December 9, 2021 Submitted by Jane Shute
The Second Parish covenant calls for “service to our neighbors”. With this as a guide Second Parish is delighted to award five mini grants to those who best answered the question: “What can I do with $275 to help my neighbor or community?” The grants will be awarded Sunday, December 12 at a 275 Celebration Service at Second Parish, 685 Main Street, at 10:00. All of the awarded requests can be accomplished for $275 and come from a variety of organizations.
The grants are as follows:
A transfer wheelchair for the Senior Center submitted by Diane DeNapoli, Chair of the Commission on Disabilities in Hingham, and Jennifer Young, Director of the Hingham Senior Center.
Additional Ukuleles for home practice submitted by Jessica Cheung, a South Elementary School music teacher.
Materials for building a Buddy Bench to increase socialization on the playground submitted by Aaron Howe-Roberts, a 5th grade student at Foster Elementary School.
A Math Extreme Couponing Project where students purchase food with coupons for the Hingham Food Pantry submitted by Sarah Jacobson, Hingham High School, math teacher.
Cooking pots, pans, utensils and a cooking stove for a new Troop 4 patrol submitted by Mark Turnak, Troop 4 Scout Master.
The 275 Committee received over 30 worthy grants and appreciates all who applied.