This free event hosted networking among Greater Boston area young professionals while raising funds and collecting household items for formerly homeless individuals in MHSA's permanent housing programs. People who have experienced homelessness often enter their new homes with nothing, needing basic necessities such as:
- Bed linens, pillows, shower curtains, towels
- Cleaning products, dish soap, sponges, dishes
- Kitchen supplies, cooking utensils, oven mitts, can openers
- Gift cards to pharmacies, grocery stores, etc.
This event raised over $600 in donations, and even more through donated gift cards and household supplies. These donations will be used to create "Welcome Home Baskets" for tenants in need at the next MHSA Young Professionals Group meeting, taking place on March 16, 2016.
Special thanks to J.J. Foley's Bar & Grille for generously donating the event space and appetizers!
Please contact Carrolee Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this event or to learn more about joining the MHSA YPG!