Boston Foreign Commerce Club BOD Support Local Charities/Organization in 2020
Off Their Plate
In early May, the Boston Foreign Commerce Club continued our support of front-line workers with another contribution. Based upon feedback from members on our board, we made contact with an organization called Off Their Plate (www.offtheirplate.org) whose purpose is to feed healthcare workers while supporting partner restaurants with badly needed business.
This organization provides many benefits:
Meals for worthy and strongly committed workers in hospitals with the convenience of delivery where they do their jobs.
Assists in preserving jobs within an adversely affected industry sector in our local Boston community- our local restaurants
Acts as a revenue stream to another industry sector also hurt by the pandemic these past few months- delivery service companies.
Provides meals to other people experiencing hunger in our communities.
Since the organization, which was created by a Harvard University medical student (Natalie Guo), is fully powered by volunteers, 100% of the dollars raised are directed to our local communities. We were able to earmark our entire contribution to benefit the local Boston area.
Before we made our contribution, we asked for (and had) interaction with key people within their organization. We were very impressed with their passion and commitment to their mission. The Boston Foreign Commerce Club is proud to contribute to such a worthy cause, and we encourage our supporters to visit their website and consider contributions of your own to this noteworthy organization.
To Boston Foreign Commerce Club Members & Supporters
Our organization is hoping that all of you are in good health and adjusting to this unprecedented COVID-19 situation. While we all have been impacted by this situation, this message is focused on those who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and the real heroes in our society - members of our community who provide direct medical care and assistance to those people who came down with this virus.
Many people stricken with the coronavirus have been forced to abruptly travel to hospitals and medical facilities in this area. Most needed to stay for treatment for an extended period of time. While the Boston area has a well-earned reputation of having a large number of quality hospitals and medical centers in the area, the proliferation of coronavirus patients has created huge challenges for those who work in those facilities. In many facilities, there has not been enough available beds, PPEs, nor 8 hour shifts to effectively handle this crisis situation [MORE].
The Board of Directors have voted to support three local charities/organizations in 2019, a $2,000 donation will be made to the following charities from the proceeds of the 2019 Golf Outing held May 23, 2019 at Sandy Burr Country CLub.
The mission of Marisa’s Mission is to respond to the needs of individuals diagnosed with cancer through a multifaceted supported approach with the goal of helping patients and families lesson their stress and financial burden. We believe all patients should have the opportunity to focus on what matters most: health and family.
The mission of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is to heal the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.
American Legion, Newton, MA
In memory of John O’Brien, President Emeritus, Boston Foreign Commerce Club to the American Legion Nonantum Post 440 Newton, MA. John was instrumental in leading the FCC for over 20 years, his presence is greatly missed.
Check Presentation at the American Legion (Newton, MA) Memorial Day Breakfast by Marc Manna and Joe Pimentel