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Together we can make a difference for families in need!


A gift of any size will make an impact on the hundreds of low-income families we serve. Specifically your gift will help in the following ways:

$25 will pay for a health and wellness class and support group to a youth or adult struggling with their weight, body image, and self-esteem.

$50 will allow a teen to be mentored and gain leadership skills in our Community Youth Council or a senior citizen to gain computer skills in our Tech Café.

$100 will provide afterschool snacks, structured play, and academic support for a child for one week in our Kids Connect afterschool program.

$250 will allow a family access to emergency food distribution and government resources and clinical support by a licensed social worker if needed.

$500 will allow a middle school student to attend a year long robotics class to learn STEM skills and be introduced to a career in science, technology, engineering, and/or math.

$1,000 will enroll a parent in parent nurturing classes and support group to ensure they are engaging with their child(ren) and that their child is school ready for kindergarten on time.


The GEMs (Giving Every Month) program is a unique way to support all of Lena Park’s programs and services throughout the year. Your monthly gift of at least $20 a month will provide Lena Park with a sense of assurance that we will provide continuous services to our families who are taking steps forward in making long-lasting changes to build a healthy life, a healthy family, and a better community.


A tribute gift is a meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion (a birthday, wedding, graduation, baby shower, etc,) or to honor the memory of a loved one. You will receive a special mailed notification to the one you are honoring to inform them of this unique gift.


Donate by Mail

Please send your contribution by mail with a check made payable to Lena Park to:

Attn: Amy L. Malkemes

Lena Park Community Center

150 American Legion Highway

Dorchester, MA 02124

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to double or even triple your charitable contribution. Click here to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Fundraising Events

Attend our gala event on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Learn more.

Host your own event to benefit any of Lena Park’s programs and services. Learn more.

Financial Contribution

You can financially support the work of Lena Park through planned giving, stock gifts, workplace giving and corporate giving. Learn more.

Donated gift cards and targeted campaigns

Donate essential items or plan a targeted campaign/drive with your family, friends, coworkers, school group or organization. Gift cards mostly needed by our families include grocery store and pharmacy gift cards. These include stores that are in close proximity to where our families live including Save-A-Lot, Stop and Shop, Shaws, and Tropical Foods, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS.

To set up a food drive, holiday drive, back to school campaign, or other targeted campaign, please email Amy at

Read about your donation’s impact

Lena Park has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization since 1973. Gifts made to Lena Park are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 04-2531287.