Submitted by Cara Cole on October 25, 2017 - 9:33am
When it comes to volunteer support, Square One always seems to attract the very best! This year’s United Way Day of Caring proved nothing less than that. A team of 10 volunteers from Health New England turned out that day to paint our reception area and the hallways of our offices. Thank you, Health New England, for the much-needed facelift!
Submitted by Cara Cole on October 25, 2017 - 9:31am
The season may be over for the Boston Red Sox, but they recently hit a homerun for Square One! In celebration of their 15th Anniversary, the Red Sox Foundation performed 15 random acts of kindness. For Square One, that meant a donation of $1,500 to support our work with children and families! Thank you Red Sox Foundation!
Submitted by Cara Cole on October 25, 2017 - 9:29am
Thank you to Bob Bolduc and his team at PRIDE STORES for naming Square One one of the recipients of the recent Powerball windfall! As the owner of the store that sold the winning jackpot ticket, PRIDE was awarded $50,000 by the Lottery Commission. Bob decided to donate the funds to charities throughout the region that serve children and families. Square One was fortunate to be among the 50 organizations who received $1,000 to support our work. THANK YOU, PRIDE!
Submitted by Cara Cole on October 25, 2017 - 9:27am
Our children have been enjoying the autumn season and all the fun that comes with PUMPKINS! Thank you to our Board member, Jeff Lomma of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce, for donating pumpkins to all of our school-age children. What fun they had decorating with you!
Submitted by Cara Cole on October 25, 2017 - 9:25am
When it comes to ensuring that our children are positioned for success, it truly takes the efforts of our whole community. We are so proud of our longstanding partnership with Bay Path University, who provide our children with Occupational Therapy services at Square One’s Tommie Johnson Child & Family Center. Recently, Eversource awarded Bay Path a $2,500 grant to support the university’s work with Square One. Thank you, Bay Path and Eversource for believing in our children and families.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on October 20, 2017 - 10:46am
Given the recent natural and manmade tragedies that we have experienced, I think about the impact on our children and how frightened and scared they must feel. Depending on their age, they will have a different understanding of the significance this may have to their own lives.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 19, 2017 - 9:25am
In response to the alarming rate of lead poisoning in Springfield, Square One will be working with Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc. on a home visiting initiative designed to identify at-risk families, provide resources to those affected by lead poisoning, and prevent future cases. The Department of Public Health recently announced an award of $49,473 to support this endeavor.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:17pm
When Pride Stores approached Square One about a fundraising campaign they wanted to engage in for Square One, both organizations were excited about an opportunity to raise funds and awareness of the work Square One is doing throughout the community.
The locally owned chain of gas stations and convenience stores launched a campaign where customers were encouraged to purchase a “square” for one dollar, in support of the work that Square One does with children and families throughout the region. The paper squares were placed on display at stores throughout the region.
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
This father engagement video just out from the department of Health and Human Services. The video is being shared nationally to encourage the engagement of fathers. We are extremely proud of this video, not only because it features Children’s Trust and Healthy Families staff, but because it highlights the attention we give and hard work we do to engage fathers. http://www.cantasd.org/bcbh-dads-rock.html
Submitted by Cara Cole on July 18, 2017 - 3:10pm
State legislators joined the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program to recognize 2017 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction at the Massachusetts State House. The annual event recognized outstanding leaders who are making the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work.