GIVING TREE 2014

FREE CHRISTMAS TOYS AND CLOTHES FOR THE FIRST 500 KIDS Ages 0-10 TO SHOW.

 

WHEN:Saturday, December 20th 2014 11am til 2pm

 

WHERE:South End Library in Boston 685 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

 

CHILD MUST BE PRESENT WITH PARENT TO GET GIFTS. NO KID, NO PRESENT.  

Be a corporate Giving Tree partner

The painfully slow economic recovery has left countless Massachusetts families in a prolonged fight to maintain the bare essentials.

For them, the day after Thanksgiving is not a chance to get a great buy at the mall; it is another painful reminder that they may lack the means to provide their children a merry Christmas. You can help by setting up a Giving Tree donation box at your business, or company where people can donate an unwraped gift for a child in need.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: Set up a Giving Tree, decorated with gift tags of the children’s name, age, and gift request. We will provide you with the names of children. People can pick a nametag/ gift label with the name and/or gender, age, and in most cases, the gift request of the child. Do not lose this label! You will need to secure it to your gift so that we can make sure it is given to the proper child. Please DO NOT wrap your gift. Place your gift in the donation box for Mass Appeal International. Call Us when the donation box is ready to be picked up at 781-321-0406. We will pick up on Dec 17th, 18th and 19th.  

You can sponsor a child’s gift request individually, or participate in a group with friends or co-workers. You can work in teams of any size to purchase one gift or 20! The size of your group and the number of gifts that you sponsor is up to you – the most important thing is that you give something.

 

 Donation Timeline

Mass Appeal International Giving Tree will kick off the first week of November, and gifts will be collected until the week before Christmas:

  • Drop off your gift, Monday through Friday, November 1st til December 16th.
  • If your child did not request a specific gift, or you are having trouble finding a specific gift, please buy a different age-appropriate gift or gift card. The suggested monetary range for gifts is $15-$25 or more if you are able to afford more.

Questions? Email: uxmagazine@yahoo.com, put Giving Tree in the headline. 

 

Fresh Start Program

Our Fresh Start Program provides foster children, independent living foster children, young mothers and infants, survivors of abuse, and returnng female veterans with clothing and groceries.

 

 

Give the gift of a fresh start

Your donation provides women and children abuse survivors, and returning female veterans with a new wardrobe to reemerge into civlian life. We also provide groceries, and other valuable resources to rebuild their lives. Your support will contribute towards our mission to help individuals in the wake of disaster, be it act of nature, or man.

$5 provides all new toiletries

$10 groceries for a week

$25 provides a fresh change of clothes and shoes for job interwiews

$50 provides a complete wardrobe for a season

Donate today

Send yor donation to Masss Appeal Internatonal 18 Acorn St. Malden Ma 02148 

Youth Ambassador Award's Ceremony

 

Mass Appeal is in its third year of collaboration with the Nigerian American Community Organization, also known as NACO. Together, we have put out wonderful, educational, cultural programs for Massachusetts residents to enjoy.

 

 

 

An evening of beauty, culture and splendor! NACO has put on another successful Gala, filled with spectacular performances, decadent African food, and Africa's latest fashion! The youth were awarded with recognition from the highest branches of MA government for their outstanding community service, and in true African tradition, the elders were there to support and encourage them for continued success. 

 

 
Trinity Ann Rouse  is a new volunteer with Mass Appeal International, and NACO. She is very active in the community and at her church, Morning Star Baptist Church. Trinity has expressed her interest in joining Mass Appeal International's youth web and radio cast which promotes fashion, culture, positive social action, and civic duty for youth.

Kerriana Hall has volunteered with NACO at parades, the Violence Prevention forums, and NACO Banquets for 1 year. She has been volunteering with Mass Appeal International for 6 years as a Food Rescue volunteer, which helps to feed needy families in MA. She also participates as an elf in Mass Appeal International's Giving Tree Christmas celebration, giving gifts to less fortunate children in MA. She has also expressed an interest in Mass Appeal International's radio podcast show for youth.

Ayonmi Mia- Smith Oruma is a 5 year old wonder!, She sits on the committee of NACO as a youth advisor, and in that copacity she has participated as a volunteer in parades, Violence prevention Forums, and Christmas Toy Drives. 

We thank MA Senators' Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, Governor Daval Patrick, and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh for the awards. 

 

 

We also took the time to honor the adults in the community who make selfless contributions of their resources,  time, and talent, to foster the growth of our collaborative efforts.  

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteerism and Community Service

1 Peter 4:10     "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace":

 

St. Augustine and St Martin Epicopal church sits a pretty lady of days gone by. Her cracked and withered facade still shows the beauty and charm of what she once was, a grand little lady of historic proportions in Boston's Faith Based Community. Malcom X wrote about his experience visiting the church in his auto biography. This was the church I attended every Sunday with my grandmother.

 

I was invited back to speak on Woman's Day. Every woman wore red, with hats sitting regally upon their heads. The seniors still move with elegance, pride, and style. I was greeted by my childhood Sunday School Teacher Ms. Velma. I spoke about the impact the church has had on my life, and my decision to serve the community with my life.

 

Our communities, and realities, are only as great as we make them. It is important to be active in buildig a better tomorrow. Our charity is 100% volunteer driven. Our volunteers pull together to run successful educational programs, as well as clothe and feed over 2,000 people each month. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with us, feel free to contact us at 781-321-0406

Thank you St. Agustine and St. Martin Church for having me at church and for the lovely roses.  

 

 

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