WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 162 Mizner Simon & Co., and Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland have all con- ducted drives. Similarly, the Weston PTO enthusiastically conducted a donation campaign earlier this year in the elementary schools. The organization is also grateful to Costco, which annually donates a cash card that Hope and Comfort uses to buy thousands of bars of soap. "Dollar Tree is also a big supporter by helping us with bulk products and shipments," Feingold says. And of course, there are those birthday parties. One Weston mother reveals, "It took a little bit of convincing to forego gifts and accept donations, but in the end, my children understood this was about helping kids with a greater need than their own," she says. "It turned out to be a terrific giving opportunity for their friends as well, who chose toiletries at the drugstore and packed them up for the party." Even with all of this growth, the Feingolds continue to get assistance from his two star volunteers, daughter Gracie and son Kenny, who eagerly help with sorting, packing, and distributing. "We call them Employee #1 and Employee #2," says their proud father. The organization's vision is to help anyone who needs products, regardless of geography. "The reality is that we have become a national organization, since we're fulfilling requests each month around the country," Feingold says. "I think the sky's the limit." HOPE AND COMFORT, INC. www.hopeandcomfort.org 774.847.1235 Email jwilliams@hopeandcomfort.org good works

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