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Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Brass Union Restaurant in Somerville

Your teams will enjoy a meaningful and enjoyable volunteer experience.
$75per person


More Boston residents are living in emergency shelters than in any of 25 major cities surveyed nationwide.  Homelessness is a problem that effects many people and as the winter approaches, life becomes increasingly challenging for those living on the streets.  Colder weather conditions add to the usual challenges of homelessness.   We’ll be building Blessing Bags that are designed to lessen the trauma experienced by the homeless by offering them personal items of comfort to help with a very difficult transition. 

Pay it Forward

In this TeamBonding program, we aim to provide for those less fortunate by giving them hope, help and a little joy. Teams work together to assemble packets of useful, important items for those in need in the local community. Throughout the program, they learn about the challenges that homelessness face on a daily basis through fun and engaging activities that require them to work together and solve problems as a team. Participants are even asked to think outside the box and come up with an innovative idea that would help the larger problem of homelessness, which they must then present to the entire group.

The Win!

Once all of the Blessing Bags are assembled, you will have a choice to donate the items to a local shelter or take them with you and distributing them on your own. Blessing Bags are often kept in automobiles and donated when one drives or walks by a homeless person.  Either way, you will be making a positive difference in the lives of many people – including your own.

We’ll be professionally facilitating this event at the Brass Union and your group will have the whole restaurant to yourselves at lunch or early afternoon.

Luncheon Menu


Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad

Chick peas, cucumbers, red onion, olives, tossed in light vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad

Assorted greens, fresh seasonal vegetables, house vinaigrette


Mini BLT Sandwiches

Thick cut bacon, arugula, tomato, kewpie mayo served on a Portuguese pop bun

Mini TLT Sandwiches

House smoked tofu, arugula, tomato, kewpie mayo, served on a Portuguese pop bun

Mini Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Grilled chicken, mixed greens served on a Portuguese pop bun


Assorted homemade seasonal cookies

Brass Union Restaurant

70 Union Square

Somerville, MA 02143

A subterranean hideaway housed in the historic Union Square police station. Thoughtfully crafted food and drink. Named best neighborhood bar in Union Square by the Improper Bostonian.




Team Building Benefits

  • Build a tangible donation
  • Pay it forward
  • Work together as a team
  • Learn to communicate effectively

Blessing Bags can be donated to the following charity:

Project SOUP

15 Franklin Street

East Somerville, MA

If groups desire, they can choose to take bags with them and assign employees to donate bags on their own time.


What to Expect

  • Private Event Space
  • Teambuilding Facilitator and Assistant(s)
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Local Shelter Arranged for Donation
  • Meals tax and gratuity added at checkout

70 Union Square, Somerville, MA, United States

Let's Book It!

Upon checkout, Yoyo Events will begin confirming your requested date. Payment will be collected upon scheduling confirmation.

Not ready to book yet? Call our YoYo Concierge at 1-201-549-YOYO (9696) for more info.