Funds raised from our events are redistributed to Holliston through a grant process, led by our Community Investments Committee. The amount varies but in past years, HNN has awarded nearly $10,000 in grants to Holliston organizations including the Public Library, Parks &Recreation Department, Police Department, Pantry Shelf, Council for the Arts,Police & Fire Departments, Senior Center, and Historical Society…to name a few!
Each year with your generous support, HNN has supported the Thanksgiving efforts of the Holliston Pantry Shelf as well as some members of local religious organizations and children who participate in Head Start and Wayside Youth & Family Services in our area. All money raised is used to purchase gift cards for groceries which are then distributed to individuals in need in our community.
Working with the Holliston Senior Center and other senior organizations, HNN coordinates the community coming together to supply and deliver close to 50 families a hot Thanksgiving meal including turkey, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, and desserts. Members of the community prepare and deliver the food items the day before Thanksgiving and another crew assemble and deliver the meals Thanksgiving morning.
HNN coordinates with the Food Pantry to fill requests for Easter Baskets for more than 50 children ranging in age from a few months old to teenagers. The event is made possible thanks to the support of the community. Families, individuals, churches, and other organizations participate through donations and volunteering.