Edelstein Celebrates 50: Our Year In Review
2018 has been a milestone year for us at Edelstein as we celebrated turning 50. We spent our year recognizing and commemorating our five decades of being in business. As we reflect back on this wonderful year, we’re excited to reminisce with you. Thank you for joining us on our journey as a firm.
Celebrating in the office
In January, we kicked off of our year with a champagne toast to welcome our year of celebrations and outlined all of our plans for 2018. It was a fun and festive way to launch our anniversary year with our commemorative logo etched into the champagne flutes. Additionally, all of our staff received their volunteer shirts with our 50th logo on it, as we embarked on a commitment to serving our community in an impactful way throughout the year.
In May, we recognized our founder, Alan Edelstein’s, birthday and had beautifully branded cupcakes served to our staff.
On October 1st, our Founding Day, we released a video time-lining our firm’s incredible history. Through the voices of our managing partners, viewers will learn about the foundation of our firm up until the current happenings here in our office at 160 Federal Street.
In December, we hosted our annual holiday party. Though it is always a nice time to come together and be festive, this year we incorporated elements of our anniversary throughout the party. With a large standing banner showcasing both our logo and our 50th logo, staff had the opportunity to take photos to have a lasting memory of the year. Our video was shown to all and gifts were given out – capping off a great year!
Our impact in the community
At the onset of the year, we committed to serving our community in a big way. We took part in five larger-scale service events, encouraging our staff to take time to give back. Here’s how we made an impact in 2018.
January: We kicked off the year hosting a Chop-A-Thon at the Pine Street Inn. Nearly 30 volunteers prepared 400 pounds of onions, 350 pounds of carrots, 300 pounds of celery and 50 pounds of peppers. Each day, the Pine Street Inn serves 2,500 meals to Boston’s homeless individuals. This was a perfect way to begin our year of service
May: Over 20 volunteers went to Cradles to Crayons to sort and organize children’s clothing and switched over the clothing inventory from the winter and spring seasons to summer. In total, we made 26 kid packs. We’re proud to share that our efforts impacted 355 children.
June: Our volunteers took part in a variety of activities to prepare the New England Base Camp for the summer months, including organizing tools, digging holes for fence posts, painting, and mulching the facility. The New England Base Camp works closely with other organizations to bring inner city children, youth, and families to the camp throughout the year to experience nature and provide outdoor educational experiences.
September: Team Edelstein hit the ground running (and walking!) at St. Jude’s Boston Walk/Run To End Childhood Cancer. We raised $1,175 to support their mission “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”
December: We rounded out the year by wrapping holiday gifts and making fleece blankets to support the communities served by the Eliot Family Resource Center and the Massachusetts Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). In total our group of 25 volunteers wrapped more than 275 holiday gifts and made 13 fleece blankets to be distributed at their holiday party.
On May 11, 2018, our founder Alan Edelstein passed away the age of 92. When he founded this firm in 1968, he had a vision of a business in which both client and inter-personal relationships were of utmost importance. His memory and legacy continue to live on here at Edelstein & Company in many ways as he set a remarkable standard of hard work, ethics and team-work. As Alan said, “You’ve got to work at it. You’ve got to keep running.”