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Potluck Fundrasing Dinner to Benefit AFAB, Feb 16

You are invited to attend a Potluck Dinner to raise money for the Association for Haitian Women (AFAB). The dinner will be at The Great Hall (6 Norfolk St, Codman Square, Dorchester) this Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.

Members of Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) are deeply saddened by the tragedies unfolding in Haiti. They are also aware that friends and neighbors among the Haitian diaspora in Dorchester are reeling from the shock.

Boston has the third largest Haitian community in the country, with Dorchester having the highest numbers. The Boston community is facing grief and loss with many family members dead, and they are already preparing for the large influx of Haitians expected to arrive who will need housing, employment, post-disaster relief and support. Their partner organization in Dorchester, Association for Haitian Women, (AFAB) is already providing much needed trauma counseling, advocacy and practical services. >> Read More

Winter Snow Festival, Cancelled

Cancelled Due to Lack of Snow

Join Franklin Park Coalition and REI for an afternoon of FREE fun activities and winter sports FOR ALL AGES! The Festival is from 1:00PM to 4:00PM on Saturday, February 13.

Enjoy the snow and the winter season in Franklin Park, Boston’s largest park. Come snowshoe on scenic Scarboro Hill, cross country ski through the Wilderness, sled down the golf course slope, build a snowman or snowwoman, and find evidence of coyotes and rabbits while animal tracking. Then warm up with hot chocolate in the Golf Clubhouse! (Limited number of snowshoes and sleds provided. Please bring your own skis.) >> Read More

Grassroots Fundraiser for Haiti, Feb 10

Come enjoy Victoria's Diner (1024 Mass Ave, Boston) on Wednesday evening starting at 6:00PM. Appetizers will be provided free of charge. Computer stations will be set up to donate to various charities providing aid to the relief effort in Haiti.

Sponsored by Grassroots Giving Group, a grassroots software/fundraising company. More co-sponsors to follow.

Come enjoy the food and drinks all while contributing to a wonderful cause.

Clinic for Haiti Earthquake Survivors, Feb 13

Codman Square Health Center is hosting a clinic for survivors of the earthquake in Haiti this Saturday, February 13, from 10am to 2pm.

Receive Health Care, Legal Resources, Social Service and School Registration Resources.

For more information call 617-822-8753. Click here to see the flyer.

Live Jazz Brunch, Feb 7

The Dot-2-Dot Cafe is having their first live jazz brunch this Sunday, Feb 7, featuring the Muse Stew Band, playing a mixture of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and West African rhythms.

Enjoy brunch from 9:00am to 3:00pm and music from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

For more information, you can check out

What Are Your Kids Gonna Do During School Vacation?: GoKids Fun & Fitness

GoKids Boston FUN and FITNESS GoWeek Programs
Date: February 16th – 19th, 2010

We are very pleased to announce that GoKids Boston will be hosting yet another fantastic week of fun and fitness activities! All activities will take place at the GoKids Boston facility located on the campus of UMass Boston.

GoKids Boston is a state-of-the-art youth fitness center that is dedicated to keeping kids healthy through regular physical activity. We have the latest interactive “Xer Game” equipment such as Dance Dance Revolution, Expresso bikes, and Sportwall game walls. We also feature treadmills, arc trainer machines, and many other fitness options. In partnership with UMass Boston Athletics, we offer access to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium, and outdoor recreation facilities. Participants will enjoy all of these activities in addition to cooking and healthy nutrition workshops, fitness demonstrations, and creative arts. >> Read More

Haiti Fundraiser at Stella, Jan 26

You are to invited to Stella on Tuesday the 26th for a one-night-only fundraiser for Haitian earthquake victims. 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. All you can eat passed hor's deaureves by some of Boston best chefs -- and an open bar all night. 100% of money you give will go directly to Haiti (not just the proceeds from the event).

The suggested donation is $100 and please remember that your entire donation will go directly to Haiti! >> Read More

CSNDC Food Drive, Jan 22

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) is running a Food Drive through Friday, Jan 22 which will be delivered via Jet Blue. They will be accepting donations of food at CSNDC, 587 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Any food donation you can bring in by tomorrow, Friday, would be great.

Below is a list of most needed food items: >> Read More

Haiti January 2010: Post-Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation, Jan 23 by Boston-Haiti Health Support Team

Come participate in this training to help us all deal with the Earthquake in Haiti, whether you have family and friends who are affected or are a service provider. The training will be at the Great Hall, Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Collaborative Goals and Objectives:
*Access to Information on the Ground
*Understanding Psychological Responses
(Short and long term)
*Identifying Vulnerable Groups
*Building Community Resources >> Read More

Haiti Updates

Do you need help locating family members in Haiti?
The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for individuals seeking information about family members living in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. Press zero (0) to speak to a customer service representative.

The White House is also directing people to for general information about this earthquake and relief efforts in Haiti.

Are you looking for a way to help?
The immediate need is for money that can be used by an established relief organization to best aid victims of the devastating earthquake. Visit to get a list of credible responding organizations for international emergencies.
Reputable organizations include:
-Partners in Health:
-International Red Cross: or donate $10 to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999."
-Catholic Relief Services:
-Mayor Thomas M. Menino has also estalished a Haitian Family Relief Fund at Bank of America where residents can make donations to support relief efforts for families in Boston who are affected by the earthquake. Donations can be made via The Fund for Boston Neighborhoods, Inc. at Boston City Hall or Bank of America branches in Boston. >> Read More

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