Community Support/Applying for a Donation
At J.P. Licks, it is important to us to make sure that each of our stores remain positively engaged with their local communities. One of the ways we do this is by donating in-kind items (such as ice cream*, certificates, or reward dollar cards) to groups and organizations striving to make positive impacts in the towns local to our stores.
To be eligible for an in-kind donation, you must meet the following requirements:
- Your organization must be located within Greater Boston (just like our stores!)
- Your event/item due date must be at least a month away
- Your group or event must be directly benefitting the local community (and please be prepared to tell us how you do!)
We are also always open to hearing from various groups about how we can partner up together to help do more good among our neighborhoods.
We’ve already been able to support over 100 events and groups so far this year as of spring 2023, and we look forward to what the rest of the year holds!
*A few important things to know about ice cream donations: Please know that these donations are intended for events that have 100 people or less. If approved, someone from your team will need to pick everything up from a local store of your choosing at a predetermined date/time. At your event, you will need to post signage stating J.P. Licks made a donation. Please ask for our logo and be sure to list our name on all signage and social media posts with the periods after the "J" and the "P". If you are a non-profit seeking ice cream for an event larger than 100 people, please reach out to our catering team to see if a discount is possible.
Community Member Highlight
Sock Drive to Benefit Rosie's Place, Year Four
Our 4th annual Sock Drive was another success and we are so grateful for every single (or pair of!) donation. 2023's drive saw a collection of 731 pairs of socks for adults and children. We plan to keep running this event in 2024 as the need does not abate.
J.P. Licks began teaming with Rosie's Place in February, 2020 to collect socks from our customers as shelters are perpetually short on this essential clothing item. In exchange for donating new socks, customers received coupons to use on subsequent visits.
In February, 2021, we ran our second Sock Drive to benefit Rosie's Place. This is now a yearly event and we were blown away by how generous our customers and employeers were. For our first drive in February, 2020 (just before the pandemic hit), we collected 337 pairs of socks. For the 2021 drive, we wanted to double the amount but everyone helped us go way above that - we collected 824 pairs of new socks plus 2 pairs of hand knit mittens, a hand knit hat, and 46 homemade, reusable masks.
Our customers and employees came together again in February, 2022 to collect 547 pairs of socks and tights (plus several hats, scarves, and pairs of mittens again!). Rosie's Place distributed these items to the people seeking assistance at their facility during the late winter and early spring. We remain so grateful for everyone who helps make this yearly collection a success.
Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding.
These are the local groups we've been lucky enough to work with so far in 2023