Jamaica Plain Nonprofit Shattuck Partners Receives Five Years of Funding from Cummings Foundation

Jamaica Plain based nonprofit Shattuck Partners, Inc. is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The organization was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process. Shattuck Partners will receive $100,000 over five years in support of their Community Transition Success Pack Program. Shattuck Partners, Inc. is an independent nonprofit that funds and provides arts, vocational, recreational, and therapeutic support programs and services for patients of the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, an important public health facility. Their Community Transition Success Pack Program provides backpacks filled with life essentials to patients as they return to the community.

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Italian Home for Children Awarded $300,000 Cummings Grant

Italian Home for Children is one of the 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Jamaica Plain-based organization was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $300,000 over 10 years. Italian Home for Children provides an integrated network of powerful and effective programs to help children and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities. “During these challenging times of the pandemic and social unrest, we have expanded our outreach services during the pandemic by 20%.

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Community Servings’ Dinners4Dads Fundraiser Benefits Fathers in Need

Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain based nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families in Massachusetts experiencing critical and chronic illnesses, is holding its annual Father’s Day fundraiser, Dinners4Dads, in partnership with Eastern Standard Provisions. Gift givers can send a father figure in their life a box of gourmet soft pretzels and accompanying salts – available in two sizes, 15 pretzels for $60 or 22 pretzels for $90 – along with a card designed by local artist Susy Pilgrim Waters inscribed with a personalized message. Each purchase is a donation that will support a local dad and his family with the nutritious food they need to maintain and improve their health. Supporters can also choose to send a card only for a $30 donation. In addition to Eastern Standard Provisions and Pilgrim Waters Design, Dinners4Dads is sponsored by Gold Star Studios.

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Hyde Square Task Force Declares Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church Will Benefit Community

The Hyde Square Task Force announced that the sale of the Blessed Sacrament Church will eventually be sold to a developer that will do something with the property that benefits the community. The Hyde Square Task Force Board of Directors emailed an update in English and Spanish to provide an update to the community. The board reiterated that they decided to sell the old church after six years of exploring ways to turn it into a community space. But they ultimately decided they didn't want to do a multi-million dollar campaign to transform the church. After announcing they would sell the property, many community members were frustrated that a community space was not being created, and that HSTF would sell the property to a developer.

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