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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Meet Molly, a St. Francis House Emerging Leader!

Molly Griffiths Emerging Leader

“I first heard of the Emerging Leaders group through my mom, Gera, who is a weekly volunteer here at St. Francis House.” Molly has been an active member of the Emerging Leaders Young Professionals group for approximately a year now. Molly’s experience She shares, “My experience thus far has been extremely rewarding. It has allowed me […]

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Somerville Resident Volunteers at St. Francis House for Thanksgiving Dinner

Somerville resident volunteers at St. Francis House

BOSTON, November 24, 2016 –St. Francis House hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon meal with support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Somerville resident MaryCatherine Conceison. More than 350 of Boston’s poor and homeless guests enjoyed their meals “restaurant style” with the assistance of more than 45 volunteers. Why I chose to volunteer on Thanksgiving […]

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NRG staff volunteer on Veteran’s Day

On Veteran’s Day, Team NRG joined St. Francis House to prepare and serve breakfast to our homeless guests. With the volunteer day spearheaded by Valencia Miner and Chris Taylor, NRG staff not only provided their time, but the company also awarded St. Francis House a $5,000 grant towards basic services. Chris Taylor of NRG explained, “St. […]

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Meet Natixis Charity Champion Christian

Charity Champion Christian’s first time at St. Francis House “I first heard about St. Francis House through volunteer opportunities that my company was offering,” shared Christian, of Natixis Global Asset Management. “My first volunteer experience was in the kitchen, which was an eye-opening experience. It was impressive, but also difficult, to see firsthand how far […]

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Volunteer Stories: Fabiana Videla

St. Francis House Volunteer Fabiana Videla

Meet St. Francis House Volunteer Fabiana Videla Fabiana Videla has given over 1,500 hours of her time to the St. Francis House kitchen where she has volunteered three times a week since 2012. The Argentina native came to Phoenix, Arizona, in 2004 and to Boston in 2011. Now a Brookline resident, she is confident that […]

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