Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The "Say Hi" campaign ended on Feb. 16.
After a week of community events, Waltham strengthened its community relationships by giving more than 2,600 ‘hi’ greetings for people who had not previously met their neighbor. REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, an organization that assists domestic violence victims, recorded 2,654 greetings as part of it’s Say Hi To Your Neighbors campaign intended to build and strengthen relationships among Waltham residents. The campaign kicked off on Feb. 5 and ended Feb. 16. “The week started off with a perfect way to bring neighbors together, a blizzard. Neighbors came together to say hello for the first time in a while, to commiserate about the snow, and to check on one another. These connections make a difference. Throughout the rest of the week …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A local organization is seeking to build community relations in Waltham.
Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence will kick off its “Say Hi” campaign today by honoring three local residents for their contributions to the community. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, REACH, which assists victims of domestic violence, will kick off its “Say Hi To Your Neighbors” campaign week which is intended to build community relations among neighbors, according to REACH. The event will be held at Back Pages Books at 289 Moody St. at 5:30 p.m. REACH, during the event, will also honor four members of the Waltham community: In A Pickle owner Tim Burke, Brand New Watch blogger Jim Walker, Jim Preston and Dan Reedy. Mayor Jeanette McCarthy has declared Feb. 9 – 16 as “Say Hi To Your Neighbors Week,” during which REACH hopes to have Waltham …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
"Say Hi" week moving along!
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence's "Say Hi To Your Neighbor" Week is racking up the "hellos." As of yesterday, REACH had about 374 greetings, with many more not yet counted, according to REACH Comunity Organizer Allison Berry, as she canvassed Moody Street saying hello to pedestrians. They are aiming to get 2012. The "Say Hi" week is part of REACH's Small Actions Campaign intended to create a greater sense of community in Waltham and help prevent domestic violence. Yesterday afternoon, Berry and volunteers Roberta Factor and Jim Preston walked Moody Street passing out small cards that read "hi" in both English and Spanish and talking to people about the campaign. They also hanged campiagn posters in the windows of several businesses. The "…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Local organizations starts campaign to fight domestic violence.
You might have passed them as you leave your house in the morning or seen them when you retrieve your mail, but never actually spoken with them. Your neighbors, that is. Well, here is your chance to change that and help a good cause. REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, a Waltham organization that helps victims of domestic violence, is launching its “Small Actions Campaign,” intended to get community residents more involved with efforts to prevent domestic violence, according to REACH Community Organizer Allison Berry. The kickoff will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Back Pages Books on Moody Street. Bob Marcou, Roberta Factor and Belgica Garzon will be honored for their anti-domestic violence efforts, according to Berry. “We’re kind of excited …