Click to view this email in a browser

VR banner newest 6
6 July 2017
Mel Hugo King Mural 2
July News Update

5th Annual Outdoor Community Tables: 8/12

Outdoor Community Tables (1) 6Make sure your calendar is marked for the 5th Annual Outdoor Community Tables Feast on Saturday, August 12 at 5 pm at HHBC (in the parking lot). 
This event is an outdoor version of the weekly Saturday night pay-what-you-can meal where all neighbors are invited to gather and enjoy a delicious, lovingly prepared three-course meal (most ingredients locally sourced from farms, including HH's own Thornton Farm) with new and old friends. 

ALL ARE WELCOME: there will be music, dancing, and entertainment for all ages! Entrance to the event is "pay-what-you-can" at the door (suggested donation for adults is $10). More info can be found here. We hope to see you there!

District 7 SuperVoter Series at Dudley Dough

On Thursdays during the month of August, The RoxVote Coalition is partnering with Dudley Dough to host community conversations with candidates for the District 7 seat for City Council (5:30 pm). Each week a different panel of candidates will be given 15 minutes to speak, followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers. 
District 7
Candidates were chosen for each panel by a drawing. Check out the Facebook Live Video here and see below for the schedule of candidates:
Week 1 (8/3): Kim Janey, Domonique A. Williams, Roy Owens, Steven A. Wise
Week 2 (8/10): Hassan Williams, Carlos Henriquez, Angie Camacho
Week 3 (8/17): Rufus J. Faulk, Charles Clemons Muhammad, Deeqo Jibril
Week 4 (8/24): Joao DePina, Brian Keith, Jose Lopez

#StuckOnReplay: A Community Conversation

Stuck on Replay 2On Thursday, July 13, community members, leaders and elected officials are invited to gather outside Haley House Bakery Cafe (5-8 pm) for the 2nd annual #StuckOnReplay  event. 

This community conversation will focus on the urgent need for criminal justice reform. For more information and to register, click here (event is free and open to the public).

Roxbury Designated A Cultural District

On May 18, 2017 the Massachusetts Cultural Council designated Roxbury officially as a "Cultural District." This designation is the product of significant community efforts for many years. The mission of the district is to build and maintain a cultural district that identifies and recognizes Roxbury's cultural assets. Learn more about the designation Visit RCD's official site to learn more or check out the recent articles from the Bay Street Banner (here) and The Boston Globe (here).

Housing + Community Resiliency

Pahrc Report
The 2017 PAHRC Report found that investing in affordable housing programs can improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of places and build the resiliency of low-income individuals and families. The report also suggests tools community leaders can use to empower low-income families to reach their full potential and improve their community’s path towards sustainability. 

Farm Updates: 82.65 Lbs. of Collards & More

Thornton Farm is bursting with vegetables! One of the first harvests of collard greens totaled 82.65 pounds and were cooked up for the Hoops and Health event in Cambridge in June straight from the farm! The team has also started regular harvests of kale, collard greens, arugula, and a wide variety of herbs, many of which Chef Ricardo Monroy (Take Back the Kitchen/ HHBC) made good use of during the "Tasting Tuesday" event on June 20th (pictured below).

Tasting Tuesday 3

A generous grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources allowed the team to build additional hugelkultur beds and expand the incredible drip irrigation system on the farm. This past month, the team also hosted Nathan Hale Elementary School and introduced young students to many varieties of kale, mint leaves, and onsite creatures! And this month, the team will welcome students on the farm as part of our partnership with Hawthorne Youth and Community Center's Grow It, Cook It, Share It Program. 

If you'd like to help out at the farm, volunteers are welcome most afternoons during this busy season; email Cara at for more info!

Celebrating 2 School Years of Pie-R-Squared!

On June 20th, PieRSquared concluded its school year with an ice cream social for students, their families, tutors, and teachers. Four high school seniors were presented with scholarships for college; congratulations to Anthony Englert, Bria Hinds, Carmelissa Norbrun, and Marlie Norbrun- we wish you the best on your college adventures!

PieRSquared 5

During this school year, 486 registered students from 52 sending schools logged over 4,800 individual tutoring visits with Pie-R-Squared tutors. If you would like to help send these scholars off to college, please consider making a donation and supporting this amazing community-based math program. Click here to learn more or make a donation!

Thanks For The YELP Love, People!

PeopleLoveUs_Yelp 3
Haley House Bakery Cafe received a 2017 "People Love Us On Yelp" Award! 

Want to join in the fun? To share your own review, click here for HHBC or here for Dudley Dough.


HHBC's Catering Department will be closed for training and planning July 1-24. You may call 617 939 6837 or email to place an order for a delivery July 25 or later. 

Dudley Dough will reopen after its holiday break on 7/7 for Family Game Night. 


7/6: Jazz By Any Means Necessary, 7 pm at HHBC (more info)

7/7: First Friday Family Game Night, 5 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

7/12: Three Acts For(giving), 6 pm at HHBC (more info)

7/13: #StuckOnReplay (outdoors), 5 pm at HHBC (more info)

7/14: The House Slam Year III: Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

7/21: Afrobeats Dance Boston, 6 pm at HHBC 

7/28: House Slam, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

8/3: District 7 SuperVoter Series (Week 1), 5:30 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

8/10: District 7 SuperVoter Series (Week 2), 5:30 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

8/12: Fifth Annual Outdoor Community Tables, 5 pm at HHBC (more info)

8/16-8/17: HHBC & Vday Belmont present Vagina Monologues,  7:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

8/17: District 7 SuperVoter Series (Week 3), 5:30 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

8/24: District 7 SuperVoter Series (Week 4), 5:30 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

Special Request: A VEHICLE

car donation

The SUV that is used for all food pick-ups for the soup kitchen and farming chores by the live-in community is on its last legs. Do you have a vehicle that you're willing to donate to a good cause?
Contact us if you are able to help! 

Donation Wish List

Clothing For Soup Kitchen Guests: 
Each Monday morning, we open the "clothing room" for our soup kitchen guests. All men's clothing and personal hygiene projects are very much appreciated, especially:

  • NEW underwear (all sizes except small)!!
  • Men's socks!!
  • Shoelaces
  • Belts & Suspenders
  • Pants (especially between size 30-40) & shirts (men's)
  • T-shirts
  • Vests, sweaters & sweatshirts
  • Travel-sized toiletries (soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner in travel sizes, lipbalm)
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream & razors
  • Tote bags and reuseable grocery bags
Contact Cavell with ?'s.

Soup Kitchen & Live-In Community:
  • Forks
  • Mugs
  • Bowls
  • Plates
  • Books & magazines (Spanish & English)
  • Checkers, chess, & scrabble sets
  • Patio Furniture
  • Large Mason Jars with Lids (for canning)

Haley House Bakery Café Hours 

7:30 am - 6 pm

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

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

9 am - 4 pm
Community Tables 5-7:30 pm

10 am - 4 pm

Dudley Dough Summer Hours 

8 am- 9 pm

11 am- 9 pm
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

Dudley Dough
2302 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
(857) 308-3058 /
Photo Credits: Cara Snajczuk, Beth Segers, HAI Group, Yelp, Stuck-On-Replay, The Bay State Banner

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Click here to forward this email to a friend

Haley House
23 Dartmouth Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Non-Profits Email Free with VerticalResponse!