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Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition to hold Youth Fair Oct. 23

Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition comprised of Tree of life, Hyde Square Task Force Possible Project, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Urban Edge, the Community Builders, MCHailey Tenant Organization Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public School Boston Police Department received a 3 year grant funding by Boston Children’s Hospital Health Equity Grant to support  residents and community based organizations /agencies in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of children and their families who reside in the Jackson Square.  The three areas being addressed by this grant are a) Early Learning and Family Stability ;b) Resident Leadership and c) Youth Engagement.

One of the components of the Coalition and the objective of this Youth Fair is to engage and connect the youth from Jackson Square so that they are “more socially connected, safer in their neighborhood and have an increased understanding of the resources, option and pathways available to them now and as they plan for the future.

Focus RE to Hold a Toy and Coat Drive

Focus Real Estate in Jamaica Plain will hold a toy and coat donation drive to benefit Toys for Tots and Cradles to Crayons this holiday season.

Focus will collect new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 and new or gently used coats for children and adults. Toys for Tots and Cradles to Crayons provide these items to local families in need.

Donations can be dropped off at the agency’s office at 34 South Street until December 15. Bins are available outside the office for after-hours donations. Cash donations can also be made which will then be used to purchase coats and toys.

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