Paula: “St. Francis House takes human beings who are struggling and makes them whole again”

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Paula O’Keeffe, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her.  I first heard about St. Francis House and met President and CEO Karen LaFrazia through our shared involvement in the Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association (MPPNA). I had been previously interested in homelessness because of my experience volunteering three […]

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Natixis Global Asset Management hosts winter drive

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Our Natixis Charity Team comes through again! This month, our Charity Team at Natixis Global Asset Management hosted a winter clothing drive for the guests of St. Francis House.  Clothing donations are essential for our guests.  Once sorted and sized, clothing is distributed to our guests through our Fresh Threads program. The bounty of items collected […]

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Harpoon Helps & Holiday Spirit

Harpoon Helpers at St. Francis House

Harpoon Helps is the charitable arm of Harpoon Brewery in Boston. The Harpoon Helps team weren’t actual elves, but they carried plenty of holiday spirit into St. Francis House on Saturday Dec 3.  The group brought festive supplies and created a winter scene on our 5th floor for our Moving Ahead Program students and staff to […]

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John Hancock hosts holiday gift drive to benefit Next Step Residents

John Hancock Gift Drive collection for St. Francis House Next Step Residents

This holiday season is going to be a bit brighter for our Next Step residents, thanks to John Hancock employees! Staff from both the Westwood, MA and the Seaport, Boston, MA offices participated in a gift drive to benefit the 56 men and women who call 39 Boylston Street home. Holiday Cheer Employees got to […]

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Bank of America supports St. Francis House

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Bank of America gives “big” support to St. Francis House on Giving Tuesday On November 29, #GivingTuesday, some employees from Bank of America gathered in our 6th floor conference room to present a $15,000 check to St. Francis House and our President, Karen LaFrazia.  The “big check” (literally) represented a grant award by the Bank […]

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NRG staff volunteer on Veteran’s Day

On Veteran’s Day, Team NRG joined St. Francis House to prepare and serve breakfast to our homeless guests. With the volunteer day spearheaded by Valencia Miner and Chris Taylor, NRG staff not only provided their time, but the company also awarded St. Francis House a $5,000 grant towards basic services. Chris Taylor of NRG explained, “St. […]

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Shop AmazonSmile to benefit St. Francis House

Shop Amazon.Smile to help St. Francis House

How can you help St. Francis House while holiday shopping? Use AmazonSmile! Let’s face it, many of us wince at overcrowded malls and will be holiday shopping online this year.  Why not help St. Francis House in the process? Your online shopping can support St. Francis House and the AmazonSmile site is the way to do […]

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Financial Service Week engages Boston firms in volunteerism

Bank of America volunteers

St. Francis House is officially half way through our very first Financial Services Week, done in support of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Open exclusively to our corporate partners in the financial sector, Financial Services Week was created with the hope of the financial community coming together to volunteer and support the basic services […]

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