[personal profile] vlayne
I've been trying to reach somebody – anybody, really – at the School of Honk to see if they'd like an old saxophone (E♭ alto) as a donation. I've tried emailing a couple times to their google address as per their website, but I haven't heard back.

Is there somebody here affiliated with them? Or who could reach them? I understand they have a Facebook presence, but I don't use Facebook. If any of you are FB users and could nudge them there to maybe check their gmail inbox, and also its spam filter, or drop by here, that would be lovely.

Alternatively: does anybody need a sax?

ETA: All gone! Thanks!
[personal profile] vlayne
Astonishingly, posting here about the mutant bike found it a new home!

Next up: Is there any obvious local charity to which to donate a couple dozen Christmas-themed mugs? Or, failing a charity: anybody want these? These, I can deliver. Must take all of them (however many that turns out to be.)
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[personal profile] lillibet
​Theatre@First takes the stage this weekend with six brand new short plays to raise money for hurricane disaster relief!

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival for Hurricane Relief
Saturday, October 14th at 8pm
Suggested Donation $20

Giving@First is a one-night-only festival of short plays that will be created from page to stage within a 24-hour period. Our talented team of more than 20 writers, directors, and actors will scramble overnight and all day long to create a full festival from scratch! This play-in-a-day event will be a unique experience to see live theatre that is fun, frantic, unforgettable, and for an important cause!

All donations and sales collected at this event will be given to Americares' Hurricane Disaster Relief efforts, which directly aids survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. For every $10 they receive, Americares provides $200 in aid. Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need.

To learn more about Americares and their work, visit their website, Americares.org.

For more information about Giving@First, visit theatreatfirst.org.
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[personal profile] gingicat
(Havurat Shalom is a small Jewish congregation affiliated with the Jewish renewal movement. that resides on College Avenue in an unassuming yellow house next to the house with the giant face on it.)


Havurat Shalom is joining Cambridge's Humanist Jewish community Kahal B'raira in their project to collect donations for refugees. They, in turn, are participating in a drive organized by Boston Friends for Refugee Support and Nu Day Syria. There are plastic boxes on the front and back porches of the Havurah for you to drop off (in new or very good condition, please)
- feminine products.
- children's clothing
- women's clothing, comfortable shoes
- sheets & towels
- stuffed animals

The deadline for contributing is May 20.
[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com


Saturday, April 8; 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Sunday, April 9; 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144


Join us in a fiber swap to support the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC)!

Yarn. Fabric. Felt. Thread. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing? The Great Fiber Swap is your chance to get rid of your unwanted fiber items and refresh your stash. You can swap items or donate your goods to the event.

Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of food, toiletries or personal items to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC).

Needed items: https://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org/how-you-can-help/in-kind-donations/

[identity profile] susan mclucas
Dec 3, at Unity Somerville, 6 William St, along College Ave, from 10:30-4:30, Healthy Tomorrow will be selling beautiful, fairly traded rugs from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal and Balsam firs from Nova Scotia to raise money for our project in Mali, West Africa. We work to stop female genital mutilation in that impoverished country. For more info see StopExcision.net or call Susan McLucas, (617) 776-6524.
[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com
October 20-22, 2016

Nave Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA

Thursday and Friday, 6 pm-8 pm
Saturday, 2 pm-6 pm

Each November, the Nave Gallery in Teele Square hosts the Wrap Around Sale, a sale of handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

We’re kicking off this year’s sale with a special pop-up at the Nave Annex in Davis Square. Stop by and get a head start on gift giving with beautiful handmade items.

Learn more about making items for the sale: http://navegallery.org/wp/knitted-crocheted-sewn-donations/
[identity profile] vlayne.livejournal.com
The cleanout of my aunt's apartment continues. Is there some place in the Greater Camberville Area that I could drop off donations TONIGHT (Sunday) of (all unopened):

* feminine hygiene supplies
* hair dye
* stationery, esp envelopes
* napkins, ziplocs
* children's board books

Also it turns out she was stockpiling acetominiphen (tylenol) so we have many unopened and unexpired bottles. Suggestions?
[identity profile] fangirl715.livejournal.com
I have 2 rather elderly Macs (a sapphire iMac and a gray eMac) that are taking up valuable space in my apartment, and that I would love to donate to anyone who can find a good use for them; problem is, I need to wipe the hard drives, and have neither the knowledge of how nor the time in which to do such a thing. Would anyone be willing to help me out with (1) the HD wiping, and/or (2) finding a new home for them? #1 needs to happen before #2, of course, and while I can't afford much in the way of financial compensation (having been laid off at the end of April and temping sporadically at the moment), I can try to scrape up something, and there's always the usual bribe of seriously lethal baked goods...

Thanks in advance for any help!
[identity profile] scf21.livejournal.com
Hi neighbors! I volunteer with a local no kill cat rescue, Black Cat Rescue, and we are having a Benefit Night at Flatbread Co. in Davis Sq next Tuesday, March 29th. Proceeds from each pizza sold all night, eat in or takeout (or delivery on Foodler and Grubhub), will be donated to Black Cat Rescue.

5pm to close
Flatbread Co., 45 Day St, Somerville

All you have to do is order pizza!

We will also be selling raffle tickets with lots of prizes including gift cards to JP Licks, Somerville Theatre, Diesel Cafe, Ball Sq Fine Wines, Float Boston, and more. Learn more about fostering, adopting, and helping homeless cats. It'd be great if you can make it, and bring all your pizza-eating friends! (Remember, takeout and delivery count too!)

Here is the Facebook Event Page with more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/515111802004645/.

[identity profile] bshepardkim.livejournal.com
Explore food from around the world at the 7th Annual YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on Thursday, April 14 from 7pm-9pm at Somerville Arts at The Armory. Enjoy delicious dishes from eight immigrant-owned restaurants, including cuisine from Mexico, Ethiopia, India, and more.

The evening will include a silent auction and raffle and the event will honor the work of Rep. Denise Provost and Elena Letona for their work in the community. All proceeds support the work of The Welcome Project which builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions.

For more information visit
www.welcomeproject.org/YUM. To purchase tickets go to www.tinyurl.com/YUM2016. If you would be interested in volunteering please contact barbara@welcomeproject.org.

Event: YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City
Date/Time: Thursday, April 14 7pm-9pm
Location: Somerville Arts at The Armory 191 Highland Ave #1A, Somerville, MA 02143
[identity profile] maggie mcclellan
Hello neighbors! I am a long-time lurker... but this cause seems like a good thing to post about here. I checked the guidelines and think I'm all clear, but if this is in any way against the rules, my apologies, and by all means, take it down!

Davis Square-based open community street band/organization School of HONK has launched an end-of-year campaign on Indiegogo's non-profit platform, Generosity. Our goal comes in two parts: to continue to grow our community, and to raise $5000, which will put us in a great place to kick off our 2016 plans including after school programming, weeknight sectionals, and other additional opportunities to play.
Check out the campaign here: http://igg.me/at/XPeIsSIbsTk

A bit of background on School of HONK.....
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[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com
Sunday. December 6, 2015; 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Live music with Yani Batteau


Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA


Each November, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, a sale of handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Our dessert reception kicks off our sale on a sweet note.

[identity profile] nomacmac.livejournal.com
Kids from the Benjamin G. Brown School "Roots & Shoots" club will be in Davis Square on Monday, October 26th from approx 3:15-4:15 Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF.  Find a kid with an orange UNICEF box and give them some change if you have any to spare.  Kids from the school may also bring UNICEF boxes while trick-or-treating on Halloween night, so have some change waiting by your candy bowl if you want to donate.

Since it's almost Halloween, please allow me to re-post last year's PSA on behalf of the estimated 7-12% of American children with food allergies who will be trick or treating on Saturday.  The choice between a snickers bar and a peanut butter cup seems awesome to someone without allergies.  Not such a great choice for kids allergic to nuts, dairy or eggs.  Buy whatever candy you want as leftovers, but please consider also buying a bag of something allergy friendly. Fruit flavored things are more likely to be safe  (skittles, starburst, lollipops, mike & ikes, dots, twizzlers, swedish fish, fruit snacks, laffy taffy, nerds, smarties, jolly ranchers)  Little toys and other junk are great too.   If you really want to be allergy-friendly, check out the Teal Pumpkin Project http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project.  Thanks!
[identity profile] lanze108.livejournal.com

I'm posting this here in hopes that some of you might consider attending and donating to this wonderful group as a golfer ($120-$150 per person for the tournament) or at least a dinner guest. It costs $10,000 a month to support the Asylum Seekers that the Task Force is currently housing in Worcester. They are not allowed to work due to restrictive US laws, so they need all the financial support they can get.

"Task Force fans who love to eat! And/or love to shop! And/or love nice places! Dine with the Task Force and friends on Sat. Sept. 26, at the beautiful ballroom at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, Boylston, MA, 6:00 p.m. (early arrivals: cash bar will be open). Deluxe buffet, all you can eat. Live jazz music; asylum seekers will tell a few personal stories; mingle, hobnob, dance; bring friends! Just enjoy yourself ---and don't forget the fabulous silent auction and raffle prizes! Only $35 a person. Email golf@lgbtasylum.org or go online to http://lgbtasylum.org/golf.htm and register yourself and others as "dinner guests" (bottom of the reg form).

See you there!"


May. 10th, 2015 04:18 pm
[identity profile] purgatori84.livejournal.com
Does anyone want, or know a place that needs, magazines? I have a ton I'd like to get rid of. They're all in good condition, but I have ripped my name/address off the front if it was printed.

I have (name/approximate quantity):
Real Simple (20)
Better Homes & Gardens (15)
Bon Appetit (30)
Cooking Light (20)
Allure / Marie Claire (10)

[identity profile] aislingk15.livejournal.com
I am not affiliated with this campaign in any way, but thought that members of this community would be interested in this year's drive to match SNAP funds for the Union Square Farmers Market.

[identity profile] rmd.livejournal.com
Is there anyplace around here that takes donations of used eyeglasses? I've got several pairs to get rid of.
[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com

bite-hdrLike art, food is a visual, sensory and social experience. Flavors and textures, aromas and taste are all elements that can be explored through artwork. Culture, memories and health are just some themes that can be viewed through the lens of food. Bite is an exploration of art made with food, art about food and/or food about art.

Learn more


Saturday, February 14, 2015; 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Please note: We will be collecting food and toiletries donations to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s Project Soup. A full list of needs can be found here:


Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA

February 14-March 14, 2015

Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm

[identity profile] somervillebeat.livejournal.com

The Somerville nonprofit community has embarked upon a new journey of collaborative fundraising: Giving Tuesday Somerville.  This holiday season, 15 nonprofit organizations are joining forces to collaborate on a first-annual joint fundraising effort as part of the international Giving Tuesday program.  Giving Tuesday is an annual global day of giving that helps to raise funds and awareness for important causes everywhere.

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