Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common - that is, at first glance.
But Patch’s new initiative, 'Count Us In,' aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place.
Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), 'Count Us In' aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share stories about just that. We welcome all great stories coming from great people in the city.
Malden has an impressive Immigrant Learning Center, where teachers work with immigrants to become citizens, learn English and establish their lives in the States; a strong community television station which brings the power of broadcasting to residents; and several anti-poverty groups that help the disadvantaged get on their feet.
If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped the community in an inspiring way—please tell us about it in the comments section below. Your local editor will keep an eye on the conversation and will be writing articles about all of the amazing people and stories you share.