Many non-profits and COVID-19 resiliency funds that need our help and support during this difficult time in order to continue serving our community and our most vulnerable populations. Each of their websites contain information on how you can support them and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of non-profits and funds that serve my district:
- The emerging priorities of the Boston Resiliency Fund are to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support to first responders and healthcare workers in the City of Boston.
- In response to the public health crisis created by COVID-19, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis DePasquale have activated the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide emergency assistance in partnership with non-profit organizations to individuals and families in Cambridge who are experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by the current COVID-19 crisis. Secure donations can be made online or by mail.
NON-PROFITS – these are great local non-profits helping those in need who are much more stressed for resources right now.
- Cradles to Crayons
- Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. It supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.
- Food For Free
- Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and creating new distribution channels to under-served populations with an emphasis on utilizing school systems to reach those in need. We envision a future where everyone in our community – regardless of age, income, or ability – has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.
- Pine Street Inn
- Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services to nearly 2,000 homeless men and women each day. We are the largest homeless services provider in New England, and could not do this important work without the support of our donors and local community.
- Rosie’s Place
- Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. Thanks to these donations, 83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women.
- Saint Francis House
- St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, they serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. Their basic, rehabilitative, and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive care.
- Women’s Lunch Place
- WLP serves women a hot lunch in a safe welcoming place. They have grown from serving lunch three times a week into a vibrant and supportive day community that is open six days a week. We serve healthy breakfasts and lunches, and we also provide basic necessities and services that help restore dignity and hope.
- The national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, we are the second-oldest humane society in the United States.