Past Events

Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission by attending our events!

You-Make-a-Difference Event 2022: Growing in Community

Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30, Lenox Hotel in Boston

Mainstay cordially invites you and your family to our 2022 You-Make-a-Difference Hybrid Cocktail Party and Online Art Auction

Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 at the Lenox Hotel (Map); in Boston and on Zoom

Mainstay is excited to announce our annual You-Make-a-Difference Night! This year's event will be an in-person cocktail party with a virtual option, and an online art auction with the aim to raise money to install garden beds at all of our group homes. Proceeds will also go towards starting a meal program and renovating the kitchen at our Chelsea building.

Our Online Auction can be found here! You can find out more info about our featured artists here.

If you are interested in donating or creating art, or in sponsoring the event, please fill out the forms below.

Sponsorships start at $1,000.

For those interested in donating via check, please see the details below:

29 Crafts Street, Suite 260 Newton, MA 02458

Phone Number - 617-431-4923

* Mark envelope with, "ATTN: Fundraiser"

Transit & Parking Info

Boston Common garage parking(6 blocks away)

Prudential Center Parking Garage(2 blocks away)

Valet Parking Info

Public Transit: The Lenox is right next to the Copley T Stop on the MBTA green line

You Make a Difference 2021


Our 2020 event was post-poned to 2021 due to the global pandemic. Read more about our 2021 event.

Annual You Make a Difference Event - Cozy and Connected with Mainstay

You are Invited to get Cozy and Connected with Mainstay on Wednesday February 10, 6PM - 7PM at a VIRTUAL Annual You Make a Difference Event. A winter evening crafting scarves and drinking cocoa for a great cause. This event will feature:
  • A tribute to two of our most generous supporters Jeanne McHallam & Alice Rose.
  • A gift box delivered to you with treats and an activity for guests to participate in together.
$175 for the virtual event and gift box for two guests delivered to one location. $150 for the virtual event and gift box for one guest delivered to one location. $100 suggested donation to view virtual event only (not required). Please explore our sponsorship levels to find out how you can support our event.

I want to make a difference by attending this event!

Buy a Ticket If you are unable to attend, we gladly accept donations here.

I want to make a bigger difference by sponsoring this event!

Rockport Mortgage  |  Platinum
Roche Family Real Estate Company  |  Platinum
Anonymous  |  Gold
Alice Rose  |  Bronze
Avanelle Cole-Martin  |  Bronze
Doreen Cummings  |  Bronze
Jeanne McHallam  |  Bronze
Joseph Iannoni & Susan Wild  |  Bronze
Larry & Sarah Oaks  |  Bronze
MacDonald & Vaccaro  |  Bronze
Work, Inc.  |  Bronze
Newt & Arleyn Levee  |  Bronze

You Make a Difference 2019


October 22nd, 2019

We are all grateful for the support and participation which made our first annual You Make a Difference Night such a success! A special thank you to all of the generous sponsors without whom we could not have held this event. What a joy it was to come together and celebrate the people who make a difference in our community! Your continued support is the vital spark that enables Mainstay to continue providing the outstanding services and supports our Residents and Clients need in order to live their best lives.

2019 Sponsors

Alice Rose Pete Dedon and Tess Schmalbach Larry Oaks Jeanne McHallam
At Mainstay we develop, manage, and service affordable, community-based, service-enriched housing for vulnerable populations. Our goal is to meet all of our clients' needs by providing truly comprehensive services, including:
  • Housing
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Meals and food services
  • Medication management
  • Transportation
  • Social and recreational opportunities
  • And More!
With successful fundraising nights like these we are able to continue to support and expand these programs. We hope you join us again next year, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6-8 pm at the Dome Room at the Lenox Hotel, for a fun evening with drinks and hors d'oeuvres to support a great cause in your community.