Gems of Our Community
The Gems of the Community Award is new this year and is presented by Norwood Together to recognize Norwood residents who have volunteered, making significant contributions to their neighborhood, school, or community during 2021. These are the gems of our community!
We’ll celebrate these community treasures at 5:30 pm February 24 at The Ventura, on the corner of Sherman Avenue and Montgomery Road. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, The Ventura Builders Group, for allowing us to use this beautiful space!
Receiving this recognition is a way to highlight the accomplishments of our city’s volunteer community leaders, express gratitude for their generous donation of time and talent, and inspire others to become involved in Norwood.
Please help us find and celebrate these community gems! FILL OUT THIS FORM to nominate the volunteer leaders you know.
NOMINATE A COMMUNITY GEM
This award is open to adults and youth. Winners of the Gems of the Community Award should exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:
Demonstrates a strong commitment to Norwood
Has a positive vision for the community
Successful in accomplishing projects and responsibilities
Clearly shows concern for members of the community
Demonstrates the ability and initiative to bring people together to facilitate positive change
Provides creativity in thinking and planning (new ideas, new solutions)
Maintains a positive attitude
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 5, 2022. We will notify winners by Friday, February 12.
If you have questions or need help with the nomination process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norwood Celebrates MLK Day
Be a part of the Day of Service
Monday, January 17
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
What are you doing for others?" - MLK, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others and working for racial and social justice. MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." Making time to volunteer is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, registering friends to vote, or assisting those who are food insecure, what you do makes a world of difference.
DAY OF sign up for events in Norwood
DAY OF virtual events
Take a walk and pick up garbage
Take a gift to an elderly neighbor
Sign up to make meals for those in need through Lasagna Love
Collect items for Food Pantries
Donate at a blood drive
Register friends and family to vote
ONGOING community opportunities
New Vision Baptist Church, 3851 Montgomery Rd,
food distribution every Tues 4-6 and Thurs 5-7pm
Dress For Success
Foster a dog or cat
Add your non-profit event: email@example.com
**want to add to the list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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