Neighbors Helping Neighbors Annual Town Benefit Day is the second Sunday in August (that's August 11, 2019) from 11am to 5pm on the Westminster town common at Academy Hill. It is a fun day full of live music, raffles, kids games, petting zoo, teen activities and great food. All money raised goes directly to helping families in crisis in Westminster.
How can YOU/Your Family/Your Business HELP?
Town Benefit Day is truly a case of MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK. Take a look at all the areas below where volunteers are needed for each year's event. Whether you can help with setup or cleanup, or want to volunteer a few hours during the event or are interested in helping with administrative tasks. We are a 100% volunteer organization.
Everyone who is at Town Benefit Day has a great time! Imagine if every family in Westminster invites one family'from outside of Westminster' to Benefit Day, Think of how many people we could help! Click to LIKE our Facebook page, and share our status updates.
A few years ago the Graham family asked how they could get involved with Benefit Day. After a little brainstorming, they decided they would come up with an idea and build it--a football toss game, and they even get volunteers for the booth on Benefit Day.
Local businesses and organizations, church and school groups of all sizes donate products and services
TO MAKE TOWN BENEFIT DAY HAPPEN!
Advanced Glass and Mirror
Agway of Gardner
American Biomedical Corporation
Angelo Wood Design
The Angler Fish Market & Chowder Company
Anthony's Package Store
Baked by Barb
The Beauty Shop
Blueprint New American Bar & Grill
Bread of Life Church
Briar Rose Alpaca Farm
Brook Bound Nursery
Central Mass Tree
C.L. Smith Timber Processing
Columbia Sportswear (Dennis Caisse)
The Cottage at 116
The Debbie Spencer Team
Dombrowski, Aveni and Bunnell
Doubletree by Hilton
Douglas E. Hicks Post #7389 VFW
Emerald City Indoor Garden Center
The Ewings Photography Studio
FreeForm Dance Academy
Gardner Ale House
Gary Streeter Construction
Gypsy Fish Designs
John's Sports Shop
Jump and Play
Just Between Friends
Kathy Roy School of Dance
Last Minute Gifts
Laurie Ellsworth: LTE Landscape Architecture
Lynde True Value Hardware
Mad Olive Bounce House
Massachusetts State Police
McNally's Grille and Pub
Monty Tech JROTC
Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts
Mountain Hardwear (Jim Lupinski)
Mountain View Art Attic
Nails by Nessa (Polished Salon)
Nails by Renee DalBon (The Beauty Shop)
1761 Old Mill Restaurant
Princeton Therapeutic Massage
Real Estate with Jen Shenk
Red Sox Foundation
RE/MAX Property Promotions
Route 140 Storage
Sarah Megan Photography
Shear Envy Salon
Town House of Pizza
Toyota of Keene
Tupperware (Jennifer Duffy)
Vincent's Country Store
Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat
Wachusett Brewing Company
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Westminster Boy Scouts
Westminster Fire Department
Westminster Golf Course Inc.
Westminster Historical Society
Westminster Lions Club
Westminster Pharmacy and Wine Shop
Westminster Police Department
WPD Officer Rich Michel and K9
William S. Miller Post #174 American Legion
Young at Heart Yoga Studio
Young's Cooling and Leasing
Setup for Town Benefit Day starts on Thursday night. Town Benefit Day is on August 11, 2019. This means that on Thursday, August 8, Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers, along with our wonderful Westminster Lions Club, will be on Academy Hill, setting up tents for the 2019 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Town Benefit Day. Many hands make light work! Show up anytime between 5pm - 7pm.
What do you like to do? That's the big question, because we have so many volunteer opportunities that you can choose which area-of-need you'd like to be involved with!
Email Volunteer Coordinator Deb Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
She would be happy to connect you to any of these volunteer opportunities:
Bake Sale and Tea Room
Kids Flea Market
Maybe you aren't a fan of the activity level that *is* Benefit Day and would prefer to show up after the day is done. We love this kind of person! Because...We. Are. Tired. We appreciate energetic people who can help us put closure to the day. These people take down tents, move mid-weight items across the street to the barn, help shut down booths...and just in general HELP WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED!
Some people come to Town Benefit Day just for the Chinese Auction and the Over The Top Auction. We always have a wide range of prizes. If your family, employer or your own business can provide a prize, please drop prizes off at the Police Station anytime! Please be sure to indicate who the donor is.
Twice each year Neighbors Helping Neighbors does a town wide mailing, asking for help with making Benefit Day a success. Not everyone can be at Town Benefit Day. If you are able to donate, please send your tax deductible contributions to Westminster Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 63, Westminster, MA 01473 or use the link to the left to make an online donation.
Our Farmers' Market booth welcomes overstock garden items: herbs, produce, plants, etc. Some people even plant extra veggies in their garden just for this purpose! Donations can be dropped off at Emerald City Indoor Garden Center at 51 Main Street, Westminster the week ahead of Town Benefit Day, or on Academy Hill on Sunday, August 12 anytime after 7am.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn
The Kids Flea Market tent is always a favorite! The Kids Flea Market sells gently used toys and games . Clean out your closets and recycle your toys! Drop clean, gently used items off at the Police Station or at the Extended Day Lobby at Westminster Elementary School.
The Benefit Boutique sells donated gently used fashion accessories such as purses, wallets, sunglasses, decorative jackets, scarves, belts and jewelery! Collection bins are located at Vincent's Country Store and Town Hall, or call Julie to donate! 978 835 7368
Our Pull Tabs Game has a wide variety of prizes--ranging in value from about $5 to $30. If you have any items that might make a good prize (think ... something you bought and just never returned, maybe something you'd like to regift, we won't tell!). Drop off at the Police Station.
Our Tea Room and Bake Sale is a great place for your creative talents. This past year we even had homemade dog treats in the Tea Room! Call Sharon Taylor if you are going to bake! She can be reached at 978 868 4750.