What We Do

PMD organizes a variety of fun,
one-time volunteer opportunities.

Make a Difference by

  • Volunteering personally with PMD
  • Partnering with PMD as a corporation
  • Partner with PMD as a charity
  • Donating to PMD’s upcoming events

PMD partners with community-based
charities that need our help.

Past PMD Projects

  • Serving meals to people in need
  • Assembling print-Braille books
  • Packing street outreach supplies
  • Helping community gardens
  • Improving urban greenspaces
  • Running school science bowls


PMD seeks to create a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communities such that they approach volunteerism by learning about problems and needs, becoming familiar with local charities that are working to address them, volunteering reliably, and providing other needed resources to make a difference.


Our vision is for everyone to be able to
volunteer productively a few times a year so
that together we make a real difference
throughout the year while learning important
things along the way.

PMD Since 1992














Founder & Executive Director

Lori Tsuruda

Board of Directors

Jennifer Blackmon, Vice Chair
Alyssa Faria
Florence Jones, Treasurer
Ellie Sanford Marois, Clerk
Ian McEmber


3 adult male PMD volunteers in matching cream-colored t-shirts with "PMD" on front assist low-income youth with pumpkin carving at community Halloween celebration outdoors in Roxbury, MA, with tree with yellow leaves in background.

PMD Volunteers in Panera Bread Commercial, 2017

5 PMD board members are posing in front of the camera, displaying the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award received from Hearth in 2015.

PMD Receives Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from Hearth, 2015

A woman with blond hair wearing a red suit is standing on stage, behind a podium that states Tufts. PMD founder Lori Tsuruda approaches the stage, to be presented with an award.

PMD Founder Receives Active Citizenship & Public Service Award from Tufts, 2012

PMD Blog

8 PMD volunteers are displaying ziplock bags that they have packaged with toiletries to help the street outreach program at Pine Street Inn. They are wearing PMD badges, face masks, and gloves, as this is during the covid-19 pandemic. Please Volunteer Jan – Oct
December 13th, 2017 5 pieces of dark chocolate in various shapes have decorative designs such as a flower, a fly, and a beehive. The chocolate is on top of a bright yellow background. Delicious, Local Chocolate
that Makes a Difference
September 6th, 2016 A person sits on a bench holding up a newspaper with both hands. Forward-Thinking Charity
Partners Wanted
March 31st, 2015 MORE BLOG POSTS