June 18, 2017 @ 11:30AM — 3:00PM
Welcome Dead & Company fans! Join Positive Legacy for a Day of Giving at Pine Street Inn in Dorchester, MA. We're inviting fan engagement to make a positive impact in the community. Give a few hours of your time to help rehab two old garden beds by amending the soil and planting vegetable seedlings, installing an irrigation system, erecting a cucumber trellis, building table height self-watering beds for herbs and greens, planting various perennial tree shrubs, fruit trees, edible bushes, paving a stone walk-way to the garden area, and rehabbing and painting benches and sitting structures. Donors will receive lunch courtesy of deadhead chef Joe Antinucci, limited edition Positive Legacy/Dead & Company hat, one FREE download of any show in the extensive Nugs.net catalog, live music by Kind Bud's Kind Dubs and the feeling of satisfaction from giving back to the local community. Your Action Day donation will also contribute towards the cost of the Pine Street Inn Community Garden Project. All are welcome to participate! Can't join us in person? You can still make an impact by donating here: https://positive-legacy.networkforgood.com/projects/29861-dead-company-boston-area-leagcy-of-love
Pine Street Inn partners with homeless individuals to help them move from the streets and shelter to a home and assists formerly homeless individuals in retaining housing. They provide street outreach, emergency services, supportive housing, job training and connections to employment. They tirelessly advocate for collaborative solutions to end homelessness.
Pine Street Inn's guests often struggle to get back on their feet only to discover that housing is beyond their grasp. For many, the cost of market-rate housing is a barrier. For others, the difficulty of managing daily life on their own in the face of ill health, old age or a disability makes most housing options unworkable. Since 1984, Pine Street Inn has developed permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with on-site support staff. A typical residence includes private rooms with common kitchens, bathrooms and living areas. Tenants pay up to 30 percent of their annual income (many make less than $9,000 annually) as rent. On-site staff helps tenants to connect with community services, maintain stability, and avoid a return to homelessness. Specialized housing is available to for elderly tenants, individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness, those with a history of mental illness, or individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
This Action Day will rehabilitate a community garden space to support the nutrition and outdoor engagement of their Park Street residence in Boston housing 28 formerly homeless women with major mental illness. This community garden will offer engagement and educational opportunities for the residents and helps support current initiatives aimed at improving the health, nutrition, and well-being of this vulnerable population.
For more information on Pine Street Inn, visit their website at http://www.pinestreetinn.org/
For more information on Positive Legacy, visit their website at http://positivelegacy.com/