Homelessness and food instability is the unfortunate fact of life for many families and children in the Greater Boston region. While these are stressors during the entire year, they are especially stressful during the holiday season. While a basket of gifts cannot alleviate all of the stresses of homelessness and food instability, the caring and compassionate giving of holiday joy can bring warmth and light during a special time of year.
The mission of Sweaters & Sustenance: Boston is to extend the spirit of joy and giving to Greater Boston’s most vulnerable youth through fundraising, volunteerism, and the creation and cheerful delivery of holiday gifts.
Working with teachers and school leaders, Sweaters & Sustenance has partnered with three schools that have students in need:
- Brooke Charter School East Boston
- Phoenix Charter Academy: Chelsea
- SPARK Academy in Lawrence