Who Makes a Difference in Winchester?

Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.

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 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.

Find the outstanding parents in the Winchester Schools, the daily volunteer at the Jenks Center or a resident who has been a leader with community projects.

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.

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.

We welcome all great stories coming from great people in the community. 

Jennifer September 30, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Mary Ellen Falvey is a star in the Winchester community. Be it EnKa, Women Helping Women, ABC, or any other local cause, one is sure to find Mary Ellen pitching in, demonstrating her dedication and motivation to help others. She spearheaded the Ginn Playground effort, and worked tirelessly to raise the funds and lead a team to get the job done. She can be seen at Ambrose on any given day, organizing a multitude of events (most recently a back to school pizza party), or volunteering to help out whenever there is a need. She is also involved in several charity organizations and mobilizes Winchester residents to raise money and awareness about a variety of causes. Most recently, she raised over $3,000 for PlayMakers, a Life is Good Charity (She will be running a half marathon for the cause). Mary Ellen Falvey is a remarkable person, who is always helping others and goes the extra mile to organize and inspire Winchester citizens to get involved in the community.


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