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If you live, work, own a business, or all of the above in Coolidge Corner it is impossible not to notice that we congregate in a very special place. CCMA member companies come in all shapes and sizes. A common thread that seems to run deep throughout our membership is a commitment to our community.

Many CCMA members are actively working to Go Green, and follow the guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council. Some of our members are even NetZero Carbon companies. Some others are in the process of obtaining a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

In my case, I founded a non-profit website coolidgecornerhub.com that is for and about the people of Coolidge Corner, Brookline. We are proud to give any exposure to any local non-profit looking to do good for our community.

Almost every CCMA member finds some way to "row a stroke" for our community either through financial contributions or "roll up your sleeves" volunteer work. We have not attempted to total up the combined charitable contributions of our members. But it is important to note that many of us are independent companies and our efforts to make Brookline better take up a significant percentage of our financial resources and our available time. Just like our entrepreneurial spirit, our enthusiasm for helping make Coolidge Corner and Brookline better is a labor of love.

R. Harvey Bravman
Coolidge Corner Merchants Association

Partial List of Non-Profits Supported by Individual CCMA Members

Coolidge Corner Community Chorus
Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation
Brookline Public Library
Brookline Teen Center
Brookline Community Foundation
Brookline Rotary
Resident Banking Program
Brookline Chamber of Commerce
Brookline High 21st Century Fund
Brookline Music School
Brookline Arts Center
Brookline Arts Center - Art Treasure Jazz Brunch
Brookline Education Foundation
Brookline Emergency Food Pantry
Brookline Recreation Summer Concert Series
Brookline Council for the Arts and Humanities
Brookline 1st Light Festival
Brookline Commission for the Arts
Brookline Creative Start
Brookline Green Space Alliance
Brookline High School Athletics
Brookline High School - Bright Lights of Brookline
Brookline High School Drama Society
Brookline High School PTO
Brookline High School -African American Scholars Dinner
Brookline Housing Authority
Brookline Youth Baseball
Brookline -Quezalguaque Sister City Project, Inc.
Brookline United Youth Boys and Girls Soccer Teams
Brookline Senior Center
Brookline Community Mental Health Center
Brookline - All elementary schools and corresponding PTOs'
Brookline Kiwanis Club
Brookline - All Temples and Churches
Brookline Youth Basketball
Brookline resident walks for hunger, breast cancer, Darfur
Brookline Rowing
Brookline Parochial and Jewish Day Schools
Brookline Folk Arts Center
Town of Brookline Celebration Committee
Town of Brookline - After the Prom Party
Town of Brookline - Taste of Brookline
Kids Clothes Club of Brookline
Longfellow Preschool
Coolidge House
Yad Chessed Charity Fund
Friends of Aldo Castaneda Foundation
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Mass Art's Annual Benefit Auction
Community Servings & Pie in the Sky
Neil C Harrington Sr. Memorial Walk
Boston Independent Film Festival
Special Olympics Massachusetts
Artbarn Community Theater
Pan-Mass Challenge
Local Girl Scout troop
Company One Theatre Group
Project Bread
West End House Boys & Girls Club
Big Sister Big Brother Programs
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Pine Street Inn
Ronald McDonald House
The American Legion
Rosie's Place
New England Wind Fund
Animal Rescue League of Boston
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Puppet Showplace Theatre
Sperber Education Center
Friends of Hall's Pond
Peanut Butter and Jelly Dance Company
I.C.E Travel
National Association of Social Workers
Public Interest Project at BU School of Law
Kingsley Montessori School
Boston Children's Hospital Company One
Pride Men's Block Party
Pride Women's Block Party
MS Society
Naral Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Civil Liberties and Public Policy at Hampshire College
Fenway Community Health
Our Bodies Ourselves
MA Breast Cancer Coalition
American Red Cross
Amos A. Lawrence School
Ashmont Nursery School
Beacon Hill Nursery School
Brookline D.A.R.E. Program (The)
Brookline Recreation Department
Children's Hospital Boston
Clarendon Street Playground
Easter Workers Association
Gann Academy
Jimmy Fund (The)
Junior League of Boston
Kehilath Israel Nursery School
Maimonides PTA
Multiple Sclerosis Organization
Room To Grow
Solomon Schechter School (The)
Winsor School

"We consider ourselves good citizens of the town (for 46 years now). As such we want to support those who support us by shopping here. It's a complete win-win. The number of good causes in town is amazing and inspiring."

- Dana Brigham, Brookline Booksmith

"Advantage Merchant Services believes that it is our social responsibility to actively look for opportunities to help those in all of the cities and towns we serve."

- Elaine Joseph, Advantage Processing & Banking

"At the Brookline Courtyard by Marriott we have 5 guiding Values that we ask all of our associates to work by; honesty, communication, achievement, community and personal growth. Under community we feel that we give back by supporting the spirit to serve and continuing our tradition of philanthropy and community involvement."

- Cathy O'Brien, General Manager, Brookline Courtyard

"There is no shortage of pets in need and we look forward to the day when all are treated with the love and respect they deserve. Cause to Paws donates a portion of their profits to animal related causes as well as selling products form vendors who do the same - a double win for those pets not as priviledged as the ones in Brookline!"

- Terry Meyers, Cause to Paws

"On why we give....
When we started Magic Beans, we did it out of an awareness that this community needed a family-friendly place to shop and play. We live here, and we've been thrilled to be able to add value to our home community. We bring the same approach to our giving. As residents, we are uniquely aware of the generosity of this community. The Boston area is filled with energetic, committed people who work hard to make this a great place to live and raise a family. One of the best parts of owning our store is that we have so many opportunities to help these amazing people to realize their visions."

- Sheri Gurock, Magic Beans

Why we give? We give because we are members of a larger community and we must all make sure that we help each other. In this crazy world none of us stand alone ..we are all in this together.

- Sandy O, Manager, the Bank of JP

The Brookline Arts Center supports fellow non-profits to create a vibrant and supportive community. These organizations are inclusive and welcoming centers for community participation, allowing people to contribute their own unique talents to a lovely and historic town. Our donations and partnerships encourage participants to learn new skills, network in the creative community, and engage in Brookline's community life.

- Susan Navarre, the Brookline Arts Center

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