Category: Ideas to Replicate

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 →

A professional and high school athlete demonstrate leadership and social responsibility

We received this update from Courtney, and are we ever inspired! WELL DONE!! This is enormous undertaking and you saw it through from beginning to end. “I wanted to update you on the fact that I finished my collection drive of soccer equipment for GOALS Haiti! I have also been working with a school in Leogane, Haiti called Ecole St.… Read more →

A teenager coordinates effort to acknowledge a fire department

In the fall of 2016, tragedy hit in the town of Greenfield, MA when a fire took four lives. That morning, Ginny Dodge was working at a nearby McDonald’s when a police officer stopped in to get food for the fire fighters on the scene. Leaving with over $200 worth of food charged to the Greenfield Fire Department, Ginny felt that… Read more →

College club brings joy to victims of domestic violence.

Eden Duhamel is the president of the Sociology Club at Emmanuel College. In addition to their regular meetings and discussions, they organize various charitable events for the community. This past December they organized a holiday party at a domestic violence shelter in the Boston area. Presents were given to all the victims (parents and children), holiday treats were provided, and holiday… Read more →

Giving within your means

Giving within your means can mean something different depending on your situation. For some, it’s financial parameters, for others it’s time. Often we can put create small groups of people and find a way to do something that may not get done without each other. The Chelsea Community Connections is one of many organizations collecting food to distribute to families… Read more →

Independent homewares stores Didriks and Local Root support Furnishing Hope

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts is a Cambridge, MA based nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to help Boston area families transitioning out of homelessness. They provide furniture, home goods, and moving services to these families. To date, Furnishing Hope has provided home essentials to over 160 Boston area families. For four years, through their annual Switch Up campaign in October,… Read more →