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Egleston Robert G. Lawson Park Holiday Lights

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Dear neighbors and Egleston business community,
 
I am Magda Drici and I am the primary contact for the Robert G. Lawson Park Friends Group. Carolyn Royce is a long time member of the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association and an amazing community leader for many years.  Together again this year, we  are raising money on behalf of the Robert G. Lawson Park Friends group and the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association to bring holiday cheer to the Robert Lawson Park this season. It is the second year in a row that we have done this and we are looking forward to a successful round much like the one we had last year. The money will be used to wrap the trees located within the park with beautiful holiday lights. We all enjoyed the beautiful lights at the square all the way until the Spring last year, and we hope we can do it again this year, with your help !  The lights would be up until the end of February/beginning of March. 
 
The holiday lights are to be enjoyed by the entire community, including but not limited to the business district patrons, all the residents of the surrounding area, visitors, and such. The Egleston Square commercial district, residents, and many community groups continue to be in dire need of positive and uplifting change, and have all been working very hard to try to achieve it. Our collective goal again this year to bring holiday and seasonal lighting to Egleston Square is aligned with the continued hope that this will increase positive activities in this area, and attract more business for various mom and pop shops on Columbus Ave and Washington Street for the holiday season.
 
Our current goal is to raise $3500 by Dec 15th, 2021. All and any funds raised will be used to fund holiday lighting in the Robert G. Lawson Park.
 
Your support is extremely appreciated.
 
Background:
 
The Robert Lawson Park Friend's Group , led the fight to transform a city lot into the beautiful garden/park now known as the Robert G. Lawson Park in Egleston Square. The improvements to Lawson Park have made the area more visible, attractive and positive for everyone. The hard work and dedication of the community and the neighborhood partners has made significant progress towards a better quality of life in Egleston. We united our community through dedicated outreach efforts to neighbors, businesses, elected officials, city services, non-profit partners and more. This beautiful park is today a welcome improvement to the busy commercial district and never would have happened without the support of our community. Egleston Square has been struggling more lately with many challenges, including housing displacement, and minority owned and local businesses struggling to survive in light of the pandemic. Beautiful lights in Lawson Park will give us all a lift!
 
Lawson Park is named after Robert Lawson, whose family continues to operate the minority owned Lawson’s Barbershop and Beauty Salon in Egleston Square.
 
Follow us on Facebook @LawsonParkBoston .
 
 
 
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Donations 

  • Ann Bulman
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Carlos Martinez
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Elizabeth Santos
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Raquel Reynolds
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Mattie Deed
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
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Fundraising team (2)

Magda Drici
Organizer
Boston, MA
Carolyn Royce
Beneficiary
Egleston Square Main Street
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