From the International Women's Writing Guild: "The International Women's Writing Guild is honored and grateful to receive support from the Beacon Hill Community Fund. The Fund enabled us to update a social justice anthology written by young writers of color in Boston. In addition, it supported a book of lesson plans on social justice and racial identity to be taught by middle and high school instructors. We hope to make these available at no charge to Boston Public Schools to support curricula on social justice. Finally, we have launched a cohort of IWWG fellows, who we know will inspire young writers throughout the city. THANK YOU!"
From Tunefoolery Music, Inc.: "Tunefoolery Music is deeply grateful for the generous Beacon Hill Community Fund grant. In the first half of 2022, funds were used to enable us to bring weekly online live music performances with an open mic and weekly online mindfulness instruction (also with live music) to the individuals in mental health recovery staying at the Lindemann Inn homeless shelter.Experiencing homelessness during a pandemic as someone with a psychiatric disorder can be understandably stressful and disorienting. Our musicians, who also are in mental health recovery, brought their shared perspective and skill at leading meditations and performing music, as well as the opportunity for the shelter guests to gain some control and express their musical or spoken word talents. Staff at the shelter has said how much relief our work brought to their guests. Tunefoolery’s musicians use music-making as an essential component in their healing journey, and through sharing their talents, they benefit greatly. Thanks to the Beacon Hill Civic Association for its very kind support.”
From ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC): "A Beacon Hill Community Fund grant enabled the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) to add a monthly contactless meal to its rotation of meal delivery services. The meals that the NE/WE NSC delivers each week to the housing complexes reach clients who are unable to get out due to being homebound or worried about contracting COVID-19. Meals have included baked ziti, meatball sandwiches, and chicken, broccoli, and ziti. Thank you Beacon Hill Civic Association, for enabling our center to provide nourishing meals and a friendly connection to those who need it the most!"