Calls to Action - MLK Day of service 2022


Looking for ways to learn, elevate and spread LIT (Love, Inclusion, Trust) in our Community? Read On...

Choose to read a book, watch a documentary, take an implicit bias test, check out a social justice organization's website, talk about what you've learned with others, support legislation and workplace efforts that implement diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility measures, vote, and let us know other resources.

You can also do one kind act and help others in the Community - pick one kind act for today!

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We're working on adding more to the list of Calls to Action for 2022 that you can kick start on MLK Day! Stay tuned for updates!

Helping Others in the Community - pick one kind act for today!

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Join Hopkinton Emergency Fund in supporting residents in need.

The Vision of the Hopkinton Emergency Fund is a united Hopkinton Community that recognizes its responsibility to support residents when they are faced with emergencies by providing financial assistance to meet their basic needs.

Volunteers can support our organization in the following ways:

  • Spread the word about our organization and encourage people to make donations to Hopkinton Emergency Fund. To donate, go to https://www.hopkintonemergencyfund.org

  • Purchase gift cards for food and clothes and bring these donations to our partners: Hopkinton Youth and Family Services, Project Just Because and the Hopkinton Senior Center.

  • School age children can save their allowances and spending money, families can pool their coin collections, neighborhoods and town organizations can organize fundraisers to donate to our Emergency Fund Program.

2

eHop asks residents to spread awareness about Bottled Water Rebate application

Did you know that residents in sensitive subgroups (pregnant, immunocompromised or children under the age of one) are advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking? AND...
Did you know the town is offering a water bill rebate for these households?

There are 2 ways you can help:

  • Tell your neighbor, friend or families in these sensitive subgroups to use bottled water for drinking and cooking. Click here for more info.

  • Point them to this application or help them fill out and submit this form: Form for the bottled water rebate. (The form is quick and easy to fill out and no receipts are required.)

3

Youth and Family Services urges residents to spread the word

Did you know that HYFS has a list of resources available for residents experiencing a variety of issues including Emotional Health, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Parental Stress, Food Insecurity, Unemployment and Financial Assistance?

Share this HYFS Resource list with your neighbors, family and friends, for example on your neighborhood email group or facebook page. You can't always tell from the outside who needs help, sharing may save a life.

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Help Project Just Because with their work and to help get their new building by raising much needed funds

  • Create an "athletic-a-thon" to encourage family participation-it can be jumping rope, running, walking, or shooting hoops-let your imagination guide your way and donate all proceeds to PJB.

5

Girls Scout Troop 65040 Presents Valentines Day Cards for Vets!

HELP MAKE A VETERANS DAY THIS VALENTINES DAY!!

Did you know? Veterans are at a statistically higher risk for developing PTSD, depression or other mental issues, and this has been exacerbated by the pandemic over the last two years. Here's what you can do as a small act of kindness:

Make a valentines day card or two for vets as a part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Write a kind statement, thank them for their service, make some art, BE CREATIVE!!

When finished, drop off the valentine(s) in the bin outside of 14 Colella Farm Road. Due by January 30.

Hosted by Valentines for Vets and Girl Scout Troop 65040. Questions? Email hopgstroop65040@gmail.com

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eHop encourages residents to make a difference locally

Did you know that one of ways you make a difference in Hopkinton is by serving on a policy-making board or committee? The time-commitment may be smaller than you think.

Read about the current board openings on eHop.

Apply online to HUG "Help Us Govern" Hopkinton