Volunteer Newsletter: Spring 2019


THANK YOU Spring Special Event Volunteers

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us this Spring with our special events. With your help, we were able to host over 60 attendees at Joanne Chang’s Supper Club, 95 at REBA, 150 at WINE, over 350 attendees at the Boston Park Plaza during eat LUNCH give, and over 200 guests May 12th for Mother’s Day Brunch (our biggest year, yet!). The success of our Mother’s Day card campaign was made possible by the countless volunteers who helped coordinate card sales in our administrative offices, at our Prudential Center kiosk, by spreading the word to family and friends. We also want to thank the volunteer groups from Citizens Bank and State Street for donating their time to hand-write the personal messages in Mother's Day cards that make them so special to receive.

WLP relies on events like these to support our mission. Your continued support and generosity help fund our programs so that we may continue to serve up dignity each day.



Volunteer Appreciation Month


THANK YOU to those who joined us at the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration! We had over 70 volunteers in attendance and enjoyed a delightful evening of trivia, raffle prizes, and homemade BBQ.  

We appreciate all our volunteers and enjoyed celebrating their time and dedication!



Volunteer Office Notes:
Welcome, Allegra!

Welcome to our new Volunteer Manager, Allegra Marra! Allegra is passionate about volunteer engagement and has been working in non-profit volunteer management for eight years. She comes to us from WLP partner, Boston Cares, where she served first as Program Manager, overseeing more than 4,000 volunteers and 150 Volunteer Leaders, then rose to Senior Program Manager, where she was responsible for maintaining relationships with 165 non-profit partners. Allegra is known for her initiative, innovation, engagement, and attention to detail. Please join WLP staff in welcoming Allegra to our team!

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Allegra Marra
Volunteer Manager

You can reach me at: Allegra@womenslunchplace.org

Favorite spring thing: “Planting herbs in my tiny garden and hoping they grow! Also, taking after work walks around Jamaica Pond.”


Chloe Kimball
Volunteer & Development Coordinator

You can contact me with attendance needs or any general questions. You can reach me at: Chloe@womenslunchplace.org

Favorite spring thing: Watching Bostonians come outside and enjoy the nice weather (and the tulips!)


Ride to Support WLP!


Registration is now open!

Every mile helps a women in need.

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Dedham, MA
Ride 10, 25, or 50 miles

Summer Schedule Changes

Please keep the Volunteer Office updated with any upcoming vacation plans. 

We rely on our volunteers and appreciate your advance notice of any absences so we can find a replacement.

Please email Chloe with any schedule changes.

Chef Sherry's Recipe:
Easy Lemon Curd

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  • Egg yolks, 4

  • Sugar, 2/3 cup

  • Lemon zest, 1 TBS

  • Lemon juice, 1/3 cup

  • Pinch of salt

  • Butter, 6 TBS, room temperature


  1. Mix the yolks, sugar, salt, lemon zest and juice in the top of a double boiler with the water simmering (medium temperature).

  2. Whisk constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Keep stirring until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

  3. Remove from heat and scrape into a bowl (you can strain it if you like, which will remove the zest and make the curd smoother).

  4. Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic touches the curd to prevent a skin from forming.

  5. Chill for at least an hour, until ready to serve.

Top scones, pancakes, muffins, biscuits or mix into yogurt or cottage cheese. For a complete summer dessert that will use the leftover egg whites, top with fresh berries and whipped cream onto homemade pavlova!

Rani Wise