You collected and donated 584 bags of donated groceries along with $7755 of grocery gift cards. These were given to 14 area food pantries and programs.
We delivered 582 handmade fleece blankets and scarves made on MLK Day to organizations sheltering and helping homeless individuals & families, and at-risk children, teens and adults.
At least 2,874 Valentine Cards were given through more than 20 organizations helping elders, veterans, the ill and homeless and hand delivered to hundreds of elders living alone. Thousands more went from you to individuals in gratitude for their work in the community.
Volunteers collected and donated 33 bags of gently used winter clothing and delivered them to organizations that shared them with other local organizations assisting people in need.
We worked with More than Words—an amazing local organization run by and to benefit at-risk youth) to collect, organize and deliver 148 bags of books.
More than 300 of us walked together for a MLK Day Community Walk to learn about the rich history and present of the Black and Brown community in The Coast, Riverside and Cambridgeport neighborhoods.
We partnered with wonderful organizations for the Community Walk including Abundant Life Church, Black History in Action for Cambridgeport (BHAC), Cambridge Arts, Central Square BID, Cambridge Community Center, Cambridge health Department, Central Square Church, Cambridge NAACP, Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, Community Conversations: Sister to Sister, History Cambridge and Pentecostal Tabernacle. We had amazing teen volunteers from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and Community Charter School of Cambridge.
We held a public ZOOM conversation about Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., his work, his legacy and his call that all of us work to create a more just and racially equal society.
Hundreds of toiletry kits donated by the Intercontinental Hotel and The Porter Square Hotel were delivered to 14 local organizations serving homeless teens and adults.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Creative Commons and MHH356 Volunteers