Giving Project Potluck 2017

Join Us at the Brown/Oak Hill Giving Project Potluck! May 16, 6-8pm

The Giving Project Potluck is a very special community event that brings families from Brown and Oak Hill together over a delicious meal while raising awareness and funds for some of the many charities supported by our students and faculty. Don’t miss this great opportunity to make a difference!

This year, our goal is to shine a light on organizations in the Greater Boston Area currently working to help our world become a safe, welcoming and thriving place for everyone.

The Nominations Are In!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the Giving Project! Please click here to download a pdf of all the nominations – it’s so inspiring to read about these amazing organizations that mean so much to members of our community.

Selecting five organizations to be featured at the Giving Project Potluck dinner on May 16 was extremely challenging, but unfortunately there is only time for 5 presentations at the event, so a selection had to be made. The finalists are:

The Children’s Room

Joi A. Fonfield Enrichment Scholarship Fund

My Team Triumph Massachusetts

NeXus Newton

The Skating Club of Boston Therapeutic Skating Program

What’s Happens Next? The Fun Part!

  1. The community comes together at the Giving Project Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, May 16, 6-8pm in the Brown Cafeteria.
    Attendees bring a donation and a favorite dish to share with friends old and new, and hear presentations about the 5 selected organizations.
  2. Everyone “votes” for their favorite organization(s) with pennies.
    Once the presentations are over, 5 jars will be placed on a table, one for each organization.  Every participant is then given the same number of pennies, and asked to “donate” their pennies to the organization(s) of their choice by placing them in the appropriate jar(s).
  3. The funds collected are shared between the organizations according to how many pennies they get.
    At the end of the evening the pennies in each jar will be tallied, and all the funds raised through donations will be divided up between the 5 organizations in proportion to the amount of pennies they each receive.

Sign Up for the Potluck

Bring a dish and a donation, and join us on Tuesday, May 16, from 6-8 pm, in the Brown cafeteria!  Enjoy great food, catch up with old friends, make new friends, and help us raise funds and spread the word about some great non-profit organizations.

This year, the Potluck has an international theme, and you are encouraged to bring a dish that reflects your family’s culture and country of origin, and to share the recipe and history of the dish. 

Please click here to RSVP, and tell us what dish you will be bringing, also to volunteer to help at the event, or sign up to bring water or paper goods.  Use the comment field to tell us the number of guests and provide a brief description of your dish. If you have any questions, please email Anabel Cable. Thank you!

Make a Donation!

Can’t attend, but want to support the Giving Project? Please click here to make a donation online, or make a check out to “Brown PTO” with “Giving Project” in the memo line, and send it to Giving Project, Brown Middle School Office, 125 Meadowbrook Road, Newton Centre, 02459.