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 outreach@waylandwcpa.org with any questions and hope to see you at a future event!

Photos from recent outreach events

Upcoming Initiatives

Month of October: Dignity Matters

  • How can you help? Donate feminine hygiene products, bras and underwear to support this local nonprofit’s annual Wayland drive! Drop off your donations at any of the following locations:
    • Longfellow (lobby) 
    • Prime Fitness
    • Salon Arte
    • Temple Shir Tikva
    • Wayland Creative
    • Wayland Home and Design
    • Wayland Library
  • If you you don't have time to drop-off in person, consider donating something directly from their Amazon wish-list.

  • Why it matters? Dignity Matters provides homeless women and school-age girls with feminine hygiene products, bras, and underwear. Learn more dignity-matters.org.

    November 6: Family Promise Metrowest 

    • How can you help?  We need ~4 volunteers to cook and deliver one dish on November 6 so the WCPA can provide a full meal for 5 homeless families staying in Wayland for a few weeks in November. Please email Sarah at outreach@WaylandWCPA.org with any questions and to sign-up!

    • Why it matters? Family Promise Metrowest aims to transform the lives of families with children who are experiencing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support. Learn more at familypromisemetrowest.org.

    Month of December: Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc.

    • How can you help?
    • Drop off donations at the shelter during their business hours [LINK TO EMBED: https://www.buddydoghs.com/hours-info], and visit the dogs and cats with your kiddos! Consider donating an item or two from their Wishlist [LINK TO EMBED: https://www.buddydoghs.com/wishlist.] Currently, the most needed items 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 https://www.buddydoghs.com


          


     










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