Webster Bank sponsors 2017 Boston Marathon team

Webster Bank supports St. Francis House

 Photo: Christopher Silva, market sales specialist; Anthony Singleton, Downtown Crossing Banking Center Manager; Haley Smith, Downtown Crossing Asst Banking Center Manager; Sumakshi Vali, Regional Manager; Jennifer Zhang, Downtown Crossing Banker; Bill Lionhood, Boston Market Manager Webster Bank has committed to support Team St. Francis House at the $2,500 level! In addition to this financial support, Webster Bank is gearing up for […]

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North End Friends annual bake sale and flea market to benefit St. Francis House

North End Friends Bake Sale

North End Friends of St. Francis House are gearing up for their 13th annual rummage and bake sale at the Nazzaro Center. The event will be held on April 7 and 8. Last year the sale raised over $20,000 for St. Francis House. The group’s support over the years has cumulatively raised $200,000 for our […]

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JetBlue raffle raises over $10K for St. Francis House

JetBlue raffle drawing for JetBlue tickets

St. Francis House raffle during the month of Febr-AIR-y helped raise $10,685 dollars for our programs and services. JetBlue raffle drawing We sold 267 tickets for the prize drawing which took place from St. Francis House 6th floor conference room, on March 2, 2017. St. Francis House volunteer and JetBlue pilot, Chris Hobein, helped us […]

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Why is Sam Macomber running the Boston Marathon?

Sam Macomber will run Boston Marathon for St. Francis House

Sam Macomber is one of the five runners on our team who’s going to run the #BostonMarathon in six weeks! Hear why he’s so committed to run and raise money for St. Francis House. I’m running for three reasons.   I totally admire St Francis House’s unconditional open door policy. Hundreds of meals are served every […]

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Spring Cleaning: Digital Footprints and How to Clean Them

Moving Ahead Program Spring Digital Cleanin

Our Moving Ahead Program has over 1,500 alumni, all who are welcome to visit St. Francis House at any time and seek us for support and resource advice in perpetuity. The Alumni Resource Center bulletin board on the 4th floor hosts a new topic each month.  It’s (almost) Spring in Boston, which means it’s time to […]

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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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Whole Foods Charles River Plaza partners with kitchen

Community efforts to benefit the kitchen Whole Foods Market Charles River Plaza hosted a broccoli drive in their store to benefit our kitchen. Shoppers participated in purchasing broccoli to be donated directly to St. Francis House, and the store provided a dollar-for-dollar match for each broccoli purchase up to 140 lbs! Lunch support: broccoli and helping […]

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Josh: “I Would Run 4 U”

Josh Gannon Marathon runner volunteer

Josh Gannon is one of the five runners on our team who’s going to run the #BostonMarathon in almost exactly two months! He has a special Valentine’s Day gift and message about his progress to run and raise money for St. Francis House.   He’s getting creative making playlists for all you would be runners out there!  What […]

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Meet Frank Mastrocola – volunteer and marathon runner

Frank Mastrocola

On running the Boston Marathon Frank Mastrocola admits this marathon is a huge challenge.  “I’m 63 and haven’t been running.  But, I’ve done a marathon before, and have confidence that my body will respond again to a training schedule.  So, physically, it will be a challenge, but one that I believe can be met.   The […]

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February Snowstorm Niko Update: St. Francis House to open early again

St. Francis House winter storm Niko

The City of Boston continues to feel the effects of Snowstorm Niko, which will linger through tomorrow, Friday February 10. Mayor Marty Walsh has declared that the snow emergency continue. How is St. Francis House responding to the snowstorm? This morning, Thursday Feb 8 we had opened an hour and a half early. We welcomed […]

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