‘Tis the season!  

giftLike most of our traditions, we need to adapt our “usual” holiday activities to the times.  This year instead of our customary holiday exchange we are asking each member to give a gift to one of our partner organizations who are set to serve low income families at this time of year.
 Some of our past traditions have been adopting local families in need, providing toys and outerwear for kids.  This year, we hope to do the same but without Rotary serving as the middle man.  We are asking each of our members to use the money we normally spend on Rotary lunches and “Yankee Swap” and, individually and on your own, select one of our community partners to gift this holiday season.  Below is the list of local organizations we have connected with in the past and their needs.  The needs are great.  Please select one (or more) and make the gift.  If possible, please remember to shop at our local businesses when buying your holiday gifts!  I know that everyone has already been extremely generous.  This is who we are:  Service Above Self.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!
  • American Legion Toy Drive
    • Unwrapped toy for boys or girls new born to 18 years of age
    • Elmon Hendrickson; 617-953-3915
    • Drop off at American Legion Post, 386 Washington St., Brookline
  • Eastern Service Workers
    • Unwrapped toys for boys or girls ages 8 – 15
    • Dawn, 617-265-9200
    • Drop off Audy’s Village Mobil Service Station, 345 Boylston St., Brookline, MA
  • Women’s Lunch Place
    • Wish List is on Amazon
    • Sponsor a day’s worth of meals for their clients.  $150 covers breakfast and $300 covers lunch for 170 clients.
  • Cradles to Crayons
    • Like new children’s coats, hats, gloves and scarves sizes 0 -12
    • New children’s underwear, pajamas, socks sizes 0 –12
    • See website with questions :
      • https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/take-action/donate-goods/items-we-accept/
    • Drop off at Audy’s Village Mobil Service Station, 345 Boylston St., Brookline, MA