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Here are some local organizations, groups and charities to consider making a donation to this holiday season!

South Boston Neighborhood House Holiday Helper Program – various sponsors are connected with individuals or families to provide them with gifts for the holidays. To donate to the South Boston Neighborhood House Holiday Helper program contact Kathy Lafferty at 617-268-1619 x201 or [email protected]  Their kickoff event takes place on Monday, December 4th from 6pm-9pmTickets are $20 and include 2 drinks and appetizers.  There will be raffles, a wine pull and a special door prize for those who donate a new child’s winter coat or pair pf pajamas! You an purchase tickets here!

Julie’s Family Learning Program –  It’s the annual fundraiser and dinner for an amazing local institution – Julie’s Family Learning Program – on Thursday, December 7th at 6pm at Venezia .  Tickets are $100 and help support this community based support and education program helping low-income female headed families break the cycle of poverty. For more information on how to donate visit here! 

Catholic Charities Laboure Center –  Purchase a ticket to the house tour! This December marks the 27th annual Laboure Christmas House Tour of South Boston. Hosted by Catholic Charities, this important fundraiser features homes in South Boston decorated for Christmas by local designers. This beloved tradition has become for many visitors and Boston residents the start of the Holiday Season. Five homes are selected and decorated by a team of Boston professional design firms and opened to the public by the generous homeowners to raise money for the social services provided by Catholic Charities Laboure Center.  Tours take place on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd.  For more information visit here!

South Boston Boys and Girls Club – From teen programs, athletics and music to healthy meals, The South Boston Boys and Girls Club offer a wide variety of programs for the neighborhood. To learn more visit here!

Boston City Singers – As a nonprofit organization founded in 1995, Boston City Singers provides comprehensive sequential music instruction to over 500 young people annually in the inner-city neighborhood locations where they live and attend school. There programs seek to make up for the lack of choral arts training provided during regular school hours thereby enhancing each singers’ educational capabilities and experiences. Their mission is to provide the highest level of musical training and wide ranging performance opportunities to young people ages 4-18, inspire personal development, celebrate diversity and foster good will. To make a donation or learn more, visit here! 

Martin Richard Foundation – Founded in 2014, the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.  In the days after his death, a photo of Martin holding a  handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” was shared over the Internet.   Martin’s view of peace went well beyond simply wanting to prevent violence. To Martin, peace meant togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and kindness.  The Martin Richard Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and communities to live out the values of peace, justice and kindness.  To learn more or to make a donation visit here.

Buy a lock!  The Broadway is hosting Locks for Locals. You Give. They Give. Buy one of their locks for $5 or $10. This money along with their matching donation from the Broadway owners will go to a local charity or cause to help someone less fortunate. A true partnership that benefits our neighborhood.

Did we miss your favorite charity or organization?  Let us know who you like to donate to and why!

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