2019 Holiday Gift Drive

2016 Charity Drive at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Daily through December 17, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Every holiday season we recognize Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy of care for the community. This year we are collecting items on behalf of selected Boston area 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 and The Christian Science Publishing Society, will collect new items for five impactful groups: School on Wheels Massachusetts, Casa Myrna, Project R.I.G.H.T Inc., 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 contribute by visiting the Mapparium® on Sunday, December 8, 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 of the organizations mentioned here.

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:


Casa Myrna

Coordinated by The Mary Baker Eddy Library

About: Casa Myrna delivers solutions to end domestic violence. The organization primarily serves young, low-income, minority women living in greater Boston. Over three-quarters of the women in their residential programs care for children, mostly six years old or younger. CM is looking for donations of new, unused items to replenish stocks of basic household goods, as well as school items for children of all ages.

Donate online: See Casa Myrna’s wish listhere.

Donate on-site:Drop off new donated items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 17, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily (see wish list linked above). See CM’s wish list here.


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. You can help collect school items, which can in turn help these students succeed in the classroom!

Donate online: See SOWMA’S wish list here.

Donate on-site: Drop off new donated items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 17, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily.


Project R.I.G.H.T. Inc.

Coordinated by The Mother Church Sunday School

About: Project R.I.G.H.T. Inc. promotes involvement in neighborhood stabilization and economic development within the community of Greater Grove Hall (Roxbury and North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston). This year PR is accepting donations of warm winter coats for children at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Trotter Elementary School, and Haynes Early Education Center. Cold weather has set in and it’s not too early to consider donating!

Donate Online: See PR’s wish list here.

Donate onsite: You can drop off new or gently used donated items in the Sunday School entrance of The Mother Church, at 250 Massachusetts Avenue, as well as in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue, through December 17. Used items must be in excellent condition and freshly washed.


Toys for Tots MA

Coordinated by the Christian Science Publishing Society

About: Toys for Tots MA collects new, unwrapped toys each year during November and December. They distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. The TFT 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: See TFT’s wish list here.

Donate on-site: You can drop off new donated items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Avenue through December 17.

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