February 13, 2016

Christmas for Children seeking applicants, donors

For those in need of help with gifts for their children during this upcoming holiday season, information letters and applications for the Mayor’s Christmas for Children Program can be picked up at the Gardner Multi-Service Center during regular business hours. The letters and applications can also be obtained from the lobby of City Hall at Continue Reading

Local food drive to benefit families in need

During its Customer Appreciation Days in November, OneMain Financial will provide its customers and area residents the opportunity to support their local community. During the month of November, the Gardner OneMain Financial branch will  collect non-perishable food to help feed those in need throughout the community. The collected food will be donated to Gardner Multi-Service Continue Reading

Mayor’s Christmas program accepting applications

Information letters and applications for the Mayor’s Christmas for Children Program can be picked up at the Gardner Multi-Service Center, in the lobby of city hall at the utilities or parks and rec counters.  Completed applications should be brought to city hall on screening days Nov. 12 or Nov. 19. The program is not income Continue Reading

AROUND TOWN: Is the Multi-Service Center closing?

Is the Gardner Multi-Service Center  closing? According to Joanne Haworth, Community Social Services Manager at the Gardner Multi-Service Center, while the not-for-profit has recently undergone some changes in the services they are able to offer, the center is open for business. “We’re trying to prioritize service needs – including utility and rent assistance, the food Continue Reading

Clothes closet seeks new home

Volunteers are seeking a new home for the Clothes Closet – used clothing donated to those in need. Organizers are hoping someone has space where it can be used as space at the Gardner Multi-Service Center is no longer available. The Clothes Closet has been in the Gardner community since 1970 and does not charge Continue Reading

Gardner Multi-Service Center director adjusting to her new job

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com She’s only been on the job for a week, but Gardner Multi-Service Center Director Joanne Haworth can already tell that Gardner residents have big hearts. “The folks who come in and (use the center’s resources) also help out the center when they can,” said Haworth, who took over as the center’s Continue Reading