The Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association announced today that it has donated $15,000 to Christmas In the City, Rosie’s Place, and the Ray and Joan Kroc Center. The Greater Boston PCA has donated a total of $65,000 in 2020 to community organizations that continue to provide essential services to local families during this very difficult year.
The donations will help support the efforts of three local organizations that seek to provide services for our region’s most vulnerable populations. Christmas In the City has been a force for good in the Boston area since 1989, running non-denominational holiday events for children and families experiencing homelessness and poverty, and throughout the year is always on the lookout for ways to help those in need.
Rosie’s Place, located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives.
The Ray and Joan Kroc Center, a community Center in Roxbury offers programs for every member of the community. Opening its doors in 2011, the Ray and Joan Kroc Center was one of the few major construction projects for Union Contractors during the recession following the 2008 crash. Providing employment for working men and women during that difficult time will not soon be forgotten.
“The Holidays are always a time for giving and this year is certainly no exception.” Commented Greater Boston PCA President Joe Valante. He continued to say, “The Association remains committed to helping those most affected by the pandemic this year.”
The Greater Boston PCA continues its commitment to giving back after already donating to the City of Boston Mayor’s Resiliency Fund and the Greater Boston Food Bank at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.