Neighborhood Round Up

Applications available for Old Schoolboys Scholarships

The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is pleased to announce that there are a number of scholarships available to high school seniors boys who will be entering college or preparatory school, or technical college. Some of these scholarships will also be awarded to college students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years.

Applications may be obtained at the Charlestown Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club, St Mary-St Catherine Parish office, St. Francis de Sales office, St. John’s and First Church of Charlestown offices.

Deadline for submitting applications is April 15.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Requests

This week the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal, beef stew and soup for a hot meal and cans of coffee. Any donation of non-perishable foods that you could make would also be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. or at the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop St. (across from the Training Field).  Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald, director, at 617-990-7314.

A Fun Day of Swapping and Shopping is Ahead: The Charlestown Children’s Clothing Swap

The Charlestown Mothers Association is excited to team up with The Charlestown Community Center to create the first ever Charlestown Children’s Clothing Swap! It will be held at The Charlestown Community Center at 255 Medford St. from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday April 27th. With the change of seasons upon us, the swap is the perfect chance to declutter and pass on your outgrown children’s or maternity clothing, toys, and gear, while also having a fun day of shopping for your growing family! We will be accepting children’s clothing in all sizes (from baby to teen), children’s gear (bibs, blankets, carriers, strollers, etc.), toys, and maternity clothing. We, unfortunately, CANNOT accept furniture, books, pumps, other adult clothing, or very large items at this time. Items must be able to be carrier out. 

How does it work? You simply bring your gently worn items to the community center between 10 a.m.-noon and place your items on pre-marked tables that will be separated by category and size. Volunteers will be able to assist you. After you have set up your own donations, feel free to shop and take as much or as little as you like. You do NOT need to bring items in order to shop! This event is free and open to all Charlestown Residents; you do not have to be a CMA member. Bags will be provided to the first 100 people; so get there early! Expecting families are also welcome to join us! Left over items will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, as well as other local community organizations. It should be a fun day of swapping and shopping with a great community of neighbors! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]

Applications for its spring round of grants for Charlestown non-profits

The Charlestown Community Impact Fund (Wynn Money) is taking applications for its spring round of grants for Charlestown non-profits. The spring application deadline is April 15, with grant awards coming on May 31. The Committee will award one-time grants in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Depending on how many applications they receive — and how many grants they award — they may offer awards that are less than the amount requested in a grant application.

The fund was created as a condition of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s approval for Wynn Resorts to run a casino in Everett. Wynn made a $1 million payment to the fund in 2016. Emme Handy, the chief financial officer and collector-treasurer of the City of Boston, administers the fund with an appointed committee.

After the casino opens, Wynn will make a $2 million payment to the fund each year. At that point, the fund will be expanded to help address the effects of the casino’s opening. This will include the impact on:

•water transportation in Boston Harbor

•pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic, and

•Sullivan Square in Charlestown.

For questions or help on the application, call (617) 635-4479 or e-mail [email protected].

Summer Registration “Up at the Club”

Register now for a great Spring and Summer at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club. There are many new and continuing programs on offer for the upcoming seasons. Call 617-242-1775 or visit the Club at 15 Green Street for more information.

Save the Date! Spring Fling Fundraiser

The Warren-Prescott Foundation Spring Fling 2019 Annual Fundraiser and Auction will be held on April 6, from 7-11 p.m. at Boston Beer Works, 116 Canal St., Boston

Event includes dinner, DJ, silent and live auction, hand-painted Louis Vuitton raffle and a wine pull by Common Vines and Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen. Please note, we encourage you to purchase your event and raffle tickets ahead of time. Both maybe be purchased online before 12 p.m. on April 5. 

After April 5, at 12 p.m., all ticket sales must be purchased at the event.

For all tickets and Friend of Warren-Prescott family sponsorship, They will also be available every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning between now and the event in the school lobby (cash or check).

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