Kids Cook Healthy with East End House and Catalyst Restaurant
As printed in the Cambridge Chronicle on December 6, 2012.

“They ate the whole thing,” exclaimed a shocked Jennifer Garner, “I mean all of it!” Kids don’t usually love healthy salads, but Catalyst Restaurant’s Chef William Kovel knows how to change that. This fall, ten fourth and fifth grade students from East End House’s after school program are taking Friday field trips to Catalyst Restaurant, where they receive cooking instruction from Owner and Chef Kovel.

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Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway
Feeds Thousands
Kids with donated food

Families continue to struggle from the economic downturn, but East End House is making sure everyone has something to be thankful for. On November 20th, the organization served more than 850 families with bags full of fresh produce, recipes, turkeys and all the fixings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Holiday Toy Drive

You can help make the Holidays festive for everyone! Each December, East End House offers warm clothing, essential personal items and children’s toys for families who cannot afford them. We are looking for volunteers to donate food and gifts, adopt a family, and help us sort and distribute Holiday gifts.

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Meet Catharine Downs

East End House is happy to welcome Catharine Downs as the organization's new School Age Program Director. Catharine brings an impressive wealth of academic and professional experiences working with youth everywhere from Harvard to Uganda. She will surely be a major asset to East End House.

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Annual Holiday Toy Drive
Thursday, 12/20/2012
12:00PM – 6:00PM

East End House's annual Holiday Toy Drive will be held on December 20, 2012. Check out our flyers for information about how you can help, or contact Camille Imbimbo-Platt, Child Care Program Director, at or call 617-876-4444.

Weekly Playgroups
Every Tuesday
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Bring your 0-5 year old for a fun morning of games, puzzles, and more. No need to sign up, just drop by. Playgroups are a great way for parents and children to socialize. When weather permits, playgroups will take place in the East End House backyard garden. Snack is provided. For more information contact Camille Imbimbo-Platt at or call 617-876-4444.

Sunrise Senior Program
Every Monday and Wednesday
10:30AM – 12:00PM

The Sunrise Senior Activities Program is a group of area seniors who meet twice a week to engage in a variety of social activities. It is open to all seniors in the community. Members of the group enjoy activities and games, guest speakers, presentations, luncheons and field trips. For more information on senior programming, contact Tim Severyn at or call 617-876-4444. Learn More »

Cooking for a Cause
Friday, 4/12/13
6:00PM – 10:00PM

East End House's tenth annual Cooking for a Cause fundraising event will take place on Friday, April 12th from 6 to 10 p.m. at the MIT Media Lab, with Chef William Kovel as the Culinary Chair and Dylan Black as the Wine Chair. The event brings together some of the top chefs, mixologists and specialty vendors in the area for an extraordinary evening to benefit the essential programs East End House provides to the community.

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Mentoring News

Volunteers Wanted
We rely on volunteers to help us provide the highest quality services and create the most innovative and relevant programming we can. There are opportunities for individuals, families and groups with varied interests and skills. Read more and get involved »


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