charity

20th annual Big Night fundraiser receives $3+ million in donations to continue its mission

It was just announced that the 20th annual Big Night fundraiser received over $3 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. The charity is one of the nation’s leading mentor programs. Their program matches young children with a Big who will make a positive difference in...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:22pm

Buy a Christmas gift for a stranger in need at a Giving Machine

Making a difference in the life of someone in need this holiday season is as easy as swiping your credit card at these Giving Machines. Starting on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 — better known as Giving Tuesday — through the end of December, a group of local and international...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:47am

Believe in Yourself project provides holiday dresses, words of encouragement for girls in need

From family celebrations to church events to recitals, the holiday season is full of events for which you want to look your best. But for some underprivileged girls, buying a new holiday dress isn’t an option, which is why the Believe in Yourself Project is stepping up to donate holiday...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 1:50pm

How much did the 2018 Boston Marathon raise for charity?

If you want to run in Boston, you either have to be a pretty great athlete that makes the race’s tough qualifying time, or you can run the Boston Marathon for charity. Each year, hundreds of runners fundraise for organizations like Dana Farber and the American Red Cross, and 2018, or 122nd...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:25pm

Boston charity raises $170K for families separated at the border

The Trump Administration’s family separation policy for migrant families at the southern U.S. border sparked outrage and action across the country, from thousands protesting in major cities to politicians and lawyers planning trips to the border. If you can’t travel to the border from...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:13am

Community Servings nonprofit in JP expands with 31,000-square-foot food campus

The idea of using food as medicine is more than a burgeoning trend — it’s a proven benefit, at least when it comes to the medically-tailored meals provided by Community Servings. The Jamaica Plain nonprofit that provides meals to homebound and critical ill residents in Greater Boston,...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:02pm

Here's how you can get involved with One Boston Day

One Boston Day is around the corner, and if you’re still looking for ways to get involved, Mayor Marty Walsh has some suggestions. One Boston Day on April 15 is an opportunity, according to the city, to “recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another and reflect on the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:48pm

MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation makes dreams come true with music

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels may have been a founding member of Run-DMC, one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time, but it’s his role within MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation that he feels may have been his destiny all along. In 2000, when he was in his mid-30s,...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:54pm

Boston students will donate 25,000 pairs of socks to homeless shelters this Saturday

This Saturday, students from eight different Boston-area colleges will volunteer at homeless shelters, donating their time and more than 25,000 pairs of socks to those in need. Socks are one of the most requested clothing items by homeless shelters. Twenty-year-old Harvard student Charlotte Kim,...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:29pm

Donate the Can uses art to help feed hungry New Yorkers

Consider, if you will, a can of food. When it’s empty, you toss it out (hopefully in the appropriate recycling bin), rarely giving it a second thought. But thanks to a new artistic endeavor, that simple can is being reimagined and repurposed to help feed the 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

How to avoid holiday scams

For many people, the holiday season is a great time to give back. Unfortunately, that also means scammers are ready and waiting to take advantage of the holiday generosity. Metro spoke with Michael Osakwe from consumer info site NextAdvisor for tips on how to avoid holiday scams so your charity...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 3:47pm

Three ways to give back in Boston this #GivingTuesday

An important part of the holiday season is the idea of giving back, and it’s easier than ever to make that effort to do good on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement since 2012, and this marks the sixth year of the trend to set aside the Tuesday after...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:55am

Donations feeding 32,000 New Yorkers this Thanksgiving: Cuomo

New York State is partnering with Walmart, Wegmans, FreshDirect and The Coca-Cola Company this Thanksgiving to help deliver meals to feed more than 32,000 people statewide, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced on Monday. "New Yorkers have a long and proud history of helping...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:51pm

Shop brand-name styles for 70% off at Fashion for Action

When you say you’re “shopping for a good cause,” it usually means your closet. This week, it can mean New Yorkers struggling with HIV and homelessness at Housing Works’ Fashion for Action benefit sale. Taking place Nov. 16-18 at Housing Works’ Chelsea Thrift Shop (...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:53pm

Boston women will literally fight for a cancer cure at charity boxing event Thursday

Those pushing for cancer research often use the phrase “fight for a cure,” and on Thursday, a group of Boston-area women are taking that challenge literally. Thirty-two women will participate in a charity boxing event at the House of Blues, stepping into the ring to try to knockout...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:27pm

Go eat some pizza for a good cause tonight at Slice Out Hunger

Slice Out Hunger — the pizza festival where there’s, you know, actually pizza — is coming back, so get your stretchy pants ready for a good cause. What is Slice Out Hunger? Slice Out Hunger is New York’s largest (and most well-stocked) pizza party, where dollar slices are...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:30am

Don’t get scammed making your Hurricane Harvey donation

Tens of thousands of people are in desperate need of help after Hurricane Harvey’s record-breaking rain caused massive flooding throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast. While many states, such as New York, are sending physical help, millions of others are looking to help monetarily, which will...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 4:21pm

Mitch McConnell wouldn't meet with charity that treated his polio as a child

When he was two years old, in 1942, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell developed polio, the now-eradicated virus that causes paralysis. He and his family traveled to Warm Springs, Georgia, where the first hospital to treat polio had been established. Four years earlier, President Franklin D....

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:16pm

Boston artist creates song to help end homelessness

There are more than 19,000 homeless people in Massachusetts, according to 2016 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development data, and Derek Cummings thinks those individuals are far too often overlooked. That fact is more than just a number to Cummings, a Boston entertainer who goes by...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:06am

Nicki Minaj has been donating money to help village in India

Nicki Minaj is proving that you can be a positive impact on the lives of others without drawing a lot of attention to your good deeds. Over the weekend, Minaj posted a video and a photo set from a village in India that she has been donating money to for the past few years. Her generous...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:18pm