Help support our 2020 Day of Renewal!

Every May, we host a Day of Renewal. This year, our event will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center is a safe refuge with customized programming for our women guests. Occurring around Mother’s Day, this event is an opportunity for our ladies to reclaim their identities as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers.

The day-long program includes spa pampering, and beauty activities, closing with a lovely luncheon program.

We need your help

We expect around 80 women to be participating, and are planning gift bags, helping them enjoy what can be an emotionally weighty time around Mother’s Day with some special indulgences.

We need your help in ensuring we have sufficient materials for our guests. Please consider contributing to help ensure an incredibly revitalizing day for these ladies! All items can be donated in our lobby. Please specify that they are for our Women’s Center.

Beauty Activities – we can only accept new products.
  • Nailpolish
  • Makeup for the beauty activities
Gift Bags
  • Gift cards from CVS, Walgreens, or Dunkin’ Donuts in $5 increments (we cannot break down larger gift cards, so we appreciate when all of them are in $5 increments!)
  • Full size toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, soap, toothpaste
  • Jewelry, unused makeup, hairbrushes, other beauty products

Grab an extra item the next time you swing by the store! 

Where do I drop off my donations?

When you come to the lobby, please let the lobby attendant/staff member know that your items are for the Women’s Center. St. Francis House is located at 39 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116. We are steps from both the Chinatown (orange) and Boylston (green) MBTA stations.