On behalf of everyone at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, we extend our deepest thanks to you for supporting our 5th Annual Emerging Leaders Fall MASKerade last night. We had nearly 130 guests in attendance and raised over $80,000! Thank you for being a part of this special evening and helping us honor Mask Transit, Bombas, and Erin Bradley (wife of Boston Red Sox center fielder, Jackie Bradley Jr) for their work in supporting our community and the people that we serve. We know the event looked different this year. We were all in our own homes attending the event virtually after a tense week and difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As our president, Dr. Jim O’Connell said, “I went to college in the 1960’s, so I never thought I would see a country more divided over issues of race issues of women’s rights, of civil rights and war…it’s clear that there are wounds that we still have to heal and tend to.”
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of patients like Bobby, who says “If it wasn’t for this program, I’d be out on the streets somewhere…Funding this program can help someone like me change their life." Below you can see Bobby's award winning smile with the adult coloring books that help him exercise his creative muscles and calm his mind. We are so very grateful to our Emerging Leaders Board for all of the time, hard work and dedication that they give year-round to our program, and especially for their efforts in helping to make this event a success.
If you made a gift during the MASKerade, you have our deepest thanks! As you know, all gifts were matched last night and you can triple the impact of your gift by checking with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program! Our Fund a Need page will be live until Monday night, and you can go back and watch your favorite parts of the event using the link you received when you registered! We’ll finish with this quote from last night’s Changemaker, Erin Bradley, “It’s interesting that this award is called the Changemaker award because I feel like even though I’ve made a change, even if it’s just a small blip, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program has forever changed me.”
Change Maker Award
Erin Bradley, wife of Red Sox centerfield, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and mom to Emerson and soon to be JB3, will receive our Changemaker Award in recognition of her extraordinary personal commitment to our program and our patients.
Leader in Service Award
Mask Transit will receive our Leader in Service Award for their commitment to serving our patients through mask donations and the development of multi-language mask guideline flyers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bombas will receive our Sox for Socks MVP for their extraordinary efforts to provide the patients served by BHCHP with a basic comfort that is crucial to their health and dignity: new socks.
Award will be accepted by Kelly Cobb, Vice President of Giving
This event would not be possible without our generous and thoughtful donors:
John W. Henry Family Foundation
Phyllis Yale and Tucker Taft
Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation
Red Sox Foundation
Steven Cohen Team at Keller Williams Realty
Winchester Savings Bank
Event questions? Email Amanda McKenney at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Emerging Leaders’ mission is to activate Boston's vibrant and talented young professionals community to support BHCHP by:
- Raising critical funds to further our work,
- Increasing awareness of our services, the impact on our city, and the growing need, and
- Contributing directly to the cause through volunteerism and service.
Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Board.