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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In its 12-week journalism program called Sisters Helping Other Unheard Teens (SHOUT!), Teen Voices helps young women to develop the skills to write about social issues, with an audience of 45,000 print readers worldwide. College-age female mentors guide teen editors as they write, research, edit, analyze, and think critically to craft articles about issues that affect teen girls. Teen Voices would like to support one teen editor for the duration of the program by providing journalism resources such as workforce-development information, media-literacy workshops, technology training, a digital voice recorder for interviews, and the use of a computer for typing and editing, as well as healthy snacks.