Author: Nina Biggar Del Vecchio

I work with the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music, Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts, and of course, Devote! I believe equal access to education, health care, out of school activities, sports, and music and arts education (to name just a few) is imperative. Being transparent about giving (financial and in-kind) and accessible is important to encouraging new individuals and corporations to start their own giving habits.

Fans of the late great Jam Master Jay – don’t miss this opportunity that benefits you AND music education!

Anyone who follows Run DMC knows the iconic hat worn by the legend Jam Master Jay. To benefit the Jam Master Jay Foundation For Music, Jay’s close friend DJ Hurricane of the Beastie Boys created and designed this limited edition version of the iconic hat worn by Jam Master Jay.  Perhaps no other image represents classic hip-hop culture more than… Read more →

At 12 years old, this designer, dancer, and scholar sets out to help children in homeless shelters

Meet Shaumba Subira, a 7th grader with so many interests and talents ranging from dance and designing original pieces through her own company Designs by OneHeart, to very importantly, helping girls in need. Shaumba Subira has remarkable role models in her life most notably her mother, also named Shaumba-Yandje. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of OrigiNation, a  youth dance… Read more →

Red Sox player and World Series champion Mookie Betts is an MVP on and off the field

World Series champ Mookie Betts was spied doing something each of us should do whenever possible – feed the hungry. After Game 2 of the World Series, this beloved Red Sox player was by the Boston Public Library with food for the homeless. That he did it with no fan-fare at 1:00 a.m. after a World Series game tells you… Read more →

When nonprofits truly meet their mission, it is magical!

Entering its 20th year, Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts is a FREE 10-day residential performing arts boot camp for 11-17 year-old students from low-income families. Participants train with performing arts teachers and professionals in the field. Kids attend this high-caliber camp at no cost to their families, a policy to which they are deeply committed.  Applicants must submit… Read more →

Meet Kylee McCumber, who took action when she learned of classmates facing food insecurity

Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz provides food for kids facing food insecurity over weekends. In 2012, ten-year old Kylee McCumber of Leominster, MA founded Kylee’s Kare Kids for Kidz after she noticed children eating breakfast in the schools cafeteria. When she found out they didn’t have enough food to eat at home she knew she needed to do something to… Read more →

Three Belmont, MA students are creating art for you to benefit charities!

Belmont, MA students Grace, Gillian, and Frances bring you original works of art to benefit charity! Their creations include painted wood pieces, melted crayons over canvases with silhouette, glass bottles with decorations, and drawings of mermaids. In addition to getting a piece of original artwork, the proceeds will be split among the following charities: Against Malaria Foundation;; Make-a-Wish Foundation;… Read more →

2nd Annual Gifts list supporting a wide variety of causes!

Here are some unique and beautiful gift ideas from companies who have incorporated charitable projects into their business plans. This is certainly not all there is. Please add to the list! Feed Clutch Purse Hope Perfume, hand cream  State Backpacks and Bags Every Mother Counts Tote Better World Books Roma Rain Boots Beantown Blankets Bird and Stone Jewelry Grounds and Hounds… Read more →

Attention readers! These hand made bookmarks support the Women’s Foundation of Nepal

A 6th grader from Belmont, MA has come up with a creative way to raise money for the Women’s Foundation of Nepal, and we love it so much we had to share! Subi’s parents are from Nepal and they visit often. She learned about the Women’s Foundation of Nepal because her mother always comes home with beautiful scarves made by… Read more →