May 23, 2019

Sunday, May 19, a group of congregants were busy chatting and catching with one another while cooking for The Second Step. They made Tuscan chicken for the adult residents and hidden vegetable mac & cheese for the kids.  Also they prepared carrots and celery with dip, strawberries with whipped cream and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to Jackie Dahlquist for planning and managing the crew; to our cooks Charlotte Levine, Lauren Fisch, Rae Mintz, Laurette Bachman and Debbie Hart-Klein.  A special thank you to Rachel Fisch for washing dishes, which is never a favorite task!

We are done cooking for the summer, but please watch for notices and opportunities to cook with us for TSS again starting in September!

May 14, 2019

Our short collection drive for personal and household repair items for the victims of Hurricane Michael, who continue to suffer 6 months after the storm, was a good success!  Our donations filled the back of an SUV, and they are on their way to Florida to be given directly to people in need.  The organization that is making the deliveries (Green Mountain Disaster Relief Team) appreciated our contribution to their larger collection drive.  Thanks to all who donated! 

May 9, 2019

TBA is pleased to support Newton's Gun Buyback on June 15. Please help keep Newton safe by donating $25 gift cards from Wegman's, Stop & Shop or Whole Foods, and TBA will match all donations up to $1,000! Give your donated gift cards (or cash and we'll buy gift cards) to Claudia Folkman by June 1, 2019.

Gun buybacks allow individuals to surrender unwanted firearms with no questions asked in return for grocery gift cards. The surrendered guns are destroyed, reducing the number of guns in our community.The Newton Gun Buyback will be led by the Newton Police Department in partnership with the Middlesex Sheriff's Office and the Newton Interfaith Clergy Association. Other Middlesex towns (Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge) will be holding similar gun buybacks.

Recent local gun buybacks have resulted in collecting between 50 (Watertown) and 160 (Natick) guns. If Newton receives more donations than needed for the number of guns returned, the excess will be used either for 1) other upcoming gun buyb...

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