City Mission’s ‘Cheers to 10 Years!’ Coat Boston Anniversary Celebration

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

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.

Help Spontaneous Celebrations Stay Open in Heat, Cold

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.

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Lauren Nathan, board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets, and Mira Stella, bar manager at Tres Gatos, worked the entry table at a JP Music Festival Fundraiser at Tres Gatos on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

JP Music Festival Fête Raises Nearly $1K

We're only 72 hours away from the opening chords of the Fourth Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Last week, the latest fundraiser for the celebration of local music and musicians brought in nearly $1,000. The all-volunteer effort to bring more than 20 bands to Pinebank Field (for free), well, it ain't cheap. Last Monday, supporters of the festival gathered at Tres Gatos for a $15-a-head fundraiser. Entertainment included music from Tallahassee and tunes from DJ Phil Wilcox.

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