Shooze Cruise is our signature boat party hosted by our Emerging Leaders every August. Attendees bring a pair of shoes to donate as they board the cruise.

 

 

Our 15th annual Shooze Cruise is scheduled for August 8, 2018.
Let’s make this year our biggest Cruise yet!

 

 

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Want to be a bigger part of the Cruise?  Join our First Mates Club!
Learn more below.

First Mates Club members help to underwrite the cost of the boat, enabling the evening’s proceeds to go directly towards our life-saving programs and services.

First Mates Club benefits:

  • Four complimentary tickets
  • Expedited boarding – VIP’s don’t wait in lines, go straight to the First Mates Club Boarding area.
  • Welcome “swag” upon boarding
  • Name on event website and on signage at event

JOIN FIRST MATES CLUB

ADMIRAL, $10K
Ten complimentary tickets to the Shooze Cruise event
Speaking opportunity on board the Cruise
Company logo on branded shoe collection bins on board
Company logo included on event autoresponders and on event ticket page
Company name and logo displayed on a banner showcased on the boat Acknowledgment and company logo on the St. Francis House website Acknowledgment and company logo in promotional event emails
Mention in event press releases
Signage at the event
Dedicated news post on the St. Francis House website with logo
Social media: two tweets, two Instagram posts, one Facebook post linked to web story

CAPTAIN, $5K
Ten complimentary tickets to the Shooze Cruise event
Company name and logo displayed on a banner showcased on the boat Acknowledgment and company logo on the St. Francis House website Acknowledgment and company logo in promotional event emails
Mention in event press releases
Signage at the event
Dedicated news post on the St. Francis House website
Social media: two tweets, two Instagram posts, one Facebook post linked to web story

COMMANDER, $2,500
Eight complimentary tickets to the Shooze Cruise event
Acknowledgment and company logo on the St. Francis House website
Signage at the event
Dedicated news post on the St. Francis House website
Social media: two tweets, two Instagram posts, one Facebook post linked to web story

FIRST LIEUTENANT, $1,000
Four complimentary tickets to the Shooze Cruise event Acknowledgment on the St. Francis House website Signage at the event
Social media: two tweets, two Instagram posts

Contact Meryl Pinette with questions at mpinette@stfrancishouse.org

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Oh Buoy!

The 14th Annual Shooze Cruise, presented by the Emerging Leaders of St. Francis House set sail on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. On a delightful 75° evening, attendees boarded the Provincetown II from the Seaport’s World Trade Center Pier with new men’s shoes in hand.

Early in the night

As attendees arrived and crossed the gangway, they donated shoes into branded collection boxes that quickly filled to the brim. (Thanks DGI Invisuals for the boxes!)  Our Emerging Leaders team got to work early helping at the registration area, the expedited host committee boarding desk and setting up the on board raffle.  We also set up an quick and easy burrito station (compliments of Boloco Boston Common) which was a huge hit with attendees as they first got on board.

Once out on the harbor, the abundance of food was generously donated by North 26 Restaurant and Chef Julia Brant for the 3rd consecutive year.  Sandwiches, a shrimp tower and various salads were on the menu.

Guests enjoyed a picture perfect evening and snapped hundreds of photos of the city skyline.  Many guests took advantage of our Instagram contest for a chance to win door prizes. Our door prizes were two pairs of Clarks shoes (generously donated by Clarks) and Red Sox tickets.

The dance floor was jammed all night with hundreds of Boston’s young professionals led by Boston’s own DJ Renell.  After the counting was complete, we collected over 400 pairs and raised over $33K for St. Francis House.

Special thanks and sponsors

Special thanks to our Captain Level ($5K) Sponsor Webster Bank for their financial support and presence on the cruise. In kind sponsors, North 26 Restaurant, Chef Julia Brant, and the crew at WERS 88.9 supported us by donating the evening’s food and much appreciated radio ads. Commander level ($2.5K) sponsors Avalon Bay and Clarks also had a showing on board and by all accounts the cruise was a hit.

Did you miss the boat?

If you missed this year’s cruise, you can still donate to the Shooze Cruise campaign here.

More pictures available on our FB page.

#ShoozeCruise: We are so grateful to this year’s sponsors!

 

Captain Level Sponsors:

Webster Bank Logo

Commander Level Sponsors:

Clarks Shoemakers

1st Lieutenant Level Sponsors:

Toshiba
RobbinsKersten Direct (RKD)

1st Mate Sponsors:

Boston Environmental Management Company
City Place / The Wilder Companies
Boston Properties

In Kind Sponsor:

North 26 Restaurant

 

WERS logo

 

Host Committee members:

Anonymous
Amanda Brown
Kerrie and Pamela Carroll
Michael Clare
Charles Coffman
Haley Cutter
Mike Greenberg
Lisa Murtha
Philip Schaeffing
Kenneth St. Amand
Erin Washington

Our 13th Annual Shooze Cruise started wet, but by the time we set sail, the sun was peeking out over Boston Harbor. A giant dance party percolated all night on the top deck of the Provincetown II and we were thrilled that our friends from Natixis brought over 50 guests on board. Over 300 people attended the cruise, despite the drizzle, and we thank you for showing up! We collected over 300 pairs of shoes from guests boarding the Cruise and between sponsorships, host committee memberships and ticket sales we were able to raise just over $33,500. An amazing sum!

We started distributing those 300 pairs of shoes the very next day. If you were unable to attend, you can still help us by donating shoes, either in person at 39 Boylston Street, or by using this online form.

Thank you so much to our 2016 Shooze Cruise Sponsors, especially to our Admiral Level sponsor this year, Clarks America of Newton Massachusetts. Another special thanks to the folks at North 26 Restaurant and Chef Julia Brant for providing most all of the food to us for free. There was a bountiful presentation which include an amazing shrimp tower and lobster sliders.

We are so thankful to everyone who was a part of the Cruise. Our guests are able to benefit directly from your generosity.

See below for photos of the event, and visit our Facebook album for more!

Hope to see you all on the Cruise again next year!