Month: October 2014

Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Promoting Community

— Wilston Johnston
Project Manager, Technology

 

Dorian and Wilston

My build partner for the day, Dorian (left). We did good work together!

Earlier this month, 13 of my colleagues and I spent our Commonwealth VTO (volunteer time off) day working for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat offers two ways to volunteer: either helping in the building of affordable housing (sold at no profit) or working in one of its ReStores. The ReStores are retail outlets that sell new and used building and household materials that are donated by companies and individuals. The profits from these ReStores help to fund the affordable housing builds. (more…)

Rodman Ride for Kids: Combining Forces for At-Risk Youth

—Peter Essele
Portfolio Manager

Essele

The Rodman Ride for Kids raises funds for youth-focused social-service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. The Ride for Kids and its affiliated charities fundraise year-round, culminating with The Ride event, a 25-, 50-, and 100-mile noncompetitive cycling tour each fall. The mission is to have every kid in our community live as we would want our own kids to live. (more…)

Jimmy Fund Walk: Team Blisters for Bucks

—Catharine Zink
Junior Graphic Designer

CatZink

On September 21, I joined my friend and team captain, Nicole Sweeney, and 8,800 other participants in the Jimmy Fund Walk along the Boston Marathon route to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s mission to conquer cancer. (more…)