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Volunteering in the aftermath

NEB asks:

Is there a place that feeds the less fortunate on Thanksgiving that could use some extra hands this year?

Cat Victory Speech also asks:

Striving to channel this shock into action. what are orgs. that need tutors in Dorchester?

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Boston Partners in Education
Generations, Inc
Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy

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If you want to volunteer on Thanksgiving, that's great, but to really help, you might want to start volunteering now, so you can learn the ropes and be more useful on the big day. And, of course, volunteer after Thanksgiving too.

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Volunteering on Thanksgiving is an immensely popular activity, and many organizations find their volunteer quotas filled weeks in advance.

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I've done some volunteering through Boston Cares in the past. A wonderful organization that organizes several volunteer opportunities for short-term commitments. https://www.bostoncares.org/

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There has been a lot flying around the intertubes today, but Cat Victory Speech has come through with the most elite white privilege thought of the day; Are Tutors Needed In Dorchester?

Your statement is operating under the assumption that people in Dorchester are generally dumb and in need of your specific help. I don't have any scientific numbers to back me up, but I can assure you that probably no more than any other place in our Commonwealth are there, on average, a greater or lesser number of people in need of your help for the basics when it comes to learning. Sure, Brookline might have more dentists, and a torpedo into the 520 from Rowes Wharf to Hingham might knock a lot of MBAs into the watery depths, but for the most part there is a fairly decent literacy rate east of Blue Hill Ave and west of the gas tank.

I, and nearly every single person I grew up with could read, write, breath, bathe ourselves, and tie our shoes at a reasonable age.

Your statement reeks, reeks to the heavens, on the assumption that you see yourself as better than others and believe it or not, you are one of the reasons that so many people rebelled (not me) and voted for The First Cheetoh yesterday.

You want to impose change on people that may need conversion to your way of thinking, haul your arse out to the mill towns of Worcester County or down to Cranberry Country. You can spread your enlightened way of thinking of the Trump Country of Massachusetts. I would keep the car running if I were you.

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i asked about dorchester because i live there and it's convenient.

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However, if you feel the need, check in with St. Mark's Rectory and see if one of the more diverse parts of the neighborhood (for now, pending rent increases in Cambridge and Somerville which will turn it more Barney), if people need help. Check in with the saintly Charmaine Higgins at Boston Strive in Codman Square. Check in at the Codman Square Health Center. The Codman Square, Adams, Fields Corner, and Lower Mills libraries may also be avenues for you to pursue.

Also, the Irish Pastoral Center at St. Brendan's caters to assisting immigrants (not just the bogtrotters).

My reaction before is that is one who still to this day is seen as some kind of lesser owing to where I was raised. It is hard to get over that and when people pontificate assuming you are less, you easily get the ire up.

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On second thought, you appear to be just an every day dick. Refrain from grabbing pussies today

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Oh insecure white privilege. You've struck again?

Funny how the guy who hasn't set foot in Dorchester in the many years since moving to a nice, black-free suburb still acts like he owns the place - or knows anything about it at all!

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You just keep digging that hole deeper, asshat.

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http://collegebounddorchester.org/volunteer/
I used to be an intern for their precursor organization Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses back in the 90s. I don't know much about their current state, but I'm sure they're doing good.

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This is a complete over-reaction, John. If he lived in Weston, he would be tutoring in Weston. He lives in Dot, so he tutors in Dot. End of story.

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Seriously. Why, of all days, do you choose to perpetuate all that is negative about your (just a guess here?) white male privilege. I live in Dorchester. I volunteer in Dorchester. I am originally from Dorchester. I am a UMass Boston student. And I am smart. Please don't contribute to the judgement and pompous bullshit that has been stuffed down our throats.

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St. Anthony Shrine
100 Arch Street, Boston MA, 02110

https://stanthonyshrine.org/

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http://www.redemptionhillchurch.com/event/886567-2016-11-19-thanksgiving...

My local church is doing a Thanksgiving dinner give away. More info is in the link. I did it last year and it was great experience and a perfect way to connect with your local community. If you can't come but want to contribute through donation I believe you can send an email to the coordinator listed in the link and ask how that works.

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For your consideration- The New England Center for Homeless Veterans: http://nechv.org/volunteer/
Contact CJ Beck directly to see how you can help. Thanks.

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Maybe this election is the kick in the pants we all need to get involved and make a truly positive change in our country.

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The Steppingstone Foundation is always looking for volunteer tutors and they're almost always hiring teachers, too. They're an education non-profit that helps underprivileged children in Boston access college. Their flagship program is based out of BLA during the school year. You can find out more about them at www.tsf.org

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We could use some volunteers to go around and take down all the "Bennett for Sheriff" signs.

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