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Springfield Jewish Community Center camp brings joy to diverse population, including children from Ukraine, Afghanistan

Matthew Grochowski has been attending the Jewish Community Center Summer Camp since 2015, with the exception of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the traditional camp. Read more

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The Giving Tree at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough Mass.

Volunteer Stories - January 4, 2013

For the past nine years, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough, Massachusetts, has taken on the challenge of providing Christmas gifts to people being served by Lutheran Social Services (now Ascentria Care Alliance). This year generous church members provided gifts for over 170 individuals from three Worcester LSS programs! Enthusiastic and appreciative recipients of these gifts were moms and their babies at The Florence House, developmentally disabled residents at The North Ashland Street Residence, and children and teens in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program. Read more

The Giving Tree at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brockton Mass.

Volunteer Stories - January 4, 2013

Twelve Lutheran churches in Massachusetts shared their Christmas kindness
with more than 240 people who are served by LSS!
 
Tasked with filling 50 Christmas stockings with gift cards and personal care items, Brockton's First Evangelical Lutheran Church members got busy, and after just two weeks all of the ornaments with wish lists were taken and gifts were being placed under the tree! Read more

Coats From Kids

Volunteer Stories - November 8, 2012

The 4th graders at Paton School in Shrewsbury, Masschusetts, recently took their education beyond the classroom, donating winter coats to refugees and immigrants in the LSS (now Ascentria Care Alliance) Services for New Americans program in Worcester. Read more

Quilting for a Cause

Volunteer Stories - November 8, 2012

For over 24 years volunteers have gathered at the Lutheran Church of Framingham where they have been working together creating quilts for worldwide charities. Making over 100 quilts each year using donated fabric, these volunteers have warmed the hearts and homes of many. Read more

Students Helping Students

Volunteer Stories - November 6, 2012

After four years of collaboration between Holy Cross students and the LSS (now Ascentria Care Alliance) Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URM) and the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program (UAC), lives of both tutors and students continue to be impacted. "For me, the connection is deeper than simply academics. Elder's (URM student) passion for success and willingness to overcome obstacles is contagious and helps motivate me to be my best." - Jake Medina, Holy Cross Tutor. Read more

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