Organizations We Served On MLK Day of Service 2019

Your helping hands helped over 88 different organizations. These organizations serve our neighbors in need—whether by providing a warm blanket, food for a tasty meal, toiletries for a hot shower, or a much-loved children's book.

FOOD PANTRIES

Donated groceries were collected and sorted on MLK Day and given to stock these food pantries and meal programs.

Cambridgeport Baptist Church Pantry 
Cambridge Community Center Pantry
CEOC Food Pantry
CRLS Falcon’s Market
East End House Food Pantry
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Lowell High School Mill Market
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Food Pantry
Massachusetts Ave. Baptist Church 
Project Manna Food Pantry
Pentecostal Tabernacle Food Pantry
Somerville Food Pantry
St. Paul AME Church Pantry 
St. Paul’s Catholic Church Food Pantry
St. James Church Helping Hand Pantry
St. Peter’s Church Common Care Pantry
Salvation Army Food Pantry
Senior Center Pantry 
Youth on Fire
Y2Y
Zinberg Clinic Pantry

PERSONAL CARE KITS

Toiletries donated by Cambridge and Boston hotels were sorted  on MLK Day and given to organizations helping homeless teens and adults, food pantries and programs working with at risk youth and adults

Bridge Over Troubled Waters  (Harvard Square Medical Van)
Cambridge Community Center
Cambridge Multi-Service Center
Cambridge Youth Centers
  – Frisoli
  – Gately
  – Moore
  – Moses
  – Russell
CASPAR
CEOC Pantry
Chapel Street Shelter
First Church Shelter
Friday Cafe at First Church
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Heading Home – School Street Shelter
On the Rise
Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
St. Paul AME Church Pantry
The Warming Center
WomanPlace
Women’s Center
Youth On Fire
Y2Y
YWCA
Zinberg Clinic

BLANKETS

Fleece blankets made on MLK Day were given to organizations that serve homeless children and teens, foster children and other at-risk children.

Baby University
Cambridge Center for Families
Cambridge Family and Children’s Services
Cambridge Multi-Service Center
Casa Nueva Vida
Cross Street Family Shelter
Hildebrand Family Self Help Center
New Day (CASPAR)
Our Place
Transition House
Youth on Fire
YWCA Family Shelter

ER ACTIVITY KITS

Activity kits made on MLK Day for children waiting in hospital emergency rooms were given to these hospitals.

Cambridge Hospital
Somerville Hospital
Lowell Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Everett Hospital
U Mass Memorial Medical Center

CHILDRENS’ BOOKS

Donated Childrens’ Books were sorted on MLK Day and given to these literacy programs.

All Cambridge Youth Centers
 – Moses
 – Frisoli 
  – Gately 
 – Russell 
 – Willis D. Moore 
 – Middle School Program
Cambridge Community Center
Cambridge Multi-Service Center for the Homeless
Cambridge School Volunteers 
Children’s Clothing Exchange
East End House 
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House 
Pentecostal Tabernacle
Reach Out and Read programs at 
 – East Cambridge Health Center (Cambridge)
 – Windsor Street Health Center (Cambridge)
 – Cambridge Family Health Porter Square 
 – Cambridge Family Health Inman Square
 – Cambridge Pediatrics Cambridge Health Alliance
 – Greater Lowell Pediatrics (Lowell)
 – Harvard Vanguard Health Center (Cambridge)
 – Somerville Care Center (Somerville)
 – Union Square Family Health Center (Somerville)
 – Yogman Pediatrics(Cambridge)
RIAC (Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center)
Tutoring Plus
YWCA Family Shelter

VALENTINE CARDS

Valentine Cards made on MLK Day were given to elders, homebound adults who are ill, veterans, troops overseas and homeless teens and adults served by many non-profits and agencies. Cards were hand delivered to about 500 Cambridge elders living alone.

Cadbury Commons Memory Unit
Cambridge Homes
Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Cambridge Veterans Services
CASPAR Albany Street Emergency Shelter
Community Servings (Cambridge and Somerville residents)
Elizabeth Evarts deRhaum House (Hospice)
Food for Free
Friday Café at First Church Street
GROW House 
Isolated elders identified by Cambridge Police Department
     and Cambridge Housing Department
HAGAN Manor (CASPAR)
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Meals-on-Wheels 
      (Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services)
Mens’ Residences 1 and 2 (CASPAR)
New Day (CASPAR)
On the Rise
Operation American Soldier
Rogers Veterans Hospital, Bedford
Sancta Maria Nursing Facility
Transition House
Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury
Warming Center
Windsor House (at the Senior Center)
WomanPlace (CASPAR)
Youth on Fire
Y2Y
YWCA Cambridge –Tanner Residence and  The Family Shelter

SCARVES

Fleece scarves made on MLK Day were given to organizations serving homeless children, teens and adults.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Harvard Square Medical Van)
City of Cambridge Homeless Outreach Project
City of Cambridge Multi Service Center
CASPAR
Chapel Street Shelter
Cross Street Shelter
First Church Shelter
Friday Café at First Church Street
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Heading Home
Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center
On the Rise
Our Place
Salvation Army 
The Warming Center
Transition House
WomanPlace
Women’s Center
Women’s Lunch Place
Youth On Fire
Y2Y
YWCA Family Shelter

WINTER CLOTHES

Donated winter clothes were sorted on MLK Day and given to organizations helping children, teens and adults in need.

CASPAR
Cambridgeport Baptist Church Pantry and Closet
Children’s Clothing Exchange
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Heading Home School Street Shelter
On the Rise
Youth on Fire
Y2Y
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