AROUND THE VALLEY
Grants Announced to Support Nonprofits Helping Women in Greater Lowell
The Women Working Wonders (WWW) Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of $43,710 in grants. These grants will support local nonprofit programs that empower women and girls to effect positive change in the community.
“During this unprecedented time of economic hardship and public health crisis, Women Working Wonders is proud to support these five organizations in their work to improve the lives of women and girls,” said Susan West Levine, Women Working Wonders Fund board president. “Now more than ever, our philanthropy and attention are needed in the Greater Lowell community.”
2020 WWW Grant Recipients:
– Community Teamwork, Inc. for Support for Minority Women Childcare Service Providers
– Dignity Matters Inc. for Period Protection to Support Greater Lowell Providers
– Lowell General Hospital for Cancer Center / Cancer Services Breast Boards for Radiation Therapy Treatment Providers
– South Sudanese Enrichment for Families for Women’s Financial Literacy Programming: Whole Family Health and Stability
– Women Accelerators for The Accelerating Women Leadership Program
GLFHC Received Yawkey Foundations Grant
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Yawkey Foundations. Now in its 40th year, GLFHC provides health care to more than 62,000 patients annually, and they have locations and pharmacies in Lawrence and Methuen. A Haverhill location and pharmacy are scheduled to open this fall. The health center also has two school-based locations, in Lawrence High and Greater Lawrence Technical School.
The grant will assist the health center in meeting the critical needs of its patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. All five GLFHC locations are currently open and serving patients, and also accepting new patients. For a full list of locations, hours and pharmacy information, click here.
Boston Business Journal Names Most Charitable Companies in Massachusetts
The Boston Business Journal has named the Lupoli Company an honoree in its annual 2020 Corporate Citizenship Awards, a recognition of the region’s top corporate charitable contributors.
This year 107 companies — a record number — have qualified for the distinction by reporting at least $100,000 in cash contributions to Massachusetts-based charities and social-service nonprofits last year. The honorees this year include companies from health care, technology, financial and professional services, retail, professional sports and more. This year’s list grew by two honorees compared with last year.
Top corporate contributors such as Lupoli Company which in many instances include corporations
and their charitable foundations, will be honored at the BBJ’s 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship
Awards on Sept. 10, a celebration of honorees that will be virtual to ensure everyone’s health and
For more information on the event and how to register to attend, click here.
Climate Education Contest Honors K-12 Winners
A Massachusetts second grader is this year’s top winner in UMass Lowell’s annual Cool Science contest. This contest teaches K-12 students in Massachusetts, Kansas and Missouri about how they can use art to teach the public about the climate.
Expanding into the Midwest this year through a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Cool Science encourages youth to blend science and art by asking them to create displays that illustrate concepts such as heat transfer, energy and extreme weather. This year, more than 260 young people participated in the program.
Haley Jones, a student at William P. Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School in Winthrop, is this year’s recipient of the UMass Lowell David Lustick Award, presented to the competition’s overall winner. She and the contest’s other top honorees from Massachusetts will have their artwork displayed in and on Merrimack Valley and Worcester regional transit authority buses in the spring.
Start a New Hobby with MCC’s Personal Enrichment Courses
As more people work remotely and spend free-time at home, now is the perfect opportunity to start a new hobby or update skills. Middlesex Community College’s Community Education and Training offers personal enrichment courses for students to participate in a safe, online environment while being productive and having fun during an otherwise challenging time.
MCC alum Scot Weisman, instructor and developer of MCC’s Backyard Beekeeping course, believes taking personal enrichment courses helps people lead more fulfilled lives. “I think it is important to stay connected with the world around us and to continually strive for personal growth,” he said. “We should always be trying to learn about new things – it makes our lives more interesting and rewarding.”
For more information about MCC’s personal enrichment courses, visit here or contact email@example.com.
Sal’s Pizza Announces Launch Of Sal’s Mobile In Lowell
On August 5, 2020, Sal’s Pizza launched Sal’s Mobile in Lowell. Sal’s Mobile offers delivery and pick-up of artisan pizzas crafted in cutting edge mobile kitchens. Customers can order delivery via the Sal’s Mobile app or walk up to their mobile pizza truck to place an order.
By using the Sal’s Mobile app, customers can fully customize their pizza or order one of 16 different pies. The mobile app technology ensures that each order is sent to the closest pizza truck and customers can then pick up their order or have it delivered by a Sal’s Mobile driver. Walk-up customers are welcome to order without the app and phone ordering will also be available.
The Sal’s Mobile app can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play store. Customers choosing to place a walk-up order or pick up their mobile app order can find trucks at various locations in Lowell including Thorndike Exchange at 165 Thorndike Street and Game Time at 1703 Middlesex Street.
HAPPENING IN HAVERHILL
Barrio Tacos, Tequila & Whiskey Opens at Harbor Place
Barrio Tacos, Tequila & Whiskey, Haverhill’s newest restaurant, celebrated its grand opening this week with members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Greater Haverhill Foundation, the Planning Office for Urban Affairs and state and local officials. Located on the ground floor of Harbor Place with indoor and outdoor views of the Merrimack River, Barrio Tacos is the second location for owners Dan and Maggie Osborn (pictured with scissors), who opened their Portsmouth, N.H. location in 2018.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Linda Chan Flynn to serve as REACH Lowell Program Director at LCHC
Lowell Community Health Center announced that Linda Chan Flynn will assume the role of REACH LoWell program director. In this new role, Flynn will provide overall leadership and direction for the program, which is funded through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health center was recently awarded $665,000 a year for three years to oversee this collaborative program focusing on improving health outcomes for communities of color in Lowell.
A longtime health center employee with strong community ties, Flynn has extensive experience in community health program development and implementation, management of federal grants, coalition building, communications, and working with racial and ethnic minority communities.
Flynn previously worked for the Lowell National Historical Park as chief of interpretation and education.
Whittier Birthplace Announces the Hire of Kaleigh Paré as Executive Director
The Trustees of the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace announced the appointment of Kaleigh Paré to the newly created position of executive director of the homestead and museum.
Paré, an experienced museum professional, specializing in historic sites, was previously associated with the Buttonwoods Museum, the Ipswich Museum, and most recently as director of the Patton Homestead in Hamilton where she will continue to assume a leadership role.