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Quilt Raffle a Successful Collaboration to Benefit MetroWest Free Medical Program


Photo: Kim Prendergast, Director of MetroWest Free Medical Program; Ginny Doxsey, First Parish member and winner of quilt raffle; and Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty, minister, First Parish of Sudbury.

What’s even better than raising funds for a worthy organization? When one organization raises funds for another in their community. That’s a real Win-Win! Last fall the “Living Our Faith Team” of First Parish of Sudbury raffled a queen sized quilt to benefit their neighbors, the MWFMP at Congregation Beth El on Hudson Rd in Sudbury. Why? The First Parish team has long supported the MWFMP, which offers free medical care to those who are uninsured and underinsured in the MetroWest communities. The program connects with volunteer health care providers, educators, interpreters and other volunteers to make these services possible at their evening locations at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury and First Parish in Framingham UU.

The quilt raffle raised $1,600 for MWFMP which will be used to buy supplies and equipment to enable the program to support their patients with medications, health education to make referrals to primary care, specialists, and diagnostic services.

First Parish was proud to provide the hand-made quilt and organize the raffle, as one way of living their faith in the greater community. MWFMP greatly appreciated the collaboration, and welcomes support from other community groups and individuals—both in monetary contributions and volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up on Tuesdays when the clinic is open.

If you are interested in volunteering at MWFMP, please contact Kim Prendergast, Director, at .