By Kim Siebert MacPhail
At their June 18th meeting, the Selectmen voted unanimously to release the $
Recreation Director Amy Hamilton said in her written request for the release of funds that referrals come from the teachers, principals, counselors, Special Education administrators, clergy, police, Social Services, neighbors, friends, counselors and others. Guidelines are provided for application,
Last year, 37 children benefitted from such scholarships provided not only by Goodwin fund but also by the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund (NHN).
In a follow-up communication, Hamilton said that anyone can contribute to the NHN, either directly or through a voluntary provision on their application when they register for recreation programs.She added that the schools have been very helpful and generous with contributions and that, for example, when teachers retire, they often ask that, in lieu of gifts, contributions be made to the NHN Fund . “Other individuals have been generous as well,” added Hamilton.