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BCF Expands Emergency Support 20%

BCF Expands Emergency Support 20%

As part of its three-year strategic plan, the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) is committed to reducing poverty through an expanded financial safety net, a strengthened service network and more pathways to economic security so that residents can get help when they need it and find stability over the long term. As a first step towards reaching this goal, in 2014, BCF will increase distributions from its Safety Net Fund by 20%, bringing total BCF Safety Net Fund grants to $120,000. “Too many of our neighbors are living in poverty (13% of town residents) and many more struggle to make ends meet,” said BCF Executive Director Jenny Amory.

 

ELM Honors Governor Dukakis and GreenSpace Alliance

On May 7, Environmental League of Massachusetts President George Bachrach presented Governor Michael Dukakis and the Brookline GreenSpace Alliance with ELM Green Star Community Leadership Awards for their steadfast commitment to protecting the environment. The event was held in Brookline at the home of Marilyn Ray Smith and Charles Freifeld.

Baby Boomer Binge Drinking and Drug Abuse

An uptick in binge drinking, prescription drug abuse found in aging baby boomer population.

 

March 9, 2014: While college students everywhere are gearing up for spring break—that often hedonistic week of beach parties and binge drinking taking place in tropical locales like Florida and Mexico—a growing population of older Americans will also be abusing alcohol and prescription drugs. Their intoxicated hi-jinks won’t be caught on camera and aired on MTV—they’ll be behind closed doors in their homes, in medical settings, and in retirement communities, where boredom is often the reason people give for why they drink.

Brookline Restaurants Bake Special Dessert To Battle Breast Cancer

Make Mother’s Day special this year by treating the important women in your life to fabulous desserts while helping the fight against breast cancer. During the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 7 through May 13, more than 250 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, and chocolate shops throughout Brookline and the state will participate in the 13th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.

2nd Annual “Believe in Brookline Kids” Takes Over Fenway Park May 19th

Experience Fenway Park by day and by night while supporting affordable, accessible mental health services for local kids and families. Brookline Community Mental Health Center invites you to a one-of-a-kind double-header benefit, the 2nd Annual “Believe in Brookline Kids” on May 19, 2012.

Artists Create for Meals on Wheels

Artists residing in Brookline and the greater United States are participating in a brand new project to help end senior hunger. During Brookline Open Studios on May 5 & 6, 2012, Jenn Mason’s studio will be hosting the Feed Me: a 7 x 7 show. The show will feature 49 works of art created by 49 artists. For a donation of $49 to Meals on Wheels, a donor will receive one of the works of art.

Brookline Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

The Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with over 200 members is enthusiastically looking for new volunteers - both medical and non-medical. It’s a great way to meet new neighbors and become involved in the Brookline community.

An Evening of Fun, A Place for Brookline Teens

Looking for a fun way to unwind this weekend and also do some good in the community? Saturday, June 4, the Vine Ripe Grill at the Robert T Lynch Municipal Golf Course (1281 W. Roxbury Parkway) hosts a benefit for the Brookline Teen Center.   The evening is open to the public with a full roster of music, great food, a raffle and a chance to meet BHS social workers Paul Epstein and Ayanna Kilpatrick and learn more about the Teen Center.

Cirque de Palette! Fundraiser A Great Success

Sunday, April 30, the Brookline Arts Center held its annual Cirque de Palette! fundraising event and the turn out was amazing. This yearly fundraiser centers on the art created by local Brookline artists and celebrities.

A Connection Through The Years : The Fireplace Reaches Out to Support Japanese Disaster Relief

In addition to its the long-standing reputation for excellent food, live music and monthly "Fireside Chats", there is another reason to visit The Fireplace on 1634 Beacon St in Brookline.

Brookline Food Co-Op On The Front Lines Fighting Hunger

When friends Vickie Schnoes and Tom began the Brookline Food Co-Op more than fifteen years ago, they never thought the community would take to it the way it has. The Co-op receives donations from restaurants, bakeries, and supermarkets; such as Whole Foods, When Pigs Fly Bakery of Brookline, Starbucks, The Capital Grille on Chesnut Hill and The Brookline Farmers Market. Thanks to these donations, the co-op feeds between 900 and 1,500 people a week. Originally involved in community service as a condition of receiving living assistance and food stamps, Vickie Schnoes works to feed others year round; rain or shine.

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