Join G-Team and donate $5 to help critically ill neighbors meet their nutritional needs with home delivered meals. If G-Team members raise $150, then Community Servings will be able to feed 30 of their clients for one day. A day of meals includes soup or salad for lunch; a full-portion dinner, such as beef stew or eggplant parmesan, with a vegetable side; yogurt, fruit, or cereal for a snack; dessert; and milk. Each additional $5 raised will provide another day's meals for one person.
The dining room at Rosie's Place serves lunch and dinner seven days a week to roughly 150 women and children per meal. Each meal is prepared to meet a set of nutritional standards—incorporating fruit, vegetables, and other low-sodium, low-fat ingredients—to ensure healthy eating and avoid neglecting the women's dietary needs. All diners take a seat in a communal, restaurant-style setting and are served their meals in accordance with the organization's twin commitments to treating their guests with dignity and promoting a sense of community. Annually, Rosie's Place serves 74,000 nutritionally balanced meals to dining-room guests.
In addition to being a source of fresh produce for local families, the gardens provide a space for neighborhood cookouts, concerts, and other community activities. The organization's garden fences preserve consistency with the neighborhood's historic district standards while keeping the gardens aesthetically pleasing year-round. Because the organization is run completely by volunteers with no government support, SELROSLT relies on fundraising, grants, and private donations to install and maintain fencing, provide water systems, build gazebos, and otherwise maintain the community gardens.
Through its Social Enterprises program, Project Place operates three small businesses dedicated to providing clients with paid work experience. Participants in Clear Corners…Bright Hopes (CCBH) work in janitorial and maintenance crews throughout the Boston area for a four- to six-month period. Last year, 85 percent of CCBH graduates obtained stable employment within six months of completing the program.
One of SmallCanBeBig.org’s current projects aims to fund EMT job training for a local mother of two. Because one of her daughters lives with a serious heart condition, she must often take unpaid leave from work to keep her child healthy. Living with an insecure source of income and a chronically ill child leaves the family struggling to pay bills and rent. Continued education to become an EMT would help provide a stable income and the ability to readily respond to her daughter’s medical needs.
The legacy of St. Francis of Assisi permeates the air at St. Francis House. There, staff and volunteers work to emulate the devotion he showed people throughout his life by assisting people who are underserved or experiencing homelessness. They provide support and care for all of their guests in the form of basic necessities, such as food, clothing, showers, and medical care, as well as guidance services.
Every day, more than 800 men and women seek aid at St. Francis House and take part in its counseling and rehabilitation services. The counseling department provides individual therapy, legal aid, and immigration services, whereas the rehabilitation services help people overcome challenges stemming from mental illness and substance abuse. To propel its guests into self-sufficiency, St. Francis House also offers a 14-week job- and life-skills training program to help individuals who have dealt with drug addiction, homelessness, mental illness, or incarceration find careers.
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