Friday, March 20, 2009

Hometown Weekly NEEDHAM: A birthday that keeps on giving

Hometown Weekly Medfield Dover Sherborn Walpole Needham Westwood Newspapers: "When it came time to celebrate his birthday earlier this winter, Zachary Richmond, a fourth grader at the Broadmeadow Elementary School, displayed maturity far beyond his 10 years. Inspired by the trying economic climate, Richmond decided to dedicate his birthday to a greater cause- giving back to those in need.

Richmond and his family contacted the Needham Community Council Food Pantry and were informed that they were in need of birthday party supplies, such as candles and cake mix. When he sent out birthday party invitations, Richmond asked friends to bring Food Pantry donations for the in lieu of presents."

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