Give back with C2C
The CCC is partnering with Cradles to Crayons (C2C) to bring you two opportunities to give back to the community.
Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative nonprofit that provides disadvantaged children, free of charge, with the essential items that all kids need in order to flourish. They work with many organizations in Cambridge and rely on volunteers like you to assist in their daily work.
The CCC’s Fall Community Service Day will take place at Cradles to Crayons' Giving Factory on Friday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch at their facility. At the Giving Factory, volunteers come together and make it all happen. In the warehouses, you will inspect incoming books, match outfits, sort and test toys, stuff backpacks, or fill orders that meet the needs of individual boys and girls in local communities. Encourage your colleagues to come work as a team or individually to help Cradles to Crayons provide these critical services. Register for this event now.
Cradles to Crayons is located at 155 North Beacon Street in Brighton, behind the new WGBH, and is easily accessible from Cambridge. Parking is available on North Beacon Street that is not residential nor does it have a two hour limit. Alternate parking may be available behind the warehouse (turn off of Life Street after the purple door). For public transportation, take the 64 or 86 bus or walk from the Warren stop on the B line.
The CCC office is also serving as a collection site for Cradles to Crayons. Donate new and gently used children's clothing, footwear and books (we cannot accept baby equipment due to space constraints). Drop off your donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or bring to any Chamber event. See donations guidelines at www.cambridgechamber.org/chamber/news_c2c.html.
Save the Date
Please help support your local community by attending these upcoming fundraisers and celebrations held by CCC member organizations this fall. All event venues are in Cambridge unless otherwise noted.
• November 3—MITX and Microsoft 2011 Women’s Leadership Forum
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Full-day forum featuring top industry leaders that will give mid to senior level women in tech and business the tools to drive success in career and life.
$85 at http://microsoftcambridge.com/successfulyou/
with proceeds going to the Science Club for Girls and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.
• November 3—YWCA Cambridge Tribute to Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon/Fundraiser
Charles Hotel, Harvard Square
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Honoring eight local women who have distinguished themselves through professional work and/or community service and align themselves with the national mission of empowerment of women and the elimination of racism.
$80 at www.ywcacam.org
or (617) 491-6050.
• November 17—Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Champions for Change Gala & Auction
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 6 p.m.
An evening celebrating extraordinary accomplishments in healing, advocacy and leadership, featuring fine food & drink and silent & live auctions to support BARCC's free services.
$150 at www.barcc.org
• December 1—Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Holiday BAHsh
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Kick off Cambridge’s holiday season at the CCC’s annual holiday party.
Details to be announced.
• December 3—Cradles to Crayons 6th Annual Un-Gala Fundraiser
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory, 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton
This alternative to the traditional gala is a family-friendly day of philanthropy and volunteer service to help thousands of local children in-need stay safe and warm this winter.
For information about sponsorship, please contact Julie Lima at email@example.com
• December 5—MITX Interactive Awards
39 Dalton Street, Boston
6 to 9 p.m.
The largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for interactive and web innovations. Tickets: $80/$155 early-birds at www.mitxawards.org/
“Help Wanted!” We need you!
Are you looking to get more involved in the CCC and/or the community? We currently have openings on many CCC committees. Visit www.cambridgechamber.org/involved/committees.html
for more information or call Kelly at (617) 876-4217
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