March Happenings at Haley House
Haley House News and Events
March 5, 2014

Souper Bowl Success 
A brief report from the February 9 fundraising event 
Our Souper Bowl 6 fundraiser was a big success with over 175 attendees over the course of the three hour event. The event took place on February 9 at the Haley House Bakery Café and raised a net of $4,750, which will cover the cost of food and supplies for two months in the Haley House Soup Kitchen. If you missed the Souper Bowl this year, you can catch the replay at

We especially want to thank our event partners, MassArt's Clay for Change and Center for Art and Community Partnerships. Without their support, this event would have been impossible. The generosity of our chefs, farmers, and suppliers in giving of their time and resources deserves special attention -- together they brought an impressive collection of soups to warm many hearts and bodies. We are looking forward to Souper Bowl 7 next year! 

Upcoming Events

Community Tables
Haley House Bakery Café

Saturdays at 5:30 pm

Doors open at 5:00 pm. First come, first served for a 3-course, full-service, pay-what-you-wish dinner. Enjoy a locally sourced, delicously healthful meal with friends and family!

On Saturday, March 8, help us celebrate the one year anniversary of Community Tables. 


Grow Your Business Workshop
Haley House Bakery Café
March 12, 6:00-8:00 pm

Thinking about starting a catering or food service business? The law firm of Goodwin Proctor is partnering with Haley House and other community organizations to present a "Grow Your Business" workshop. The workshop will include a presentation on the legal and business concerns of food service businesses, including city permiting. 


Art is Life itself!

Haley House Bakery Café
Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm 

3/6: Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative and open mic

3/13: Poet Neil Israel; screening of "Fundi: The Story of Ellen Baker;" open mic

3/20: Screening of "The Culture," a film about guns in America by Noube Rateu; "Deconstructing the Prision Industrial Complex" with The Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners; open mic

3/27: Poet Glenn Lucci Furman; "Gentrification Jujitsu and Working Toward a Unified Vision Influencing the Community Process" by Christian Williams; open mic

4/3: The Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative and open mic

4/10: Mea Johnson, Simple Intentional Living Workshop, and open mic

Save the Date 
5/15: The next "Grow Your Business" workshop will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Dudley branch of the Boston Public Library. The topic of this workshop is "Financing Your Business."

Donation Needs

We are requesting donations of fictional books, particulary crime and mystery novels, for our soup kitchen lending library. Many of our guests are avid readers and love a good thriller! Please drop off donations at 23 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116. 

New Hours at Haley House Bakery Café  
You lose an hour at Daylight-Saving Time. The Café gains a few. 

Beginning March 10, Haley House Bakery Café will extend its 
normal business hours. The new hours of operation are as follows:
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

The New Live-In Community 
An update from the ever-changing Live-In Community 

 Community 2014 2Last month we said "Auf wiedersehn!" (that's good-bye in German) to our beloved Live-In Melanie, who came to Haley House all the way from her native Austria, but not before serenading her with a Haley House rendition of "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music. Since the new year, we have also welcomed three new-comers: Claire, Rei, and Jason. If you're curious about what the Live-Ins have been up to, check out the Live-In Community blog. 
McKinley Garden News
Preparing for Spring 

The month of March is packed with workshops and classes for our garden coordinator, Carmine Leighton, as she prepares to bring McKinley Garden into the next growing season!

Please stay tuned for the next garden workday in April. To get the monthly newsletter from McKinley Garden, please contact Carmine.  

To stay in the loop and show your support, like McKinley Garden on Facebook and follow our weekly updates and blog posts. 

New Artwork at Haley House Bakery Café
On display now through April 29

Come check out the new photography exhibit on display at the Haley House Bakery Café! Photographer Jared Leeds' exhibit features portraits of the café's staff. If you just cannot wait to see it in person, click here to watch a video sneak peak. 

"Mother to Son"
By Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it, 
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor-
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's, 
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn your back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you find it kinder hard.
Don't you fall now-
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin'
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
Live-in Community, Offices, & Soup Kitchen: (617) 236-8132
23 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02119

Haley House Bakery Café: (617) 445-0900 
12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02116


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