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First Batch Delivered

Today, April 30th, I delivered the first batch of supermarket gift cards to the Chelsea Collaborative. Twenty-nine $100 supermarket gift cards were delivered to "La Colaborativa" on Broadway in Chelsea. I saw today that the need in Chelsea is much greater than I imagined. However, there are many amazing people helping "La Colaborativa" prepare meal packages for those in need. Chelsea is a large immigrant community just north of Boston that has been hit hard by both unemployment and COVID-19, and they need all the help they can get.

Also mailed today were eight gift cards for members of the Stride for Stride community and individuals who requested a card via

Next Monday I'll be purchasing another batch of gift cards when the weekly donation is deposited. Once again most of those cards will be delivered directly to The Chelsea Collaborative.

Thank you for your support - we could never have done it without you. The need in Chelsea is great - I witnessed it today - so please forward Heart to Cart to anyone who might be able support the campaign.

Thank you. Stay safe.

- Tom O'Keefe

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March 2, 2021 Update

Due to extremely high demand we unfortunately had to turn off our 'Request a Supermarket Gift Card" form on March 2, 2021 - we currently have a waiting list of over 650 individuals requesting food assistance. We will do our best to send $100 supermarket gift cards to as many people as possible on the list. 


If you would like to donate to Heart to Cart by check then please make the check payable to 'Stride for Stride Foundation' and mail it to 9 Claflin Road #1, Brookline, MA 02445.

Please write "Heart to Cart" in the memo field to designate that the donation is for Heart to Cart. Heart to Cart is a program of Stride for Stride - a 501(c)(3) public charity.


All donations are tax deductible. EIN: 83-2949347

For additional information please visit Stride for Stride Foundation or contact Tom at Stride for Stride

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