The tragic events of the last two weeks have left us all in disbelief. I realize there are no words that can alleviate the heaviness in our hearts, but I thought it might be helpful to pass along some ways that we can honor those who were lost.
In memory of Adrienne Gorrido:
Donations can be made to the Needham Public Schools “In Memory of Adrienne Blair Garrido” c/o Guidance Office 609 Webster St Needham MA 02492, for a scholarship fund to be established in her name.
In memory of Olivia Bergstrom:
Donations can be made to the Equine Rescue Network, 370 Middleton Road, Middleton, MA 01949, or online at http://equinerescuenetwork.com
A unique way to help give emotional support to survivors in Parkland:
Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is in Florida providing emotional support dogs to comfort victims and their families. You can help support their efforts HERE
Take Action on Gun Control:
Join the Walkout – Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a National School Walkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction. Find an event near you.
Needham DTC business, followed by presentations by Heather Yountz and Michael Diener on Immigration – what do DACA, “chain migration”, “merit-based” immigration, TPS, and “diversity visa lottery” mean?
How to Talk to Kids about Racial and Cultural Diversity – Kids notice a lot, especially differences, and they ALWAYS have questions. Join us for an informative and dynamic discussion about how we can help.
Grassroots Speaker Series: Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc
Presentation by Gloria Namugaya, Exec Dir at Women Encouraging Empowerment. (WEE). WEE’s mission is to educate, advocate, protect & advance the rights of immigrants, refugees, & low income women and their families
• 11:00am – 12:30pm – The NonProfit Center, Boston, or LiveStream anywhere
Join a discussion with people of diverse faiths and backgrounds. This month’s book is: Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America, by Eboo Patel (It is not required to have read the book to join the discussion)
• 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland