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Boston Police Donate Blood to American Red Cross at HQ

The American Red Cross set up donation areas at Boston Police Headquarters for officers to come and donate blood on June 17, 2013.

Some of the Boston Police Department’s strongest lined up and waited to donate blood to the American Red Cross on Monday.

The Red Cross set up donation areas for officers from all sworn-in officers in any unit around the city. 

While many cops are happy to donate blood, they also get an extra incentive with the ability to take a half-day off at a later date, thanks to a special order from the city’s police commissioner. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 20, 2013 at 1:59 am

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Donate Used Prom Dresses And Suits to Boston Teens in Need

Girls check out the gowns at an Operation PROM dress drive.

Think back to your own prom night. The feeling of getting dressed up and celebrating your senior year of high school with all your best friends was a pretty special, once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Now, picture what it feels like to desparately want to attend, but to be too short on money to buy a dress or a suit.

That’s what Deputy Superintendent Lisa Holmes of the Boston Police Department saw through her work in the Grove Hill community center and the Burke High School in Dorchester about five years ago. And that’s why she decided to start a prom dress drive.

“It came from working with young girls and hearing girls talking about how expensive it is and how many girls didn’t go to their proms because they couldn’t afford the experience, the dresses, the hair, the whole thing,” Deputy Holmes said.

Knowing that she and her friends would go to formal events, wear a dress once and leave it hanging in her closet, Holmes thought about asking her own friends to donate their gently used dresses so that girls in need could attend their prom. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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