Updates From Our Community

Making the most of unexpected family time

It is hard to believe, and it almost seems surreal, but there is no doubt that the COVID-19 virus has devastated the country. We are all sacrificing and making the necessary changes to keep our families and our communities safe and healthy. Most, if not all, of our kids are home, nursing homes are closed to visitors, hospitals are limited and all public spaces are closing or already closed. The new normal is to have your classes presented on line. For the kids in college whom are about to graduate, families are waiting to see what the plans may be. For kids like my son Nicholas and many of his friend’s life as they know it has stopped. Many parents at home are working on overdrive trying to work from home while also caring for some of our most critical members in the community.
You have supported SMILE Mass for years. It is our time to take care of you. If you own a business, we are hoping you will provide us with your updated business practices, so you can continue to do business a usual. We will share that information via social media and our database so that our local communities can continue to support the small businesses that make our cities and towns so special.
You should also know that SMILE Mass has set up a local helping hands site (SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW) where families can request help to pick up food, do a grocery run, a pharmacy stop or perhaps drop flowers at a nursing home and so much more.
Our goal is to keep the communities as healthy and safe as possible while getting everyone what they need, your services. There is power in people and community, should you have any ideas or suggestions to reach the community in any other ways we want to know. On behalf of the SMILE Mass Team, we welcome any ideas or questions.
Best,
Lotte, Susan and the entire SMILE Mass Team

Lotsa Helping Hands

SMILE Mass has created this community so we can help our most vulnerable neighbors get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign up here if you are willing to run errands, pick up groceries and/or medications for those who are elderly or have compromised immune systems and should not be out in public themselves.
If you would like to make a donation to help purchase groceries or a warm meal, please do so at https://smilemass.giv.sh/2dc9

ASK FOR HELP

SMILE Mass is here to help provide you with some relief during COVID-19 crisis. If you are in need due to, a health concern (compromised immune system), accident, high-risk age group, recent surgery, etc. Our network of volunteers may be able to provide temporary, non-monetary assistance with some of your day-to-day needs.
If you need help, email us at info@smilemass.org

 

Upcoming SMILE Mass Events:

Sep 19, 2020

Family fun for the week of September 14th thru September 18th

Join SMILE Mass for multiple online activities while we practice social distancing as we stay-at-home.

One flat fee will get you ALL of the kids activities for the week. The minimum fee is $5. The suggested donation to participate in ALL of these classes is $25. Email us at info@smilemass.org if you need assistance with the minimum fee.

Click here to sign up for kids events

This weeks schedule (the schedule has been modified based upon attendance and survey responses):

KIDS EVENTS

Monday – September 14
10:00am Banana snacks with Miss Susan (banana monkey and banana butterfly)
4:00pm Music with Mister Vic
6:45pm Big Joe the Storyteller

Tuesday – September 15
10:00am Story & Craft with Miss Mercedes (Story TBA)
4:00pm Dance Party for Everyone

Wednesday – September 16
10:00am Big Joe the Storyteller
4:00pm Music with Mister Vic
6:45pm Big Joe the Storyteller

Thursday – September 17
10:00am Fun with Miss Susan (thumb print art inspired by the movie “Up”)
4:00pm Interactive fun with Miss Lotte – details to follow

Friday – September 18
10:30am Big Joe the Storyteller
4:00pm Music with Mister Vic
6:45pm Big Joe the Storyteller

Click here to sign up for kids events

Sep 30, 2020

Helping our community

At SMILE Mass, we know what great communities we live in and for everyone’s convenience we have contacted other local non-profits to get the word out. We want to make sure everyone in Sudbury and the surrounding towns know about the Lotsa Helping Hands community, SMILEMass-COVID19, especially those in need of our help.

Here is how it works. If you have a need or if you know of anyone with a need, email us at info@smilemass.org or call us at 617-967-7755. We will enter the needs in the calendar and then volunteers can sign up to fulfill those needs.

As a volunteer: you could be asked to do a grocery run, meal drop off, or pick up items at the local pharmacy, etc. If you are interested in joining us, go to https://my.lotsahelpinghands.com/community/smilemass-covid19/request-to-join

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“SMILE Mass offered the Ocean Park, Maine community with a beach wheelchair in 2017. IT was used all summer long and people loved the freedom it gave them to see and experience the beach. This donation is a way for us to continue to say thanks. Your work is very important!”
Gerard Gosselin
At SMILE Mass, we are actively working on ways we can make a positive impact on the community during the COVID-19 crisis.  There are several ways for you to join us as we all work together to make our communities stronger:
  • Volunteer
  • Ask for help
  • Play trivia
  • Join our virtual activities
  • Support the local businesses who have new policies in place - View Our Helpful Link