LONGWOOD has a rich history of commitment to, and investing in, our communities. Engaging in philanthropic activities is key to creating lasting social change and encourages our clients to support the incredible work of many charitable organizations in the Boston, Cape Cod, Newport, and beyond. Together, we become part of something bigger, and touch the lives of people in need. In 2010 Youval Jim Apteker founded Longwood Giving, a 501 (c) (3) charity, to support local non profit efforts. Bill Wilk has been the Executive Director ever since.
Feeding Our Neighbors
LONGWOOD‘s own Chef David Blessing leads the charge on our involvement with this amazing charity. Feeding Our Neighbors works with the Boston Rescue Mission to accept unserved event food that would normally be thrown out. With these donations, they provide much needed meals in the Boston area. With one third of the world’s food going to waste each year, LONGWOOD is proud to be an active partner in the Feeding Our Neighbors initiative.
Instead of throwing out countless gorgeous floral arrangements, LONGWOOD supports the mission of Flower Angels by facilitating the donation of flowers from Wychmere Beach Club weddings and events. Flower Angels’ volunteers repurpose the flowers into beautiful bouquets that are then delivered to residents in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and assisted living facilities throughout Cape Cod.
Spirit of Giving
Through our annual Spirit of Giving campaign, LONGWOOD collaborates with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to collect presents for the holiday gift drive. The program brings holiday cheer to thousands of children and helps make the season brighter for families who are struggling just to make ends meet. In some cases, the gift received from us is the only gift the child gets. Children get to “ask” in advance what they want. Many ask for snow boots, warm winter coat, cozy socks…. pure basics that other kids get for granted.
Youth Baseball Clinics
Every year, Longwood Giving partners with Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to give back. Youth Baseball Clinics are offered to children and groups within our local communities on a complimentary basis. Check back at the beginning of summer for upcoming schedule and location. Typically, these extremely popular clinics are hosted in Brookline, Newport and Cape Cod.
Longwood Giving (tax ID # 80-0721310) is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity.