The 18th Annual Shooze Cruise, presented by the Emerging Leaders of St. Francis House set sail on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021. Attendees boarded the Provincetown II from the Seaport’s World Trade Center Pier with new men’s shoes in hand – a much-needed necessity that is out of reach for many of our guests.
After the counting was complete, we collected over 200 pairs of shoes and raised over $30K for St. Francis House!
As attendees arrived and crossed the gangway, they donated shoes into Shooze Cruise collection boxes that quickly filled up. (Thanks DGI Communications for the amazing collection boxes!) Our Emerging Leaders team quickly got to work volunteering by setting up our #ShoozeCruise photo backdrop and selling raffle tickets to win some of our incredible prizes.
Once out on the harbor, everyone enjoyed the amazing food generously donated by Roche Brothers. Sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, fruits and veggies, and delicious desserts were all on the menu. Another favorite with attendees were the mini burritos generously donated by Boloco Atlantic Wharf.
Guests enjoyed a lively evening filled with refreshing harbor breezes and snapping beautiful photos of the Boston skyline. They proceeded to dance the night away until we arrived back at the dock later that night. Many attendees also took advantage of our social media contest for a chance to win a restaurant gift card to Casa Verde in Jamaica Plain!
Thank you to all of our 2021 Shooze Cruise sponsors!
A huge thanks to our Captain ($5K) Sponsors: The Nolan Group and Webster Bank for their financial support and presence on the cruise. In kind sponsors, Roche Bros Catering, DGI Communications, and the crew at WERS 88.9 supported us by donating the evening’s delicious food and much appreciated radio ads. Thanks to our Commander ($2.5K) Sponsors: Statewide Cleaning Inc. and Safety Insurance, and our First Lieutenant ($1K) Sponsors: Melick & Porter LLP, East Boston Savings Bank, and RKD Group for making sure the cruise was a success!