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Please plan to stop by and shop for a "wish list" item - volunteers still needed for JP location...

Date/Time: April 26, 2008 - 10:30am-4:00pm
Locations: Cambridge, Somerville, Dorchester and Jamaica Plain

The Boston chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), working with several area domestic violence organizations and students groups, will host a Super Supply Drive on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers will be stationed outside supermarkets and drugstores at four collection sites asking shoppers to buy an item on the shelter "wish list." Requested items include toiletries, baby products and cleaning supplies. Donated items will be collected and delivered to area shelters. NOMAS is bringing together students, youth, religious people and other men's groups to create a large-scale event to raise awareness about men's roles in ending domestic violence.

4 collection sites + dozens of men and boys = 200 boxes of supplies collected for local domestic violence shelters.

Organizations volunteering and receiving supplies:

1. Teens from Close to Home, in Dorchester (Rite Aid in Savin Hill at 1100 Dorchester Ave.), donating to the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.

2. MIT and Harvard Students, in Harvard Square (CVS at 1426 Mass Ave, with the info table about a block away inside Harvard's Holyoke Center (next to Au Bon Pain), donating to Transition House.

3. NOMAS-Boston, in Jamaica Plain (Ace Hardware at 656 Centre St and CVS at 704 Centre Street) donating to Elizabeth Stone House.

4. Unitarian Universalist Men Against Domestic Violence, in Porter Square (CVS, Shaw's and Tags at 25 White St, Cambridge) donating to Renewal House and RESPOND.

Further information about volunteer groups and shelters:

Interested in volunteering in JP? Let me know and I'll get you the details! Thanks!!

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