Elsewhere in the City neighborhood notes:

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At 60 stories tall, Millennium Tower is the second tallest residential building in Boston. It’s on the site of the old Filene’s store in Downtown Crossing.

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, ages 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).

The Glitter Boys - DJ tutorial, local vendors & DJ set

Welcome to the best dance party in Boston. Spinnin’ down and dirty disco, funk and rock n’ roll dance records from the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Glitter Boys’ high level energy will have everyone dancing longer than they thought they could from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston.

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

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.

Riot Improv: Stories to Scenes

Riot Improv: Stories to Scenes will be held at and livestreamed from The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St. in Roslindale 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).

BIPOC Affinity Forest Bathing & Nature Journaling

A monthly BIPOC affinity group will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 17 at the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan.

Participants will come together with other brothers and sisters to lay down their burdens and connect with nature and each other as they rest, renew and restore themselves for the week ahead. This program is intended for Black, Indigenous and People of Color only, suitable for teenagers and adults.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/84084-bipoc-affinity-forest-bathing-nature-journaling for more information and registration (Members: $10 | Nonmembers: $13 | Dot Rx members: Free).

Critical Shortage - donate at blood at The Church of the Redeemer    

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 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.

ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts: The Dope Lotus

The Dope Lotus will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 at Smith Playground, 235 Western Ave. in Allston. 

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

ParkARTS Arts & Crafts Workshops

Local artists will lead take-home craft projects from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 20 and July 27 at the Ross Playground, 14 Westminster St. in Hyde Park.

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

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Chapter Chat: Family Book Club

Dive into the world of early chapter books for kids, ages 5-8, in this fun family book at the Roslindale Branch Library 4246 Washington St. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 31.

Each week Miss Celeste will read the first chapter of a book aloud and lead the group in an activity related to the book. Copies of the week's book will be available for families to check out to continue reading at home.

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

CSz Happenings at the Rozzie

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

– Free Drop-In Improv Class at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 and noon on Saturday, July 23

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

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

Boston Landing Movie Night

Movies will be shown at Athlete’s Park on Guest Street, Brighton at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows: July 20: Top Gun | Aug. 17: Grease | Sept. 14: Hocus Pocus

Pre-Movie activities and fun, including a live DJ will begin at 7 p.m.

Visit https://bostonlandingdevelopment.com for more information.

Preschool Summer Series: A Raindrop’s Journey

Join the education staff at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 to learn how water gets from a rain cloud to your home.

First, the group will read “A Raindrop's Journey.” Then, participants will move like a raindrop through a water cycle "jungle gym," Finally, they will make their own water system "maps." This program is recommended for ages 3-6.

Visit eventbrite.com/e/preschool-summer-series-a-raindrops-journey-tickets-343004404407 for more information and registration (Free; Suggested donation: $5).

PH Branch Virtual Book Discussion Group

The Parker Hill Branch Library Book Discussion Group will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 to discuss The Wedding by Dorothy West.

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

Summer Nights with DCR at Boston Nature Center

Discover how people, culture and the ecosystem come together to create unique communities through art and guided nature walks. End the evening with a sweet treat from a local restaurant.  

Open to teens, preteens and their families from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 18 at the

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan. Drop in for part or all of the program. 

Visit www.massaudubon.org/news-events/special-events for more information.

Summer Sippers Garden Mixology

Celebrate summer with fresh, unique cocktails or mocktails featuring locally grown and foraged ingredients from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.

Participants will pick up a bundle of seasonal ingredients from Medford or JP on the afternoon of the class and bring them home to mix up drinks with their own spirits during a fun and interactive Zoom session that evening. Along the way, they’ll learn about unusual seasonal ingredients as well as classic cocktail techniques and enjoy sharing tips and recommendations with classmates.

Visit https://thetrustees.org/event/76786 for more information and registration (Member: $28 | Nonmember: $35). All proceeds support our Boston community gardens.

ParkARTS Arts & Crafts Workshops/Rosalita’s Marionette Puppet Shows

Local artists will lead take-home craft projects from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 22 and July 29 at Fallon Field, 910 South St. in Roslindale and at Almont Park, 40 Almont St. in Mattapan. 

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

Experience the charm of Rosalita’s Marionette Puppets, at a whimsical puppet show that will delight the child in everyone, at 11 a.m. on July 22 at Fallon Field and July 29 at Almont Park.

Visit boston.gov/events for more information.

Outdoor Family Movie Night

Join the UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St. on their greenspace from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 22 and Aug. 19 to watch a family-friendly movie.

Remember to bring a lawn chair or towel. They’ll provide the movie and light refreshments.

Go to https://www.uuum.org for more information.

Movie Night in the Park

City on a Hill Church Brighton will show “Sing 2” at the Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill at sundown (around 8 p.m.) on Friday, July 22.

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.

Boston Unity Cup

The Boston Unity Cup, presented by Amazon, is a city-wide adult soccer tournament designed to bring together Boston's diverse community around a shared passion for sport. There are 21 flag-bearing nations competing in the men's and women's tournaments.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at Madison Park field, 1 Whittier St. in Roxbury. In addition to the game play and ceremonies, there will be a resource fair hosted by the Mass Health Connector and a youth jamboree hosted by New England Revolution.

Visit www.bostonunitycup.com for more information.

Waterfest

Join the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill in a celebration of water and water heroes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

Learn about water issues and possible solutions through water-related activities, demonstrations, games and crafts. Live animal presentations are slated for 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The first 150 guests can pick up a free ice cream treat from the on-site ice cream truck (subsequent guests may purchase treats as they like). 

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/waterfest-tickets-345689305017 for more information and registration (Free; Suggested donation: $5).

Wildlife in the City: Coyotes

Join a teacher naturalist for a trail walk to learn about the behaviors and life history of the coyote, and look for their signs and tracks from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Mattapan;

Participants will learn about helpful hints on how to coexist with these new city neighbors safely and peacefully.

Go to www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/83080-wildlife-in-the-city-coyotes for more information and registration (Members: $10 | Nonmembers: $13 | Rx Members: Free).

Christmas in July Celebration

Celebrate Christmas in July with live band Christmas music performed by Paco & his band followed by a viewing of Elf from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston. (RD: July 25)

Visit www.friendsofherterpark.org/schedule 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.

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).

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).

Performance & Recovery presents Summer Outdoor Fitness Series

Performance and Recovery will offer outdoor fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon on Sundays at the Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston through Sept. 25 (weather permitting).

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-outdoor-fitness-series-tickets-340078944277 for more information and registration ($20).

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.

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 at Roslindale Library

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.

Art Explorers at Roslindale Library                                                         

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 at Brighton Library

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/Onsite 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.

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.