April 30 – May 18, 2020
Many of us who are safely self-isolating in our homes in Lincoln have been wondering how we can help others who were already suffering even before the Covid-era descended over the land. We know that communities of color as well as the homeless have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and in response, The First Parish Anti-Racism Task Force is organizing an immediate, concrete way we can support those in need who find themselves in even more desperate circumstances than they were only two months ago.
HOW: We invite all in our community to participate in a Mother’s Day Pop Up Drive to benefit both children in Bay Cove Human Service’s Early Intervention program in Boston and their adult clients at the CASPAR Homeless Shelter in Cambridge.
WHEN: Thursday, April 30th, through Monday, May 18th
WHERE: Please drop off goods in the plastic bins on the Stearns Room porch of the Historic Church on Bedford Road (across from the Lincoln Library) or, for a pick-up at your home, contact Mary Jo Veling at:
If you are donating Gift Cards, please don’t leave in the bins. Call or email Mary Jo Veiling (firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-259-8588); she’s glad to pick them up for safe keeping.
WHAT: All donations must be new.
Many items can be purchased at local grocery or drug stores.
We have also provided online sources, such as Costco, Amazon and Target (CLICK HERE) for those who are staying at home.
CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
Diapers in sizes 4 and 5
Stop and Shop gift cards for the moms
NEW Men’s and Women’s Clothing:
(Sizes: Men’s: L, XL, XXL; Women: L, XL)
Flip Flops for showers
Sanitary pads and tampons
Shampoo, soap and deodorant in small containers (travel size)
Toiletries in small sizes
Snacks, power bars
Tea bags (regular and herbal)
Sugar-free drink mix (to be added to water)
WHY: Because we are all connected by our humanity, and anything we can do to alleviate some of the trauma, dislocation and pain experienced by those less fortunate than we is an act of kindness that is foundational to all of the world’s great religions.
On behalf of The First Parish in Lincoln, we thank all who can donate something in this effort to help our neighbors in Boston and Cambridge.
Cash Donations may be made directly to Bay Cove Covid 19 Vulnerable Neighbors Fund, on their website or by check to Bay Cove at 66 Canal St. Boston, Ma 02114.