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While we’re talking about the World Cup…

We hope you enjoyed this morning’s first World Cup post. The podcast will be back up shortly, so in the meantime we thought we would give you a great World Cup related volunteer opportunity.

Lead volunteer role:  Mobilize teams of 8-10 volunteers to welcome, greet, and orient guests at big World Cup viewing party!

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Volunteer Vednesday on a Thursday? ONEin3 is Gooooing Crazzzzy

Oh, hello ONEin3ers.  Please view this fun way to give back….

Don’t miss your opportunity to support AFC by attending our first annual gala event!

Join us on Thursday, May 27 for an exciting evening featuring a party, fashion show, and silent auction. Enjoy music, appetizers and cocktails, the latest trends from up-and-coming Boston-area designers, and a chance to win basketball signed by the Boston Celtics, exciting vacation packages, a Callaway Golf package, gift cards to your favorite restaurants, hotel stays at The Liberty, Westin, and Langham, and more!

  Prizes will be awarded to those who are dressed to impress in two categories: Most Glam and Matching-est Pair.

To purchase tickets, visit the event page, follow the “Register Now!” link below, or send a check to AFC.

REGISTER NOW!

Please contact Cory Bennett by phone (617.224.1302) or email (cory[at]afcmentoring.net) for any questions regarding MATCH, ticket purchases, or donations.  See you there!

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Support ReadBoston, Eat Steak

Faithful ONEin3ers, we know how community minded you all are. Well here’s your opportunity to get something back for just one second’s worth of community work.

ReadBoston and the Capital Grille are teaming up to get more facebook fans (likers?) for the good cause that is ReadBoston, you know, making sure all kids in Boston read good…read WELL.  

Become a fan/click the like button by noon on Friday, May 21st – just two days from now – and you might win a $100 Capital Grille gift card.

You can spend that hundo at any Capital Grille and on shrimp, porterhouse, lobster, filet, whatever. Just make sure you get dessert too.

All fans (likers? I hate facebook) will be entered and the person that ‘shared’ to the winner will also get a fabulous prize, so share, share share. Once again any Capital Grille works, but we prefer the Newbury Street location, because they were kind enough to partner.

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You Don’t Need Clean Water to Volunteer!

Now that we Bostonians can return triumphantly to our beloved Dunkie’s and Starbucks for the caffeine fix we all know we need, we can turn our attention back from scalping cases of water to our volunteering lives. Even though a City emergency like this can throw our lifestyles for a loop, nonprofits have had to think of creative solutions to keep their services going without a hitch. The Greater Boston Food Bank supplied its member hunger-relief agencies in the no-water zone with bottled water free of charge. The United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley delivered almost 8,000 water bottles to homeless families in the affected towns (source: massnonprofit.org). It reminds me that the simple things we might take for granted, like clean water, are not as readily available for individuals and families in need. It also reminds me that it takes a village to protect and beautify the sources of our water and other resources, and several environmental organizations are fighting that good fight every day. With a water focus in mind, here are some nonprofits you can support that are gung ho about H2O:

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay: citizens, scientists, and community leaders who strive to protect and restore Massachusetts Bay and the Boston Harbor.

Boston Harbor Island Alliance: promotes the use, enjoyment, and awareness of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.

Charles River Conservancy: works to make the Charles River parklands more attractive, active and accessible to all.

Agency Spotlight: Friday Night Supper Program

Between unpredictable weather and other unforeseen circumstances, volunteer projects can get cancelled all the time in Boston—not Friday Night Supper Program. FNSP, located in the basement of the Arlington Street Church in the Back Bay, has never missed serving a Friday night meal since opening its doors in 1984. This meal service agency serves upwards of 150 clients every Friday, and the volunteer experience here is a well-oiled machine. Everyone who volunteers there is given a very specific job and is kept busy the entire time: everything from serving to doing dishes to clothing closet help to even recording demographics. If you’re not convinced yet, listen to what FNSP volunteer and board member Karen Boss has to say: “Friday Night Supper is volunteerism – soup to nuts! You get to see the set-up, help prep the hall and food, participate in serving the meal restaurant style, interact with the guests, and do all the clean up. And all this in a friendly, fun atmosphere. Whether you are a first-time volunteer or a volunteerism veteran, FNSP is the place for you!” If you can’t volunteer on a Friday evening, FNSP is ALWAYS looking for men’s clothing and toiletries to stock its clothing closet. If you’ve been working on your spring cleaning, or took a trip through the CVS mini-toiletry section, contact Executive Director Caroline Carwood about dropping off your donations at ccarwood@partners.org!

Project Highlights

All of these projects are found on the Boston Cares Calendar—check them out, and if you like what you see, sign up to become a member!

Special Olympics Track Training with Newton Parks & Rec: getting a good run around the track will keep you in shape, and working with the athletes will give you that extra inspiration you need to make it through a busy day!

Saturday Tutoring at Boston Latin’s Saturday Success School: the kids at Boston Latin School are super motivated and this program is extremely organized and well-run.

East End House Free Farmers Market: with this project, the farmers market is delivered directly to elderly and disabled residents at their homes!

Happy Volunteering,

Kelly Clark, Boston Cares

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