2017 Holiday drive
Tuesday, November 16 to Thursday, December 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Every holiday season, our Library continues Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy through community giving. We collect items on behalf of local charitable organizations that support individuals in need. Eddy often donated to local children and businesses. This year we’re collecting new items for three impactful groups: Schools on Wheels Massachusetts, College Bound Dorchester, and Project Right.
Please join us by dropping off new, unwrapped items in the Library’s Gallery (enter at 200 Massachusetts Avenue) whenever we’re open. You can also donate by visiting the Mapparium on one of the dates dates below and donating your admission to a representative from one of these organizations. All donations are tax-deductible. Look for online wish lists at mbelibrary.org or at the websites listed above.
For further information, please contact Marie Palladino at [email protected].Thank you—we wish you a wonderful holiday season!
Please select one or more of the following organizations:
College Bound Dorchester
About: College Bound Dorchester (CBD) employs an intervention model designed to identify, engage, and serve the most influential and disconnected young people in the community, whom they call “Core Influencers.” Many of these young people are gang-involved and drive the violence in the streets. Once the Core Influencers are on the path to success, they can serve as a constructive force within the community to drive positive change. In this way, CBD uses a super-user strategy to break the dysfunctional cycles and create a college-bound culture in the neighborhoods they serve.
Donate Online: See CBD’s wish list here.
Donate Onsite: On Sunday, December 3, tour the Mapparium from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and make a monetary or item donation in lieu of admission—you can contribute directly to a CBD representative who will be on-site. You can also drop off new donated items in our Gallery through December 17 during our regular hours (see wish list linked above).
Schools on Wheels Massachusetts
About: Schools on Wheels Massachusetts educates children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential. SOWMA’s vision is that all children have the academic support necessary to achieve a bright and productive future that will help end the cycle of homelessness. Help us collect school items which can help these students succeed in the classroom!
Donate Online: See SOWMA’S wish list here.
Donate Onsite: On Saturday, December 2, tour the Mapparium from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and make a monetary or item donation in lieu of admission—you can contribute directly to a SOWMA representative who will be on-site. You can also drop off new donated items in our Gallery through December 17 during our regular hours (see wish list linked above).
About: Project Right promotes involvement in neighborhood stabilization and economic development within the community of Greater Grove Hall (Roxbury and North Dorchester). This year PR is accepting donation of warm winter clothes for children at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School.
Donate Online: See Project Right’s wish list here.
Donate Onsite: You can drop off donated items in the Sunday School entrance of The Mother Church, at 250 Massachusetts Avenue, through November 22. Used items must be in excellent condition and freshly washed.