Project “Do Something” Boston is just what is says, doing something. If you’re tired of seeing the homeless in our community suffering, this grass roots effort was created to provide some aid and comfort. Project “Do Something” is not affiliated with any organization nor any other initiative. It is just a group of concerned citizens banding together with a common cause to help those less fortunate.
No one imagines life being homeless. No human on earth
should suffer in this way, particularly during the cold winter season. This is
where Project “Do Something” steps in.
Firmly aware of the afflictions leading to chronic homelessness
(addiction, mental illness, etc.), Project “Do Something” brings compassion and
aid to those often overlooked. They go
to the streets not just to hand out donations, but to give people tools to
survive both physically and emotionally. Instead of handing out money, they
hand out gloves, blankets, and protein snacks.
Instead of volunteering at a shelter, they ask questions about why some
choose to stay in the cold. Instead of
focusing on the quantity of donations given, they listen to those often
overlooked by most of society. They may
not find the solution to chronic homelessness, but they will understand its
causes. They may not convince the addict
to quit, but they hope to inspire the addict not to quit on himself.
I was first introduced to Project “Do Something” through a
parent at my daughter’s school. Every month she requests donations of food and beverages.
And every month we give our donations and she with the help of some volunteers
go to the meeting spot and help distribute everything to roughly around 75
people. This month I signed up for water donations. Last night I ran out to BJ’s
to grab a couple of large cases of water.
My 11 year old daughter asked what it was for so I proceeded to explain
and heard myself saying that it’s not much. Not much I thought? But you know
what, it’s something. It may seem like not much to me, but it’s something for
someone else. And that is what I feel Project “Do Something” is all about. It’s
a whole community of people that are doing their version of “not much”, which
turns into a big something.
If you’re interested in truly helping the homeless people
then check out the ways you can help.
Project “Do Something” has signups for food distribution events for every Tuesday. Check out the Sign Up here.
They also have a Wishlist of items that are needed year round if you want to do a non-food donation:
$5 – $10 Gift Cards to Dunkin Donuts and McDonald’s
New Socks and Men’s Underwear
Gently worn Sneakers
Consider wholesale sites such as northpines.org and rgriley.com
And last but certainly not least, you can always just donate money via Venmo (@ProjectDoSomething-Boston) or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). They will use the money to purchase any necessities or gift cards to be distributed to the homeless.
Lady Gaga won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). During her acceptance speech, she took the opportunity to speak about mental health and the importance of reaching out for help.
“I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important. And a lot of artists deal with that, and we gotta to take care of each other. So if you see somebody that’s hurting don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.”
Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman has said goodbye to his beard.
The Patriots wide receiver was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Los Angeles. While there, Ellen talked him into shaving his MVP beard for charity. Ellen DeGeneres said she would donate $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Boston if Edelman would let her do the honors.
Edelman, who was very attached to his beard, not only agreed but also offered to match Ellen’s donation. DeGeneres proceeded to shave off the beard with an electric razor in a makeshift barbershop on set.
“I love you, beard,” Edelman said. “It’s been a hell of a year.”
Two-and-a-half minutes later, his face was clean shaven and it turns out Edelman’s pretty good looking under all that scruff!
The Patriots won the Super Bowl Champions for the sixth time in
team history and the third time in the last five years! Now is your chance to
get your picture taken with the Super Bowl LIII Vince Lombardi Trophy!
All you have to do is purchase tickets to The Patriots Hall of Fame this weekend and you will be able to take a photo with the Super Bowl LIII Vince Lombardi Trophy from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10. It is strongly encouraged that you purchase your tickets for this weekend in advance online because time slots may sell out! You can just click here to purchase your tickets and to get more information. Please note that admission to The Hall is required. Below is a full list of dates and times the trophy will be available for photos:
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Remember to bring your own camera and please know that if the lines are long, they will limit the number of photos taken and restrict to one per person/group. Also, to keep the line moving, they will not allow guests to take the same photo with multiple cameras. Tickets are on sale now! I already got mine! To get yours, please click here!
After more than 40 years, Big League Chew bubble gum for baseball players has finally made a change to honor women. That’s right. A female softball player.
The female character was created by Amanda MacFarlane, a freelance character designer, who also happens to be the daughter of former Major League shortstop Bobby Bonner. She drew inspiration from her niece who plays softball so this character will represent the many softballers.
Up until now, the brand could always be identified by the caricature of a very muscular male baseball player ready to swing, slide or even intimidate opponents with his mean looking features. The plan to feature a softball player on the front of Big League Chew has been in the works for many years.
The new softball line is already available online and is expected to roll out to other retailers in late spring. And in case you were wondering, the female softball player sketch will not replace the male character completely but will be batting right along side him in stores.