The Boston Stake joins with Relief Societies around the world in the #IWasAStranger.lds.org initiative to support refugees, broadly defined.
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We invite friends of all faiths and backgrounds to join with us.
Boston Stake Relief Society Service
Though our various members are involved in many charities around the Boston and Worcester areas, we have three special partnerships:
Ascentria Care Alliance supports refugees within Massachusetts. Past service projects include collecting soccer equipment for unaccompanied minor refugee children and providing “I Was A Stranger Baby Shower Baskets” to pregnant refugee women, among other initiatives.
NuDay Syria supports women and children inside Syria and neighboring Turkey. Past service projects include making fleece blankets, hats, scarves, and collecting items and packing containers to go into Syria and Turkey.
We also support blood drives through the American Red Cross, which is particularly valuable when parts of America are hit by disaster (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, etc.). Those areas have a great need for blood, but are unable to hold blood drives locally. Our members and missionaries volunteer at blood drives here to help send blood to disaster zones.
Our Relief Society manages the humanitarian service hours of our approximately 60 missionaries serving from Boston to Worcester and all the towns in between. Each missionary spends 2 – 10 hours each week serving organizations and people in need. They do not proselytize during these service hours. Relief Society Humanitarian Service Coordinators connect with service organizations and organize missionaries according to community needs. Coordinators may also enlist the help of local residents to serve. We invite friends of all faiths and backgrounds to join with us.