mark the 12th anniversary of the Angel Run! Over 1,275 runners and walkers have already registered and will be lacing up their shoes and heading out on the course for Medfield’s most cherished holiday event.

Here are a few details to help make sure you are ready for the big event.

  • Race shirts and bibs will be delivered to Medfield residents on Wednesday (and possibly Thursday) this week. If you don’t receive your package by end of day Thursday, please email us at angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org. Be sure to look at your front door, side door or even in your mailbox before contacting us 🙂
  • If you live outside of Medfield, you can pick up your shirt and bib at the Registration desk starting at 11am on Sunday in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. The high school is located at 88 South St, Medfield, MA 02052 or get directions here.
  • If you haven’t yet registered or have a friend who would like to participate, you can download the registration form and bring it with you on Sunday or fill one out in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. Registration opens at 11am. The cost per runner is $30 (but no shirt is included). We take cash, checks (made out to Medfield Foundation) or credit cards if necessary.
  • A limited number of Angel Run shirts will be available for purchase for $15.00 in the cafeteria beginning at 11am.
  • The race starts at Medfield High School at 12:30 (note this is different than in years past)
  • Due to bridge construction we will again use the revised course followed last year. We hope to return to our certified course in 2018. You can check out a map of the new course on the Angel Run page of the MFi website.
  • The race ends at Blake Middle School around the back from the high school. There is a post-race party in the middle school cafeteria with tons of snacks and the awards ceremony which begins at 1:30pm. Be sure to stop in.
  • If you registered as a Competitive Runner, you will have special mark on your bib. Your group will be in the first corral and start the race a few minutes before everyone else. Be sure to be at the starting line before 12:30. Only those with the Competitive Runner marking will be allowed in this first group.
  • Parking is available at both Medfield High School and Blake Middle School. There will be parking attendants on hand and please follow any parking directions. Overflow parking is available at Metacomet Park. We suggest arriving early to avoid the crowds.
Come Greet Santa

Santa will be arriving at approximately Noon courtesy of the Medfield Fire Department. Be sure to bring the kids and welcome Santa to the Angel Run.

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We are still in need of volunteers willing to help out for the event. Do you have family that are planning to watch instead of participate? Their assistance could be very helpful. Open positions are listed on our Sign-up Genius site. And even if you are participating, we are looking for Bakers to provide some treats for the after party. Use the Sign-up Genius site to register as a Baker or donate other party items.

 

 

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Another special treat at this year’s race is the opportunity for sleigh rides on a vintage sleigh kindly loaned by Medfield resident Dick Judge.  For a small donation, attendees will travel a scenic loop around the high school campus in the beautiful sleigh. What better way to enjoy the starting line festivities? Proceeds will support the Angel Run cause of helping Medfield residents in need

 

National Anthem

 

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Be sure to catch all the pre-race festivities including the singing of the National Anthem. Congratulations to Zoey Pollard who won the contest to sing the National Anthem. Pollard, a Medfield high school sophomore and member of the chorus, jazz, and acapella singing groups, was chosen by members of the Angel Run committee and Medfield Foundation board from among several talented entries. Zoey will sing shortly before the race starts at 12:30pm.

 

 

Again This Year – Bib Tag Timing
Your time will be automatic as the clock will start when you cross the starting line and stop when you cross the finish line. No more worrying about jockeying for position.

We ask that competitive runners line up towards the front, casual runners behind that group, then walkers, families with strollers and or dogs.  If you are a runner pushing a stroller, you should line up behind the runners group but please be considerate of other runners around you. Be sure to look for the flags indicating where to line up for the start.

 

 

What about the Weather?

While the weather currently looks great for this weekend, though a bit cold, the Angel Run is a rain or shine event. If the weather is a bit unpleasant, we’ll still be doing the event. So dress appropriately and put on a smile.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org.
See you Sunday!
The Medfield Foundation Angel Run Team

 

 

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You registered for the Medfield Foundation Angel Run

Our mailing address is:

Medfield Foundation

Medfield Town House

459 Main Street

Medfield, MA 02052
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Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund

Building Community The Medeld Foundation thanks all of the individuals who made generous contributions in support of the Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund this past year MFi’s Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund which will enable strategic grant making to enhance the quality of life here in Medeld. With the backing of our donors and volunteers, the Medeld Foundation continues to be a civic hub of empowerment regarding key issues that face our community today and in the future. Below are the names of those who contributed to the Legacy Fund at the Founder level this past year. We hope you will add your name to this list of respected civic leaders now or in the coming year. Thank you: Helen and Paul Dewey Dorrian and Dean Fragola Leanne and Michael LaBelle Barbara and Robert MacLeod Abby and Jerey Marble Emily and Michael Marcucci Lisa and Chris O’Sullivan Deborah Bero and Osler Peterson Marianne and Stephen Phillips Georgianna Oliver and Todd Trehubenko Susan and Evan Weisenfeld Bonnie Wren-Burgess Medeld Foundation’s Legacy Fund The Medeld Foundation is a 100% volunteer run 501-(c)(3) non-prot charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medeld residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medeld. MFi has raised over $1.8 million since its founding in 2001. The Medeld Foundation Legacy Fund is an Endowed Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest in partnership with the Medeld Foundation. We invite you to join the community of donors who will make it possible for us to conduct strategic grant making to further enhance our quality of life in Medeld. For information on how to give, go to www.medeldfoundation.org or contact MFi President Evan Weisenfeld at evan@medeldfoundation.org or (774) 469-0260

New Life Furniture Bank’s talking tables

From New Life, which was started in Medfield by town residents Ron and Barbara Yates –

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How Can New Life’s Talking Tables Change Your Life?

Medfield, Mass – November 10, 2017:  Changing Lives is the theme of the ambitious end-of-year campaign that New Life Furniture Bank of MA launched today. The campaign was kicked-off with the release of a series of clever and creative videos starring two “talking tables”, named Brenda and Eddie, who invite viewers to consider how donating funds, furniture and/or home furnishings to New Life can change lives for everyone – clients, donors and volunteers alike. The video series can be seen on the New Life website www.newlifefb.org or on Facebook or Instagram at New Life Furniture Bank of MA.

The Campaign was launched on November 15th with the goal of raising $50,000 by December 31st. The funds will go toward New Life’s growth, including: paying the monthly rent for an additional 1500 square feet of warehouse space, funding two part-time truck drivers/movers to pick up furniture on weekdays as well as on Saturdays, and purchasing both additional mattresses at below-wholesale price and building supplies for kitchen table construction.

“These are exciting times at New Life,” said Ron Yates, Co-Founder of New Life. “We’re growing quickly and becoming an important contributor in the battle against homelessness. One of New Life’s goals is to ensure that every child in Massachusetts has a bed to sleep in and that every family has a kitchen table they can eat around. We’re really looking for community support in our Changing Lives Campaign so that we can bring that dream to every family.” (Please see below the information on how to contribute to the Changing Lives Campaign.)

Over its four-year lifetime New Life has grown quickly and gained a reputation across not just the MetroWest area but across eastern Massachusetts as a reliable furniture bank that provides those in need with quality, gently-used home furnishings and compassionate support from caring volunteers.

“In 2014, New Life’s first year of operation, we served 100 clients,” said Yates, “and this past year, in 2016, we served 463. Our trajectory for growth in the coming years is on the same steep slope. We have a lot of work to do if we’re going to continue growing and meeting our clients’ needs.”

New Life is focused on three primary areas to sustain their dramatic expansion: launching the Changing Lives Campaign, developing a continuous donation stream of home furnishings, and continuing to recruit dedicated volunteers.

The past few months have been busy ones at New Life. Besides working on the campaign and its launch, volunteers worked on aspects surrounding New Life’s recent name modification. “We have a new logo, an updated website, a new Facebook page and a new Instagram account,” said Doug Marshall, Co-founder of New Life. “We felt the name modification was important. We wanted our name to be crystal clear when asking for help; we want donors, volunteers and clients to know exactly what we’re about, and ‘New Life Furniture Bank of MA’ says it all.”

New Life is extremely grateful to its volunteers, donors, and supporters. Those interested in volunteering with New Life Furniture Bank of MA or donating home furnishings can go to their new website, www.newlifefb.org for more information. Financial contributions may be made online, on the website, or by check payable to New Life Furniture Bank of MA, sent to P.O. Box 573, Medfield, MA 02052.

Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

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The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is a newly formed steering-committee (created September 2017) of community members/professionals who desire to create a coalition that promotes mental health resources.  We recognize that a public health crisis has touched our town and by coming together, we can form an initiative that raises awareness and has the potential to save lives . The MCSP has created this GoFundMe account in order to raise funds that will:

  • hire a consultant to effectively guide our development of a strategic plan for suicide prevention among all ages in Medfield
  • create and disseminate printed resources
  • fund future QPR trainings
[The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP).]
Funds raised will benefit:
Medfield Foundation, Inc.

  Certified Charity
Medfield, MA