Friends and Neighbors is an organization dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of our Boston community through events and opportunities that create new bonds, resource those in need, and spread joy.
We donated 125 large bags of clothes + shoes thanks to you!
Keep It Moving Southie was launched to offer opportunities to reduce household waste and keep items circulating locally. For our first drive, we partnered with Cradles to Crayons to collect kids' clothes and shoes. Our donated items were given to families in need, progress towards ending clothing insecurity in our community. Additional benefit of keeping textiles out of landfill.
Special thanks to Southie Brownie Troops 64224 and 70041 for the origin of this event! Earlier this year, the scouts learned about the catastrophic impacts of textile waste on the environment through a lesson on using resources wisely - part of the Girl Scout Law and words scouts pledge to live by. We designed this first donation drive together and look forward to incorporating other recycling categories in the future.
Why We're Here
Friends and Neighbors was formed to envision and design creative community programming, and to provide an umbrella for events that don’t fit neatly within the framework of other organizations. We author our own events or come alongside community partners to support their initiatives. We look to bring about opportunities for connection. The through-line in all our efforts is for neighbors to get to know each other and grow new friendships.
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