Giving Back

First Aid Kits

First Aid Kit Donation

Members of the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club met the president of the Marlborough Boys & Girls Club at the Pleasant Street Clubhouse to deliver two full First Aid kits to the kids at staff

MJWC and Advocate2Vaccinate

GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club joins the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in their support of the United Nation’s Shot@Life campaign. Shot@Life is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed.

World Immunization Week is April 24–April 30 and Shot@Life is asking its partners to participate in Shot@Life’s coast-to-coast challenge for global vaccination. Unite with global vaccine champions across the country to reach three collective goals in three areas: building relationships with your representatives, leveraging the media for advocacy and building community support. Together, we can stand up for children everywhere.

Delivering 9/11 Thank You Baskets to Local Fire and Police Stations

Every year since 2002, MJWC has chosen to thank our local fire and police for their willingness to serve and protect us. We haven’t missed a year yet and we even had a former member who loved this project join us for deliveries. So, thank you to the fire and police of Marlboro and Hudson for keeping us safe.

Clothing and Food Drive for Local Homeless Families

Just before the holidays, nearly 40 families were moved into hotels in the Marlborough area as part of the state’s program to move families into hotels as shelters in the Boston area have filled up.  Read more about in this Community Advocate article.

MJWC member Katherine Hennessy jumped into action first organizing a coat drive followed by a non-perishable food drive. Friends, family and Juniors dropped off coats, gloves, hats, boots and mittens to Katherine’s house. Overall, there were donations of over 40 coats, 5 pairs of boots, multiple sets of hats & mittens, scarves, etc.

Second Saturday

One of our favorite ways to give back to the community is participating in Second Saturday. Grace Baptist Church in Hudson (map) organizes this monthly volunteer event, which features a bounty of jobs to meet the needs of local residents and non-profits. For the past several years, club members have showed up bright and early, often times bringing along friends and family, and pitched in to serve those in need. Some club members are leaders of regularly scheduled volunteer jobs, while others enjoy choosing from the variety of evolving tasks that help the elderly,

Second Saturday – Convoy of Hope

The good news is you don’t have to choose between volunteering at Second Saturday and volunteering at the Convoy of Hope on Saturday October 12th! ALL the Second Saturday jobs will involve serving at the Convoy of Hope in Stevens Park, Marlborough.

Although this event is organized by faith-based groups, dozens of human services groups will be there with the goal of providing support to people who could use a helping hand, whether due to poverty or other needs. Attendees will be treated to lunch, receive free haircuts, bags of groceries,

Easter Baskets for 2012

Members of GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club gathered on Sunday, April 1, 2012 to assemble 45 Easter baskets and 22 goodie bags to be donated to the Together We Can Family Network.  TWC is a network of activities, support, education and community resources for all families with children, prenatal through kindergarten.

Items were donated by members of MJWC, community members and attendees at our 2012 Team Trivia Night fundraiser.

Helping Furnishing Options

At the annual Heritage Fair in Marlborough, MA on October 2, 2011, GFWC Marborough Junior Woman’s Club helped sell mugs filled with goodies to benefit Furnishing Options in Marlborough.  Furnishing Options is a terrific organization that we find as many ways as possible to support.  It provides free furniture and household items to people who are coming out of shelters or just establishing homes after difficult situations.  MJWC volunteers every 5th Saturday in the store, makes monetary donations and looks for all kinds of different ways to help this fantastic organization.  This year, one of our members discovered boxes and boxes of coffee mugs someone had donated. 

2011 MJWC 9/11 Baskets

September 11, 2011 was the 10th anniversary of the horrific attacks on this country. For the 9th year, MJWC created and presented thank you baskets to our local police and fire stations. 9/11 made us realize we don’t thank and appreciate our service personnel like we should so we started the 9/11 baskets project. Every year we present each fire and police station in our town with a little token of our appreciation — a basket filled with home baked goodies, games, puzzles and items to enjoy. This was our 9th year doing the 9/11 baskets. We will do them as long as we are able.

2010 9/11 Baskets

Since 2002, GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club has taken the opportunity on the anniversary of one of America’s worst tragedies to honor the local men and women who serve our community in the police and fire departments.  We collect goodies and present a basket to each station.  It’s great fun seeing them start digging through the baskets for the goodies!  More importantly, we want to never forget the tragedy and never forget the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day for us.