Giving Tuesday and the Hyde Community Center

Dear friends and neighbors,

Please donate during Giving Tuesday, the global movement of generosity on Tuesday, December 1 to support The Hyde Community Center.

Since 1988 The Hyde Community Center, nicknamed The Heart of the Highlands, has been the center of the Newton Highlands Community. We offer a wide range of free and/or low-cost programming for residents of all ages, and host a series of popular events, including the Winter Soup Social and a full schedule of movies, music, and live theater on the Hyde Bandstand.

We are the only nonprofit community center in Newton that does not receive government funding, and pre Covid-19 were the busiest community center in Newton. While the Coronavirus crisis has forced us to pause public activities, we took advantage of the time to continue to improve our facility—painting the walls and refinishing the floor of the gym; maintaining the garden; and ensuring that the park and playground remain clean and safe for community use with the City of Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.

The Hyde rentals which provide our primary source of income were paused from March to September, and Covid-19 regulations severely limit our ability to return to full operations. Given the uncertainty as to when our programs can begin again, we are turning to you, our friends and neighbors, for support. Chances are, you have created memories at the Hyde—playing basketball, hanging with friends on a summer evening, watching your kids shriek their way through the Haunted House. Please consider a gift today in celebration of those memories, and in support of memories to be made in the years to come. Every gift, of any size, will make a difference for The Heart of the Highlands.

We miss you, we wish you well, and we hope to see you soon!

The staff and trustees of The Hyde Community Center.

To donate online with your credit card go to www.hydecenter.org or mail checks to Hyde Community Center P.O. Box 610171 Newton Highlands, MA 02461 or contact John Rice 617-201-7088 director@hydecenter.org.

                                                     Movies at Hyde Bandstand

                                                Summer in the Highlands

                                                        Hyde Playground Garden

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