Giving back this Fall
This Fall, we took part in some fantastic community service events that not only brought us together as co-workers, but to help people in need. Many of these events are made possible through our affiliation with Building Impact, an organization we’re proud to work closely with on our service initiatives.
Below, we’ve highlighted our activities by month. We’ve enjoyed each unique event and we’re proud to have giving back woven into our firm’s fabric.
September 23- Trail Mix Bags. We filled trail mix bags for the Pine Street Inn to assist with their nightly outreach efforts to the homeless. The Pine Street Inn brings people together to meet the basic needs of others and serves as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness.
October 27- First Aid Kits. We gathered together to create First Aid Kits to support The Woods Mullen Shelter and Somerville Homeless Coalition. The kits were made to provide safe and hygienic care if needed. Woods- Mullen shelter serves females ages 18 and older. Somerville Homeless Coalition provides individualized support services and housing solutions to homeless families and individuals with the goal of obtaining and sustaining affordable housing.
November 23- Fleece Blankets. We worked as a team to craft no-sew fleece blankets for the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) to ensure that individuals can stay warm during the cold winter months. The Center is dedicated to ending homelessness for our Nation’s Veterans by offering services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment and independent living.
December 9- Gifts given. We donated 40 gifts to The Salvation Army’s Dress An Angel program which helps children in need during the holidays. We look forward to participating each year and thank all of our staff members who contributed clothes, books, games, and more to make this a joyful season for the recipients.
December 16-New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Eight Edelstein volunteers served lunch to veterans at the NECHV, an activity we have previously participated in and thoroughly enjoy.