Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Next month: Helping The Borum

Thanks to those of you who visited my auction site to support the Bowdoin Street Health Center, whether you chose to bid or not. Next month's auction, starting December 1, will benefit the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center.

I have already received some great auction items, including many that are just right for holiday gifts -- whether you live here in Boston or anywhere in the world. Visit the auction before you go to the mall!

Located at 130 Boylston St, across from the Boston Common, the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center opened in 1994 to serve the health care needs of homeless youth and young adults, many of whom engage in unsafe sex with adults in exchange for money, food or a place to sleep.

The Borum provides primary medical care as well as mental health and substance abuse counseling, HIV counseling, testing and risk reduction reinforcement, as well as other clinical and social services. Its primary focus is on young people who have been unable to gain acceptance in more traditional health care settings for a variety of reasons, including homelessness and involvement in street life and the sex industry.

Through the online auction on this blog, The Borum seeks support for its linen service and grooming/hygiene products that help patients live with the dignity they deserve.

Please donate items at any time and stay tuned here for the latest auction details.

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