Help support our upcoming Women’s Day of Renewal!

Women's Day of renewal manicures

Every May, we host a Day of Renewal

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 a catered continental breakfast, spa pampering and beauty activities, closing with a luncheon program. The luncheon is keynoted by a motivational, inspirational female speaker who shares brief remarks with our guests.

We need your help

We expect around 70 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 our guests! All items can be donated in our lobby. Please specify that they are for our Women’s Center.

Beauty Activities
  • Nailpolish (does not have to be brand new)
  • Makeup for the beauty activities (new or gently used)

This is a great opportunity to clean out your makeup stash!

Gift Bags
  • Gift cards from CVS, Walgreens, or Dunkin’ Donuts in $10 increments (we cannot break down larger gift cards, so we appreciate when all of them are in $10 increments!)
  • Full size toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, soap, toothpaste

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.