Hilltown Families


Families can take advantage of spring’s opportunities for service-based learning during the next month, as 16 opportunities exist for hands-on volunteer work all over western Massachusetts!

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 love for those around you by engaging in acts of kindness all year long. It’s a powerful project!

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 all ages to help clean up the banks of the Connecticut River and the streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds that make up its watershed. Families can participate by joining in on a preexisting cleanup event, or by scouting locations in need of cleaning before the event takes place. Engaging in community service helps kids learn how to give back to their community and to their environment, and helping to preserve a natural resource will help them learn to appreciate their surroundings!

Make 2010 a HHuGE Success for Food Security in the Hilltowns! By HHuGE Coordinator, Kathy McMahon The Hilltown Home Garden Exchange (HHuGE) ‘wagon’ is open once again! Thanks to Steve Yoshen (built the wagon), Leni Fried (artistic fruit and veggies) and the Goodtime Stove Company (wagon wheel provided), our ‘wagon’ is all ready to open up once again! Thanks to the Old Creamery for hosting it again this year! We’re hoping an… Read More

31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy by Sarah van Gelder How to make it with less, share more, and put people and the planet first Build a secure, sustainable economy beginning at home and in your community… AT HOME Rent out a room in your home, or swap space for gardening, child or elder care, or carpentry. Buy less so you can buy higher quality. Buy from companies that “internalize”… Read More

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