“What does home mean to you?”
Housing Families, an organization that works to provide temporary shelter, affordable housing, and individualized supportive services for those in need, displayed that question on the wall behind their table. Last night at Hatch Fenway, some of the region’s most dedicated community partners came together to celebrate those who work to answer that question by giving back and ensure the word “home” means as much as it can to as many as possible.
At last night’s 5th annual NonGala, host Building Impact assembled some of the region’s most socially responsible partners for a night of onsite volunteering opportunities – including a book drive and opportunities to create crafts for those in need – and to celebrate their commitment to service. Among those recognized with an Impact Award were The Bulfinch Companies, winners of a Gold Impact Award, More Than Words, recipient of a Community Impact Award, and special honoree Stantec. The host committee ultimately raised over $90,000 to facilitate charitable giving.
One of the Nickerson team’s greatest satisfactions is sharing the stories of organizations and the ways in which they help their communities grow. Events such as last night’s NonGala serve as an ideal showcase to recognize those socially aware groups and organizations, and share their dedication to volunteerism and community support. We look forward to next year’s event and the opportunity to support all the organizations that actively assist their communities, and help extend Building Impact’s reach in Boston and beyond.
And one of our core values is participation. This has included both fundraising and partaking in various activities to raise awareness and funds for worthy organizations, including Housing Families, Inc., The Joshua Frase Foundation, KeepSmilin’4 Abbie Foundation, Building Impact, Make A Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation, Cradles to Crayons, JDRF, Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Fisher House and has lead teams through the Rodman Ride. Nickerson is committed to helping organizations drive social change and improve the communities in which we live and work. Our culture dictates and empowers all Nickerson team members to serve at least one charitable organization annually, and has proudly raised thousands of dollars with their initiatives.