Hilltown Families

VOTE FOR HILLTOWN FAMILIES! As Hilltown Families enters its tenth year, celebrate with us as we finish out the past decade by voting for Hilltown Families as BEST BLOG in the...

For the new year, make a family commitment to spreading kindness throughout your community! Rather than creating resolutions for self-transformation based on perceived flaws, celebrate your skills and share your...

Teaching kindness can happen naturally, but it takes dedication to create a family culture of constant kindness. Drawing inspiration from Random Acts of Kindness Week, families can share their love...

This month, Hilltown Families will be entering our 10th year! We will also be participating in our 1st ever Annual Appeal through Valley Gives this Wednesday, December 10th! Your tax deductible...

Today is Giving Tuesday! Support Hilltown Families! -- Schedule a Gift to Hilltown Families for Valley Gives day, today! How will your gift help Hilltown Families? Here are 15 ways your...

Public art is designed to make us think. Whether it's about local history, traffic safety, or our cultural heritage, public artwork sends a message. Children have the opportunity to create public...

As Thanksgiving approaches, families can integrate food-related community service into their schedules in order to honor the role that food plays in the holiday's celebration. From community meals to food...

This December, Hilltown Families will be entering our 10th year! We will also be participating in our 1st ever Annual Appeal through Valley Gives on December 10th! For the next few weeks...

Engage in some furry family community service by becoming a foster family for a local animal shelter or humane society! Cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and even birds await foster...

Hilltown Families will host our 3rd Family Community Service Event on Saturday, November 22nd from 10am-1pm at Leeds Elementary School in Northampton, MA, with five hands-on volunteer stations for ALL AGES...

Volunteer with your family to help local non-profits in a single free event on Saturday, November 22nd during the Hilltown Families' Family Community Service Event in Northampton— a one of a...

Volunteer for river conservation by participating in the Westfield River Committee's Watershed Blitz! River-loving, conservation-minded families can volunteer alongside experts in order to spot and identify the many plant and...

This day and age, the very notion of books being banned is an affront to freedom. This week, you can be a rebel and participate in local Banned Books Week events,...

Lend a hand to show love for the Connecticut River! The Connecticut River Watershed Council's annual Source to Sea Cleanup takes place on September 26th and 27th, mobilizing volunteers of...

Food security is an important issue in Massachusetts with 1/5 kids classified as "food insecure." It often happens when children are out of school that parents have financial difficulty making up...

Join a kid-safe bee revival! Support local pollinators in a kid-friendly, fun and educational way from your own backyard. The building of bee condos (also know as insect hotels) mobilizes woodworking...

Clearing out your closet will make you feel better and will enable you to find the essence of your style. Read how Project 333 can challenges teens (and adults!) to...

Unidentified keys, trophies from the early 80's & broken crayons... these three things can clutter up your junk drawer, attics and art supplies. Here are three unique recycling programs that recycle...

Spring Diaper Drive in Franklin County to Support Community! Host a Diaper Drive this spring in your place of work, faith community, neighborhood, school, civic organization, or any group you...

The Children’s Garden Project started in 2013 with two college students, a hodgepodge collection of garden tools and a goal: to connect urban children with nature and basic agricultural concepts through...

As Hilltown Families enters its ninth year, celebrate the past eight with us by voting for Hilltown Families as Best Blog in the Valley Advocate's Best of the Valley Readers' Poll...

This holiday season, Hilltown Families is hosting a Virtual Holiday Food Drive in support of food security in our region! Every $1 donated through the Hilltown Families Virtual Holiday Food Drive...

This past Saturday at Atlas Farm in Deerfield, Hilltown Families collaborated with Whole Foods Market and brought families together in the fields for a day of community service, gleaning organic kale,...

This September, Hilltown Families has another community service event for families... Kids' Day of Community Service! In collaboration with Whole Foods Market in Hadley, this will be an opportunity to...

Hilltown Families’ Family Community Service Event Saturday, May 4th from 10am-1pm Leeds Elementary School in Northampton, MA Join Hilltown Families for a Saturday morning of volunteering together with your family during...

Park Clean Ups & Community Service Activities for Families this Spring in Western MA As spring warms the landscape across western Massachusetts, opportunities for outdoor adventures increase exponentially. What would have...

PeaceJam: Youth and Nobel Peace Laureates Working Together to Change the World Have you heard about PeaceJam yet?  It’s an international educational program that connects young people with Nobel Peace Laureates,...

Hampshire County Law Day 2013 Spoken Word Contest for Middle & High School Youth As we teach our children how to conceptualize the world, they are most certainly forming their own...

Click here to find out how this wonderful community-service event went: Hilltown Families’ Family Community Service Event Generates 450 Hours of Community Service in a Single Morning… and a whole lotta fun!...

Screening of A Place at the Table at the Amherst Cinema 50 million people in the U.S.—one in five children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having...