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Bringing Warmth to the Youth of Boston, Massachusetts

Warmth and Joy, Compassionately Given in a Wish-filled Basket.

Our First Annual "Bowl for Boston" Event is on...


Jillian’s/Lucky Strike

145 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215

6 – 8 pm


A $25/person donation includes unlimited bowling, free shoe rentals, and light appetizers.

100% of the proceeds directly benefit youth of Boston to make their holiday wishes a reality.

Our Mission

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.

The Need

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

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Give of Yourself

100% of your financial donation will go to the purchase of gifts and the creation of a beautiful basket full of holiday cheer for a homeless youth in the Greater Boston area. Baskets will be created during the 4th week of December and delivered to schools on December 20th. Please make your donation by Wednesday, December 14th if you would like your donation to go to this year’s purchase. Remember, you can give year-round by clicking the “Donate” button below.