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7 August 2018
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August News & Updates

THIS SATURDAY: Outdoor Community Tables!

Our 6th Annual Outdoor Community Tables is almost here! Join neighbors on Saturday, August 11, from 5-8 pm at this year’s pay-what-you-can feast featuring a delicious, made-from-scratch buffet dinner (including dessert and veg/vegan options) under the sunset in the parking lot of Haley House Bakery Cafe in Dudley. There will be music, dancing, and lots of fun for the whole family-- we hope to see you there! 

The bakery cafe will be closed on August 11 to prepare for this event.
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Suggested donation is $10/ adult and kids are free. More info here.

Thank you, Roxbury Unity Parade! 

Haley House Bakery Cafe is honored to have been named the recipient of the Inaugural Roxbury Unity Parade’s "Business of the Community" award presented on July 22 to recognize “exceptional individuals and organizations who make community service a way of life."
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Two lifetime achievement awards were conferred to Sarah-Ann Shaw and Alfreda Harris for their important contributions to the Roxbury Community and surrounding area. Congratulations, Sarah- Ann and Alfreda! 

The Yung House Slam: BNV 2018

Yung House Slam 4Congratulations to the Yung House Slam Team for placing 4th at the 2018 Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Slam Festival in Houston, TX! Brave New Voices brings over 500 young poets together to learn, slam, and engage in the art of spoken word.

The Yung House Slam will be back at HHBC this September, happening every first and third Wednesday at 6:30. All ages are invited to attend and those 19 or under can slam! Learn more about the Yung House Slam here and Brave New Voices here.

Event Spotlight: #StuckOnReplay 8/15

On Wednesday, August 15 (5-8pm), community members, leaders and elected officials are invited to gather outside Haley House Bakery Cafe for the 3rd annual #StuckOnReplay event.

Stuck On ReplayThe central question of the gathering is: “who do you value?” This community conversation will focus on holding policy makers accountable to the communities they represent on the topic of criminal justice reform. The event is free and open to the public and includes food, performances from local poets and rap artists, and more. For more information and to register, click here.

Cook it, Grow it, Share it: HYCC Teen Leaders

Eight amazing teenagers have been working hard at the farm this summer as part of a collaborative summer employment program with Hawthorne Youth & Community Center and Haley House. During the "Grow It, Cook It, Share It" program, these "food ambassadors " learn all about sustainable urban agriculture and cooking.
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If you'd like to witness the talent of these teens, all are invited to join pay-what-you-can dinners cooked with farm fresh food on Thursdays during the summer (6-7:30 pm) at HYCC. It's a chance to check out the teens' skills and talents, and also have conversations with people of all ages on building up the community. For more info/ to reserve a seat, email or call 617-427-0613.

Reaching New Heights at the Farm

Twelve foot tall sunflowers, plump tomato plants, and greens growing faster than can be harvested are all sights to be seen at the Thornton Street Farm this month! The farm team continues to harvest lots nutritious and colorful produce for the bakery cafe (1,000+ pounds so far this season!). Much of the produce is prepared and served as soon as it’s brought in. Swing by the bakery cafe today for a healthy, hearty, and freshly prepared meal!
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Interested in volunteering at the farm? Contact Rachel for more information.

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Closed 8/11 (in preparation for Outdoor Community Tables)

Closed 8/27-9/4, 
Re-opening 9/5 

HH Soup Kitchen
Closed 8/18-8/31,
Re-opening 9/1**


8/8: Dudley After Dark: A Wrinkle in Time (outdoor movie screening hosted by Transformative Culture Project),
8pm at HHBC (more info)
8/9: Lifted Boston, 7 pm at HHBC  (more info

8/10: The House Slam: Team Send Off & Diss Slam, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info

8/11: Outdoor Community Tables, 5-8 pm at HHBC (more info)

8/15: Who Do You Value? The Relaunch of #StuckOnReplay, 5 pm at HHBC (more info)

8/23: 20/20: A Night of Seeing Clearly (hosted by Danny Rivera), 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

8/24: The House Slam - Rap Slam ft. Tim Hall, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info

SAVE THE DATE: 10/16: Haley House Fundraiser at Flatbread Company Brighton (a portion of all pizza sales benefit Haley House)! 

HHBC Hours

7:30 am - 6 pm

7:30 am - 9 pm*
*food until 9 pm
7-10 pm

 7:30 am - 8 pm
The House Slam 6:30 pm (2nd & 4th Fridays) 

9 am - 4 pm
5 -7:30 pm

10 am - 4 pm

Wish List

Any gently used/new men's clothing and personal hygiene products, especially:

-NEW underwear (M-XL)
-Men's pants (30's range)
-Men's summer wear (T-shirts/ shorts)
-Travel-sized toiletries (soaps/shampoo/conditioner/lip-balm)
-Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
-Shaving cream & razors

-Silverware (forks + spoons especially)
-Books/ magazines (Spanish + English)
-Checkers, chess,  scrabble

-Seedlings/ transplants
-Potting soil
-Wood/ stakes

Know a Returning Citizen?

Returning Citizens
More than 3,000 individuals a year return to the community from prison each year. The city of Boston has opened an office for “Returning Citizens” to provide resources for these individuals. Learn more and fill out their intake form here.

Thanks Alkermes for Supporting Hygiene! 

A big thank you to our friends at  Alkermes, Inc. for putting together hundreds of personal hygiene bags for the guests of our Soup Kitchen! Each bag contains a variety of essentials, including soap, deodorant, toothpaste, emergency blankets, and more! Thank you for your efforts!
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If you'd like to make a donation of in-kind goods for our guests, contact Cavell
Soup Kitchen, Live-In Community, Administrative Office
23 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA 02116
(617) 236-8132 /

Haley House Bakery Café (+ Catering) 
12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Photo Credits: Paul Davey, Cachelle Johnson, #StuckOnReplay, Hawthorne Youth and Community Center, City of Boston,  Porsha Olayiwola, Bing Broderick, Rachel Rimm, Mattaya Fitts

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