Category Archives: Philanthropy

Toys for Joys is next Friday, December 9th

T4J Boston, Toys for Joys Boston, Toys 4 Joys If you’ve yet to register to attend the 8th annual Toys for Joys Gift Gala, I wanted to remind you that the celebration is a week from this Friday on December 9th. This is a really wonderful event that brings together Boston’s LGBTQ community and our allies to collect gifts for underprivileged children in Boston and the Boston area. The fundraiser is devoid of speeches and rubber chicken meals and devoted instead to socializing with friends. 

Registration site for: Toys 4 Joys Gift Gala

Toys for Joys, T4J 2016

Toys for Joys registration is open

Toys for Joys, T4J 2016If you previously tried to register for the annual holiday fundraiser / party but were unable, you can go back to their website and register now. Sergio and I were able to successfully register earlier this week.

Registration site for: Toys 4 Joys Gift Gala

Gay for Good volunteer opportunities for Toys for Joys

G4G, T4JThe Boston Chapter of Gay for Good has several volunteering opportunities coming up in December. These group volunteering opportunities include several ways you can help with the Toys for Joys event in early December.

There is no money required and anyone willing to give their time and energy are welcome, but note that most opportunities have a limited number of slots and they fill quickly.

Monday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Bay
Toys for Joys Wagon Build at 351 Boylston Street

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Back Bay
Toys for Joys Wagon Build at 351 Boylston Street

Friday, December 9, 12 Noon – 3:00 PM
Toys for Joys Set Up at Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street)

Friday, December 9, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Toys for Joys at Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street)

Childe Hassam Park’s event, ARTISTRY, is Sunday

Childe Hassam Park, South End BostonChilde Hassam Park is located in Boston’s South End at the intersection of Chandler Street and Columbus Ave. The park has been designated as an outdoor space, showcasing the work of Boston’s visual and performing artists.

Later this weekend Friends of Childe Hassam Park will be hosting a fundraiser at The Urban Grape on Sunday, October 16th.

Childe Hassam Park, Sergio Mazon, Joshua Wilmoth

Sergio Mazon poses with artist, Joshua Wilmoth, at the “Play Me I’m Yours” piano that Wilmoth painted and was placed in the Childe Hassam Park (Sept-Oct 2016).

 

Turn Up The Heat: 2017 Boston Firefighter calendar launch party

firemen calendarGet the first look at the 2017 Boston Firefighter Calendar and interact with the Boston Calendar guys at the “Turn Up the Heat” Calendar Launch Event at Royale on Thursday, November 17th. Tickets to this event are now on sale.

All ticket sales and proceeds of calendar purchases directly benefit the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation. Supporting the foundation will help fund volunteer events with patients at the Shriner’s Children’s hospital and assistance to local families that fall victim to burn injuries.

Boston Fireman Calendar

Purchase Your Tickets Today

 

Boston area LGBT 2016 fall fund raisers and events

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Toys for Joys annual fundraiser is Friday, Dec. 9th

Much like the spring, the fall is a season when many LGBT organization hold important fundraisers and events to raise awareness and funds to support the work they do in our community.

Below are some of the areas largest fundraisers so mark the dates in your calendar and get your tickets. If I’ve missed an event, please add the information in the comments section of this post.

Human Rights Campaign New EnglandStarting the fall gala season is the Human Rights Campaign New England Fiercely Forward gala dinner and auction at the Westin Waterfront in the Seaport on Saturday, October 8th. The event hashtag is #EqualityVote2016.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit hrcboston.org.

community-servings-pie-in-the-skyEach November since 1993, Boston’s best restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and hotels donate thousands of pies that more than 700 volunteers then sell to family, friends and colleagues. The money from each pie sold provides a week’s worth of nutritious home-delivered meals to a Community Servings’ client and a tasty Thanksgiving treat to the buyer.

Tuesday, October 18th is the official kick off party for Community Servings’ annual Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving bake sale at the W Boston Hotel. For more information and to RSVP link to the eventbrite web page, here.

glad-spirit-of-justice-awards-2016Friday, October 28th don’t miss GLAD’s Spirit of Justice Awards party at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, which brings together over 900 community members and allies to recognize and honor individuals whose achievements reflect a profound dedication to our ideal of a just society.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit their web page, here.

TTOWednesday, November 16th The Theater Offensive (TTO) hosts Beyond the Stage, Benefit for True Colors: Out Youth Theater. Beyond the Stage is your chance to learn more about TTO’s program, meet the remarkable youth of True Colors, and connect with others in your community. Discounted tickets remain available until October 16th.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit their web page, here.

Victory ProgramsThe Celebration of Life Dinner was born in 1987 when Peter Daniel Clark, one of the Boston Living Center’s (BLC) founding members, decided to bring people living with HIV/AIDS together with their families and friends around the holidays to celebrate another year of life. Clark died from AIDS-related complications in 1992, but his work lives on. The 2016 Celebration of Life theme is “Positive, Proud and Living Out Loud”.

Tuesday, November 22nd is when the Celebration of Life 2016 dinner will take place. For more information visit the event web page, here.

ProvincetownTis the Season for Giving is on Friday, December 2, 2016 and kicks off Provincetown’s Holly Folly Weekend 2016. The fun event features Provincetown’s amazing local talent.

For more information visit the event web page, here.

Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Jingle All The Way concertStarting Saturday, December 3rd and running through mid December, The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will host five concert performances to celebrate the holiday season at the beautiful Jordan Hall (note the December 3rd concert will take place in Provincetown for Holly Folly Weekend).

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the event web page, here.

T4J 2016, Toys for Joys BostonSaturday, December 9th Toys 4 Joys will return again for their 8th year to collect funds and toys for children in the Boston area. This year’s event will also be dedicated to the memory of John Michael Gray (perhaps best known as one half of the Hat Sisters). His presence will be missed at this year’s event.

For more information like their Facebook Page, here.

Gay for Good Boston

Gay for Good BostonFrom time to time I publish volunteering opportunities from the Boston Chapter of Gay for Good.  G4G, as I like to refer to them, may be the perfect option for you if you’re looking to meet people or would like to volunteer but cannot commit to a particular charity. Each month, Gay For Good Boston selects a different non-profit to donate time for a community service project and they arrange all the logistics. There is no money required and anyone willing to give their time and energy are welcome, but note that most opportunities fill quickly.

If this sounds like a group you would like to learn more about, I encourage you to link here to join the organization. You will receive regular notifications about upcoming volunteering opportunities.

Join Gay for Good Boston

To learn more, e-mail them at gayforgood-boston@googlegroups.com.