Summer of Giving Back at Edelstein
As we begin to welcome fall here at Edelstein, we’d like to reflect back on a fun-filled summer. We engaged in many community service activities, ranging from in-office creative projects to out of office volunteering opportunities. Many of these events are made possible through our affiliation with Building Impact, an organization we’re proud to work closely with on our service initiatives.
Below, we’ve highlighted our service activities by month. Each is unique and has given us the opportunity to touch many different communities in need. We’re proud to say that community service and giving back are woven into our firm’s fabric and we look forward to our upcoming events.
June 5- Happy Craft Bags for Children: We worked together to fill craft bags to keep children entertained while they wait to see the doctors at St. Jude’s Hospital. The bags were filled with puzzles, coloring books, lego kits, stickers, and more.
June 19- KIPP Academy: A group of volunteers headed to the KIPP Academy to help them prepare for their upcoming move by organizing materials and packing up classrooms. KIPP’s core values of academic preparation and character development help students achieve success through college and to leading a life of independence.
June 30- Project Place: Edelstein volunteers had the pleasure of visiting Project Place to help underprivileged individuals with their interviewing skills. Project Place provides job training programs and related services for Boston’s underserved low-income and homeless individuals.
July 14- Well Wish Notes: Volunteers gathered together and used creativity to make greeting cards for students heading back to school this fall. The cards were placed in backpacks from Cradles to Crayons in the Backpack-A-Thon.
July 23- New England Center for Homeless Veterans: Volunteers served dinner to veterans at the NECHV. The Center is dedicated to ending homelessness for our Nation’s Veterans by offering services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment and independent living.
August 11- Creating motivation signs for people at Heading Home: Heading home serves hundreds of local families, generally made up of single mothers and children. Their shelters provide families with a safe, temporary home where they receive the necessary support in order to work towards permanent housing. We shared quotes and phrases to help motivate and encourage their residents and the signs are displayed at their shelters.
September 12– American Heart Association Boston Heart Walk: A group of Edelstein walkers joined together to take part in Boston’s annual Heart Walk. It was a beautiful day to walk around the Charles River and we enjoyed the opportunity to build a relationship with the American Heart Association.