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Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors Care Packages

Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors

DONATE A CARE PACKAGE WITH ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS & BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR A NEWTON SENIOR OR CHILD IN NEED!

SEND A MESSAGE OF HOPE

Forced inside by the Coronavirus pandemic, members of the Newton community are still finding ways to reach out to their neighbors and friends to share messages of hope. Children put teddy bears in windows and we see rainbows popping up across the city and sidewalk chalk messages encouraging people to stay strong and stay inside. There are more ways you can help! Donate a care package to a Newton resident in need!

WHO WOULD I BE HELPING?

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 schoolchildren live in poverty. 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 an effort to provide entertainment care packages to residents living in Newton public housing. In particular, seniors who have been self-isolating and young children (ages 5 and under) who need to be entertained and are not currently served by the Newton Public Schools. These groups have the least access to ways to keep engaged during this difficult time.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

NNHNN is partnering with the Newton Housing Authority to distribute these care packages to those in need. The Newton Housing Authority provides a high standard of affordable housing to Newton’s diverse population of more than 1300 residents.

In partnership with a number of local retailers who are creating these entertainment-oriented care packages, NNHNN is connecting members of the community who want to donate them to Newton residents who are the most vulnerable during this difficult time. We see this as an opportunity for you to help those in need while also supporting beloved local businesses in the hopes that it will enable them to stay afloat while closed to physical business.

Participating local businesses include:

WHAT DO THE CARE PACKAGES INCLUDE?

Care packages for seniors include items such as adult activity books (coloring books, crossword puzzles, sudoku and trivia), embroidery and cross stitch kits as well as “cheer” items such as tea, honey and trinket dishes. Care packages for kids include items such as picture books, puzzles, games, art activities, educational toys and craft project kits.

HOW CAN I DONATE A CARE PACKAGE?

Care packages are $50 and can be purchased online by clicking on the link to the local business website. Your purchase will be delivered directly into the hands of a Newton senior or child living in Newton Public Housing. Join us to support our community and send a message of hope to a Newton resident in need!

2019 Spring In-Store Events

APRIL 9 6:30PM Caskata Tablesettings Workshop -- Come meet Donna Wayne who will be demonstrating inspiring table settings with beautiful pieces handcrafted in Caskata's Massachusetts atelier.

APRIL 20 1:00-4:00PM Kelly Mitchell of The Traveled Lane will be in the shop selling her travel related decor which "tells the story of who you are and where you've been"- coaster/trivet sets, ornaments, and more.

APRIL 24 4:00-8:00PM Pilgrim Waters Trunk Show. Come meet the award winning illustrator and designer, Susy Pilgrim Waters, and shop her gorgeous line of merino wool scarves, small batch handcrafted trays, and tea towels.

MAY 4 1:00-4:00PM Kate McGuire Pottery Pop Up -- Meet Boston based potter Kate McGuire and shop her wonderful wheel-thrown and hand-built creations.

MAY 7 6:00-9:00PM Ellie Kai & India Hicks Trunk Show --Join Nicole Pirani for this special trunk show as she discusses Spring and upcoming summer trends. Tarot card readings too! 15% of all trunk show orders will be donated to Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts.

JUNE 2 12:00-5:00PM Special Sunday hours in celebration of Nonantum Village Day. Official event festivities begin at Coletti-Magni Park at 11:30AM and last until 3:00PM. Come out and enjoy a Beatles Tribute Band, trackless train rides, a rock climbing wall, professional face painting, dance performances and more. All activities are free! Food stands will also be available. Check out @NonantumNeighborhoodAssociation on Facebook for more info!

JUNE 15 1:00-4:00PM Dara Cheek of Hieropice will be popping up in the shop this Saturday, June 15 from 1-4PM! Don't miss Dara's new botanical glassware, coasters, wall art and more! Dara hosted our Create Your Own Terrarium Workshop last spring --and has a passion for all things botanical and handmade. Come meet her and shop her handmade beauties--just in time for Father's Day!

Entertaining a Dream: Greentail Table Opens!

Greentail Table Founder Linda de Valpine

When I think of entertaining or throwing a party, I immediately get excited and my mind starts racing with ideas for a theme, a menu and guests. I think in terms of colors, textures and flavors. I always consider how things will look, taste and be experienced. Details are important to me. I want guests to arrive to a thoughtfully crafted setting.

For me, home entertaining evokes thoughts of happiness, warmth, joy, special moments with friends and family, togetherness, friendships, inspiration, good times, laughter, conversations, twinkling eyes, goodwill, connecting, and excitement. The signs of a successful party are the sense that the evening mattered, that people enjoyed themselves and for the moment at least, all is well with the world.

Working as a merchant in previous chapters of my life, I have always enjoyed the process of putting concepts together: the creative brainstorming, the pursuit of the items that will tell the story, and orchestrating how they will ultimately be presented to the customer. I have long dreamed of how satisfying it would be to bring my own vision to fruition. I am very happy that Greentail Table gives me the opportunity to share my vision for tabletop and home entertaining.

Greentail Table is for people who love to entertain, eat, and spend time with friends and family -- who care about the details and about evoking a look, feel, and experience. It is for kindred spirits, who get excited about stunning handcrafted tableware, naturally beautiful linens, glassware that looks and feels great in your hand and the promise of the special moments these objects can inspire and bring to fruition.

I source globally in order to curate a modern mix of high quality, well-designed and beautifully crafted products for entertaining and everyday use as well for gift-giving. Particular focus is given to goods from the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The collection includes dinnerware, glassware, serveware, table linens, accents, specialty food items, books on entertaining, and more.

I hope you will find something that inspires and moves you!

I look forward to welcoming you to our newly opened Newton storefront and to our online store coming soon!

Warmly,

Linda de Valpine
Founder

Greentail Table
343 Watertown Street
Newton, MA 02458

Open Tuesday through Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM