Monday, December 17, 2012
Find out where to bring your donations in Charlestown.
The Massachusetts State Police is reminding everyone that the deadline for donations for the annual Toys For Tots drive is today, Monday, Dec. 17. Donations of unwrapped, new, non-violent themed toys can be delivered to any State Police Barracks or any of the locations below and dropped into the donation box. Any monetary donations should be in the form of a check made out to “Toys For Tots." The age group that is most needed is age 0-2 and 11-14 years-old. Teamsters Local 25 in Charlestown had been collecting items but closed donations on Saturday. Hair Cuttery, 5 Austin St. is still accepting donations through today. The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In celebration of a new tradition, "Giving Tuesday," Patch offers this list of places that are accepting donations or volunteers.
First there was Black Friday, then there was Cyber Monday. Now there is a movement to create a new holiday called “Giving Tuesday.” Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the event encourages people to support nonprofit organizations through charitable activities at the start of the holiday season. Luckily, there are many ways you can help in Charlestown and around the city of Boston. Here are just a few opportunities to reach out this holiday season: • The Animal Rescue League of Boston is accepting donations to help their cause of rescuing animals and preventing animal cruelty, abandonment and neglect. Buy an ornament in honor of your pet for their holiday tree or give directly at www.arlboston.org/donate. • Several places around …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hair Cuttery will serve as a drop-off spot for toy donations during the holiday season.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hair Cuttery, a family-owned and operated chain of hair salons with a location in Charlestown, will partner with Toys for Tots this holiday season to serve as a drop site for children’s toys. From Nov. 19 through Dec. 18, customers can drop off new unwrapped toys kept in their original packaging to any local Hair Cuttery salon, including the salon located at 5 Austin St. “We are extremely proud to partner with Toys for Tots to provide gifts for children in need over the holiday season,” Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery, said in a press release. “This relationship gives our stylists and customers the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities during this time of year when everyone deserves something special…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The charity will accept toys up until the close of the business day on Thursday.
According to a recent Boston Globe report, Toys For Tots is both overwhelmed by the amount of toys it has received and by the need this year. The article quotes Toys For Tots spokesman Marine Corporal Vin Dolan as saying, "Toys for Tots received requests from 350 Boston-area organizations this year, compared with 290 last year. And, per writer Amanda Cedrone, "two weeks ago, before the entreaty to the public, the Boston office of Toys for Tots still needed about 50,000 toys. As of today, [12/19/11] Dolan estimates that only about 15,000 more toys are needed." Want to give? Most drop-off spots have already brought their gifts to Toys For Tots, but fire stations in the Town are still pitching in. Donors can bring a new, unwrapped toy to …