Announcing a new Meetup for Cool Folks In the City -Young Adults - Get out the House!!What
: "Make a Child Smile" (MACS) - Making Cards for Kids with Illnesses! When
: Sunday, August 22,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: Prudential Center: Terrace Food Court
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199We'll be making cards for children with illnesses and their siblings and sending them out to the families directly. I will supply some materials, but I'm asking all volunteers to bring at least one arts & crafts item e.g., markers, construction paper, stickers, stamps, crayons, etc.
from the www.makeachildsmile.org :
Founded in May of 1998, by Alexandra Bakker, the Make A Child Smile Organization, also known as MACS, has been a source of support to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Emotional support is provided by creating the opportunity for people to visit the MACS website and learn about the children and their illnesses.
Each month, new children are featured. A picture and biography describing the child and information about their family is published on the website. Hundreds of 'net surfers, schools, service organizations, girls/boys scouts and church groups use the MACS website as a philanthropic project where they can send cards, letters and small gifts to the featured children and their siblings, through postal mail.
In December of 2000, MACS was granted tax-exempt status so that it could expand its mission to include fundraising efforts in order to provide financial assistance to qualifying families for help with medical, funeral expenses or other costs associated with the child's illness.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/chill-lax/calendar/14207882/