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‘Tis the Season for Giving Back

Giving Tuesday

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 klafferty@sbnh.org  

Colin’s Joy Project

Colin’s Joy Project was created by the McGrath family to give back to their community the same joy with which Colin lived each day. The mission of Colin’s Joy Project is to enhance play space within our community, as well as sponsoring children and family programming, particularly for families in need. You can make a donation here! 

South Boston Boys & Girls Club

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs. For 80 years, the South Boston Boys & Girls Club have worked to create a welcoming and supportive environment for the children of South Boston. To make a donation visit here. 

Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Our good friend  Tom Tinlin had the scare of his life back in 2017. “I was doing the live auction at the Fourth Fest and while I was up on stage it felt as though someone came up from behind me and cracked me over the head with a baseball bat,” said Tinlin.  Having a strong work ethic, he quickly finished up the final two auction items and had his wife Heather drive him to the emergency room at Beth Israel. Tinlin suffered an aneurysm in his brain and had to have emergency surgery to repair the damage.  Since his experience, Tinlin has been a true champion for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.  It’s an important organization that helps so many!  You can make a donation here! 

Catholic Charities Laboure Center

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has helped our neighbors in need. The current global health crisis will remain with us for the foreseeable future, deepening and intensifying the economic hardship across our communities. Help meet the growing need in our local communities by filling the gap left by six in-person fundraising events (including the legendary South Boston House Tours) that could not take place this fall/winter that raise a combined $500,000 to support our programs.To raise these key funds and to achieve the campaign’s participation goal of 2,000 donors, we need your support. You can make a donation here! 

Julie’s Family Learning Program 

This amazing local institution, Julie’s Family Learning Program, is a 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! 

Mass Fallen Heroes

At Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, they memorialize our fallen and provide programs and services for our Veteran and Gold Star Family community. Help honor the memories of the Massachusetts men and women who served since September 11, 2001 and gave their lives for our nation. For more information visit here! 

Greater Boston Food Bank

You can help provide food and hope for struggling local families across Eastern MA. Make today about neighbors helping neighbors. Your gift will help provide 25,000 meals. A 501(c)3 nonprofit. Healthy food for kids. Improving nutrition. You can make a donation 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.

Did we miss your favorite charity or organization?  Let us know who you like to donate to and why! Email us at maureendahill@gmail.com 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.