On April 12th & 13th, shops around the Back Bay area are coming together for a 'Boston Strong Shop On' Event. Participating stores will be donating a portion of their profits to a chairty that gives back to those effected by the Boston Marathon Bombings.
The members of the Back Bay community would like to "celebrate the strength of Boston with an opportunity to visit the heart of Back Bay and give to those affected by this tragedy.
Customers will be given a map of Back Bay, highlighting the following participating stores: Daniela Corte, Viselli Santoro Salon, Crush Boutique, Robin’s Candy, Reflections, Kitchenwares, Sikara & Co., and Bonobos.
Also, for visiting 5 or more of the participating stores, customers will receive a Boston Strong gift bag, featuring special offers and products from participating stores."
The Volunteer Expo will be held at The Shops at Prudential Center on April 10th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
The Expo is a great opportunity to "mix, mingle and meet with community groups from the Boston and Greater Boston areas."
Participating groups include Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring, AIDS Action, Cradles to Crayons and United Planet.
There will be over 50 groups participating in the expo which will give guests a great opportunity to find a charity/volunteer group that suites their interests and passions.
Please click here for more information on the Volunteer Expo at The Shops at the Prudential Center.
"On March 1, 2014, participants will climb 61 flights of stairs to the top of the John Hancock Tower, New England’s tallest building.
Climb to the Top is a unique event that raises funds to help the nearly 18,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that has no known cause or cure....participation in Climb to the Top provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through education, support, advocacy, and research funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter."
Participants can register as a individual, team or team captain. For further information on registering, please click here.
"Help West Elm set the world record for the longest paper heart chain! On Tuesday, February 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., stop by the Fenway and Wayside Commons stores to create your unique heart.
For each heart made, West Elm will donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Then, the paper heart chains from every West Elm store across the country will be sent to St. Jude to decorate the hospital for Valentine’s Day! "
Please click here for further information on this event.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is teaming up with some of the greatest Boston restaurants for the Super Hunger Brunch. Every $1 spent on brunch provides three meals to a person in need. The Super Hunger Brunch will be held January 25th and 26th.
There are three ticket options available. Ticket prices vary. Participating restaraunts include L’Espalier, Grill 23 & Bar and Rialto.
For further information on this event and ticketing options, please check out the Great Boston Food Bank's event website here.
During the Thanksgiving season, there are numerous towns and organizations in the Boston area that coordinate charitable running events. All of the Thanksgiving day events listed are held on Thursday, November 28th.
Turkey5 in Wellsley
"With both 5K and 5Mile courses, the Turkey5 offers something for everyone. Starting and finishing at Linden Square, you will run through the beautiful Wellesley College
campus and the marathon’s famous 'Scream Tunnel' section before seeing the '1 mile to go!' sign. The Turkey5 Road Race is a fundraiser for several worthy charitable organizations." In 2012 Turkey5 proceeds went towards Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, the Ellie Fund and the Greater Boston Food Bank." For more information on this event, please click here
2013 Marathon Sports Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler
The 2013 Marathon Sports 4 Miler is known as one of the best races in New England. Although this event is already sold out, feel free to cheer on runners and continue to donate. The four mile race goes through the town of Somerville and ends in Davis Square. Proceeds for the event goes to Project Soup and the Somerville Track PAC. Please click here for further information on the event.
The Turkey Trot in Dorchester is a 3.1 mile route around the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. The run "includes the most beautiful and historic views of Franklin Park." All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the Franklin park Colaiton's Youth Conservation Crew. The Conservation Crew program "provides summer jobs for 20 neighborhood teens and their young adult leaders. This inspiring crew has restored trails, restored woodlands, and also runs Thursday Sports Nights, providing fun and games for hundreds of local children." For further information on this event, please go to www.runagainstcancer.org/turkey5.
For information on other running events in your area, please click here.
The 2nd Annual Boston Taste of the NFL and Kick Hunger Challenge will take place on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. The event will be at Davio's Boston from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Steve DiFillippo, owner of Davio's, will be hosting the event along with special celebrity guests for an unforgettable night that will benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank.
"This special evening will feature wines from E&J Gallo Wineries, food tasting of signature Davio’s dishes such as the kobe meatballs and pesto gnocchi and each guest will receive DiFillippo’s new book, 'It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business & in Life, the Davio’s Way'.
Whether you’re an avid football fan, a wine connoisseur, or one of the six million who’d like to open a restaurant of your own, this is a special night not to be missed."
Tickets are $50.00 and are available for purchase online.
Sign up now for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure! The race is on Sunday, September 29th in South Boston. Registration is now open to those who would like to participate. As many as 5,000 people are expected to gather in Joe Moakley Park to support the fight against cancer.
So far, there has been over $85,000 donated towards Sunday's Race For The Cure.
"Susan G. Komen Massachusetts is once again sponsoring the 5K race which takes runners, walkers and participants on a route where each step raises money to support the fight against breast cancer.
Race participants look for pledges from family, friends, co-workers, customers and more. Over the next 25 years, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 1 million could die."
For further information about this race, donations, and how to register, please visit the komenmassrace.org.
Ready to step on the field at Fenway? On June 15th, celebrate the 18th annual Fenway Fantasy Day and support the Dana-Farber Insitutude & The Jimmy Fund.
The John Hancock Fenway Fantasty Day lets fans of all ages take a swing and take in the magic of Fenway while supporting the fight against cancer.
"On-field, participants were able to bat, field, and run the bases like their favorite Red Sox players. Off the field, attendees took part in the Ultimate Fan Experience, which included activities that allowed them to test their pitching speed, take a few swings in a batting cage, or join in a variety of contests and other activities."
For further event information, please go to the Jimmy Fund website for packages and donation options.
Join 250 young professionals for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's Friends Council, Fourth Annual Summer Benefit Party, 'A Night WIth Friends'. This annual event celebrates the work of the BGCB young professionals leadership group and their accomplishments within the community.
The event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common on Thursday, June 13th, from 7pm-11pm. Enjoy the open bar, hor d'ovuvers and good company. Music will be provided by DJ Dre Soundz and there will be a special performance by the BGBS Club Members. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to fund BGCB’s summer programming including providing affordable summer camp options for children and empowering and employing teen leaders through the summer jobs program.
Tickets are available through the Boys & Girls Club of Boston website. Please check the website for further information or call 617-994-4747.