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ResourceLinkNotesCity/Region
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FOOD
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Free meals for Waltham students https://twitter.com/WPSnutritionk12While school is closedWaltham
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Free meals for Waltham residentshttps://watchcdc.org/covid-19-resource-guide-resources/?fbclid=IwAR1-XM_SjxcSBOmqlbAVRVRZnHlpqSWj6vGTTHPweCYvOY1uDDTD43cKV8o#resources-foodFor students and residentsWaltham
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Free meals for Framingham residentshttps://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/coronavirus-where-students-residents-can-get-good-framinghamFor students and residentsFramingham
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Free meals for Revere studentshttps://twitter.com/Innovation395/status/1240397286376714246/photo/1While school is closedRevere
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Food For Freehttps://foodforfree.org/Free food for MA residentsAll MA residents
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Free breakfast for Boston Public School studentshttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216100462087186&set=a.1907881139605&type=3&theaterThe Breakfast Spot in Roxbury, MA. Call 617-363-6380 for more infoAll BPS students during school closure
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Project Bread's FoodSource Hotlinehttp://www.projectbread.org/get-help/Call 1-800-645-8333All MA residents
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Project Bread's mealsite informationhttp://www.projectbread.org/news-and-events/news/covid-19-hunger-food.htmlMeals for MA residents and students while school is closeedAll MA residents and students
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Trina's Starlite Lounge offering free meals and delivery to those in need.https://www.facebook.com/trinastarlitelounge/photos/a.10151514717759930/10157517108664930/Somerville
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Daddy Jones Bar offering free meals, groceries, and delivery to those in need; they're coordinating with other restaurants in Magoun Squarehttps://www.facebook.com/daddyjonesbar/photos/pb.139045476187154.-2207520000../2814737978617877/?type=3&theaterSomerville
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Free breakfast and lunch for ALL school-aged children in Bostonhttps://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8098BPS and beyondBoston
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Free food for Boston residents, Monday's at 5:30 PMhttps://www.facebook.com/SolidaritySupplyDistro/549 Columbus Ave, BostonBoston
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Stop & Shop designates 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM shopping hours for seniors (over 60) onlyhttps://www.boston.com/food/food/2020/03/16/stop-shop-gives-customers-over-60-their-own-shopping-hours?fbclid=IwAR17QN_fU4RlapECUOY79HxAJ4xd0AXuibfr2eCm4jMWFc6jJ3UjwkB0ZC4Please ONLY take advantage of this if you're over the age of 60All MA
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To apply for SNAP Benefitshttps://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility?fbclid=IwAR1qmaWqa-niK6FGt77aIasRWFVKb0Lyn023n1ohnlyC8fkGO7fUaNUgs8EYou should be able to receive compensation for the time being until the Senate passes the legislation passed in the house that will provide additional assistance.All MA
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EDUCATION/STAYING ENTERTAINED
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Free Internethttps://www.wxyz.com/news/national/coronavirus/comcast-offering-internet-essentials-package-free-for-60-months-during-coronavirus-outbreakThis is for qualifying low-income familesAll
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Free education resources for kids during school closureshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NUKLZN7hGSu1Hzm70kfzBKs-lsSELaEMggS60Bi2O2I/htmlview?usp=embed_facebook&fbclid=IwAR2Q_GcD524HxZM6ZMtoV0l5sqACB9oRyP9js1a4NH2MdlQ7yQIRGckV4BQ&sle=true&pru=AAABcPgMjBc*axfb7tzsXGYDpQ2ZaF_x9gFees waived during school closuresAll
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Daily science/cooking experiement to do at homehttp://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/?fbclid=IwAR1qbUx_j2tv0owIreJwWsr2frEO4NlMbWEmt_ypdPuO_KY055Nq0ueWLiAEngage in fun experiments with household items!All
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Learning At Homehttps://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.htmlCreate a free profile to access books and cirriculum for all grades!All
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Children's books read aloud by famous authorshttps://www.storylineonline.net/?fbclid=IwAR3CSZjQWG9FKwPPNoV1y5MS5NSckxfFsnzLzFMSBc1GfhYzL1w6IMvkqMsListen to your favorite authors read your favorite books!All
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Free daily kids concertshttps://www.facebook.com/mattheatonmusic/10 a.m. ET; visit Matt Heaton's Facebook page and scroll down until you see a live videoAll
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Free outdoor activity guideshttps://pbskids.org/plumlanding/about/sitemap.htmlWe LOVE Plum Landing's activities! Download the app for even more activitiesAll
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Free virtual museum tourshttps://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR0KAqp4Rnk9og_UsZf2Wd0FX2O3-TdPvzs9F7OovDMxzH5HsLowwKUwPKgExplore local and international museums from your computer, phone, or tablet!All
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Free membership for kid podcasts, audio stories, music, audiobooks & morehttps://pinna.fm/Activate your kids imagination with the only screen-free, ad-free audio streaming service for kids.All
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Khan Academy Homeschooling Guidehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1wB8a2Hz5olGI7Rks0GB3BHHmEAZ9TYyUZelTRMhfFoM/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR2IQwZKmn-tbA3whNJo3QqoeRBhoXBiJiUIEM3FKSyAuK-yPH242EwpuaEUse this schedule/guide to plan your days at home with your kids!All
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Indoor activities for kidshttps://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR1Brt951gSydHufhvZGFGk5vNRtWX-yc7ws1t_XdFOMjq2yOzuyhUIug88All
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Virtual field trips
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic
Museums, zoos, planets, and more!All
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Preschool homeschooling guide
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YkMXDKAzs-Esnn3wsuXRyLHRgAyeg7xcMOS1ZNqc_qg/edit?fbclid=IwAR2Q97dYjlnHrp-wRuvKngvp3uXkhcOBagZTDunNsySJshMTbWhoWQG9Ybs
Complete with activity suggestions!All
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COVID-19 sample schedule for kids
https://www.facebook.com/NESCApc/photos/a.10152728574122536/10156740579012536/?type=3&theater
Use this schedule to start planning your day with your kidsAll
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Daily afternoon virtual adventure in Texashttps://www.facebook.com/disruptionchris/Social distancing approved virtual adventures with a family in Texas. Daily at 3 p.m. ESTAll
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Cincinatti Zoo Daily Safarihttp://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/Live daily safari on weekdays! Watch live on Facebook or on Youtube afterward.All
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PlayWorks easy movement exercises
https://www.playworks.org/new-england/2020/03/13/stuck-at-home-you-can-still-play/
Do these together as family!All
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PlayWorks Play At Home Livestreamhttps://www.playworks.org/get-involved/play-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR1mWWcJqYsuD0PO7tydm5435vytPlCN05shsXOrnKjj0FL0Xv-UyQCFHRUPlayworks is coming to you live 3x a day, 5 days a week, with opportunities for kids to engage in fun and interactive PLAY!All
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Outdoor activities to do at homehttps://www.facebook.com/outdoorsrx/Lots of simple, guided activities to do with your families in your own yard!All
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HOUSEHOLD NEEDS/GENERAL AID
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Free Uhaul storage for college studentshttps://www.uhaul.com/Storage/30 days freeBoston/MA
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Resources for studentshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEwYeYeqhe0xCUSHZHV0ZKeUwxqVCQlcDq-pM-0a9YU/edit?fbclid=IwAR1KZc6jAx0CAWAV3xmvH-NJ7vtAsh6Ka-WctP4H9VrROBDzW6gP0nMk7bkSpecifically for college-aged studentsAll
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Roslindale MutualAidhttps://www.roslindalecares.com/Mutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections- we all have something to offer and we all have something we need. This group is still building out infrastructureRoslindale, MA
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Jamaica Plain/Roxbury MutualAidhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1sprOsMLFieTEU6fakfG5mqirp3AUUGKGz6JnDg29n78/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR3EZACnMmM3Jj9AU3jMXG8wyr6IyL5VsWIOlOkQtLE_XsDXFWGeopq2_GgMutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections- we all have something to offer and we all have something we need. This group is still building out infrastructureJamaica Plain/Roxbury
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Waltham MutualAidhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczdtFM6ssSw9XlS30FYHgbmARbQPcazeOwQtUl-SRURL8yUA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR05gyv3Npi1rbh9zX57N6bNfHGN25dxdjd97Qx6aKrPD3LKlbDf3ZkdQGgMutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections- we all have something to offer and we all have something we need. This group is still building out infrastructureWaltham
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Dorchester Community Carehttp://bit.ly/DotCommunityCare Mutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections- we all have something to offer and we all have something we need. This group is still building out infrastructureDorchester
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Brookline MutualAidhttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wyL-f2x2j-tFMCsbaxWW98PjY5bVUKfPluFibmX9u8/edit?fbclid%3DIwAR0J0IBsQQSaQjnlzJ65-zpBhGTrssUSsL9EY_Lq-Oozsj0LDRSuBhkpFdU&sa=D&ust=1585240699733000&usg=AFQjCNEUBm-6Vuu7M2FU8Ve-xiHyyn1v6AMutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections- we all have something to offer and we all have something we need. This group is still building out infrastructureBrookline
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Other MA MutualAid siteshttps://www.massjwj.net/news/2020/3/17/cover-19-mutual-aid-networks?fbclid=IwAR0183PWaVOYkvVzpq7wzolmWaBxVGQleahor2Zn5pTmd8ObU5GefUiydpkCommunities Across the Commonwealth are Springing into action to help our neighbors. Mutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections- we all have something to offer and we all have something we neeMA
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Boston + MA general aid (including resources for online teaching, collective care, housing rights, workers’ rights, and disability justice) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-x6vOZKVsla5H363mtdgcyivvLmcx7-f2s6l-O_ba8A/mobilebasicThis link will also be continuously updated as the owner finds more resources!Boston/MA
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Massachusets Jobs with Justice general aidhttps://www.massjwj.net/news/2020/3/13/covid-19-resources?fbclid=IwAR1eZZlZkF6guMeDmp5Wncczc_cIiNE3saHGetXPUTsF_ICweSRGjzZWqs8&link_id=10&can_id=0e28eb0f8a542725f5a730723d9fb6a9&source=email-surj-boston-actions-and-updates-100&email_referrer=email_749919&email_subject=surj-boston-actions-and-updatesGeneral aid/resourcesBoston/MA
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Free paper goods and sanitizing products to low-income residents in Boston from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Centerhttps://www.universalhub.com/2020/group-distribute-free-toilet-paper-low-income?fbclid=IwAR28DeJdYYcN4lArkqLeohZxU79fBeCSt2mqp4vibQqE1idCNByB1Orpu3YAll low-income residents of BostonBoston/MA
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Free car disenfecting from Auto Bright Car Carehttps://twitter.com/DTFraminghamInc/status/1238833398053044225/photo/1105 Hollis St, FraminghamFramingham
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Financial support for Greater Boston area folks
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoIROjCAZrjNOxacVg0CBAfKSMpQ7wY2eVZsA9QmB8__zTlg/viewform
From Union Capital Boston (UCB)Greater Boston
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Fuel assistancehttps://www.commteam.org/?fbclid=IwAR0k2W1Qz7n9E0KJjJRW_HTdD6dynvw-FOKbWjZvHgPL9q_WOym1gzymiCsAll
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To apply for unemployment benefitshttps://www.mass.gov/applying-for-unemployment-benefitsYou should be able to receive compensation for the time being until the Senate passes the legislation passed in the house that will provide additional assistance.All MA
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Legal Aid
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/?fbclid=IwAR351EVexvcArHBf74bI5gMM7QX505t6Y_FBjO9plT_H7a7XHt-ndDECsds
General legal rights for MA residentsAll MA
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UnitedWay Family Help Fundhttps://unitedwaymassbay.org/get-involved/covid-19-family-fund/One time grants of up to $2000 will be made to help families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis meet their basic food, childcare or housing needsAll MA
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Emergency support for healthcare workershttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGm_lxpr1a_HNb9lz36fEsFkjsvG02UqyGEgiwkuxpjriN0A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0uv6UDlOjdcscmpaa85GYMhEpd13Ew9FKtBBHlQzDbOg88oYVHs8qnMoQThis form is intended for all healthcare workers at Harvard affiliated hospitals who are experiencing greater work-related responsibilities due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and need to request support for support outside the hospital. Services including childcare, running errands (grocery/pharmacy runs), and othersBoston
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Support for restaurant industry workershttps://www.thegreghillfoundation.org/donations/restaurantstrongfund/Restaurant Strong Fund offering $1000 grants for restaurant workers in Boston area. The application is simple and only requires supervisor contact information and most recent pay stub.Boston
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MetroWest YMCA providing free childcare to essential workershttps://framinghamsource.com/index.php/2020/03/26/metrowest-ymca-providing-emergency-childcare-for-essential-workers-at-no-cost/?fbclid=IwAR3R-9gbsnAk7Ga9BOES0O7Rhroy9Gut6WLINN2NgD9RtEHM0cAQ2_lrn14The free program will take place in at the Framingham Branch located at 280-282 Old Connecticut Path and will serve children in the Early Learning Center as well as the Youth Development Zone serving children from 15 months – 5th grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays with breakfast, lunch and snack being served by the Y daily.MetroWest
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Small business grantshttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkyu97TxtQMhpPHAb3pJLShGVIW-cS3hH2Ivq02x7sxbvjzA/viewformThe Boston Main Streets Foundation (BMSF) has established a $100,000 COVID-19 Response Fund for small businesses in need. Applications due between April 1-April 10Boston
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HEALTH/EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
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To apply for MassHealth
https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-masshealth-the-health-safety-net-or-the-childrens-medical-security-plan
If you're in need of healthcare, MassHealth has relaxed its eligibility requirements for nowAll MA
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Paid Sick Leave Resourcehttps://domesticemployers.org/fair-care-and-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0G_JmeyWrnX_jAD7DV1LKqcsjxmUibBhyt_8l2U-wGd-qko_F_HpATSGEHow to be a fair employer during this pandemicAll
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COVID-19 Multi-language fact sheethttps://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-printable-fact-sheets?fbclid=IwAR1im-8eQYKiHaYMz0fxd3-dmT3wZzwaaxhxUHH1pPLVrkXTPw37_uMdGdUInformation in many languages!All
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If you are having trouble accessing sick timehttps://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-attorney-general-maura-healeyMA Attorney GeneralAll
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Crisis Text Linehttps://www.crisistextline.org/Isolation is hard! All
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Domestic Violence Helplinehttps://www.thehotline.org/Available 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233, OR if you're unable to speak safely, text LOVEIS to 22522
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Domestic violence help resourceshttps://nnedv.org/latest_update/resources-response-coronavirus-covid-19/Advocates are here for you, especially during this time that might be extra hard for some folks.All
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Online AA meetingshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1a71ccw7ihaWelksKwOp4AzAkYlVqSoKiN6Gsm38bKMU/preview?fbclid=IwAR0WIkmoWUhzmVBE-PkplWsjthlpIIemEWSqXJXeYtNhNqIjxlyqPCKO7TcYou are not alone!All
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Free guided meditations to help cope with anxietyhttps://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide?fbclid=IwAR2Wz11QC53Ru8RFuWlpo5W83OnFWtnfVKCttykrCLl4Vh3FIchqYdwYjesSelf compassion and relaxation are so important!All
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Yoga/HIIT/Barre workouts for freehttps://www.downdogapp.com/?fbclid=IwAR3s7UrJW7sTpi-f5f4pKKGqJFE5Mm0ISHGAUARmLCCM4n3SqGaFW99uQPkMovement is so important. All classes free until April 1stAll
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CVS offering free delivery on most prescriptionshttps://www.cvs.com/content/deliveryYou can add non-Rx items to your order!All
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Movement and mindfulness for kidshttps://www.gonoodle.com/Everyone needs to move!All
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New York Times 9 Minute Workout (no equipment required)https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/strength-training-plyometricsUse this to keep moving!All
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Interfaith service offering support and faith guidancehttps://www.masboston.org/event/crisis-and-faith/Led by Rabbi Michael Rothbaum, Reverend Jill Cowie, and Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid on APRIL 1ST, 6PMAll
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HOW CAN I HELP OTHERS?
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Meals relief volunteerhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO3qiSQHkCR2UPYlwZZEelTQzQA5eqEF_VpMTiFT1tyiKPgQ/viewform?link_id=1&can_id=0e28eb0f8a542725f5a730723d9fb6a9&source=email-surj-boston-actions-and-updates-100&email_referrer=email_749919&email_subject=surj-boston-actions-and-updatesViolence in Boston Inc and Food for the Soul Grove Hall are providing lunch and dinner for Boston Public Schools students. They are also accepting donations of funds and needed items. For more information, call 617-652-0151.Greater Boston
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MutualAid Jamaica Plain/Roxburyhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfz7vliHie2XZN_mKAvViD3kP4eGaN0UKS1eFMQ9lcyuXh9vA/viewformBy filling out this form, you are adding yourself and any supports/offerings that you can make to our neighbors. People will be able to see your name, email address, and what you can offer, and are invited to reach out to you directly for support.Roxbury/JP
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Donate to Union Capital Boston (UCB) to support economic growth in small communitieshttps://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/supporting-bostonians-in-need-during-covid-19/jasonharburgerUCB manages a rewards program for community engagement that over the past five years has awarded over $650,000 to Boston residents for their volunteer efforts. Today, we are seeking your help in a one-time direct gift campaign to send Visa gift cards to those who need it urgently in the Greater Boston area. 100% of your donation will go immediately to families in need.Boston
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Daily Table is hiring!https://dailytable.org/careers/The Daily Table is a nonprofit grocery store in Dorchester, MA that believes all food should be affordable. They're in desperate need of help during this time!Dorchester
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Blood donations are DESPERATELY needed!https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WWtlvHTERrj_BbayLqsbI4FV26IWd7XWqjy5TtymDd4/editThere's a huge blood shortage. Please donate blood if you can!All
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Donate to MutualAid for MA Prisonershttps://www.gofundme.com/f/mutual-aid-for-ma-prisoners-during-covid19?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1We're all being told to wash our hands, stay home if we're sick, and make sure to socially distance, all in interest of communal health and well-being. But what if we were prevented from taking any of these basic steps to keep ourselves and others healthy? What if we were unable to access something even as simple as soap? Help us get soap and other items to our neighbors inside to help mitigate the deadly harm of incarceration. MA
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Donate to MutualAid for Muslim American Societyhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGyAy3hDF6m7smRkZdj66nSXJ_GhvWN5oBEvDehsLK7fInQQ/viewformPlease help our Muslim neighbors.MA
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