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Summer Science Series (ages 7 to 12)

Join the Staff at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill for an exploration of water quality and engineering through hands-on discovery-based activities from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows:

– June 29: Filter Build Challenge

Participants will explore different filter media and make their own water filters.

– July 6: Simple Machines Design Challenge

Participants will learn about simple machines and the engineering design process. 

– July 13: Pumps and Rockets: Engineering with Pressure

Participants will have a fun look at how pumps and rockets are both engineered to use pressure.

Visit waterworksmuseum.org/events for registration (Free; Suggested donation: $5).

Concerts on the Common at Brighton Farmers' Market

Sing and dance outdoors at a wide range of family-friendly performances held during the Brighton Farmer's Market, Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. at 4:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays (weather permitting) through Oct. 26. Here is the June/July lineup:

– June 29: Kier Byrnes & Friends - an eclectic combination of gypsy, Americana, Celtic and country rock

– July 13: Choro Brazil Trio - dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music, a traditional instrumental music that combines classical and jazz harmony with afro-Brazilian rhythms

– July 27: Grace Givertz - Boston based indie folk singer songwriter

Go to https://sites.google.com/view/concerts-in-the-common/schedule for a complete listing.

‘The Sea Story’ Marionette Show with Rosalita's Puppets

Join Rosalita's Puppets and The Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard St. in Allston from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 for the summer reading Kick-off event "The Sea Story" Marionette Show. Ideal for people of all ages.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information. 

Preschool Summer Series (ages 3 to 6)

Join the Staff at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill for an exploration of water quality and engineering through hands-on discovery-based activities from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays as follows:

– June 30: Water and the Three States of Matter

The group will read from Change it! Solids, Liquids, Gases and You! Learn how molecules act in each state with a movement-based game; and create paintings with ice cubes.

– July 7: Working Against Water Pollution

The group will read Not for Me Please, I Choose to Act Green; practice “acting green” by cleaning up a pretend pond; and make happy fish to swim in their newly cleaned ponds. 

Visit waterworksmuseum.org/events for registration (Free; Suggested donation: $5).

Family Movie Night

Join Librarian Allie at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd. from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 for a screening of Disney's Moana. Picnic blankets, pillows, and singing encouraged.​

Visit bpl.org/events for more information. 

Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival and Boston Hot Sauce Fest

Eat, drink and be Irie at the 9th annual Boston JerkFest - a family-friendly Caribbean-style food festival featuring Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things jerk hot - at the Harvard Athletic Complex, McCurdy Outdoor Track, 145 Harvard St.

Check out the Rum & Brew Tasting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and the Boston JerkFest and Hot Sauce Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

Featuring tasty Jamaican jerk dishes for purchase, a Seafood Throwdown, a Jerk Cook-off, live reggae, craft vendors, VIP Reggae Lounge, and Kids & Culture stage. Remember the rum punch at the Reggae Bar.

Visit https://bostonjerkfest.com for more information and tickets ($5-$125).

Movie Nights in the Park

City on a Hill Church Brighton will host free movie nights at the Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill. Movies will begin at sundown (around 8 p.m.) on Fridays as follows:

July 1: Encanto | July 8: Space Jam: A New Legacy | July 15: Peter Rabbit 2 | July 22: Sing 2

Free popcorn, games, and raffles will be available before and during the movies. Blankets or low chair welcome.

Visit www.coahbrighton.org/events for more information.

CSz Happenings at the Rozzie

Comedy Sportz Boston will host the following programs at The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale:

– ComedySportz competition at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, July 23 and July 30 (from $13)

– Free Drop-In Improv Class at noon on Wednesday, July 6 and July 20 and Saturday, July 23

Visit www.cszboston.com/see-comedysportz for more information and registration.

Riot Theater Company+ happenings

These Riot Theater Company+ programs will be held at and live streamed from The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale as follows:

– Riot Improv: Songs to Scenes from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2

– RiotX: An Evening of Neofuturist Theater at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 9

– Riot Improv: Stories to Scenes from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16

Visit www.theriottheater.com/improv.html for more information and registration (Free to $20; Recommended - $15).

ParkARTS Arts & Crafts Workshops

Local artists will lead take-home craft projects from 10 a.m. to noon as follows:

– Wednesday, July 6 and July 13 at the Iacono Playground, 150 Readville St. in Hyde Park

– Thursday, July 7 and July 14 at the Ringer Playground, 85 Allston St. in Brighton

– Thursday, July 7 and July 14 at the Gertrude Howes Playground, 68 Moreland St. in Roxbury.

– Friday, July 8 and July, 15 on the Walker Playground, 550 Norfolk St. in Mattapan

Perfect for children ages 3 to 10. All materials are provided.

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Sons Of Levin (Sons & Friends Residency) with No Lemon

Sons & Friends is a monthly residency with a performance by local band Sons of Levin at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston.

No Lemon will join them from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 8.

Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule for more information.

Dyeing with Wild Flowers

Learn how to bundle and eco dye using only wildflowers and steam from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Boston Nature Center in Mattapan.

Make patterns, designs and floral arrangements on provided fabric. Learn a new skill and create lasting beauty to decorate your home. Geared for families with children, ages 4 & up.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/83094-dyeing-with-wild-flowers for more information and registration (Members: Adult - $13, Child - $13 | Nonmembers: Adult - $15, Child - $15 | Dot Rx Members: Free).

Charles River Jazz Festival

The Charles River Jazz Festival, an all-day music and art experience, will be held at Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. (Rain Date: July 17)

Visit www.charlesriverjazzfest.org for the line-up and more information.

Donate Blood at the Elks Lodge #10 + The Church of the Redeemer          

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from:

– 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 11 at the Elks Lodge #10, 1 Morrell St. in West Roxbury

– 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at The Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St. in Chestnut Hill

Visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or phone 1-800­-RED CROSS (1-800­-733-2767) to reserve a space.

Golf Course Concerts: Annie Cheevers and Ryan McHugh

Enjoy live music by Annie Cheevers and Ryan McHugh at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at the George Wright Golf Course patio, 402 West St. in Hyde Park. 

A South Boston native, Cheevers’ sound consists of indie-folk and rock-pop.    

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Beachcombing for Signs of Wildlife - Online

From the rolling dunes of Cape Cod to the rocky North Shore, the beaches of Massachusetts offer unique opportunities for life to converge.

Learn how to read the landscape, search for wildlife and understand the ecological relationships between species that may be familiar with from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

Explore best practices when combing the beach in search of wildlife clues and leave with recommendations from Mass Audubon Teacher-Naturalists on the best places to explore.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/mass-audubon-education/83636-beachcombing-for-signs-of-wildlife-online for more information and registration (Members: $20 | Nonmembers: $24).

Estate Planning for All                                

Get started on an estate plan by joining Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center (LSC) for their Estate Planning Webinar Series, where people can learn more about the basics of estate planning - including wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, medical directives and funeral/memorial planning - from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 14.

Attendees can also receive a free, one-on-one consultation. Estate planning issues specific to veterans and individuals with disabilities will also be discussed.

Visit www.legalservicescenter.org/2022-estate-planning-series for more information and registration.

Butterflies and Bees Festival

Join the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan for a festival to celebrate the majesty of summer. Learn about the lifecycles of butterflies and bees and their essential pollination. Meet live caterpillars and butterflies with the Caterpillar Lab. Enjoy a tour of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association beehives with beekeepers and a honey taste test. Finish out the day with summer lawn games inspired by pollinators.

Sign up for a 1.5-hour slot from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday July 16. Geared for families with children 4 to 12 years old.

Go to www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/83098-butterflies-and-bees-festival for more information and registration (Members: Adult - $13, Child - $13 | Nonmembers: Adult - $15, Child - $15 | Dot Rx Members - Free).

Jazz on the Green Summer Series with The Makanda Project

Enjoy live jazz music from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 16 on the UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St. Bring a lawn chair or towel and stay awhile.

Visit www.uuum.org for more information.

Oasis for Birds Walks

Both beginner and advanced birders will enjoy discovering and learning about the fascinating birds of Belle Isle Marsh and vicinity during a free nature walk, co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and the DCR.

The walks will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month (except on holidays).

Belle Isle Marsh is a restored wildlife habitat that attracts a yearly count of 265 species of birds. The group will meet at the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, 1399 Bennington St. in East Boston.

Visit www.mass.gov/dcr or phone 781-656-1485 for more details.

Meet the Beekeepers

Drop in at the Boston Nature Center in Mattapan on Saturdays through Aug. 27 and learn all about honey bees from the Boston Area Beekeepers.

Arrive at 10 a.m. and stay as long as you wish. (Geared for families with children, ages 4 and older).

They host an apiary at the sanctuary and the beekeepers will “bee” more than happy to help guests explore all aspects of bee life. Learn how they make honey, how they survive the winter and much more.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/83100-meet-the-beekeepers for more information and registration.

Special Access Tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays

Take a one hour guided tour to the basement level pumps and upper levels of the engines at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. at 1:45 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2:45 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/waterworks-museum-special-access-tour-tickets-167096124005 for more information and tickets ($15).

CommonWheels Open Shop 

Open Shop is a free, DIY, bike-maintenance skill-share hosted by CommonWheels. They provide the tools and guidance needed to keep bikes working.

Their goal to help people fix their own bikes. Open Shop is also a great chance to hang out with fellow cyclists, trade stories of biking adventures and share knowledge.

Join them from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays (weather permitting) at The Grove on Western Avenue in Allston (corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue).

Visit www.commonwheels.org for more information.

Chestnut Hill Reservoir Historic Walking Tours

Explore the historic buildings and structures around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on a one-hour outdoor walking tour with the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum at 10 a.m. on select Sundays through Oct. 2.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chestnut-hill-reservoir-historic-walking-tour-tickets-328204266797 for more information and registration ($15).

Bootcamp with Performance & Recovery Training

Performance & Recovery Training will host a regular bootcamp class from 11 a.m. to noon on Sundays at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston (weather permitting).

visit www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule for more information and registration.

Nick Presents Sunset Series Free Jazz R&B

Nick Laudani and fellow musicians will play free live music (Jazz-R&B) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays in historic Fort Hill at Highland Park in Roxbury. All are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicksunsetseries/nick-presents-sunset-series for more information.

Monday Job Seekers Connection Group (meets in person)

Join other job seekers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays (except holidays) at Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. in Allston for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. 

Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques.

Visit edportal.harvard.edu/events for more information, including the weekly topic, guest speakers, and registration.

Virtual Roslindale ‘Open Mike’ Nights                                                                 

Roslindale “Open Mike” Nights will be held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays.

Interesting in performing? There’s a link to sign up. Performers will use Zoom.

The audience can watch the live or recorded performance on the new Roslindale “Open Mike” YouTube channel. 

Visit roslindaleopenmike.org for more information, including all links.

Knitting/Crochet Circle

A Knitting/Crochet Circle will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Roslindale Library, 4246 Washington St.

Bring projects and enjoy company of other crafters. Crafters of all levels welcome. 

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.


Join Miss Celeste at the Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 28 to see what you can build with their collection of LEGOs. Best for kids, four and older.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Beginner Yoga (In-Person)

A beginner yoga class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 28 at the Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. in Allston.

The classes are open to all abilities and skill levels. The instructor will cover basic poses with modifications so participants get the most out of the class and come away feeling relaxed and more flexible.

Go to https://edportal.harvard.edu/event for more information and registration.

Art Explorers

Come learn about the life and work of famous (and not so famous) artists with Miss Celeste from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St.

After reading and listening to a short biography and looking at the artist’s work, kids will have an opportunity to make their own art inspired by the artist of the week. The group will explore painting, collage, clay, and more.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Kid's Craft Club

Kids, ages 6-12 - bring your latest crafting project or try out the optional weekly activity from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd.

They will have supplies available for fun, free crafting in a friendly setting. ​

​Visit bpl.org/events for more details.

Free Summer Yoga with Higher Love Yoga Project

Higher Love Yoga Project will hold free outdoor yoga classes at 6 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 25 on the green in front of Lululemon/Shake Shack at The Street Chestnut Hill, 33 Boylston St.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/free-summer-yoga-with-higher-love-yoga-project-tickets-333239246557 for individual class descriptions and registration.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Virtual Classes

Free fitness classes will be held in neighborhood parks and on Zoom through Saturday, Oct 1.

Here are the virtual classes:

– Virtual Dance Fit: Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m.

– Virtual HIIT Training: Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m.

– Pre- and Postnatal Friendly Barre from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays

– Fit Fusion: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays

– Virtual Chair Yoga: Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.

– Virtual Zumba: Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

– Virtual Yoga: Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Visit boston.gov/fitness for full details/schedule and Eventbrite registration. 

Parks Summer Fitness Series: On-site Classes

Free fitness classes will be held in neighborhood parks and on Zoom through Saturday, Oct 1 including:

– Yoga from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at Adams Park, 72 Poplar St. in Roslindale Square

– Kick It from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton

– Family Zumba from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Hunt Almont Park Playground, 40 Almont St. in Mattapan

– Zumba Tone from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Billings Field, 369 Lagrange St. in West Roxbury

– Afrobeats from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Gertrude Howes Playground, 73 Moreland St. in Roxbury

– Gentle Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays at McLaughlin Playground (across from 170 Parker Hill Ave)

– HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at Iacono/Readville Playground in Hyde Park

Visit boston.gov/fitness for full details/schedule and Eventbrite registration. 

BCYF Summer Program Registration is Open

A variety of land and pool programs will be offered at the BCYF community centers across the city this summer.

Go to Boston.gov/BCYF-Registration for more details and registration.

Boston Summer Camp Listings

For a comprehensive listing of and links to Boston Summer Camps – Art, Sports, Academic and Specialty – visit https://bostonsummercamps.com.

Registration for Summer Sports is Open    

The Sports Centers at Whites Stadium in Franklin Park, East Boston Memorial Stadium, M Street Park in South Boston, Garvey Playground in Dorchester, and Almont Park in Mattapan

will offer instruction in a variety of popular sports for children, 7 to 14 years of age, on weekdays from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 19.

Register by the week or the entire summer. Lunch will be provided; transportation will not.

Visit boston.gov/sports for more information and online registration.

Free Bowling for Kids/Families

Kids, ages 2 to 18, enrolled in the program can bowl two games free from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays through Sept. 23 at Boston Bowl, 820 Morrissey Blvd.

Add on an affordable Family Pass which allows adults and teens to bowl free with a registered child. Coupons will be available 48 hours after registration.

Visit www.kidsbowlfree.com for more information and registration.

Online ESOL Conversation Groups and Classes                             

The Boston Public Library offers a variety of elementary, intermediate and advanced ESOL conversation groups and classes on select days and times throughout the week. Practice speaking English with other adult learners in an informal and friendly group setting. The groups are led by a native speaker and will take place online.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information and registration.

Immediate Need: Type-O Positive + Negative Blood

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a critical shortage of blood and especially needs Type-O positive and negative blood donors.

When you donate blood or platelets at the Donor Center or Blood Mobile you are making a life-saving difference for patients in need.

Visit www.brighamandwomens.org/patients-and-families/blood-donation/blood-donation-center or phone 617-632-3206 for more information and/or schedule an appointment.

RVMS Farmers Market

The Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market will be held at Adams Park (4236A Washington St.) in Roslindale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through November.

The Roslindale Farmers Market is the perfect place for merriment; families can gather for live music, kid-friendly activities, and natural produce.

Venders accept SNAP/EBT and HIP.

Visit www.roslindale.net/farmers-market for more information.

Brighton Farmers Market

The Brighton Farmers Market will be held on Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave. from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in October.

Enjoy the Concerts in the Common series at the market.

Most vendors accept EBT/SNAP/HIP.

Visit https://abhealthcollaborative.org/farmers-market for more information.

Charles River Canoe and Kayak Rentals 2022

Charles River Canoe & Kayak offers paddleboard, canoe and kayak rentals, sales, instruction, 

guided tours and trips, kid's paddling camps, and a wealth of knowledge and experience.

All of their rental locations have canoes and stable recreational kayaks, plus faster sea kayaks and a variety of other boat types, accessible for all.

Go to https://paddleboston.com for more information.

Critical Shortage - Donate Blood and Save a Child’s Life

Donating blood is the easiest way to save a child's life. Donate blood or platelets at the Children's Blood Donor Center at 333 Longwood Ave. - an independent collection facility serving the needs of the pediatric patients in the Longwood Medical Area.

Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome (subject to staffing and availability) during hours of operation (every day except Mondays).

To schedule an appointment, go to www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org or phone 617-355-6677.

BCYF Programs and Services                                                        

The Boston Center for Youth and Families offers a variety of arts and computer activities,

recreational programs, virtual field trips, workshops and services both remotely and in person for children, youth, individuals and families at 36 facilities, including community centers and pools.

Visit www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families for more information and registration.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston offers accessible and affordable after-school time programming to children and teens in Boston and Chelsea.

Activities include music, art and crafts; science and technology projects; sports, fitness and recreation; and field trips; plus Life Skills, Leadership Training and Ready to Work programs.

Visit www.bgcb.org for more information and registration.

Food Access and Resources Information                           

The Mayor's Office of Food Access works to improve the accessibility and affordability of healthy food that reflects the diversity of the residents of Boston.

– Visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access for a list of programs and initiatives, including food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers markets, school meal and summer eats sites, among others.

– Visit foodpantries.org for a list of current food pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

– Visit www.projectbread.org/get-help or contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333 if you need additional food resources.

Virtual YMCA                                                                     

Go anytime, anywhere with an all-access pass to health and fitness from the YMCA of Greater Boston which includes access to all YMCAs across the Commonwealth. 

Get the full YMCA GO experience for free.

Go to ymcago.org for more information and registration.

The Reggie Lewis Center virtual classes                           

The Reggie Lewis Center at the Roxbury Community College offers virtual fitness classes.

Visit rcc.mass.edu/reggie-lewis-programs/virtual-fitness-classes for class listing and registration ($90 per class | Seniors: $30 per class).

Allston Brighton Community Supper (take out) + Food Pantry

The Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC at 404 Washington St. in Brighton serves take out suppers from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays along with bags of fruit, vegetables, breads, and desserts.

The Allston Brighton Food Pantry’s food distribution takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.

Visit brightonucc.org and/or abfoodpantry.com, email baccoffice@verizon.net or phone 617-254-4046 for more information, including ways to volunteer or make a donation.

The Daily Table                                                                    

The Daily Table is a nonprofit community store and kitchen that sources nutritious, delicious food options at prices that every budget can afford, including grab-n-go, ready-to-eat meals. Delivery is also available at no additional charge.

Store locations: 450 Washington St., Dorchester; 2201 Washington St., Roxbury; 684 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Store hours: Mondays to Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit dailytable.org for more information.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston 

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston provides a comprehensive array of services for people in need.

Please consider donating food, gift cards or toiletries to keep their food pantries and basic needs operations open and fully stocked.

Phone their administrative offices at 617-464-8500 for donation guidelines.

Visit www.ccab.org for more information, including a list of places that they service.

Support Haley House & Haley House Bakery Café

For more than 54 years, the Haley House has continued to use food with purpose and the power of community to break down barriers between people, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods.

The non-profit organization operates the Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Live-In Community at the Haley House, 23 Dartmouth St. in the South End and the Haley House Bakery Café, Catering, TEP, TBK, and Arts & Culture programming at 12 Dade St. in Roxbury.

The Haley House accepts in-kind donations (see list of needed items) and money and uses volunteers to help fulfill their mission.

Visit https://haleyhouse.org/give/in-kind for more details.

MTW Book/Textile Donations and Online/Onsite Purchases

More Than Words stores accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and video games along with gently used clothing and shoes to keep their youth-run business in operation. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at one of their facilities or donation bins or can be scheduled for a contactless pickup.

People can also shop online or onsite for books, music, home goods and décor, collectibles, and other fine products.

All donations are fully tax deductible.

Visit mtwyouth.org for more details, including the locations and links to purchase items.

PEACE Flag Movement

This is a growing grassroots group of humans working to bring everyone together as one global community. They teach, they learn, they’re nonpartisan, and they welcome you to join them in this journey. Raise a flag in the name of change. When equity is fundamental, justice is unprejudiced, and conflict is resolved without violence, kindness will heal humankind.

Visit https://peaceflagmovement.org to request a flag, volunteer, join the team, share your story, make a donation or for more information.

Big Sister Mentoring                                                                                    

Since 1951, the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston continues to make and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between thousands of women and girls each year.

The Big Sister professional staff matches a girl between the ages of 7 and 15 with a woman who is at least 20 years old, based on shared preferences and interests, and continues to provide award-winning (virtual) support and guidance to each Big Sister, Little Sister, and Little Sister’s family.

To learn more about how to become a Big Sister or to enroll a girl to become a Little Sister, visit www.bigsister.org.

Suicide Survivor Support Group                                                                           

DeeDee’s Cry (Roxbury) hosts an ongoing weekly support group for suicide survivors. If you are a suicide attempt survivor seeking a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about the feelings that led you to attempt and the impact that your attempt had on your life, visit DeeDeesCry.com to sign up.

DeeDee's Cry provide resources and programs to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention in communities of color.

The Neighborhood Aid Network    

The Neighborhood Aid Network, coordinated by The Human Network Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has a simple goal: To provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.

Visit www.humannetworkinitiative.com/neighborhoods for more information.