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Serving it up in Newton

Posted by Ralph Ranalli February 26, 2007 09:16 AM



Even if you donít want to clean up your own back yard or paint your house, you might feel good about volunteering to do someone elseís.

Projects you can help with in the seventh annual NewtonSERVES day of community service include spring clean-up of parks and non-profit agenciesí grounds; various projects at schools and facilities for seniors and the developmentally disabled; helping with a recycling swap-and-shop; and making art cards for isolated elders.

March 8 is the deadline for businesses and residents to have their names listed in the registration brochure as a supporter of the privately-funded event. Projects that need volunteers must sign up by March 15. On the same day, volunteers can join an orientation and overview of available projects at 7 pm at Newton City Hall.

The service day is planned for April 30, with 1,000 volunteers expected. For more information, call Beverly Droz at 617-796-1290 or contact her by email.
-- Connie Paige

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