Neighboring Hotels & Residences Give Back through Community Volunteering!

Kensington staff Serving June 2017 news post

We so often hear volunteer groups who come in and say “you’re right around the corner, and we had no idea!” Sometimes our day to day routine makes it so easy to not notice what’s right in front of us. Recently we’ve experienced an influx of volunteer groups from neighboring hotels and residences who wanted […]

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Liberty Mutual Serves at St. Francis House During National Volunteer Week

Serve with Liberty Mutual at St. Francis House

National Volunteer Week also for Companies St. Francis House recently celebrated National Volunteer Week at the end of April. The concept of corporate volunteer week has taken off, with many businesses establishing regular volunteer opportunities to get their employees involved in the communities where they work and play. We have been lucky as the destination of choice for […]

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Meryl Pinette joins St. Francis House as Corporate Engagement Officer

Meryl Pinette joins St. Francis Hous

Meryl Pinette has joined St. Francis House as our new Corporate Engagement Officer, working with corporate partners in the Greater Boston area to enhance their partnerships with St. Francis House. Invested in developing uniquely tailored collaborations with corporate partners, Meryl seeks to highlight their specific priorities and our mission.  She thrives on finding untapped partnerships in the Boston […]

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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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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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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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Fidelity Investments Technology and Global Services Volunteer

Fidelity volunteers at St. Francis House

On Tuesday, a group of senior leaders from the Technology and Global Services branch at Fidelity Investments took time to volunteer at St. Francis House. Led by St. Francis House Board Member Stephen Neff,  Head of Technology and Global Services at Fidelity, the group helped serve lunch in the kitchen. With their support on our lunch line, […]

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