I can hardly believe the end of May is fast approaching, but I'm thrilled to cap the month with a bang and invite you all to a big, awesome party on Memorial Day. I'm honored to co-host (along with the lovely Audrey of Mom Generations, Christy of Quirky Fusion, and Jodi of Mom's Favorite Stuff) one of TheMotherhood's series of Hebrew National Better-Than-A-Picnic Picnics. This series of nine picnics along the East Coast offers a fun means through which families and friends can hang out, enjoy some hot dogs (100% kosher beef with no nasty fillers or artificial flavors by the way), and do a little good. Below are the details on the Boston event. I hope to see you there!
Monday, May 31, 11:30am - 3:30pm
Artesani Park, 1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. The site includes free parking, a playground, and a spray park.
You, your family, and friends -- the more the merrier! This event is free and open to the public. No formal RSVP is required but an RSVP via the Boston picnic Facebook page will help us with our hot dog estimate.
What will be there?
Complimentary refreshments will include hot dogs, fruit, and beverages (please feel welcome to bring picnic items for your family if you have other food preferences). Entertainment will include music, activities, and a mechanical bull (for real!).
Let's do some good y'all!
Do you have travel toiletries you've collected from hotels? Books that you're done with and want to share? Outgrown baby items (in excellent collection) that you're ready to part with? We hope that you will help us with one or all of the below charitable efforts:
1. We will collect donations for Women's Lunch Place, a Boston-based organization that serves homeless women and children. WLP has a host of in-kind donation needs, and top priority items include: toiletry items (travel sizes), office supplies (paper, pens, envelopes, stamps, etc.), and gently used books/magazines (for their library).
2. We also will collect donations for Room to Grow, a Boston-based organization that serves babies born into poverty (throughout their first three years of development). RTG has a host of in-kind donation needs, and top priority items include: board and soft books as well as all children's books for children 0-3, toddler clothing (especially boys sizes 18 months - 3T), and safety equipment.
3. Given that our picnic is on Memorial Day, we'll host a card making station where kids (and grownups!) can make cards for military service members (cards will be sent to the Boston VA and Operation Gratitude). We also will host a craft project (to benefit Women's Lunch Place) that attendees are invited to help with.
I hope you'll come join the fun! If you have any questions, just leave a comment below, or send me an e-mail.