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Ambassadors for Recovery – Join our monthly giving circle

Tribute Gift – A donation in honor or memory of a friend or family member may be made online via our donation page or you may send a check to the Development Department at 675 East 4th Street, South Boston, MA 02127. Please provide the name and address of the person(s) you wish us to notify of your gift. The Gavin Foundation does not include the gift amount but does include the donor contact information and the name of the person in whose honor or memory the gift was made. Other ways to honor and remember someone special include; fundraising events, creating a fundraising webpage, naming and funding opportunities, or making monthly or annual gifts to remember important anniversaries and milestones.

Wish List – We are always in need of new or gently-used clothing, twin bed sheets, blankets and towels. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving and hygiene product are always welcome. To arrange drop-off, please contact the development department.

We are pleased to announce that the Gavin Foundation has partnered with the following organizations who donate a percentage of your purchase to our programs.

At apparel company Nine Five Ltd customers have the option to ‘Put a Lid on Addiction’ when purchasing hats, clothing and accessories from their online store. Select the Gavin Foundation at checkout and we will receive 20% of the purchase price.  We are proud to be a part of the nine five “Live This Day” team.


When you shop on AmazonSmile the Gavin Foundation receives 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. Shop for a gift for yourself or a friend, and help the Gavin Foundation give the gift of recovery!


When you make We the People Coffee & Tea your daily drink of choice you’re uniting with community members to make your city a better place to live for all. Select the Gavin Foundation at checkout and we will receive 10% of the purchase price. Subscribe to their monthly Coffee & Tea Club and support our programs throughout the year!

You can donate your time to the Gavin Foundation with general volunteer hours or with specialized skills. Skills include everything from help with computers and technology, to yoga instruction, or even cooking lessons. If you are interested in donating your expertise in a field that would be appropriate for the Gavin Foundation please contact our development department.

AAWOL Chairs South Boston and Charlestown
Women leaders especially needed!
Tuesday nights at the Tynan, South Boston- Call Gavin House at 617-268-5517
Thursday nights at the Kent School, Charlestown- Call Charlestown Recovery House 617-242-0088

smb Profile PicSusan Bradley
Development Director