It only makes sense that the auto detailers at Car Care are as mobile as the vehicles that they work on. Stocked with cleaning gear, their service vans travel around the Boston area before stopping at offices and homes. There, the detailers wash car exteriors by hand and venture inside to sweep, scrub, and condition all surfaces, including leather seats and miniature dance floors. Alternatively, the team also works out of four service locations. At these brick-and-mortar spots, the team replaces windshields, removes scratches, and executes all manner of auto body repair.
The sounds of conversation and laughter compete with the clinking of glasses in The Wine Artist?s lofty venue. The space sprawls over 2,500 square feet, with plenty of room to host private parties, bridal events, corporate events, and private cooking classes. Events at The Wine Artist feature unique wines, gourmet catering, and experiences such as wine bottling and team building activities.
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.
In the Boston area, Points of Light Institute will equip and mobilize volunteers with the tools and funding necessary to complete local service projects organized by Boston Cares. Volunteers will work indoors and out, on projects such as creating a chalk mural on City Hall Plaza and preparing library books for Boston Public Schools's libraries. Meanwhile, caring cadets in other parts of the city will transform an urban orchard into an outdoor classroom at Hennigan Elementary School, clear land on an unused railroad for a recreational trail, and pack medical supplies for developing countries.
PetPals has worked with 34 long-term care facilities in Brookline and Boston, reaching more than 650 residents since 2003. A veterinary behaviorist carefully screens cat and dog volunteers before they can begin visits, and the program trains both pets and their owners on how to interact with the residents to optimize experiences for everyone involved.