14 Dec Still need to do some shopping while you celebrate the season?
Still have some holiday shopping and giving to do?
In the spirit of giving back every day and doing our part for racial justice, peace and the planet … Here are 10 suggestions for gifts of all sorts from the MHH365 Team….
Attend the Harvard Sq. Black-owned business Pop up in Harvard Sq on Dec 17 12-6:00 pm. Free to all. The Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network is partnering with Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, Cambridge Local First, and independent business alliances. Join us for the 6th Passport to Black Businesses Pop-up at One Brattle Square at the old “Spyce” location in Harvard Square. Shop for gift items, vegan treats, soaps, sauces, bags, jewelry, fine art, dog treats, and more. Free event!
Want more? Try Black-owned Boston.
Get the local Business Holdiay Guide
Check out the Cambridge Local First Holiday Gift Guide and celebrate local businesses, promotions, and in-kind giving opportunities from our favorite locally owned businesses.
Stock Community Fridges and Food Pantries
Pick up some extra holiday groceries for a community fridge. Do it with friends and family! And while you are at it, sign up to organize an MLK Day Food drive. Cambridge food pantries need you.
Re-gift a beloved book—with a note. Give away a book you read but add a special note about what you loved about it and why you think your recipient might love it too. Could this be your next holiday tradition?
Hand Made By artisans
Visit local holiday craft fairs. From the fairs that take over city squares and church parking lots to those in school gyms and back yards, or even crafters who share their items online, find a craft fair or crafter and buy something made with care by locals.
Make gift baskets of sustainable and local foods, local speciality groceries, and products sourced from indigenous growers and small farmers.Think heirloom organic beans, bird-friendly fair trade organic coffee, local cheeses, jams, snacks, and Massachusetts “cottage” foods usually found at farmer’s markets and small retailers. Get started with “Eat Like A Local.”
TIME TO GIVE TIME
Plan to give your time. This year, grab a friend or three and find a project you can support together as volunteers–for part of a day or for a couple of hours every month.If you need ideas. To find local opportunities for service, check out the Cambridge Volunteers.
Of course we want to see you on January 15th! Volunteer with MHH365. Join us for the Cambridge MLK Day of Service.
Thank you for lending your many helping hands and happy holidays.