charity events


Giving Back This Holiday Season!

ID-100221137

The holidays are the perfect time of year to reflect on what you’re grateful for and to keep those in mind that aren’t as fortunate.  That’s why we’ve come up with this blog on different charity events taking place this December!  Sometimes the best gift you can give others is hope, and by donating your time, money, or whatever you can spare, you’re giving hope to those in need during the holiday season and making their day just a little bit brighter.

Jolly Jaunt – Want to get a head start on burning off all of those calories you’re going to eat over the holidays? The Jolly Jaunt at the Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers is the perfect way to do so all while giving back!  Join them on Sunday, December 8th for their annual 5K road race/walk and Kids’ 1K Fun Run!  Funds raised will help provide year-round training and competition for 11,000 Special Olympics Athletes in Massachusetts!  After the race there will be a VIP Reception with music, awards, raffles, prizes, and different food from some of the best restaurants on the North Shore!  If you’re interested in participating make sure you register by Friday, December 6th at 9 AM!

Helping Paws for the Holidays – Want to commemorate the holidays with your furry friend? Take them to get their picture with Santa and/or the Grinch at the Eagles Lodge in Lakeville!  This event takes place from December 7-8th, from 10 AM – 4 PM.  The cost is $20 and includes a photo package (includes a single pose photo burned onto a CD and pet goodie bag!)  which can be of just your pet or can include family members as well.  This fundraiser benefits police K9’s Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  This non-profit organization raises funds to purchase bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement dogs, a great cause to support!

Boston’s 7th Annual Ugly Sweater Party – We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; everyone loves an ugly sweater party! Don’t miss Boston’s biggest and longest running ugly sweater bash presented by the b Positive Project.  This event will be on Saturday, December 14th at the Hard Rock Cafe and promises to be one of the best parties of the holiday season.  There will be music from the band Classic Yellow, drink specials, pictures with Santa, prizes, and a silent auction which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Tickets are $25 online and at the door but if you register by December 6th you can get them for $20!

Sleigh Full of Laughs – Join local comedians’ Lenny Clarke, Dave Russo, Tony V, and others on Thursday, December 19th for this comedy event benefiting Globe Santa, the Boston Globe’s annual appeal to help needy children in the Boston area.  This event is being hosted by Giggles Comedy Club at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus.  Tickets are $25 and this event is sure to leave you feeling jolly and bright just in time for the holidays!

All of these charity events benefit wonderful causes, so whichever one you go to you can’t go wrong!  Plan a day out with family, friends, or even co-workers and head to one of these fun events!

Photo By: freedigitalphotos.net

Charity Events This October

making strides

Who doesn’t love helping out a good cause?  This month, we’ve made it easy for you to find events to go to that will not only be a great time, but also benefit the local community and help those in need.

Country 102.5 20th Year Celebration – Celebrate Country 102.5’s 20th year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on Thursday, October 3rd with American Idol favorite Kellie Pickler and special guest Charlie Worsham!  This acoustic performance is limited to those that are 21 and over, and the cost is $20.  Doors open at 7 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM, so make sure you arrive early to get a good spot!  All proceeds will benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at the Tufts Medical Center which provides comfort and care to children and their families when they need it most.  Grab your friends and head to the Hard Rock for a fun night of music, while doing some good for local families.

Central Massachusetts Walk To Cure Diabetes – This fun-filled charity walk takes place in various locations across the country, and this one will be held on Sunday, October 6th at the Bolton Fair Grounds in Lancaster.  The walk raises funds and awareness for the millions of people that are living with type 1 diabetes.  There is no registration fee although guests are encouraged to register for the walk ahead of time.  You can either walk alone or create a team and fundraise together.  The walk begins at 10:30 AM and is a 5K, it will be held rain or shine so make sure you dress for the weather.

Howl O Ween – For all of you animal lovers out there, this charity event will be a fun day out for you and your furry friend!  This fundraiser benefits the German Shepherd Research and Rescue Center and will take place at Endicott Park in Danvers on Sunday, October 13th from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Admission is free and there will be tons of fun activities going on throughout the day including a pledge walk, costume contest, dog demo’s, lucky ticket raffle, vendors, and much more.

Making Strides Walk To End Breast Cancer – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this month you can join the American Cancer Society for their annual Making Strides Walk in Worcester on October 20th at 10:30 AM.  This non-competitive, 2.5 mile walk not only raises funds to assist in life-saving research, but also raises awareness for this disease that effects 1 in 8 women.  There are other walks going on across the state this month, in Boston, Greater Springfield, Cape Cod, Berkshire County, and Nantucket so find the one that’s closest to you and sign up to join the fight against breast cancer!  Keep in mind that these walks are on different dates and possibly different lengths than the one in Worcester, so make sure you look into the details for the walk closest to you!

It’s easy to give back and have fun all at the same time this month, whether you’re working up a sweat at a charity walk, enjoying a concert, or having a fun day with your furry friend, there’s something going on this month for everyone to enjoy!

Photo By: yenna

Charity Events This Month

festival

We all love going out to fun events, but why not head to something where you can have fun and give back to the community?  There are tons of fun charity events going on this September where you can have some laughs, meet new people, and help those that are less fortunate than you.  What’s not to like?

25th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk –  Presented by Hyundai, this annual walk allows participants to follow the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route, and you can either walk the full route or there are three shorter options to choose from.  There is a $300 fundraising minimum and the money raised benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and makes a major difference in their mission to cure all types of cancer.  The walk is set to take place on Sunday, September 8th and is the Jimmy Fund’s largest one-day fundraising event.  Can’t walk on the day of the event?  Sign up to volunteer, donate, or even become a virtual walker!  Whatever way you can help out on walk day is sure to make a major difference in the fight to find a cure, which is something we all want!

Play Fore Paws – Love to golf?  Sign up for the Play Fore Paws event taking place on September 8th at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen!  The event benefits Survivor Tails Animal Rescue, an organization that rescues, rehomes, rehabilitates homeless, unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs and cats and places them in loving, responsible forever homes. Head to Methuen for a fun day of golf as well as a 4-person best ball, gift bag, and banquet award dinner.  There will be prizes for first, second, and last place as well as hole in one, longest drive, and closest to the pin prizes.  In addition to all of those awesome awards, there will also be a silent auction, raffle, and special appearance from some of the Patriots Cheerleaders!  The event begins at 12 noon and costs $150 per person, or $600 per foursome.  Not only will this be a day full of fun in the sun, but you’ll be helping out a wonderful cause and a lot of deserving animals!

Project Smile Charity Date Auction – Created by Project Smile to raise funds for traumatized children, this event is the perfect girls or guys night out and draws over 500 young professionals to Gypsy bar in Boston!  Project Smile will be auctioning off dates with 40 single police officers, fire fighters, and some of Boston’s most eligible men and women ages 21-45.  This event is Friday, September 14th from 6:30 – 9:00 PM and tickets are $17 and can either be purchased in advance or at the door.  There will be music, appetizers, a cash bar inside the event, and of course fun for all!

Life Is Good Festival – Taking place at Prowse Farm in Canton, this two day festival benefits the Life is Good Kids Foundation and will be from September 21st-22nd.  This event is a celebration of optimism and music, and there will be three stages of performances throughout the weekend along with plenty of activities, games, arts & crafts, and a “Good Kids Zone” for the little ones.  One day tickets cost $65 for adults, $20 for kids or you can purchase a two day ticket which costs $120 for adults and $35 for kids.   This year’s performers include Jack Johnson, The Roots, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Yo Gabba Gabba! for the kids, and many more.  This event is perfect for all members of the family, and supports a wonderful local cause so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

Which one of these events do you plan on attending?  They are all fun days or nights out and a great opportunity to meet new people, have a few laughs, and do a lot of good so don’t miss out!

Photo By: lululemon athletica

Charity Events This Month!

golf tournament

We know you enjoyed our last post, “Events This August!” and now we’re back with even more events but this time you can give back to the community while you have a great time!  What better excuse to go out than for a great cause?

Cheap Pub Party Fundraiser – Head to the Wild Rover right next to Faneuil Hall in Boston this Saturday, August 10th from 7 PM – 10 PM for a fundraiser supporting Project Bread; an organization fighting to end hunger.  Tickets are $9 at the door but less if you purchase online in advance.  If you plan on buying at the door be sure to bring exact change, and if you purchase tickets online you need to print it out.  VIP tickets are also available and will guarantee a larger donation to Project Bread.  Admission to the event also includes a free drink before 8:15 PM and free appetizers until 9:30 PM.  Free movie passes will also be raffled off, don’t miss out on this fun night out!

Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – Like to golf?  Then there’s no better way to spend Monday, August 12th than by taking part in the NVCC’s annual golf tournament at the Easton Country Club from 11 AM – 7 PM!  Not only will it be a beautiful day for golf, there will also be prizes, tons of fun, and delicious food!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Massachusetts Hospital School; an organization dedicated to providing habilitative, rehabilitative, recreational, educational and vocational services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their maximum level of independence in all aspects of life. The cost of this event is $135 per golfer or $540 per foursome.

New England Revolution Collect School Supplies for Cradles to Crayons – The New England Revolution have been conducting a series of charity donation drives including one on Saturday, August 17th before their 7 PM game against Chicago Fire.  The match is at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro and tickets for a game range from $23 – $45 and are fun events for the whole family.  If you haven’t experienced one of these games, you definitely need to check it out and you can make a difference in the life of a young child.  School supplies will go to Cradles to Crayons; an organization that gives low-income and homeless children in Massachusetts and Philadelphia items they need to learn and thrive.

Are there any other great charity events going on this month that we haven’t mentioned?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Photo By: Seth Lemmons

Charity Events In July!

silent auction

Want to give back while having fun this month?  You’re in luck because we’ve found a few different charity events going on across the state that support worthy causes and help our local residents!  You don’t have to give much more than your time to make a big difference this month, whether you’re passionate about helping the environment, Veterans that have served our country, or those that are simple less fortunate, there is an event for you!

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project – Head over to the Charles River at Christian A. Herter Park and help the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project keep our beaches, rivers, parks, and lakes “barefoot friendly”!  Barefoot Wine has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation, a non profit organization that is dedicated to protecting our beaches, waves, and oceans.  Together they are making 15 cleanup stops nationwide and one of them is in Boston this Saturday, July 13th! The cleanup will be from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM and will be followed by a celebration organized by the Surfrider Foundation, featuring Barefoot wine, surf-inspired fare and a performance by Eric Hutchinson.   The celebration is from 5 PM – 7 PM in Cambridge and tickets will be distributed at the cleanup.  Both events are for those 21+.

Taste of Boston Silent Auction – Plan on going out to dinner this month?  Why not go out and give back all at the same time?  Get your tickets for the Taste of Boston Silent Auction taking place on Thursday, July 18th from 6 PM – 9:30 PM at Technique Restaurant in Cambridge.  Presented by Chow Hall Cuisine, this event benefits the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and is sure to make your taste buds tingle.  Tickets are $35.00 and once you arrive be sure to check out the many items up for auction!

Worcester Kicks For Kids – Who doesn’t love playing kick ball?  Don’t miss out on the Worcester Kicks For Kids charity kickball tournament Saturday, July 27th at 9 AM at Burncoat Park in Worcester.  This tournament benefits Y.O.U. Inc which is a non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization that serves troubled and at-risk children, adolescents, and families in the Worcester county area.  There will be games going on throughout the day leading up to the finals at 4:30 PM.  After the games from 6:30 – 10:30 PM there will be a party at Blackstone with food provided by Wings Over Worcester!  Be sure to register for this fun event that supports a wonderful local cause before it’s too late!

Murder Mystery Dinner – Sounds fun already doesn’t it?  This Murder Mystery Dinner event takes place on Saturday, July 27th from 6:30 PM – 11 PM at the Franklin Lodge of Elks in Franklin, MA.  Proceeds benefit Homes for Our Troops, an organization that helps to rebuild the lives of severely injured Veterans through the gift of high quality, specially adapted homes that provide freedom of movement and the ability to live independently.  The event has a theme of “High School Reunion” and there will also be food, raffles, and a silent auction.  Tickets are $30 per person, or $50 per couple and if you can’t attend the event donations are always appreciated!

What events do you plan on attending this month?  Are there any that you know of that aren’t listed?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Photo By: Alan Kotok

Charity Events This June!

scooper bowl

Looking for plans this month?  Why not give back while going out?  These fun events are the perfect way to give your social life the boost it needs while giving back to your community and raising awareness for important causes!  There are so many events taking place this month, and all of these events are the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon outdoors in the sun while helping others!

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl – This is an event that all ages can enjoy!  Stop by City Hall Plaza in Boston from Tuesday, June 4th –  Thursday, June 6th for this all you can eat ice cream event! Sounds good already doesn’t it?  Not only can you fill up on ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and frozen yogurt you can eat, but there will also be live entertainment and a variety of activities for guests to enjoy!  The event is from noon – 8 PM each day, and tickets are $10 for ages 10 and up, $5 for children age 3-9, and children under 3 are free!  There are also passes available if you’re planning on being in the area and want to stop by every day for an afternoon snack! Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund which funds cancer research and patient care at the Dana – Farber Cancer Institute, so stop by, fill up, cool off, and enjoy the day in Boston!

Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon – Join the Massachusetts chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association this Sunday, June 9th for their annual walkathon!  Proceeds from this event will benefit research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and the APDA Information and Referral Center network.  The walk is 3 miles and will take place at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, and will be taking place rain or shine!  Registration begins at 11:15 AM and the walk begins at noon, bring the whole family because the more walkers, the more fun! You can register a team, or register as an individual walker and set your fundraising goal!  If you can’t attend the walk, consider donating to this wonderful cause that aims to make a difference in the lives of the many people living with this disease!

Three Psychic Mediums Fundraising Event – If you’re a fan of the supernatural, you’ll love this event!  Head to Cagney’s Pub in Quincy on Friday, June 14th for this night of spirit communication with three local mediums.  Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door and proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Survivors Outreach, a local organization for victims of domestic abuse.  There will be a raffle to which every attendee will be given one free ticket, additional tickets cost $5 each.  This is a fun night out if you are a believer in the supernatural, and if you’re not, maybe this event will change your mind.  Get your tickets while they last!

MetroWest Humane Society Yard Sale – For all of you shopaholics out there, stop by this yard sale at the MetroWest Humane Society in Ashland on Saturday, June 22!  Proceeds will benefit the shelter and the animals that reside there.  If you can’t attend, consider donating an item for them to sell.  The drop off date for donations is this Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM – 1 PM.  There will be many items at this yard sale including cat related items, jar candles, household items, lamps, crafts, decorations, baking dishes, and much more!  Yard sales are fun places to come across unique treasures that would otherwise be thrown out, and are prime spots to scout out old furniture to refinish if you’re into DIY crafts, the possibilities are endless!  If you’re in the area be sure to stop by and check out what the shelter has, the animals will be very grateful!

All of these events are fun and easy ways to get out of the house and give back!  Which one will you be attending?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Photo By: ALaws

Give Back To Your Community At These Charity Events This Month!

river clean up

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time to take part in one of these worthy charity events!  If the warm weather we’ve been having isn’t enough to get you feeling warm and cozy on the inside, these events will do the trick.  Get your hands dirty this month and help clean up the Muddy River near Fenway, donate some old goods, enjoy a fine meal, or get out for a jog!  All of these events give you the opportunity to help others while enjoying yourself!  What could make you feel better than that?

5th Annual Susan G Komen Chefs for the Cure – Want to help fight breast cancer while enjoying a delicious meal?  Chefs from some of Boston’s best restaurants are coming together to whip up their most unique and delicious gourmet dishes for this tasting-style event!  Head over to the Residences at W Boston on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM for this worthy event that will leave you feeling full, having fun, and helping a worthy cause that aims at wiping out a disease that effects millions of families every day.   Participating restaurants include Gaslight, Taranta, Myers + Chang, Citizens Public House, Tastings, and the Granary Tavern. Tickets are $125.00 each and there will also be a raffle and silent auction during the event. Each general admission ticket purchase comes with one complimentary raffle ticket as well!  Proceeds from this event benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.

iChase The Cure 5K for Kids’ Brain Tumors – Cancer is tragic disease for anyone to face, but when children are diagnosed with it, it’s heartbreaking.   Founded by Boston University student Danielle Volman, the iChase the Cure 5k raises money to support various charities that research this disease and create awareness.  The race has been held across the United States and has raised over $55,000 dollars which has been donated to various foundations across the nation.  Make a difference in the lives of children with brain tumors by participating in the 4th annual iChase the Cure 5k race on Saturday, April 13th on the DCR Charles River Esplanade.  The race begins at noon and there will be T-shirts (sizes are only guaranteed if you pre-registered), games, prizes, and much more for the entire family!  Registration is $25.00 per individual ($20.00 for BU students), and on race day is + $5.00 and cash/check only!  Grab your friends, family, and create a team for this deserving cause and enjoy a day of fun in the sun!

15th Annual Muddy River Cleanup – Love that dirty water?  Prove it!  Show your love for Boston by participating in the 15th Annual Muddy River Cleanup Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM – 12 noon.  This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and make an immediate difference in the Boston community.  Volunteers will be helping the Emerald Necklace Association clean the area of the Muddy River by the Fenway.  Participants will be picking up trash, down tree limbs, and performing general cleanup along the river.  All volunteers will even recieve a T shirt at the event, although sizes are first come first serve.  After the event, volunteers can celebrate their success at a local park from 12 noon – 1 PM with food and music, details will be announced at the event.  Make sure you wear clothes and sneakers that you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a pair of work gloves and some water!

South Shore Humane Society Yard Sale – Who doesn’t love adorable rescue animals?  Now’s your chance to lend them a helping hand!  Stop by Braintree Town Hall on Washington St. in Braintree on Saturday, April 27th for a yard sale that benefits the South Shore Humane Society!  You never know what treasures you might uncover at a yard sale, and now you don’t have to feel guilty about going because it benefits a great cause!  If you can’t make it to the actual yard sale but would be willing to donate an item or two to be sold, contact 781-843-8824.

Which one of these events is right up your alley?  Lend a helping hand this month and you’ll feel the rewards instantly.  There’s no better feeling than knowing that you made a big difference in someone’s life by only taking a moment out of yours.  Whether you want to enjoy a gourmet meal, go for a run, help the environment, or go shopping, you can do it all, all while supporting worthy causes!

Photo By: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District

 

 

 

 

Free Events In March!

tai chi

We recently posted about events in Boston this March and charity events to attend, but now we’re bringing you a list of FREE events going on in Boston!  If you’re saving up for Spring Break, a new car, or just trying to be frugal, these events are perfect.  There are free fitness, music, and film events going on this month and trust us, you don’t want to miss out!

Free Music Lecture – Take a trip to Bristol Studios on Mass Ave this Wednesday, March 6th for a free seminar called The Understanding of Music with Duncan Lorien.  This seminar will help you understand such subjects as naming notes on the keyboard and guitar, playing scales and chords from memory, the basics of improvisation, reading and playing music notation, singing, and songwriting through a hands-on approach.  This is a great opportunity for any aspiring musician!  Duncan is a famous recording artist, composer, and educator who travels the globe teaching these seminars to thousands of students each year.  Don’t miss your chance to learn some tips and tricks from this world-famous artist!

Free Icelandic Film Festival – Calling all film fans!  Get over to Theatre 1 in the Revere Hotel for this free Icelandic Film Festival on Sunday, March 10th at 3 PM.  This event is part of the third annual “A Taste of Iceland” cultural celebration that is here in Boston from March 8th-12th.  The festival will show three hit films; the first film, Either Way, begins at 3 PM and is 85 minutes long.  It will be followed by a short documentary called Herd in Iceland, and the event will end with the film Grandma Lo-Fi.  This is a great event to attend if you’re a film fan or if you’re looking for a taste of something new and exotic.  There will also be a free Icelandic art exhibit in the hotel from March 8th-12th, be sure to check that out too!

Free Tai Chi Class – Did you know that the Castle Square Community Center in Boston offers free Tai Chi classes every Sunday? Tai Chi is a martial art that is practiced for defense and to reduce stress, among many other reasons.  Stop by on Sunday from  1-2 PM and learn from master-level teacher Zhou Xuan Yun.  All ages and skill levels are welcome, so whether you’re a beginner or a pro you’ll fit right in.

“ShamROCK Your Body” Free Fitness Class – Burn off those brews this St. Patty’s day at this free Boston Sports Club fitness class!  Head over to the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley or at Wellington Circle in Medford on Sunday, March 17th from 9-11 AM and get into gear!  This Celtic-themed circuit workout lasts 30 minutes in the new turf UXF zones and is free to both members and nonmembers.  Why not get your workout in early?  You’ll be ready for the day and can drink as many green beers as you want without feeling guilty!

So many things to do, so little time!  Get your fitness on, enjoy a film festival, or take a music lesson this month, all for free!

Photo By: stevendepolo

Charity Events This November

The holidays are approaching quickly and it’s the time of year when we count our blessings and recollect on what we are thankful for while also doing what we can for those in need.  If you’re looking for a way to get involved in a charity event this month, check out these options below.  These events benefit local homeless people and pets, children living in at-risk circumstances, and our military members and veterans.  All of these groups need our support year round, but especially during the holidays.  Take some time to give back this month, in addition to providing aid to those in need, attending or donating to these events will make you feel great as well!  What better time to give back and celebrate what we’re thankful for than before Thanksgiving?

Boston River Run 5k – Veteran’s day is right around the corner, what better way to spend it than running through Boston in memory of Corporal Andrew Graham Narcus?  Andrew was a U.S. Marine who was tragically killed in a vehicular homicide accident while on his way home for Christmas and the case remains unsolved.  His family and friends invite you to run in the Boston River Run 5k on Sunday, November 11th in his memory.  All proceeds and donations benefit the Andrew Graham Semper Fi Fund, which benefits one student in need from the Lincoln Sudbury regional high school each year and grants them a scholarship to be used for higher education.  The race begins and ends at Artesani Park in Boston, with a start time of 9AM and ends at 12 noon.   The registration fee is $35 and you can sign up here. There will be plenty of FREE parking at the event as well.

Pets In Need Silent AuctionPets in Need is a small adoption program that is privately run by volunteers.  They are strictly no-kill and often rescue unwanted dogs and cats that are at risk of being euthanized due to behavioral issues, overcrowded shelters, or financial burden.  If you are an animal lover, this is a very worthy cause to support as all proceeds directly benefit the animals.  Friday, November 16th they are hosting a silent auction at the Somerville City Club in Somerville, MA from 7-9 PM (bidding ends at 8:30 PM).  There will be music and food as well as many items to bid on.  Items are varied but include restaurant gift cards, sports memorabelia, hotel stays, tickets and passes to local museums and activities, and retail gift cards.  If you can’t stop by the event itself, consider volunteering!  Pets in Need relies on foster families to house their animals so every volunteer means another life saved!

Boston Thanksgiving Bootcamp Blast For Charity – This event will leave you feeling great on the inside and out!  Head over to the Boston Common on Thanksgiving morning (November 22nd) at 9AM for a workout that will help you work off all those Thanksgiving calories before you even eat!  The workout lasts from 9 AM- 10:30 AM and costs $25 to register, with proceeds benefitting the St. Francis House.  The St. Francis House is a day shelter located across from the Boston Common and offers programs to it’s guests that help them rebuild their lives.  If possible, participants are also encouraged to bring gently used clothes with them, which can then be donated to the St. Francis House right after the event.  As the cold weather approaches, charities that help the homeless need more assistance than ever so anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated!

Stuff-A-Truck Boston – This event is being hosted by the Home For Little Wanderers and WCVB-TV Ch. 5 to benefit local children living in at-risk circumstances.  The Home For Little Wanderers aims to assist children and vulnerable families alike by providing necessary programs that keep children safe in their communities.  Services include behavioral health, special education, adoption, foster care, and many additional vital programs that enrich the lives of these children in need.  The organization also helps children make the transition from state systems of care to adulthood.  WCVB-TV Ch. 5 is helping to promote this event where participants are being challenged to fill up a Bernie and Phyl’s truck with new, unwrapped toys for children from the home.  The truck will be on the Boston Common in front of Park Street station on November 29th from 11 AM – 7 PM.  There will also be another truck located in Dedham at Legacy Place.

Step out and support one of these wonderful causes this month!  All of these events benefit very worthy local charities and need your help more than ever!  While we are remembering what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving, please keep the less fortunate in mind and if you can’t attend these events themselves, consider donating or volunteering, there are always ways to help!

Photo By: balusss

 

 

Ready for a Quote?
Get A Quote