Community Outreach

With WCPA's community outreach program, we have a wonderful opportunity to teach and show our children the joy of helping others! Each month, the WCPA partners with nonprofits and local organizations to provide enriching service and educational opportunities for our families and children. Events are open to all Wayland residents who are interested in contributing!

This year we will cover topics such as helping families living in homelessness, cheering up children fighting cancer, helping our environment and animals living at the shelter.

Click here to see our 2018-19 impact.

Email with any questions and hope to see you at a future event!

Photos from recent outreach events

Upcoming Initiatives

Month of December: Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc.

How can you help?
  • Drop off donations at the shelter during their business hours and visit the dogs and cats with your kiddos! 
  • Consider donating an item or two from their Wishlist.  
  • Most needed items currently include: martingale collars, laundry detergent, non-clumping, clay cat litter, canned dog and cat food of any brand or variety, storage totes with lids and cardboard filing (bankers) boxes
Read your child an inspiring book about helping animals
Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog by Lisa Papp

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs by Jacky Davis

The Dog who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest

Why it matters? 

Buddy Dog strives to find responsible and permanent homes for all animals in their care, but offer a loving, comfortable and safe environment while they live at the humane society. Learn more at

January: Parmenter Food Pantry in Wayland

How can you help?

Two drop-off locations:

  • Wayland library (outside the Raytheon room) anytime in January

  • At the WCPA's Curious Creatures event on Monday, January 25th.  Bring your donation to the Curious Creatures event and you'll be entered into a raffle for a kid-friendly prize!

As you pick up donations at the store, please keep in mind some of their most needed items:

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Pasta

  • Tuna fish

  • Mayonnaise

  • Peanut butter & jelly

  • Canned fruit

  • Cereals – oatmeal, cream of wheat, regular cereals

  • Snacks for kids

  • Canned Soup

  • Pancake Mix

Why it matters?

The Parmenter Foundation owns and operates The Parmenter Food Pantry, provisioning more than 5,000 meals per year for Wayland residents in need. With the help of many volunteers, the pantry provides to over 80 families each month fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, juice and non-perishable foods.



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