Ways to Give in Norwell During the Holiday Season

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 norwellfp@aol.com 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 norwellfp@aol.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.


Norwell Men’s Club Winter Fundraiser Nov. 4

NorwellNorwell Men’s Club Event To Raise Funds for Lights

The Norwell Men’s Club is hosting its Winter Fundraiser and Awards Night on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. at McGreal’s Tavern in Norwell Center. Funds raised from the evening will be used to improve or replace the holiday lights in town center.

Norwell Town Center Lights

The Norwell Men’s Club is planning on a bright, festive feel in Norwell Center this holiday season. The Norwell Men’s Club initially funded the lights in town common along with Norwell VNA, but after more than a decade of use many bulbs need replacement. The group is hoping to raise $2,000 for the holiday lights with all proceeds from tonight’s Winter Fundraiser going to light replacement and enhancement.

Winter Fundraiser

The fundraiser at McGreal’s Tavern this evening, which will also include a raffle, has the following sponsor levels: platinum, $400; gold, $200; silver, $100; fellow, $50; and neighbor, $20. The Winter Fundraiser is open to all Norwell residents.

About Norwell Men’s Club

The Norwell Men’s Club is a non-profit organization started in 1989 to support local causes, scholarships, the Town Fair, Holiday on the Common, and other community endeavors. All donations made to the Norwell Men’s Club are tax-deductible. The Norwell Men’s Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Tinker’s Son, and welcomes new members.


Got Books? Donate in Norwell

NorwellNew Drop-Off Location in Norwell

The Norwell Recycling Committee, in partnership with Got Books, announces a book donation drop-off location in Norwell. Residents can donate books, CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs, and Norwell earns money to support recycling efforts.

Convenient and Profitable for Norwell Residents

The good cause not only gives Norwell residents a place in town to discard books, tapes, and other used items, it helps the town earn money. “We are excited to have a convenient way for residents to donate books,” explains Norwell Recycling Committee Chair, Joanne Dirk.  “This eco-friendly fundraiser will assist residents, and keep books out of the trash.”

How Got Books Works

Got Books collects books through their drop off bins, and sells many of the books and media through its used bookstores located in Danvers and Saugus, MA, and Salem, NH.  Norwell will earn money by the weight of books and media that is collected each month.

Got Books Location in Norwell

The Got Books drop-off site is open to all and is accessible at any time.  The bin is located outside the Norwell Recycling Center, adjacent to the Osborne Fields, at 310 Main Street, Norwell.


Can You Spare a Norwell Recycling Bin?


Norwell Recycles

The good news: recycling bins have become popular in Norwell. The bad news: the town is running out of them.

Shortage Affects Norwell Middle School

There is a shortage of recycling bins in Norwell, and the Norwell Middle School is in need of any extras that residents may have and aren’t utilizing. The Norwell Middle School is accepting donations of recycling bins for students to use in their classrooms. The school is hoping to acquire 35 bins. The town is asking Norwell residents to check around the house and the garage for any recycling bin not in use and pass it along to the middle school.

Norwell Residents Urged to Donate a Bin

Residents can leave the bin or any rubber/plastic container about the size of a recycling bin at the Norwell Recycling Center, 310 Main Street, on Wednesdays, noon to 3 p.m., or Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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