#GIVINGTUESDAY: MAPS & THE WELCOME PROJECT

MASSACHUSETTS ALLIANCE OF PORTUGUESE SPEAKERS:
For 45 years, MAPS has provided a wide range of culturally and linguistically competent health and social services for Portuguese speakers and other community members.

Somerville residents receive assistance in the areas of HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and management; domestic violence and sexual assault services, including batterer intervention; immigrant integration services, including citizenship assistance and much more; family support, including family stabilization and in-home therapy; elder services; language classes…the list goes on!

A $50 to $100 donation goes far: it could cover the cost of a month of lunches for an isolated, low-income senior citizen, or help protect a woman and her children from domestic abuse, or help an immigrant attain citizenship. Please support this week’s #GivingTuesdaySomerville feature organization MAPS today.

MAPS Poster

THE WELCOME PROJECT:
The Welcome Project builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. They provide programs for immigrant youth, adults and families that hone leadership and personal development, provide access to employment and education, help residents to learn English and the nuances of a new culture and engage more fully in the civic life of the city.

How can a donation to #GivingTuesdaySomerville help? $50 will cover a scholarship for an adult student to study ESOL for 1 14-week  semester. $100 will cover a scholarship for an adult student to study ESOL for a full academic year (28 weeks), and $250 would provide 40 hours of professional medical interpreter training for 1 bilingual high school student.

Please support The Welcome Project today with a Giving Tuesday donation!
Welcome Project Poster
~*~  This week’s highlighted sponsor is Eastern Bank! Thank you for sponsoring #GivingTuesdaySomerville at the #GiveLocalHero level! ~*~