2018 Holiday Gift Drive

2016 Charity Drive at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Daily through December 18, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Every holiday season the Library continues Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy of community giving. We collect items on behalf of local charitable organizations that support individuals in need. Eddy often donated to local children’s organizations and businesses. This year the Library, alongside the Mother Church Sunday School, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Christian Science Publishing Society, will collect new items for four impactful groups: School on Wheels Massachusetts, The Home for Little Wanderers, Project Right, and Toys for Tots MA.

Please join us by dropping off new, unwrapped items in the Library Gallery (enter at 200 Massachusetts Avenue) whenever we’re open. You can also donate by visiting the Mapparium® on scheduled dates and donating your admission to a representative from one of these organizations. All donations are tax-deductible. Look for on-line wish lists below or at each partner organization’s website.

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:


The Home for Little Wanderers

Coordinated by The Mary Baker Eddy Library

About: The Home for Little Wanderers provides a seamless continuum of vital programs and services for every stage of child and family development. For more than 200 years, HFLW has earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to strengthen vulnerable families and keep children safe in their own communities, even when they don’t have family support.

Donate online: See HFLW’s wish list here.

Donate onsite:You can drop off new donated items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 18 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. daily (see wish list linked above).


School on Wheels Massachusetts

Coordinated by The Mary Baker Eddy Library

About: School 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: You can drop off new donated items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 18 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. daily (see wish list linked above).


Project Right Coat Drive for Kids

Coordinated by The Mother Church Sunday School

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 donations of warm winter clothes for children at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Trotter Elementary School, and Haynes Early Education Center.

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, and in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 18. Used items must be in excellent condition and freshly washed.


Toys for Tots MA

Coordinated by The Christian Science Monitor

About: Toys for Tots MA collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The Toys for Tots program wishes to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources—our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Donate Online: Please check back on Tuesday, October 16th for an online wishlist.

Donate Onsite: You can drop off new donated items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 18 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. daily (see wish list linked above).

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