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Ready to Build Creative Communities?

The Women's Center is Seeking Book Donations!

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

In your home, community.  

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

To drop off or ship

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

We recognize the complex needs of women experiencing poverty and homelessness. Our basic services here at St. Francis House are supplemented with a secure space where women can find custom programs and pathways to stability.

Though women make up only 20% our total guest population, the number of women seeking help at St. Francis House has more than doubled in recent years, making them one of the fastest-growing groups among the homeless.

Homeless women are at especially high risk for violence, and nearly all of those who seek shelter at St. Francis House are victims of trauma, abuse, or rape. Our women’s counselor works with female guests to help them survive, and eventually move beyond, life on the streets.  Providing a book is a small and generous way to support a visitor.

DESCRIPTION

Help us build our library book collection by donating new or gently used books written by your favorite female authors. We are seeking books in the following genres: poetry, short stories, non-fiction, fiction (all kinds) and self help.


ITEMS NEEDED


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Please donate books in the following genres: poetry, short stories, non-fiction, fiction (all kinds) and self help.  Click on "View Instructions" for details.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Collect books.
  2. Tell your friends and neighbors. 
  3. For donations of more than 3 books or any questions, please contact Jessica Shaughnessy at jshaughnessy@stfrancishouse.org.
  4. Please let them know you learned about this drive through PGK.
  5. Please print, complete and include the PGK Donation Slip.
  6. Please send items to: St. Francis House, Women's Center, 39 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 SFH Tax ID is: 22-251-9129
  7. If you are unsure about which book to choose, check out the Women's Center Amazon wishlist here: https://lnkd.in/er4cRBU

Thank you so much!

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