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

The Covid19 pandemic has impacted so many across the world - individuals, families, businesses and more. If you're feeling fortunate and want to find a way to help those in need, please explore a few ideas for how you can help others. Include your child(ren) to help them see the positive impact we can make on those around us!

  • Boston healthcare workers/restaurants: Want to support some of Boston's restaurants as well as thank our amazing healthcare workers? You can read more about the initiative at Feed the Front lines Boston ( and we've included links to a few individual businesses who are set-up to take donations for healthcare worker meals:
  • Boston children in need: Local nonprofit, Friends of the Children Boston, provides long-term mentoring and support for at-risk children in Boston. You can order something from their Amazon wish list to provide families with enrichment activities or household items during this challenging time. Here's the wish list and more information about this wonderful nonprofit:
  • Wayland families in needWant to help families directly in our community? Donate to the Wayland Community Fund which provides short-term financial emergency funds to families in town.
  • Children at Boston Children's Hospital: We are fortunate to have such an amazing children's hospital in Boston! Consider donating to support families who are currently being treated at Boston Children's Hospital -
  • Elderly residents of Wayland: Are you creating lots of crafts at home with your kids? Snap a photo or send a copy to a local retirement home so it can cheer up our elderly neighbors
    • Royal Nursing Home  - The residents at Royal Nursing home are unable to receive visitors at this time.  However, we can still brighten their day by sending cards!  All cards can be dropped off in the mailbox outside the facility located at 188 Commonwealth Road.  Please email our contact, Sam at prior to dropping items off.

      Sunrise Senior Living  - The residents of Sunrise Senior Living would love to get cheerful cards as well!  Cards for these residents are being collected at drop off bins located at:  40 Pemberton Road or  106 Plain Road.

      Traditions of Wayland - Traditions is not taking cards but is encouraging people to send pictures holding signs of encouragement for residents and staff with messages or notes through an email:  

  • Those in need around the world: Does your child have an allowance or money set aside to 'give back' to others? Check out Kiva ( where donations as little as $10-25 can help expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. Your contribution will be able to help again and again as the loan is repaid, and your family will get updates to see how one donation can make a big impact! 



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