60,000 grants

$60,000 Granted to 5 Impactful MetroWest Organizations

With our first of two grant cycle awards, we were thrilled to invest $60,000 in five MetroWest nonprofit organizations to improve the health and quality of life in our community.  The grant recipients MetroWest Free Medical Program, Camp Casco, Domestic Violence Network, Dignity Matters and Open Table have high-impact programs and innovative plans for the funds. A grant was awarded …

2019 Grace Johnson Volunteer Award Recipients

Shown in the photos left to right are: Judy Mongiardo and Laraine Marthinsen from Family Promise Metrowest; Ginny Berzin and Rebecca Wendler from Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence   For the first time, The Parmenter Foundation Board of Trustees was pleased to present two extraordinary volunteers, Laraine Marthinsen of Natick, MA and Ginny Berzin of Cambridge, MA with the Grace …

Month of Hope

During this month of hope we’re thrilled to highlight the work of Josephina Davis, a Wayland High School senior and a HEARTplay℠ mentor, who is extending the reach of grief support for children. Click here for the full story.

The Parmenter Food Pantry Could Use Your Help!

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Parmenter Food Pantry continues to provide support to those in need and welcomes your help. However, the Archdiocese has closed all of its MA churches, including the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Ann’s Church in Wayland, where the food pantry is located. Therefore, the below-requested donations may be dropped in a bin placed at 41 …

Heart Health Month: An Acute Concern for the Uninsured and Underinsured

A Special Type of Health Care in MetroWest Seeks to Intervene before Unadressed Heart Conditions Can Kill By Angela Crocker Interim Executive Director, The Parmenter Foundation On a recent Tuesday night clinic at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, a MetroWest Free Medical Program physician staged a critical intervention that likely saved a life: a patient suffering from diabetes, uninsured and …

How does the Middle Class make it in MetroWest?

How far a median income goes in one community depends on many factors outside a family’s control. Knowing how to help when hardship strikes can make MetroWest communities better for us all. By Amy Paquette EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE PARMENTER FOUNDATION MetroWest Boston: Great schools. Quiet neighborhoods. Accessible to public transportation and the Mass Pike. It is no wonder that the …