2017-11-22

Last Friday, several generous City Year Boston partner organizations and champions came together to work with our Civic Engagement team on projects benefiting five wonderful organizations working to address hunger and homelessness in the Boston area. 

The volunteers came from Wellington Management, Bain & Company, Santander Bank, MFS Investment Management, Comcast, Bain Capital, Slalom, the Barr Foundation, PCG, State Street, PTC, Advent International, Westfield Capital Management, Deloitte, HMH, BNY Mellon, City Year Boston's Ambassadors Circle, City Year's Red Jacket Society, and more. They prepared an impressive amount of resources for students and families experience homelessness and/or food insecurity in Boston: they assembled hygiene kits, student supply kits, and soup kits; they built shelves; and they made warm fleece hats, scarves, and blankets.

These resources will be distributed by five fantastic partner organizations: Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the Orchard Gardens K-8 School Food Pantry/Greater Boston Food Bank, Catie's Closet, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, and the Boston Public Schools Homeless Education Resource Network. Learn more about what they do:

And check out a slideshow of photos from the event:

Thanks also to event sponsor Foundation To Be Named Later and Flour Bakery, Insomnia Cookies, and several other local businesses who helped fuel our volunteers. Learn more about our Civic Engagment team's vital work in Boston. Check out future volunteer opportunities.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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