Boston Foreign Commerce Club BOD Support Local Charities/Organization in 2020
Toys for Tots
A $2,000 donation was presented in December to the Boston Toys For Tots on behalf of FCC Boston. This donation was made possible by our generous members and industry friends who participated in our 2020 Holiday Calendar Raffle.
Thank you to Little Kids in Seekonk, MA for their in-kind donation. A truck full of toys were delivered to Toys for Tots in Boston, their generosity helped make many children's wishes come true!
Dana Farber Cancer Institute / The Jimmy Fund
A $2,000 donation was made in December. The timing of our contribution enabled our year-end donation to be "triple matched" by the VFW Lt. James A. Logan Post No. 6800.
DFCI/The Jimmy Fund Thank you Letter
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.