Natixis Honored for Charitable Giving

St. Francis House was delighted when the Boston Business Journal recently named Natixis Investment Managers the No. 1 company in Greater Boston for charitable giving. Natixis employees donate an average of $821 a year per person to support local charities, including St. Francis House. “We are very proud of our partnership with Natixis,” said Claire […]

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Extraordinary Vision

On September 22, our Executive Director, Karen LaFrazia, was honored for her outstanding leadership by the nonprofit HomeStart Inc., at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. “Karen is a leader and visionary in her approach to providing shelter and rehabilitative programs for the poor and homeless in greater Boston,” said Linda Wood-Boyle, President and CEO […]

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Director’s Message: Winter 2012

People often ask me if the holiday season is depressing at St. Francis House, and my answer is always a resounding “No, it’s my favorite time of year.” I have my aunt to thank for that. Aunt Dot dedicated her life to the Salvation Army. She ran a meals program when I was a child, […]

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Beyond the Basics: Winter 2012

At St. Francis House, we provide all of the tools and services our guests need to rebuild their lives. Our dedicated volunteers help us do that by providing assistance and classes that address both basic and complex needs. Last year, more than 320 volunteers served a total of 23,382 hours, helping us keep our promise […]

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Guest Profile: Ingredients for Change

Mike knew from a very young age that he had the potential to become a great chef. “Everyone in my family knows how to cook,” he says. “My mother was a good cook, my father was a good cook, my grandfather was a good cook. It runs in my family on both sides and came […]

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A Word of Thanks

Thank you to these individuals, organizations, and companies for their generous donations of time, materials, and talent: Men’s Wearhouse, for partnering with us for its 5th annual National Suit Drive. Throughout July, stores across eastern Massachusetts collected men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, and pairs of slacks. This clothing will benefit MAP students as they […]

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Investing for the Future

Timothy Nolan and his wife, Carolyn, are the youngest members of the John P. McGonagle Legacy Society. The couple joined shortly before their 2011 wedding, naming St. Francis House as the beneficiary of their life insurance policy. “Carolyn and I wanted to make our commitment to St. Francis House a permanent one,” says Tim, who […]

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John P. McGonagle Society: Fall 2012

Share your bread with the hungry and shelter the homeless poor; then your light will shine like the dawn. – Isaiah 58:7-8 Each year, more than 2,000 homeless men and women receive care and comfort, thanks to those who remembered St. Francis House in their estate plans. We are deeply grateful to the following individuals […]

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Developments in Development: Author Nick Flynn delights Founders

Members of our Founder’s Society enjoyed an unforgettable appreciation event at St. Francis House on June 21. Author Nick Flynn read from Being Flynn, his best-selling memoir about working at the Pine Street Inn, where he met his long-estranged father, who was then a guest of the shelter. Being Flynn inspired the recent major motion […]

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Director’s Message: Fall 2012

Dear Friends, Most of us think of Labor Day as our last chance for a barbeque or trip to the beach before the new school year starts and the warm days of summer give way to hectic fall schedules. Yet the holiday actually celebrates something far more important: the dignity and value of work. Our […]

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