The Neponset Neighbors Together Fund, is a collaboration of the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association and Courageous Conversations Toward Racial Justice, Town of Milton and Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell who together created a community fund to support neighbors of Milton, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester, who are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The overall community fund, established in collaboration with United Way Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, will work to bring donated funds into our community through area donors, United Way infrastructure and seed financial support.
The agencies to be supported include the Milton Food Pantry, the Milton Resident’s Fund and Food pantries in Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester to distribute funds to residents in our communities in need of support for food, supplies, housing expenses and utilities and other crisis related expenses.
Since Milton Resident's Fund is only for Milton residents we plan to work with Metro Housing Boston to help residents with housing expenses and utility assistance in these 4 Neponset communities. The webpage and press release will be posted within the next week so watch for the link to contribute to this important initiative.
As a part of this initiative, we are also devising plans to support lower income essential workers through housing for those who are COVID negative but want or need to isolate away from their families and existing housing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are researching housing opportunities in our surrounding area to help meet these needs such as reduced hotel rooms, or a possible nearby college dorm setting.
Also as a part of this fundraising initiative a Milton HS student has produced many front door heart signs for purchase with all proceeds for the Neponset Neighbors Together Fund. Let Karen know (email@example.com) if you are interested in purchasing a sign with a suggested $25 donation. We are hoping to have all our area houses and houses of worship showing this community heartfelt support.