Category Archives: Philanthropy

Toys for Joys party another huge success

T4J Boston, Toys for Joys Boston, Toys 4 JoysThe annual Toys for Joys party was a great success.  This year the event moved to accommodate a larger crowd and was hosted at the Revere Hotel’s Space 57 in Bay Village.  The Toys for Joys party has no long speeches and you are not repeatedly asked to ‘open your check book one more time.’  It is a fresh take on fundraising that focuses on socializing and bringing our community together, making it accessible all – not just people able to write large checks.  If you missed the event, I hope to see you there in 2015. Learn more about T4J here.


Pitch in for the Kids fundraiser at Trophy Room

Pitch in for the kids fundraiser

Community Servings #pieinthesky

community servingsCommunity Servings Pie Day is today.  The purpose of this day is to host events and raise awareness that Pie in the Sky 2014 season is now in full swing and you are encouraged to buy one of Community Servings’ Pies in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

In honor of Pie Day, you can grab a delicious slice of pie and a cup of coffee at the Prudential Center from 11 – 1PM. Follow @communityserv on Twitter, and all day they will be Tweeting trivia and photos.  Those who respond to their Tweets and use #pieinthesky can win a pie.

If you are unfamiliar with Community Servings, I’d encourage you to check out their website. It has information about how you can order, donate and or help them sell their delicious pies,

Toys for Joys 2014 registration NOW OPEN

T4JThe annual Toys for Joys Party (#T4J2014) registration is open!

The T4J party is one not to be missed.  This social party helps collect and distribute toys for children in and around Boston who might otherwise not have gifts to open on Christmas day.  Devoid of long drawn out speeches and rubber chicken dinners, this is an amazing event that seems to get better each year.

Saturday December 6th – RSVP Today HERE!

This year is no exception as T4J moves to a new venue in Bay Village at The Revere Hotel Boston Common – Space 57.  Check out last year’s video below and for more information about the event visit their website here.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 6th / 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM 
Location: 200 Stuart Street
Donation: $35.00 charitable event donation upon registration & 3 toys.


Testicular Cancer AwarenessIt was inevitable I suppose, but looking to capitalize on the social media success of this summer’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, U.K. based Check One Two has created the “Crotch Grab Challenge” to raise awareness about testicular cancer and to encourage men to regularly examine themselves.

Recently Hugh Jackman decided to lend a hand (so to speak) to support the cause and tweeted out the above photo signalling his acceptance of the challenge. He then nominated Niel Patrick Harris, Michael Strahan and Ricky Gervais.

Pay it forward with G4G Boston this Saturday

G4G BostonGay for Good Boston will help Urbanity Dance, a Boston-based contemporary dance company, move into their new studio space in the South End on Saturday, September 27th at 10:00 AM

Interested? More details here.

Harbor to the Bay this weekend

Harbor to the Bay, Boston, ProvincetownNow in its twelfth year, Harbor to the Bay (H2B), a 120+ mile bike ride initiated to help raise awareness and funding for several local HIV/AIDS organizations, has raised nearly $3.5 million.

This year’s ride is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 20th. The ride starts at the corner of Boylston and Clarendon Street and concludes at the Boat Slip in Provincetown later that day.

I’d like to tip my hat to the organizers, volunteers and of course the many riders who train and fund raise for this event.  AIDS/HIV is no longer in vogue and the fund raising, prevention and education work is still as important as ever. Thank you  to everyone who helps make this ride a possibility.  If you’d like to learn more or possibly donate, visit their website,