3.5 min readBy Published On: November 27th, 2018Categories: Features0 Comments on ‘Tis The Season for Giving Back!

In the spirit of GivingTuesday – a national movement to kick off the giving season on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Here are some ideas of local organizations to donate to:

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]  Attend the Holiday Helper Kickoff Event at Capo on Monday, December 3rd at 6pm. Tickets are $20 and are available here. The night will feature food, drinks, raffles and a wine pull!

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. 

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.

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! 

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! 

Julie’s Family Learning Program –  It’s the annual fundraiser for an amazing local institution – Julie’s Family Learning Program – on Thursday, December 13th enjoy a concert and pre-concert reception at 6pm at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets start at $200 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 28th 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 1st and Sunday December 2nd.  For more information visit here! 

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

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