Creative Care Packages for Seniors in NeedThe Paper Mouse is proud to participate in an initiative to provide care packages to seniors in need! Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors and the Newton Housing Authority are distributing care packages to vulnerable residents in Newton Public Housing who have little access to entertainment and activities while they remain indoors. NNHNN is connecting community members who want to donate care packages with local businesses who can provide activities for children and seniors.
While Newton has a reputation for being an affluent suburb, statistics show that 1 out of 8 households in our city survive on less than $25,000 in annual income and 11% of Newton school children live in poverty. In particular, seniors who have been self-isolating and young children who are not currently served by the Newton Public Schools have the least access to ways to stay engaged during this difficult time. Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors, a Facebook group that was formed to connect community members to support one another and share resources during the Coronavirus pandemic, is sponsoring this effort to provide entertainment care packages to residents living in Newton public housing. Members of the Newton community are still finding ways to support one another and share messages of hope despite the difficult circumstances. Donate a care package to a Newton resident in need!