The Huntington’s Disease Society of America: On Saturday, September 8, Red Sox staff members will participate in a walk taking place on Castle Island in South Boston that will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. The walking team was put together in support of a Red Sox greeter, Marty McCarthy, who has Huntington’s Disease and is very active in fundraising efforts for the charity. The walkers created “Team Marty’s Party” and raised $2,000 to benefit Huntington’s Disease research.
Covidien and the Red Sox Foundation Community Service Days: On Saturday, September 8, as part of this year’s Red Sox Foundation and Covidien community service days, Red Sox Foundation members, Red Sox Legends and civic-minded volunteers will team up to improve facilities through a number of activities including painting, cleaning, refurbishing, landscaping, and trash removal. Three of the community service projects will be Acts of Kindness, including:
In West Springfield, volunteers will help beautify YMCA Camp Weber. The services will include painting the camp’s snack shack, nurse’s station, nature shed and rope shed, as well as weeding and cleaning leftover brush from recent storms.
Central Falls, Rhode Island community members will work with Covidien and Red Sox volunteers to improve the Central Falls High School’s curbside and classroom appeal. Crews will groom the school grounds and paint the interior of select classrooms to create a more inviting learning environment for students.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Irene, Greven Field in Proctorsville, Vermont will get a makeover as Red Sox Nation Governor Glen Jardine and community workers weed the grounds, lay new infields, and paint two brand new dugouts and Vermont’s replica of Fenway Park’s iconic Green Monster.
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD): On Sunday, September 9, The Red Sox will make a $5,000 donation to ABCD, Boston's antipoverty agency, during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. ABCD served more than 85,000 low-income Greater Boston residents in 2011 promoting upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities.
RESPOND, Inc.: On Monday, September 17 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Red Sox staff members will visit RESPOND, Somerville’s domestic violence shelter. Staff members will assemble dressers purchased for the residents of the shelter and will also donate curtains for the shelter’s first floor windows. RESPOND is New England's first domestic violence agency and the second oldest in the nation, providing a life-saving shelter, support services, training and education to more than 75,000 members of the community.
With the completion of these Acts of Kindness, the number of special recipients of the “100 Acts of Kindness” will total 68, with a final goal of completing 100 by the end of 2012.
About the 100 Acts of Kindness: As a way to highlight and support the important work done by the many charitable institutions throughout New England and beyond, the Red Sox are engaging in “100 Acts of Kindness” with various not-for-profit organizations during the 100th anniversary season of Fenway Park in 2012. These acts will take on a number of different forms, including donations, volunteer efforts, and hosting community events. Each act will be designed to highlight organizations and causes throughout New England. Red Sox ownership, players, alumni, and staff will participate. Additional acts will be announced throughout 2012, culminating with 100 by the end of this 100th Anniversary year.