Please Make a Difference and Donate

Since 1996, Upham’s Elder Service Plan (PACE) has been caring for elders 55 years of age and older living in the Boston communities of Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain Mattapan, Roxbury, South Boston, and the South End. The mission of Upham’s PACE is to provide comprehensive and continuous health, social services and long term services and supports that will support the independence, which contribute to the independence and nurture the spirit of disabled elders.

Choose how you would like to make a difference

Alex Fried Memorial Fund

The Alex Fried Memorial Fund supports PACE participants in need of support due to situations impacting their housing situation.  Upham’s PACE is proud to work collaboratively with the City of Boston, Boston Housing Authority and the Office of Long Term Services and Supports to help end chronic homelessness by enrolling eligible adults in our program. These adults often require the very basic necessities to live independently.  Some examples of basic necessities that our participants seek: small kitchen appliances, bath towels, bed linens, furniture, etc.

The Alex Fried Memorial Fund is our way to memorialize and preserve the memory of Alex Fried, a Nurse Practitioner who worked for Upham’s PACE starting in 1996 until his death in 2007. Alex embodied the mission of PACE. He strove for excellence and showed an unequivocal commitment to caring for the most vulnerable individuals in the community. As his colleague Dr. Adam Burrows remarked in his eulogy, “During his tenure with PACE, Alex always sought, and usually found, the better nature of everyone with whom he came in contact.  Alex always gave the impression that he had all the time in the world for anyone who sought his attention and care.  Alex is remembered by his steadfast grace in the face of adversity, and his ability to forge ahead despite obstacles small and large.  He was a healer in the true sense of the word, attentive to both body and mind. “

We are a better organization because of the love and commitment Alex offered PACE.

Upham’s PACE

If you prefer to make a donation directly to Upham’s PACE, be assured that your generosity helps purchase services and goods that benefit Upham’s PACE Participants in a meaningful way. Your donation may be used to purchase exercise equipment for our rehabilitation gyms, materials for day room activities, special food items for cooking classes, or help sponsor day trips to the area museums, beaches, etc.


Please call ahead if you wish to donate any In-kind donation. Due to safety and sanitary concerns, we can only accept new items.  We also need to ensure we have the space* to store items.

Call ahead for all in kind donations: 617-288 -0970, ask for Administration.

  • Bath and Kitchen towels
  • Bed-in-Bag (full or twin)
  • Bed Linens ( full or twin)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee pot
  • Cups/glasses
  • Microwave
  • Oven mitts
  • Plates
  • Pillows
  • Pots and Pans
  • Small furniture items*
  • Shower curtain with rings
  • Tea Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Toaster oven
  • Utensils
  • Etc.

Upham’s PACE also welcomes monetary contribution in the form of a gift card. We kindly accept gift cards from Target, TJ Maxx, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, BJ’s Wholesale, Home Depot, Stop & Shop, Roche Brothers, Dunkin Donuts, etc.

Gift cards can be mailed to:
Upham’s Elder Service Plan,
1140 Dorchester Ave,
Boston, MA 02125
Attention: Management Council

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 08:28 pm