Monday, August 20, 2012
Charlestown residents give marginally less than the average Bay State resident.
If you had to list the 50 states in terms of how much their residents give to charity, where do you think the six in New England would rank? Would the relatively progressive attitudes in the Northeast correspond with a charitable mindset? Doesn't look like it. In a recent analysis put out by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, New England states huddle at the rock bottom of the rankings, occupying numbers 45 to 50. Southerners give more than twice as much, while people in Utah give almost four times as much. According to The Chronicle's number, which were gleaned from tax returns, Bay Staters gave 2.8 percent of their discretionary income to charity, for a median contribution of $1,652. Charlestown falls a bit short of that line. Residents …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
See which of your neighbors will ride for the Jimmy Fund and find out how to donate.
The following was taken from a press release supplied by the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge. It has been lightly edited. On August 4 and 5, 45 residents from Charlestown will pedal across the state as participants in the 33 annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). They will be among 5,500 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising $36 million to support adult and pediatric cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. In 2012, cyclists are required to raise between $500 and $4,300 to ride in the PMC. This commitment to the fundraising portion of the PMC is a testament to riders’ dedication to the cause and their belief in the PMC mission. The average PMC cyclist trains for three months…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Fourteen residents will take part in the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research.
[Editor's note: The following press release is from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.] On April 16, 14 Charlestown residents will be running in the 116th Boston Marathon® to help conquer cancer as members of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. These Charlestown residents, along with Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, will run Massachusetts' historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston with a goal to raise $4.8 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team members must meet one of the basic fundraising commitments: -Invitational runners, runners who receive an entry from Dana-Farber have a basic fundraising commitment of $4,000…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Parents allowed to "shop" for gifts for their children
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
The following was submitted by the Boston Housing Authority. It was lightly edited. The Greg Hill Foundation recently provided hand selected Christmas gifts for the children of 80 low-income Boston Housing Authority and Smart from the Start families. Gifts were distributed at an event at Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. “This is a wonderful way to help those families who need it most,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “The Greg Hill Foundation is making the holidays special for everyone.” Each parent hand selected gifts for their children by “shopping” for gifts. Participants were given ten tickets per child and could choose those gifts that would be most appropriate for their children. “We appreciate the Greg Hill Foundation for helping …
Monday, December 12, 2011
New England locations assisting Krausey’s Koats charity.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Members of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Swim Team are headed to the National Championship, but they need local support to get there.
For the first time in 40 years, seven members of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Swim Team will help represent Team New England in the Speedo Boys & Girls Club Swimming National Championship, but they need your help fundraising. On Saturday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. the team will be holding a fundraiser at their reunion held at the Warren Tavern. All donations will be welcome. The competition will be held April 8-10 at the Carrollwood Village Swim Club in St. Petersburg, Fla. The members from Charlestown will join forces with other Boys & Girls Clubs from around the area including Blue Hills, South Boston, Woburn and Nashua, N.H. to form Team New England. Representing Charlestown will be Meaghan Doherty, 16, Colby Cahill, 14, Matteo …