Nonprofit Organizations

Project Giving Kids

Project Giving Kids, a nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles and Massachusetts, connects busy children and their families to enjoyable and meaningful age-appropriate service activities. Boston Tutoring Services recently spoke with Molly Yuska, Founder of Project Giving Kids, about her work at the organization. Boston Tutoring Services: How did your organization get started? Molly Yuska: Our organization formed in direct response to my work in the nonprofit sector and my work as a mother. As a…

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Cradles to Crayons

“Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low- income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.” Boston Tutoring Services recently spoke with Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit donation service located in Boston, Philadelphia, and Concord. Megan Collins, Family Philanthropy Coordinator at Cradles to…

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Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our fields. In short, we grow food and we give it away to people who need it. For free. This refreshingly simple approach lets us focus on meeting the needs of our volunteers and the people we help feed. These two aspects of our work are closely intertwined – one wouldn’t work without…

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Community Servings

Community Servings, a nonprofit food and nutrition program, serves individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses in Massachusetts. Recently, Boston Tutoring Services spoke with Kate White, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator at Community Servings, about the organization.   Boston Tutoring Services: How did your organization get started? Kate White: Community Servings was founded in 1989 to provide home-delivered meals to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, before there were medications, and food was the only thing to…

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Community Cooks

Community Cooks mobilizes individuals, businesses, civic, educational and faith-based groups to prepare home-cooked food for vulnerable populations seeking assistance from human service agencies in the Greater Boston area. We proudly partner with these agencies that, due to lack of funds and/or facilities, struggle to provide food for those they serve. In contributing nutritious and much-needed food, Community Cooks aims to:   feed our hungry neighbors who might otherwise go without build a bridge of caring…

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A Successful College Experience

As the end of the Fall semester approaches, students are preparing for final exams and cramming in their final assignments. On top of finals, many students may also be feeling like their first semester wasn’t as they hoped it would be, but this doesn’t mean college isn’t the right fit for them. If this sounds like you, read on.   Transferring to a different college may sound overwhelming but it could be the appropriate change…

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Events for Children with Disabilities During the Holiday Break

Most parents who have a child with autism or other sensory sensitivities would love for their child to experience sitting on Santa’s lap and snapping a photo of it for the family. The atmosphere of a shopping mall is chaotic around the holiday season, which makes it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy their experience with Santa. Luckily, there are multiple disability camps, workshops and events happening in the Greater Boston area to…

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Technology in the Classroom

Technology is becoming in demand for the 21st century. Technology in the classroom has helped students engage and adapt with a variety of devices. Devices such as computers, Smartboards, webcams, and projectors help build stronger and longer lasting engagement inside the classroom. These devices are being used to increase class interaction and discussion. Smartboards have helped students increase student-to-student interaction and has given them the chance to participate in a more  willing and excited way.…

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The Chance to Give Back

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year?  You can make a difference for a young child in need, by brightening their holiday season. There are many children who are less fortunate and are not lucky enough to receive gifts for the holidays. Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance to give back.   Toys for Tots is one of the highest rated, successful, charitable organizations,…

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International Fund for Animal Welfare

The following article is part of Boston Tutoring Services’ series of blog posts about local nonprofit organizations. Our goals are to raise awareness about their work and to share how other people can get involved. If you or someone you know is part of, has worked with, or knows about a local nonprofit, please contact us and share your experiences. All submissions are welcome! In the tenth part of our nonprofit series, Boston Tutoring Services interviews Tracy Weeks from International Fund…

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