Neighborhood Roundup

GoFundMe campaign brings food to frontline medical workers

Gianni Frattaroli, general manager of Artu restaurant’s Beacon Hill and North End locations, urges readers to give to “Feed the Frontlines” – a GoFundMe campaign to send food to healthcare workers now dealing with COVID-19 patients at the frontlines  – at

As of Saturday, 750 meals had been donated to healthcare workers through this effort, Frattaroli said.

Hill House running free virtual family events

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon St., has launched a series of free family events at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Wednesday, Family Fun events will include how to make your own Playdough, a Kitchen Fridge Art show and more. On Fridays, get your athletic juices flowing with live dance parties, camp sing-alongs and more.

These events are free, and registration links available at To register or to learn more about Hill House virtual events, contact Meredith at [email protected].

Face-Mask Drive for Rosie’s Place

Hill House, located at 127 Mount Vernon St., is running a Face-Mask Drive for Rosie’s Place on Harrison Avenue.

Participants can either make their own masks or purchase through a local shop, 4Good Vibes, based in Somerville. They have offered to sell their handmade masks to Hill House and then donate 50 more masks if the nonprofit can reach 100 masks donated. You can purchase masks on their special Rosie’s Place site 

After payment is received, 4 Good Vibes will send the masks directly to Rosie’s, but if you plan to make your own, you can send them to: Rosie’s Place, Attn: Sandy Mariano, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. 

Contact Meredith Adamczyk at [email protected] with any other questions.

Virtual Vilna Annual Benefit

In lieu of its traditional in-person fundraiser, the Vilna Shul is holding a virtual fundraiser on Thursday, June 4, from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

The hosts will be Marilyn Okonow, board chairman, and Barnet Kessel, executive director, and the program will feature a virtual tour on the renovated Vilna, a segment on the move to online events in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and an original song written dand performed by Oknow. Visit to register.

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