Commonwealth Cares

Commonwealth Cares is a student-led group of a dozen students in all grades who work together to offer interesting and meaningful community service opportunities to their peers. The group is self-sufficient and organizes its own fundraising events to provide for its monthly dinners.

The aim is to provide a range of opportunities such that every student finds something he or she would like to participate in.

Kinds of Service

Direct service brings students to people and places where help is needed, such as:

  • Preparing and serving a monthly dinner at the Pine Street Inn Women's House in Dorchester
  • Knitting and Gardening (with a twist), a public service to beautify empty spaces.

Indirect service helps to raise funds through events such as:

  • The Walk For Hunger, Project Bread’s fundraiser for over 450 emergency food programs that support families in crisis.
  • A movie night fundraiser for the dinners at the Women’s House.
  • Supermarket drives for Our Place, the Salvation Army’s daycare center for homeless children in Cambridge.
  • Dance-A-Thon: a fundraiser for our dinners at the Women’s House.
  • Bike-A-Thon for Bikes Not Bombs Youth and International Programs.

Advocacy supports and empowers people through activities such as:

  • Translating letters in Spanish or French for Cultural Survival, an organization that partners with indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages and cultures.
How to Participate

Check the community service bulletin board in the Commonwealth Lobby for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, or check the Google Drive folder for sign-up forms (requires Commonwealth email account).