See How to Donate to Watertown Organizations on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 3 is Giving Tuesday, and if you would like to give locally, here are a few opportunities. The following came from the donation information provided by these Watertown-based groups:

Watertown Community Foundation

There is no better way to see the true impact of your donation than to give where you live. We hope you’ll think of the Watertown Community Foundation on #GivingTuesday. Make a local impact every single day of the year.

Watertown Mall’s Giving Tree Benefits Boys & Girls Club

The Watertown Mall’s Giving Tree. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall’s giving tree is filled with ornaments for this Holiday season and will benefit the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. The Giving Tree is located in the common area of the mall, near Miss Maria’s School of Dance. If you would like to make a child’s holiday wish come true, simply take an ornament off the tree, buy the gift listed on the tag, and return it to mall staff unwrapped (Management Team, Maintenance Staff, Security Officers). Gifts must be dropped off by Monday, Dec.

Annual Watertown Boys & Girls Club Harvest Festival Coming Up

The Boys & Girls Club will once again host its Harvest Festival/

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Carnival

The Harvest Carnival will take place at the Club on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6–8 p.m. Fun for the whole family and all are welcome! The event includes carnival games, a prize barn, a ghost walk, best costume contest, and a bake sale. The cost is $3 for 10 game tickets with a canned good and $5 for 10 game tickets without a canned good. Please note the Club will not be open for after school drop-in or registered programs on Monday, Oct.

Registration Open for the Boys & Girls Club’s Golf Tournament

The following information was provided by the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will host their annual golf tournament on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Oakley Country Club. The tournament honors one of the Club’s original founding members, Stephen Mugar. His children and grandchildren generously perpetuate his legacy by sponsoring this annual event. The Mugar Family will match the tournament’s net profits up to $80,000, thus making this the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club. Foursomes and single golfer tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/WBGCGolf2019 along with sponsorships of varying levels.

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Raising Funds to Send Kids to Summer Camp

Watertown Boys & Girls Club campers hit the beach at Camp Hale, the club’s summer camp. The Watertown Boys & Girls Club has started a fund raising effort to make sure that all youth in the community will be able to attend summer camp. The Boys & Girls Club sent out the following information:

Give the gift of camp to a child in need. Be part of building great futures. Many of the youth who attend Watertown Boys & Girls Club for after-school programs, swim lessons, league sports teams, school vacation programs and summer camp, depends on the financial aid provided by the Club to be able to participate in these important youth experiences.

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Auction Coming Up, Auction Items Being Accepted

The Watertown Boys & Girls Club Auction will raise money for scholarships to
send kids to camp this summer. The following information was provided by the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will host BE GREAT AND CELEBRATE, their annual Spring Auction this benefit the Club on Friday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m.

This yearly event raises critical funds for the organization, including over $14,000 for summer camp scholarships. The event will be held at the Sons of Italy and will include performances by Club members, a raffle, silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails (cash bar) and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased online from the homepage of the Watertown Boys & Girls website, http://www.watertownbgc.org/

Those interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring the event are encouraged to reach out to the Club’s Director of Development & Marketing Communications, Jen Bray at jbray@watertownbgc.org.

Kids Can Head to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club for Pizza, Crafts and Games!

Youngsters can head to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club for a fun night of Valentine Crafts, Dodgeball & Pizza. Pre-register to save on the price of admission. The Watertown Boys & Girls Club announced it will host “Kids Night Out” on Friday, Feb. 8 from 6-8 p.m.

COST: Pre-registration (until 5 p.m. on Feb. 8): $10 per child, Day of Registration (after 5 p.m. on Feb.

Watertown Yoga Studio Celebrating 3 Years With Donation Based Classes

The following information was provided by Artemis Yoga:

Artemis Yoga in the east end of Watertown is celebrating its third year of business this weekend, Jan. 19 and 20 with two days of donation-based “free” classes as an opportunity to give back to the community. 

“The staff and I at Artemis Yoga are grateful to the community that has supported our growing small business over the past three years and one of our goals of the Celebrate Open House is to give back to the community that has helped us build such a vibrant, welcoming place in the east end,” Liz Padula, the studio’s owner, said. “Yoga helps to set a foundation for life no matter your age and so we selected the Watertown Boys & Girls Club for our donation-based raffle as the Club is doing amazing work setting the foundation for their members and in particular the new Teen Center supported by the Great Futures Campaign is providing some amazing resources for our future leaders right here in Watertown. We invite the community to join us this weekend for a fun weekend of celebration!” The Celebrate Open House takes place on Saturday and Sunday Jan. 19 and 20 and classes for all levels from kids to gentle/chair yoga plus specialty classes such as introduction to meditation and yoga will be offered.