Friday, February 25, 2011

Dash for a Difference for Boston Cares!

Dash for a Difference for Boston Cares!

An amazing five-hour adventure in volunteerism and teamwork.

Teams of "Dashers" will gather in downtown Boston at 9 a.m., when each will receive the first of the 10-12 destinations they must visit during the competition. At each destination, teams must complete tasks in order to have a passport stamped and receive their clue to the next destination. The majority of tasks will be mini-service projects; while others may be learning-oriented, where teams must piece together clues to gain points; and others will be "just for fun" assignments. All teams will be invited to toast the day's successes with snacks and beer at their final stop - the Samuel Adams Celebration of Service.

Throughout the Boston area.

Saturday April 30, 2011, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

The Dash for a Difference benefits Boston Cares, a non-profit organization that mobilizes more than 25,000 volunteers annually in support of Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies. The Dash also benefits the community agencies who will be aided by the collective efforts of more than 200 volunteers during the event.

Each individual participant is responsible for raising a minimum of $100 in pledges.

Other Info:
For more information or to sign up: Visit, or contact Lynn Pray,, 617-422-0910 x200.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Team Up with Year Up 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Team Up with Year Up 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is an excellent opportunity to make a difference for one of the most vulnerable segments of our community and enjoy some friendly competition.

When: Saturday, March 5, 9AM to 2PM

Where: Basketball City, 35 Lomasney Way, Boston, MA (near the TD Garden)

The registration fee is $250 per team of 4, or $120 team of 2 (matched with two YearUp students) and includes tournament play (this is a double elimination tournament with 32 teams), prizes for the tournament winners, a silent auction, a t-shirt, snacks, and lunch.

For more information about the tournament, pleasecontact Michael Goldstein at (617) 542-1533x1568 or

Friday, February 4, 2011

HA! HA! HA! Rebuilding Together Boston Comedy Night

16th Annual Comedy Night

Join Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) for an evening of laughter and help preserve affordable housing and homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods in the City of Boston.

WHAT: Spend the evening laughing with Mistress of Ceremonies Susan Wornick, WCVB-TV, and Boston's BEST comedians, and support RTB's efforts to repair the homes of the city’s economically disadvantaged homeowners and non-profit-owned facilities.

WHY: Charity, cocktails and comedy! What could be better than helping to rebuild homes through laughter?

WHEN: Thursday, March 10th. 6:30-doors open; program-7:30 pm

WHERE: Nick's Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton Street, Boston

COST: Tickets: $40.00 (Great auction and raffle)

LEARN MORE/BUY TICKETS: or call 617-971-0058.

Simone Auster, President
Rebuilding Together Boston
PO Box 301209
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WalkBoston's Annual Meeting

Join WalkBoston for its annual meeting on March 24th, 2011. Attendees will learn how WalkBoston is making Massachusetts more pedestrian friendly. This year’s theme is “Good Walking is Good Business” and the featured speaker will be Carol Coletta of CEO’s for Cities.


Wilmer Hale, 60 State Street, 26th floor, downtown Boston


5:30 enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles

6:00 program begins


$20 suggested donation

More information at


Kathryn Henderson

Community Outreach Coordinator

YWCA Boston

140 Clarendon Street, Suite 403

Boston, MA 02116

P: (617) 585-5423

F: (617) 585-5499