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September 2013

In This Issue
Healthy Waltham Becomes 501c3
KaBOOM Event
Waltham Day
Information Fair
Save the Date: October 5
Brandeis Students Working with Healthy Waltham
128 Business Expo

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Healthy Waltham Becomes a 501c3 Corporation

null We are excited to announce that Healthy Waltham officially became a tax-exempt 501c3 last month! However, our team is the same, our mission is the same, our projects are the same and our collaborations are the same. You will not notice any difference other than we can now accept direct contributions to Healthy Waltham Inc. We decided about a year ago that it was time for Healthy Waltham to form our own corporation and seek 501c3 status apart from the Waltham Partnership for Youth, our fiscal agent and close partner for many years. Thanks to all for helping us take this next step for the health of Waltham!

KaBOOM event at Prospect Hill null

On September 17, we were thrilled to participate in the building of a new playground at Prospect Hill Terrace in Waltham. The main organizer of the event, KaBOOM, is a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds for children. It was both exciting and energizing to see so many groups of volunteers turn out to make a difference for kids, including members of the NE Patriots and NE Revolution teams. Healthy Waltham's efforts included leading groups in the building of, and enhancements to, garden spaces at the housing complex.  We also served two salads to the volunteers at lunchtime. Both salads received rave reviews with many requests for the recipes. All the kale for the event was donated by the Waltham Fields Community Farm, and the salad greens were donated by Whole Foods. Please see our website for the recipe for the the kale salad, as well as two of our favorite salad dressings

Look who stopped by Prospect Hill to help us - Pat Patriot himself!
Volunteers from Brandeis sample the kale salad prepared by Healthy Waltham.
Waltham Day is September 21
Come join us down on the Waltham Common for Waltham Day on Saturday, September 21, 10 AM - 3 PM. There will be fun and games for the whole family! Stop by and say hello, Healthy Waltham will be there!
Judy at the Waltham Farmers Market this summer.
Waltham Interagency Council Information Fair
On Friday, September 20, the Waltham Interagency Council held its annual information fair at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. The Waltham Interagency Council is an informal association of Waltham non-profits and service agencies who want to network, learn from each other, and occasionally collaborate for the benefit of the Waltham community. Membership is free!  Please contact walthampp@yahoo.com to become a member and visit the website at www.walthaminteragencycouncil.org. 
You're Invited! Great Day Planned for Oct. 5 in Waltham 
So many great events are happening in Waltham on October 5! Be sure to check out at least one, start the morning with a nice run at the Western Greenway 5K. Then check out the GreenWatch Sustainability Fair on the Waltham Common and head over to the Waltham Public Library for the Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival with food, games, and fun for all. Then hop on the Waltham Trolley and head over to the Waltham Fields Community Farm at 240 Beaver St. for Waltham Farm Day and enjoy fun, family-oriented farming activities, music, carrot-picking and more. Help us spread the word. Everyone is welcome!  

Here is the schedule! All events are on Sat., Oct. 5:
Help us post/distribute the flyer! Download it here and in Spanish too.
JBS Students Working with Healthy Waltham null
Over the next few months, 13 Brandeis students will collaborate with Healthy Waltham on a variety of health initiatives as part of their "Justice Brandeis Semester." The Brandeis undergraduates are participating in an intensive semester-long Environmental Health and Justice course. They all bring their passion for community health issues and their eagerness to engage directly with the Waltham community in improving access to healthy local food. The students began their collaboration by preparing planting beds at the Stanley Elementary School garden.

128 Business Expo Was Held Sept. 13
Thank you John Peacock, Executive Director of the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, for a great event for Waltham businesses (and a few non-profits too) to network and show their stuff at the 128 Business Expo. Had a great time sharing information about Healthy Waltham with local businesses. Now that we are a 501c3, Healthy Waltham Inc. is ready to accept direct donations to help with our work! Contact us at info@healthy-waltham.org if you can help.