A few of our bigger programs are:
Gift of Giving: Mason-Rice families help hundreds of children in need have a more joyful holiday season. The Gift of Giving annual holiday outreach to Bromley-Heath Housing Development (Boston’s largest public housing development), the Child Witness to Violence Project (children living in foster care due to domestic violence) and other organizations serving children in need begins in second week of November. Sign-ups will be at the M-R lobby bulletin board. At that time you will be able to select one or more children, and help make their holiday season more joyful by providing them with new gifts. Stay tuned for details in backpacks as well as the Mason-Rice Notes.
Birthday Wishes: Mason-Rice supports the Birthday Wishes Mission to bring birthday parties to homeless children. Birthday Wishes recognizes the importance of a birthday in a child’s life and believes that the gift of a birthday celebration provides normalcy, joy and hope in these children’s otherwise unsettled lives. There are well over 96,000 homeless children in Massachusetts alone. Help Mason-Rice support Birthday Wishes by donating new and leftover party favor items by dropping them in the box in the Mason-Rice lobby. Watch the Notes for the date and time of the good-bag stuffing party.
Kids-Take-Action (KTA): Kids Take Action (KTA) is dedicated to generating enthusiasm for social action, volunteerism, and philanthropy in elementary school children. The purpose is to inspire children to have a lifelong commitment to take action to help address local and global problems. KTA provides a framework for student-driven efforts to harness the collective energy of the entire school community for the greater good.