The Spirit of Giving in Norwell
There is joy in giving, and if you’re looking for ways to help out local neighbors this holiday season, there are several organizations in Norwell gratefully accepting donations and volunteerism over the next few weeks. It’s a wonderful opportunity to make someone’s holiday a little brighter.
Norwell Fire Department and Toys for Tots
The Norwell Fire Fighters Local #2700, in cooperation with The United States Marine Corps Reserve, is conducting its annual Toys For Tots drive through Monday, Dec. 19 at noon. All toys must be new and unwrapped.
Toys can be dropped off at Norwell Fire Headquarters, 300 Washington St. and at Norwell Central Fire Station, 677 Main St. in Norwell Center. If you need more information on the drive, contact the station at 781-659-8158. Norwell Fire Fighters, Local #2700 and The United States Marine Corps Reserve thank the community for its continued support and generosity.
Adopt A Family Through The Norwell Food Pantry
The Norwell Food Pantry is currently running its annual Holiday Adopt A Family Program. Last year the food pantry was able to give presents to more than 250 people due to the generosity of the Norwell community. If you are interested in helping out this year, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many people you would like to adopt or if you would like a full family. Specify the size of the family you would like to adopt. A small family is around three people; medium family is around five people; and large family is six people or more.
For those who’d rather make a general contribution, gift card donations such as Target, Wal-Mart, gas card, Shaws, Stop & Shop, Hanover Mall, and others are useful and appreciated. All gifts need to be wrapped and labeled and dropped off at the Food Pantry at Town Hall on Dec. 13 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. If you have questions, contact the Adopt a Family Program at email@example.com or by calling (781) 690-5050.
Annual Christmas Dinner at Church Hill United Methodist Church
The Church Hill United Methodist Church at 11 Church St., Norwell extends an invitation to its annual Christmas Day Dinner to the South Shore Community. This dinner is for any individual, couple or family, including children, who would otherwise be alone on this special holiday. The dinner is free.
Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall at noon. A traditional turkey meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. All facilities are handicap accessible. Reservations for dinner may be made by calling Melissa in the church office at (781) 826-4763. Transportation will be provided if needed. All are welcome.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the dinner. Call (781) 826-4763 or email chumcNorwell@verizon.net if you are able to help on Christmas Day. You do not need to be a resident of Norwell to attend.