Project XO

What does the name mean?

The international shorthand for a hug and a kiss - and also the last two letters of Rox. The communities in West Roxbury and Newton have been so wonderful to us that this lovely coincidence seemed like a perfect name for our team based effort to help local charities.

What does Project XO do?

We feature one charity each month and raise money, awareness and assistance for their cause.

Who picks the charity?

All Rox employees are invited to a monthly discussion where potential charitable causes are considered. We try to focus on local folks in need of immediate help and children's charities.

I want to help this charity, what can I do?

Thank you - you are amazing! We'll explain the approach in this space each month.

I have a charity I would like you to consider.

That is fantastic, please email the details to

What does the future hold for Project XO?

We are extremely enthused by the idea that we can grow these efforts into events, road races, and other energizing campaigns that give all of us at Rox an awesome opportunity to engage and enrich our beloved communities.

How it works

Every month Project XO will team up with one of our neighbors to help raise funds and awareness on their behalf. Rox Diner is encouraging our guests to learn more about these causes and we will get the ball rolling by donating 5% of your check when you simply mention this month's charity to your server anytime before you settle your bill.

Thank you for supporting Rox Diner's Project XO and those who do such great work in our community.

October - November

The Second Step

The Second Step

Founded in 1992, The Second Step provides comprehensive, transformational support for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Our services include safety planning, advocacy, long-term transitional housing, children’s programs, and legal case management. For those who have taken the courageous first step away from abuse, we offer The Second Step—an opportunity for enduring change.