Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The annual brunch will allow patrons to "do good and eat well" in Boston on Jan. 26th and 27th.
If only there were more charitable events where all you have to do is show up and eat. For conscious-minded consumers in Jamaica Plain, one restaurants is offering the opportunity to do just that, through the Greater Boston Food Bank's Super Hunger Brunch on Jan. 26-27. Dine at the Tres Gatos for brunch on the restaurant's fixed price menus and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Greater Boston Food Bank, which doles out nearly 41 million pounds of food and grocery products a year to 550 member hunger-relief agencies in Boston and eastern Massachusetts. The event, in its 31st year, features 21 restaurants all over the city with prices set at $25, $35 and $50 per person. Last year more than 1,600 people participated and raised $67,…
Monday, August 20, 2012
JP residents give 4.1 percent of their income to charity. That's more than the average Bay Stater but below the 4.7 percent national average.
If you had to list the 50 states in terms of how much their residents give to charity, where do you think the six in New England would rank? Would the relatively progressive attitudes in the Northeast correspond with a charitable mindset? Doesn't look like it. In a recent analysis put out by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, New England states huddle at the rock bottom of the rankings, occupying numbers 45 to 50. Southerners give more than twice as much, while people in Utah give almost four times as much. According to The Chronicle's number, which were gleaned from tax returns, Bay Staters gave 2.8 percent of their discretionary income to charity, for a median contribution of $1,652. Jamaica Plain is more open-handed than the rest of the …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Despite the heat, thousands of people completed 60 miles in three days during the annual event to support the fight against breast cancer.
Thousands of people walked from Framingham to UMass Boston, covering 60 miles in three days as part of the annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure. As a major heatwave also passed through the region, walkers tried to say happy and hydrated as temperatures soared, reaching the triple digits during the weekend. At points, the walk was cut short as organizers deployed buses to pick up many of the participants. Hundreds of people were forced to drop out of the event due to problems such as heat exhaustion and dehydration, and many were transported to the hospital as a precaution. Despite the circumstances, the walk was a success, raising millions for the fight against breast cancer.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Three JP residents will battle the heat this weekend, riding their bikes from Boston to New York during the 9th Annual Tri-State Trek in search of a cure for ALS.
There will come a time during this weekend's Tri-State Trek that members of Team America will find themselves challenged. Their legs and lungs will burn. They'll think about giving up, giving in, because they can give no more. And it's that moment, when their physical and emotional endurance is taxed to the brink, that they will push on towards the finish. They'll do it, simply, because they can, and because Steve Saling cannot. More than 30 Team America riders will particpate in the 270-mile Tri-State Trek, which starts in Newton Friday and ends in Greenwhich, Conn. on Sunday. They'll do so in honor of friend Steve Saling, and in the hopes of finding a cure for ALS, a debilitating disease that Saling was diagnosed with in 2006. The team …