Representatives from more than 20 nonprofit organizations and community groups in Sudbury got together on April 4 for coffee and conversation at the Sudbury Foundation.
The group has been meeting at the Grange Hall twice a year since 2013 to network, share their good work, and consider how to strengthen their activities through collaboration. Sudbury nonprofits and community groups provide a wide variety of programs and services, many of them at no charge, that benefit residents and others of all ages. Activities range from arts and cultural events to human service supports to environmental and historic preservation.
The focus of this meeting was on volunteerism in anticipation of National Volunteer Week, April 15 through April 2. Most meeting participants rely heavily on local volunteers to support and run their programs.
Sudbury groups who wish to participate in future get-togethers should email their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo caption: Seated from left: Ellen Gitelman, Sudbury Cultural Council; Tom McGowan, Sudbury Community Food Pantry; Marilyn Ellsworth, Gifts of Hope Unlimited/Sudbury League of Women Voters/Sudbury Garden Club/Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable; Diana Cebra, Sudbury Historical Society (SHS); Alice Levine, Friends of Goodnow Library; Bethany Shaw, Sudbury Art Assn.
Standing from left: Marilyn Martino, Sudbury Foundation; Bethany Hadvab, Sudbury Town Social Worker; Marie Royea, Sudbury Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)/Thursday Garden Club/Sustainable Sudbury; Sarah Cavicchi, Bridges Together; Susan Brown, SMILE Mass.; Charles Dunn, Northern Bank-Sudbury; Suzy Kornblum, Sudbury Extended Day; Christine Faucher, Sudbury Art Assn.; Cindy Hall Koure, Wayside Inn; Lynn Faust, Marlboro CDC; Susan Pettit, Friends of Goodnow Library; Neela de Zoysa, Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Reserve; Stewart Hoover, SHS; Ursula Lyons, Sudbury Villagers/Hop Brook Protection Assn., and Tricia Brunner, Sudbury Foundation.
Not pictured: Sally Hild, SHS; Kim Prendergast, MetroWest Free Medical Program, and Kathy Arpano, Northern Bank-Acton.