Salmagundi, Jamaica Plain's beloved hattery and more store, will be closed for several weeks due to flooding that rained down through the roof, ruining merchandise. The store was flooded on February 2, and has since launched its own GoFundMe fundraiser to help them reopen. "We opened the door to find a flooded floor and water raining through the ceiling like a sieve. We quickly scattered bins and buckets to contain the gallons of water pouring in. We ran downstairs to find racks of merchandise soaked; the water had made its way through the floor of our shop to our finished stockroom.
This event will celebrate a decade of commitment to outfitting low-income Boston children and youth with brand new winter coats each year. Since first launched in 2009, this program has helped prepare nearly 18,000 kids in Boston for the winter season. The event will be a kickoff for the 2019 Coat Boston program that will include an afternoon of celebration, live music, and fundraising at Bella Luna & The Milky Way in Jamaica Plain. Proceeds will allow these coats to continue to be provided to Boston children into the future. Our goal this year is 2,000 brand new coats, hats, and gloves.
Banned in Boston, the annual comedy and music revue hosted by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event. For one-night-only, local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a show of hilarity, musical satire and skits.
The show supports Rehearsal for Life’s Urban Improv program using theater as a vehicle for social change. Since 1992, the interactive program has engaged over 75,000 young people at more than 125 schools and community groups.
Urban Improv’s structured improvisational theater workshops are designed to strengthen social and emotional (SEL) skills and help students deal creatively with real-life challenges through dialogue and performance.
Spontaneous Celebrations, the community center behind many of the events that make JP what it is, is looking for help to make their space usable on the hottest and coldest days of the year. The Danforth Street nonprofit is in the final stages of an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $15,000 for this phase of the improvements. Spontaneous Celebrations organizers iconic neighborhood events like the Wake Up the Earth Festival and the Lantern Parade, among many other community-building initiatives. Click through to read more and make a donation.