Blueprint to ‘22 goes beyond the ballot.
Democrats across the Commonwealth are using Blueprint to ‘22 to make real, lasting contributions to their communities through service. Scroll down to learn more about the work being done by Blueprint to ‘22 teams and find ideas for your own community service projects.
Quincy Democrats Pack Bagged Lunches
For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Quincy Democrats packed 270 lunches for Father Bill’s & MainSpring sites throughout southern Massachusetts. Their work even earned them a shot out in the Boston Globe!
Boston Ward 20 Democrats Food Drive
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Boston Ward 20 Democrats organized a food drive in support of Rose’s Bounty for the West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Veterans. Mayor Michelle Wu; City Council members Michael Flaherty, Kendra Lara, Ruthzee Louijeune, and Erin Murphy; and the members of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 all pitched in!
Gloucester Democrats Food Drive
To honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Gloucester Dems organized a food drive for the Open Door outside their local Market Basket. In 15 degree weather, volunteers collected 1,445 lbs of food to benefit the “Catch a Ton of Cereal” food drive. Their efforts even earned them a shout out on the Open Door’s social media pages!
Shrewsbury Democrats Post-Holiday Party & Food Drive
As part of their annual post-holiday party, Shrewsbury Democrats held a food drive to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank. Guests enjoyed hearing from Congressman Jim McGovern and other Democratic leaders and were able to donate several hundred pounds of food.
Westborough Democrats Toiletry Drive
The Westborough Democrats hosted a Toiletries Drive to support the Little Free Pantry, a project that members of the committee had been key supporters of in the past. The event honored the memory of community leaders Jack and Nancy Lawton, who was the former chair of the Westborough Democratic Committee. The Westborough Blueprint Team coordinated the event around the annual Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting, encouraging folks to drop off their donations and share their memories of Jack and Nancy while the Westborough Blueprint Team took videos to share with their family. At the end of the day, Democrats helped collect over 225 lbs, or 25 full grocery bags, of personal care items and toiletries for the Little Free Pantry!
Tufts Democrats Fight Food Insecurity
The Tufts University Blueprint Team volunteered with Building Audacity to pack grocery bags for food insecure families in Greater Boston. Students helped pack over 100 bags of groceries, a huge help to the organization. The Tufts team is excited to get to work planning their next Blueprint to ‘22 event!
Hanover Democrats Coat and Jacket Drive
In preparation for the colder months, Hanover Democrats organized a coat and jacket drive with the Hanover Food Pantry. Their Blueprint team collect 119 jackets to donate to the pantry. Town Chair and Blueprint Captain Emmanuel Dockter said he’s, “Proud to be living somewhere where folks care enough to give like this.”
Arlington Democrats Food Drive
Arlington Democrats held a food drive to benefit the Arlington Eats Food Pantry. The Arlington Dems organized a donation of approximately 50 bags of groceries and $1000 cash to the pantry to help fight food insecurity and hunger in their community. The committee was also able to offer volunteer credit to high school students who helped out with the food drive and they’re looking forward to keeping these young folks engaged in the local party. The Arlington Dems are already looking forward to their next Blueprint project!
Hanover Democrats Trail Clean-up
In October, Hanover Democrats partnered with the Hanover Open Space Committee to make a popular trail in their town more walkable. Excited to see Democrats doing good work, folks walking the trail outside of the Hanover Blueprint team joined the clean up too! The Hanover Democrats are excited to have some new members as a result of their Blueprint project.
Salem Democrats Keep Salem Beautiful
In August, Salem Democrats used Blueprint to ‘22 resources to recruit over a dozen people to join a beach and park clean-up with the Keep Salem Beautiful initiative. It was Keep Salem Beautiful’s best-attended event ever–a success they clearly attributed to the support of Democrats and our Blueprint to ‘22 program.