It is with great excitement that we introduce you to The Urban Grape’s newest initiative, Urban Community. Founded just this month, but brewing in our minds for years, Urban Community’s mission is to establish month-long campaigns with non-profit organizations in the neighborhoods surrounding the South End, with the mission of expanding their outreach, awareness, and fundraising efforts.
We culminate our month of giving with an open invitation to a community wine tasting event in celebration of the organization. These meaningful partnerships between non-profit organizations, The Urban Grape, and other local businesses are our way of building something meaningful through which all of us can better the communities in which we live.
The South End is home to one of the highest concentrations of women-owned small businesses in Boston, and while we have no official data, we’d be willing to bet in the United States. As a community, we support each other, celebrate our successes, and work together whenever we can. So it should come as no surprise that two woman-owned businesses, Flour Bakery & Cafe and The Urban Grape are working together this June to support our first Urban Community partner, Rosie’s Place.
Founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States, Rosie’s Place provides a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives.
Alongside providing shelter, meals, and groceries to women and their families, Rosie’s Place hosts a variety of advocacy programs that assist their guests in finding housing, educational and employment opportunities. Rosie’s Place understands the challenges that come with second chances, and they support women by providing resources that create longterm solutions.
For the month of June, The Urban Grape is honoring the legacy of compassionate care that Rosie’s Place has provided to the women of Boston. You can help us support their important work by stopping by the store to purchase our “Cheers to Community” wines; 10% of the proceeds of these wines will be given to Rosie’s Place at the end of the month.
Also, save the date for Sunday, June 26th from 4-7pm when we will gather at the Urban Grape with representatives from Rosie’s Place for a wine tasting in celebration of all that this incredible organization has done for our community! The food for this event has been donated by Joanne Chang and the team at Flour Bakery & Café. The suggested donation at the door is $10, but all are welcome.
For more information, please visit our Urban Community webpage!