April 5, 2017

Inbox [April 5]: UniBank gives $5K to Auburn service agency, Rotary Club seeks scholarship applicants, #United4Good campaign begins, HomeGoods coming to the Shoppes, WCLOC opens workshop signups

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From left, William M. Mahoney, President and CEO of UniBank, presents Sally D’Arcangelo, Executive Director of AYFS, and Megan Sutter, Administrative Assistant at AYFS, with a $5,000 donation to help the organization promote healthy development of youth and families in Auburn.

Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about.

UniBank donates $5K to Auburn Youth and Family Services

UniBank recently announced that a $5,000 donation has been made to Auburn Youth and Family Services to support AYFS as they work to promote healthy development of youth and families in the Auburn community.

AYFS offers valuable support to youth and families to help them maintain stability in the face of challenges. Last year, the organization provided support to more than 3,000 individuals by offering youth programs, counseling and tutoring services, neighborhood initiatives, and by providing basic necessities such as food and clothing. AYFS also works with social service and municipal agencies to maximize the resources available to those it serves.

“UniBank is proud to help fund the many programs and services provided by Auburn Youth and Family Services throughout the year to children and families in the Auburn community,” UniBank President and CEO William M. Mahoney said.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation from UniBank,” AYFS executive director Sally D’Arcangelo said. “These funds will enable us to provide outreach to more at-risk families and children.”

Rotary Club scholarship applications open

The Rotary Club of Worcester is offering a scholarship of $2,500 to a graduating senior in the Worcester Public Schools.

Students must be a resident of Worcester, carry a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher (or be in the top 10 percent of their class, must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, involved in extracurricular or community service activity, and demonstrate financial need.

The application deadline is April 14.

More information and an application is available on the Worcester Public Schools website

United Way begins #United4Good campaign

The United Way of Central Massachusetts is running a contest to highlight the efforts of people doing good in Central Mass.

The contest began April 1 and ends May 1. Pictures of people donating their time and efforts should be posted to the United4Good event page on Facebook using the tag #United4Good.

One picture will be chosen as a winner every day in April. The person who submitted the picture will be given the opportunity to donate $100 to the Central Mass. nonprofit of their choice. On May 3 at United Way’s Annual Celebration, one submission will be chosen as the grand prize, $1,000 donation winner.

HomeGoods to join Marshalls store in Blackstone Valley Shoppes store

HomeGoods, the country’s only major off-price store dedicated to home fashions, will join the existing Marshalls in the Blackstone Valley Shoppes in Millbury to form a new combined store. The newly remodeled store at 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike will celebrate a Grand Opening at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 13.

Following the remodel, this combo store features a common entrance with two distinct store environments on either side of the building allowing customers the added convenience of shopping both stores. With the addition of HomeGoods, the store expects to fill approximately 15 additional full- and part-time positions.

Registration open for WCLOC’s Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop

Performers age 7-15 are eligible to register for the Worcester County Light Opera Company’s Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop.

This summer WCLOC’s Youth Musical Theater Workshop will present “Seussical”, the popular musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the stories of beloved author Dr. Seuss.

The workshop will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 27-Aug. 10. Tuition is $175.

More information is available on the Worcester County Light Opera Company website

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