Monday, April 15, 2024

One Hand. One Heart. One Boston Day. Together Let’s Support Our New Fort Point Families.

In recognition of One Boston Day, please consider making a donation to welcome our new, temporary Fort Point neighbors at the emergency family shelter.  

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay in coordination with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the Black Refugee & Immigrant Community Coalition, and the Greater Boston YMCA among other community-based organizations, are providing temporary emergency housing and support to approximately 25 families with children who have an urgent and immediate need for shelter in Fort Point. 

Once a family settles into their new temporary housing, the need shifts to the essentials of daily living.  The home essential items listed will help replenish the supplies being used at the YMCA, where families are showering and spending their days. Once families relocate to new housing, they will have extra home essential items to take with them.

Items most needed are:

Diapers (disposable, multiple sizes)
Baby wipes
Baby bottles (new only)
Baby clothing (new only sizes 0-3) Including warm clothing
Baby gear (high chairs, strollers, pack’n plays) in excellent condition – no stains, tears, or missing pieces

View full list of recommended essential items needed at the Fort Point temporary family shelter. Please refrain from donating toy and stuffed animals. 

The drive is running now through May 31, 2024 and there are multiple way to participate. 
  • Drop off items at the South Boston Neighborhood House (aka The Ollie) at 136 H St. Monday through Friday between 9:30-5:00pm. If you are unable to drop off your donations or have any questions, please  contact Erin LaMonica, Community Initiatives Coordinator, via email or at 617-268-1619 x 403.
  • Make a financial contribution by visiting the United Way 

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