On the Way: Mansfield Company Donates Supplies to Public Schools | Communities

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The Mansfield company helps schools

The Mansfield Public School System received a donation of school supplies just in time for the start of the school year. Emerson Automation Solutions recently donated bags containing markers, crayons, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, scissors, glue and more. The Mansfield business frequently collects items to donate to the community throughout the year. School supplies were collected in August and presented Tuesday by Ann Robertson, human resources manager, and Melissa Jewett, HR coordinator. “These supplies will have a direct impact on students and help them learn while easing the burden on families back to school,” said school superintendent Teresa Murphy.

“Celebrating Art and Autism” in the North

Bailey’s Team for Autism, a local nonprofit organization, presents an exhibit of art and photography created by young adults with autism. The exhibit, “Celebrating Art and Autism,” is on view at Preservation Framer’s Churchwood Gallery, 31 North Washington St., North Attleboro. The art will be available to view until Thursday, September 30. The exhibited pieces will be available for auction from 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16 to noon on Saturday, September 24. All proceeds will support participating artists as well as the Bailey team, which works to support autism research, awareness, education and programming. To access online auctions, visit baileysteam.org. It will also be possible to meet the artists at a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 16. It is free and open to all.

Commemoration of aborted children scheduled for Saturday

National Aborted Child Remembrance Day is Saturday. Kathy Hill, a member of Surrendering the Secret – a nonprofit ministry supporting women who have had abortions and are dealing with regret, depression and other emotional and physical challenges – will lead a prayer service at the cemetery St Mary’s in North Attleboro to commemorate the day. This is Hill’s eighth year running the service. As a rule, a woman who has had an abortion also speaks during the service. For more information, visit nationaldayofremembrance.org.

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