Many children just need the influence of a caring adult to change the trajectory of their lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters (CHD) has long been fostering relationships that can be critical to helping today's youth with the challenges they face.
Interview recorded on September 12, 2017 at the Majestic Theater.
61 percent of low-income families have no age-appropriate books in their homes. Junior League of Greater Springfield has made it their top priority to donate books and keep them stocked, little red bookshelves in sites in Springfield and Holyoke. Another program making a big impact is "Done is a Day", whether a diaper drive, turkey drive, canned goods drive or back packs.
The Junior League of Greater Springfield is an organization of?women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained?volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Junior?Leagues reach out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
The Junior League of Greater Springfield will improve the?lives of children and families in the community by collaborating with other organizations to assist families in need and to promote literacy and education.
Interview recorded on May 23, 2017 at the Majestic Theater. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
Veterans readjusting to civilian life can face challenges. The MA Vet Centers offer combat vets and their families an array of free counseling services; with a focus in military sexual trauma and bereavement counseling. Jose Crego joins Newsmakers to discuss these services and many more including; Yoga, picnics, individual and group counseling.