Welcome to the BE Board Community Service Wiki! We are currently planning some events and would greatly appreciate and consider any recommendations or ideas you may have. Please email Lisa Joslin, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
October 19th, Wednesday, 5-8pm, at Community Servings in Roxbury. We brought a group of four excited BE folks to prepare and package meals that will be delivered to individuals and families in the Boston area living with AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses.
We had a great time and look forward to working at Community Servings in the future!
For more information about this organization, please visit the following website:
BE Food Drive, Nov. 1st - Nov. 15th, 2005
Our goal was 1 can/item per person in the BE Division. We met and exceeded our goal with 317 donated items to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank! This translated to 309 lbs and 237 meals that will be given troughout eastern Massachusetts. Thank you everyone that donated and made this a successful event! I would like to especially thank Maxine Jonas, Hyung-Do Kim, Kristen Nagle, Shan Wu and Amy Nichols for all of their donations and extra help!
Didn't get a chance to donate? You can still make an online donation! Please visit the following website for more information:
Tentative: December 10th, Habitat for Humanity workday. http://web.mit.edu/habitat/www/workdays.html
Mid December: Drive for toys and gifts for Christmas in the City - they're a local organization that puts on a huge holiday party for homeless kids and arranges to get them gifts. The event they put on is really impressive, last year they had ~2500 kids from area shelters, and the party includes a huge carnival area with carousel rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo, pony rides, players from the NE Revolution playing soccer with the kids (and on and on). You can see more information about the group at:
January: Bread and Jams Sunday Meal, 1/22/06, 2-5pm. Help us prep food at St. James Church at 1991 Mass Ave, Cambridge. The closest T stop is Porter Sq. on the Red line. I will be looking for volunteers early January. Thanks!
April: Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17th (early registration is required, I will submit a group request this November).
Thank you! Lisa--Your BE Board Community Service Chair.