November 15 marked National Philanthropy Day which is the perfect reminder to give back to the community. Below, we’ve listed some local charities/non profits that give back to Boston everyday of the year.
Cradles to Crayons
155 North Beacon St.
Cradles to Crayons provides children, from birth to age 12, with the essential items they need to thrive and succeed at home and at school free of charge. They do this by connecting communities that “have” to communities that “need.”
How you can help: You can provide funds, donate children’s items, volunteer, or host a collection drive.
Franklin Park Coalition
2010 Columbus Ave.
The Franklin Park Coalition serves as a voice for historic Franklin Park. They work to engage park users and community members through advocacy, programs, and restoration.
How you can help: You can donate or volunteer to help keep the park clean.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
75 Amory St.
The Action Committee is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They advocate at the city, state and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies, conduct HIV prevention programs, and provide services to those already living with HIV.
How you can help: You can help in a variety of ways from donating money to working a shift at Boomerangs: a chain of thrift stores operated by the Committee.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West St.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships. It provides them with services that guide them toward self-sufficiency.
Located right in our neighborhood, The South End Technology Center is a collaborative effort between The Tent City Corporation and M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The Tech Center recruits and trains people in computer technology who have been excluded from the technological revolution, encourages community residents to use information technology, and help residents move from being consumers of information to producers and creators of knowledge.