S.W.A.N. Society In Boston 581 Boylston St, Boston, MA02116 The S.W.A.N. Society assists only single, female senior citizens at the age of 65 and older with medical needs that are…More not covered by insurance and living expenses such as rent and heat. It is a non-profit organization that is run solely on the generosity of the public where 100% of donations go straight to the senior women in Boston who need it the most.
Junior League of Boston 117 Newbury St, Boston, MA02116 The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is a group of accomplished women dedicated to educating other young women about…More the social needs and problems within the greater Boston community. Members join in the spring and donate their time to help educate young women in the hopes of making the community a better one. JL Boston is strictly an educational and charitable non-profit organization.
Christopher J. Hawes Color & Design Group 36 Newbury St, Boston, MA02116 Christopher J. Hawes Color & Design Group is half salon, half art gallery. Half of the revenue from all art sales…More are donated to charity. The salon promises relaxation, privacy and cutting-edge hair design technique. Hawes worked in New York and Los Angeles before relocating to Boston.
Audrey's Pet Supply & Services 296 Newbury St, Boston, MA02115 Brittany Bang, founder and owner of Audrey's Pet Supply & Services, named the store after her late bulldog Audrey.…More This is truly a family business, with Britanny's husband and mother providing invaluable help in the store. While the shop doesn't offer pet-grooming services, Audrey's does offer dog walking and cat-care house visits. They will also deliver dog food "pretty much 24/7." Brittany and her family are very active in supporting the Animal Rescue League of Boston. They even stage adoption events at the store the last Saturday of every month. Around the time we visited, there were six cats up for adoption—and all of them left with a loving new owner. Audrey's also has a special "Animal Rescue League table." If you purchase items from the table, the proceeds are donated to the animal rescue league. Underneath the table, there's a basket with the League's "wish-list," so you can even donate to them directly.
Friends of Copley Square 47 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA02116 Friends of Copley Square is a non-profit organization that works to care for Copley Square and the area's buildings,…More plant areas, fountains, monuments and statues. The organization holds numerous events, including fundraisers, Farmers Markets, auctions and other activities to help raise money and keep the Square in prime shape for the community. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted for donations. Visit the website for more information, including pictures of the Square and a history of the area and organization.
The Ayer Mansion 395 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA02215 The Ayer Mansion is a historical site located on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Originally built for businessman and art…More collector Frederick Ayer, the location was named a National Historic Landmark in 2005. The mansion is beautifully designed, with stone and glass mosaics, custom furniture, intricate plaster work and sophisticated stained glass windows. The non-profit organization, the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion, has worked to restore and preserve the site, which is open 12 days a year and by appointment. The house is also regularly open for lectures and other events. To donate to the organization, check the website for details.
The Barbara Krakow Gallery focuses on modern, conceptual, contemporary art. This is art from the second half of the…More 20th century and beyond. It exhibits works by emerging and established artists, both national and international.
Recent shows have included works by Peter Downsbrough, Mel Bochner, Chuck Close, Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, Kay Rosen, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Sophie Calle, James Siena and Kara Walker.
The gallery has an annual AIDS benefit each November and December where funds from all works of art sold for $350 or more are donated to charity.