things to do in boston: giving back with hearth shares

the holiday season is upon us, whether we like it or not. which means we're all about to start getting busy busy with family and friends, but i think it's equally as important to turn around and give back.
earlier this week, i had the opportunity to attend a dinner at brasserie jo to learn about hearth shares. hearth shares was started through hearth, inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among the elderly and friends of boston's homeless, a non-profit that supports innovative, solution-oriented programs to help the homeless move beyond shelter to lead independent lives in our community.

throughout the holiday season, when you go to participating boston restaurants, you'll have the opportunity to easily add a voluntary donation of $1 or more to your bill. participating restaurants in Greater Boston include 51 Lincoln, 80 Thoreau, 224 Boston Street, Aquitaine Boston, Ashmont Grill, The Backroom, Battery Park, Beat Hôtel Brasserie, The Beehive, Bella Luna & The Milky Way, Blue Dragon, Blue Ginger, Brasserie Jo, Cinquecento, Commonwealth, Estragon, EVOO, Gaslight Brasserie, Juniper, Isabella Restaurant, L’Andana, The Local Newton, The Local Wayland, The Local Wellesley, The Merchant, Metropolis Café, Mistral, Mooo…, Ostra, Sorellina, South End Buttery, Sweet Basil, Sycamore, Tavolo, Teatro, Waban Kitchen, and Za Restaurant Arlington & Cambridge.

plenty of options!

it was such an honor to be among so many kind people, and to learn so much more about boston's homeless. so many have a story, and so many need help. i know it can be tough to find ways to provide meaningful impact (especially when a lot of us are still riddled with pesky things like student loans), but simply adding a few dollars onto your bill at one of these fine restaurants? pretty easy.

hearth shares is also supported by citizens bank and marlo marketing, who (along with brasserie jo, obviously) put on a beautiful dinner. if you're looking for a place to go this holiday season for some delicious french inspired cuisine, i highly recommend brasserie jo.

if you want more info, check out hearth shares on twitter, instagram and facebook. and if you do give back, let them know using #sharingseason!

i was invited to a complimentary dinner at brasserie jo to learn about hearth shares; i was not required to write this post, but i wanted you to learn more!

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