Karen: “I didn’t want to be just a one-time volunteer…I wanted to make a difference and a commitment to help turn someone’s life around.”

Karen Connor in Fresh Threads

Karen Connor shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her. In searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, I found St. Francis House on the internet. I was impressed by the range of volunteer programs they offered and flexibility of schedules. I signed up immediately. I didn’t want to be a one-time volunteer.  Rather, […]

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East Boston Savings Bank Lends Support

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East Boston Savings Bank Director of Marketing, Lisa Kornachuk and Chairman, President & CEO, Dick Gavegnano came in for a tour with Corporate Engagement Officer Meryl Pinette and Claudia Haydon. East Boston Savings Bank Lends Corporate Support Through Charitable Foundation St. Francis House was a recent recipient of a charitable donation through the East Boston […]

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Boston College 4Boston: Eller at St. Francis House

4Boston: The largest weekly service organization at Boston College. Members commit to serve at a partner organization for four hours a week, for the entire academic year, and also engage in group reflection on community, social justice, and spirituality. St. Francis House has been a proud partner for over a decade, welcoming cohorts of 13-17 […]

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Long-time volunteer recognized as 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP

Jerry Ferrera Kraft MVP award honoree 2017

We were honored to nominate and have our long-time supporter, Jerry Ferrera, recognized by the Patriots Charitable Foundation as a 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP. Recognition Luncheon at Gillette Stadium On Thursday, June 8, 2017 Jerry and 25 other individuals were recognized at Gillette Stadium for their volunteer efforts n their communities. In addition to personal recognition […]

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $15,000 to fund Basic Services

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation St. Francis House is thrilled to receive $15,000 from Bank of America Charitable Foundation this week as an investment in our basic needs programs and services. This funding will allow St. Francis House to help improve our guests’ economic mobility through the multitude of services we provide in our Day Shelter. […]

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Recognizing Our Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Month & National Volunteer Week Although April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we appreciate our volunteers year round, as they are a crucial bastion of support, ensuring St. Francis House can offer such a breadth and depth of programs and services for guests. Collectively, St. Francis House relies on over 1,670 volunteers each year […]

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