Read below for opportunities to connect for Impact.

Mission of Deeds Coat Donation

Mission of Deeds Flier

Mission of Deeds is collecting new and gently used coats, gloves and hats for children and adults in need! These items can be dropped off at the Mission of Deeds facility at 6 Chapin Avenue, Reading MA from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the second and third calendar Saturday of each month. 

Feed our Families Food and Toiletry Drive

SCI's partner agency United Neighbors of Fall River has recently been witnessing an influx of families from Puerto Rico in the area, many of which are not eligible for usual food pantry services as most of those require at least 30 days residency in the community served. Under these circumstances, United Neighbors of Fall River has been making an effort to step in and distribute/collect essential items for this population. There is a list of needs attached below for anyone who is able to donate in order to help these families.

The ELA™ Teen Leadership Workshop

Apply for the one-day introduction to the Entrepreneurship Leadership Accelerator Program!

The ELA™ one-day workshop will provide high school students with the opportunity to explore and identify their strengths, have better understanding of different career paths they may pursue, and learn about college application and its challenges. In addition, participants will have a class on communication skills to learn how to better present their ideas to different audiences. Learn more details by looking at the attached flier below.

When:    February 10, 2018 

             Snow day: March 3, 2018

              8:30 am to 5:30 pmRead more

Be Part of the Learn More, Earn More Campaign Day!

Join Mayor McGee, JVS, LHAND, LEO, and other Lynn community partners on January 15th (MLK Day) to connect community members with free community resources!
 
You will join a team of enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to helping people improve their lives through skill building and employment services. Do you like spreading the word through one-on-one conversations? We’ve got a role for you! Would you rather distribute hundreds of flyers without having to talk to anyone? Don’t worry, we’ve got a role for you too!
 
If you have the time, we will find the right role for you to help this city-wide effort!
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15 Ways You Can Help SCI

15 Ways You Can Help SCI

 

  1. Donate!
  2. Volunteer to serve as a Woburn Ambassador, sharing your knowledge and passion for Woburn with newcomers.

  3. Join us for #WalkWednesday in Chelsea, or talk to us about how you can get a similar effort going in your community.

  4. Meet with David to explore joining the SCI Board or Ambassadors Council.

  5. Offer your home as a stop on the Woburn Holiday House Tour on Dec. 10 and/or recruit a friend to do so!

  6. Tell someone in your network about the chance to serve with SCI AmeriCorps. We have openings for a 6 month term of service in January, and a 10 month term starting in September.

  7. Contribute an item that can be raffled at the Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 10.

  8. Sign-up for one of SCI’s community enewsletters.Read more

Your elderly neighbor in Charlestown needs you

FriendshipWorks is looking for volunteers in Charlestown to spend an hour a week chatting, grabbing a coffee, going for walks, playing games, laughing and so much more! With one hour a week you can make the difference in the life of an isolated senior. We are flexible but ask for a commitment from our friendly visiting volunteers as elders will be relying on their new friend. No experience required. Volunteers can visit on weekends and weeknights. Can't commit to a weekly visit? Ask us about our friendly helping program where you would choose the tasks to help out with that fit your schedule.

Have questions? Please call us at (617) 482-1510 ext. 133

Was this opportunity made for you? Then take a minute to complete our volunteer application:

http://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

Coach a Soccer Team This Fall!

Soccer team

Hill House is looking for fun, passionate and child-centered soccer coaches to lead or assist one of our teams in their league this fall. Hill House is a non-profit community center with a strong athletics department and has provided quality programs for the children of Boston's families for over 50 years. With an iconic soccer location on the Esplanade and some strong coaches, the soccer program keeps growing in popularity.

Volunteers should have experience working with children and preferably in a soccer coaching environment. The aim will always be to ensure a fun, safe and instructional environment. Please indicate your preference for age groups to work with and include a short bio on your soccer background and any volunteering/working with children.

Programs will start on Tuesday September 5th and scheduled to finish on Saturday November 11th, depending on the weather.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2772422.jsp

Help Set Up Children's Cancer 5K

Cute kid

Help the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation set-up our 5K on September 9th. We need volunteers to help set-up table, chairs and decorate for our run that will happen that evening! This is a great opportunity to give back and we welcome groups!

Set-up will take place at Christian Herter Park (off of Solider's Field in Brighton) at 11:30am.

The event raises funds to help find a cure for pediatric brain tumors and cancers!

If interested, please email Brittaney at Bshade@curethekids.org or sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49a8a62fabfc1-2017.

Thank you so much for helping us! 

Encore Boston Network presents community activist, Douglas Chavez

Encore Boston Network's Generation to Generation initative presents a community conversation with leader and activist, Douglas Chavez! The conversation will take place on Friday, June 16 from 2-4pm at the East Boston Public LIbrary. Join the conversation to discuss how you can help your community in these challenging times. If you plan on attending, RSVP to Margaret at 617-569-0271.

This event is hosted by Encore Boston Network, along with its partners: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Generations Incorporated, Jumpstart, Playworks, 826 Boston, ReServe and the Mass Department of Children & Families.

Below you can find a link to the flyer printed in Spanish.

Book Talk with Ali Noorani

On May 9, the Codman Square Health Center welcomed Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani, to discuss his new book There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. Ali Noorani was the former Director of Public Health at the Codman Square Health Center and also the former Executive Director of MIRA (the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition). He continues to be a frequent voice on immigration policy and politics.

Noorani's new book is a collection of interviews that analyze how communities within the United States are confronting immigration and the changing nature of what it means to be American. One of his main focuses is the idea that the immigration debate is not about politics and policies but cultures and values. America is going through an identity crisis, in which many communities refuse to understand that the arrival of immigrants within our neighborhoods is actually a net positive.Read more