The “Friends” of Natick Senior Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps raise funds to support the Senior Center, recently discovered a new friend: the MutualOne Charitable Foundation.
The Foundation’s $5,000 award to the “Friends” will help that group support the Council on Aging in funding Senior Center programs, activities, and equipment not provided for by the department’s municipal allocation.
The “Friends” traditionally raise funds through an annual appeal and membership dues, and special events such as bake sales, raffles, fashion shows, trips, suppers, yard sales, and craft sales, as well as through gifts, bequests, and memorials.
The grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation was the first of its kind for the 35-year-old organization, according to “Friends” President Jerry Pierce.
“It is a privilege to speak for the ‘Friends’ to say that the receipt of this generous gift from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation is the first in the history of our organization,” said Pierce. ”As such, it will be long remembered and looked upon by over 6,000 senior citizens in Natick.
“For me, personally, it is very gratifying and rewarding to have our organization recognized for its many good deeds for the enhancement of the lives of our seniors,” he continued. “I am humbled.”
NEW FRIENDS – Representatives of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation visited with “Friends” of Natick Senior Center to celebrate the Foundation’s recent $5,000 grant to the organization. Shown (l to r) are Clement Lambert, Foundation Trustee; Rachel Stewart, Foundation Administrative Director; Judy D’Antonio, “Friends” Vice President; and Jerry Pierce, “Friends” President.