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Volunteering on Thanksgiving

sequins Nov 24, 2008 10:20 AM

Could anyone recommend a homeless shelter in the Cambridge / Somerville / Watertown / Arlington area where I could volunteer to help cook or serve -- usefully -- on Thanksgiving Day? I know that a few places tend to be well-staffed already, and would like to help where help is really needed.

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    9lives RE: sequins Nov 24, 2008 10:32 AM

    There are some openings at NE Shelter for Homeless Vets..on Court St...and Pine St Inn.

    Best way is to contact Bosoncares.org. which organizes them. You could also try St Francis House.Boylston..617 542 4211

    I don't have any info on shelters outside of downtown.

    1. galleygirl RE: sequins Nov 24, 2008 03:50 PM

      Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly does home visits, where you take a full meal, which they've cooked, to a home-bound elder. Believe me, these people are about a good, strong wind away from being homeless. They also need people to cook and dish up the meals, day of the event, at Northeastern....

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        salty RE: sequins Nov 25, 2008 05:55 AM

        Tavern on the Square ( Central) in Cambridge is hosting a free meal for those in need from 11-2 PM. Thanks, inquiries go to Mark Morris. Well done Mark. Bless you.


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          lgss RE: sequins Nov 25, 2008 10:30 AM

          Check www.volunteermatch.org , put in your zip code, sort by distance.

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