Twenty-seven Woburn nonprofits had been just lately shocked with a collective $66,000 in funding courtesy of Cummings Properties’ Cummings Neighborhood Giving program.
This annual initiative invitations workers to every choose a neighborhood charity to obtain a $1,000 donation.
The Woburn-based business actual property agency simply donated a complete of $563,000 to 351 native nonprofits by means of Cummings Neighborhood Giving.
Each group might be chosen by as much as 5 workers members per cycle, for a complete of $5,000. This 12 months, 21 recipients reached the $5,000 most, together with Woburn nonprofits Mates of Woburn Veterans, James L. McKeown Boys & Ladies Membership of Woburn, Joseph Briere Basis, Woburn Council of Social Concern and Woburn Memorial Excessive College.
Many different Woburn organizations obtained $2,000 to $4,000: Hurld Wyman Elementary College, Joey Domenici Basis, Joyce Center College, Shamrock College PTO, Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Tanner Ta Ta’s, Violently Injured Police Officers, Woburn Hearth Division and Woburn Host Lions Charities.
The next Woburn charities obtained $1,000 every: America’s Fallen Heroes, Armenian Meeting of America, Blues for Veterans Affiliation, Goodyear Elementary College, John F. Kennedy Center College, Mission Prepared, Supportive Dwelling, VNA Hospice Care, Woburn Feral Cat Coalition, Woburn Guild of Artists, Woburn Little League, Woburn Police Division and Woburn Public Library.
In 2020, Cummings workers directed funds to nonprofits in 100 cities and cities throughout the commonwealth.
“The non-public connections make this program particular,” mentioned Dennis Clarke, Cummings Properties chairman and CEO. “Each full-time colleague, no matter seniority, has a possibility to assist a neighborhood trigger meaning an excellent deal to her or him.”
Cummings carpenter Brian Foster designated his $1,000 to Woburn’s JFK Center College, the place his daughter attends sixth grade.
“Particularly with all the youngsters needing computer systems at residence because of the pandemic, I felt like the varsity may use the additional assist,” mentioned Foster. “You may inform while you ship the verify how a lot it means to folks. That is one among my favourite components of the 12 months.”
Cummings Neighborhood Giving is open to workers of Cummings Properties in addition to its affiliated retirement communities, New Horizons at Choate in Woburn and New Horizons at Marlborough. Colleagues with a decade or extra with the corporate are given the choice to pick out two organizations for $1,000 every.
Lately, this system has expanded to incorporate longtime leasing shoppers, Cummings Basis volunteers and different pals of the Cummings group. These teams made their picks earlier within the 12 months.