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Close to Home/Fajitas & Ritas Fundraiser | May 18 to 24

Close to Home ( is teaming up with Fajitas & ‘Ritas in support of an opportunity of educational exchange work to prevent domestic & sexual violence both locally & abroad! Bring the attached flyer to Fajitas & ‘Ritas and the restaurant will donate 20% of your bill directly to Close to Home! This fundraiser will go on from May 18 to May 24 at Fajitas and Ritas (25 West Street in Boston). For more info, call 617-426-1222 or visit  Thank you for playing a key role in the movement to end violence!

Defend, Don't Offend! | August 8 + 15

Close to Home is hosting a march to prevent domestic violence. This march will specifically deal with "street hollering." Street hollering are unwelcomed words and actions by strangers in public places that invade a person's physical and emotional space in a disrespectful, creepy or insulting manor. It is considered a form of sexual harassment. You can help by joining in this march on August 15, at Rite Aid (Corner of Savin Hill Street & Dot Ave) starting at 6pm. For more info, call 617-929-5151 or email >> Read More

Family Game Night | August 6

Close to Home presents a Family Game Night! This is a free community event with family fun and free food! The event will take place at Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on August 6. For more info, please call 617-929-5151 or email

Ditson Street Block Party | August 18

All are invited to the Ditson Street Block Party! The event is on August 18. 2012, on Ditson Street between Charles and Westville Street. Join Close to Home and Freeport Adams Civic Association for for food, music, face painting, raffle prizes, information tables, special guests, and a whole lot more! Bring a chair with you. The event will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Tara at 617.230.0893 or Barry Mullen at 617.265.4913.

Close to Home Improv Night | April 6

Close to Home invites the community to Improvisation Night, an opportunity to meet neighbors, show off any talents, and watch Fields Corner's Finest Performances. FREE ADMISSION, FREE REFRESHMENTS, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT FOR ALL.

Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 ~ Time: 6:30pm - 8:15pm ~ Location: 42 Charles Street, Suite A (Inside the VietAID Community Center)

Close to Home Annual Block Party, Aug. 11

Come meet your neighbors while enjoying free games, food & entertainment. Close to Home will hold its annual Block Party on Thursday, August 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Block Party takes place on Ditson Street in Fields Corner. Bring a friend, a chair, a dish and enjoy your time in the neighborhood. For more information, call (617) 929-5151. 

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