On Thursday, October 29th, we held the CWS Double Impact virtual event, hosted by WCVB Channel 5’s Erika Tarantal.
We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters! Funds raised at this event will directly benefit our Double Impact Initiative, which aims to increase the number of youth who have a safe place to live and enough food to eat. Major sponsors of the event include Bullhorn Inc., Eaton Memorial Fund and Marble Harbor Investment Counsel.
Throughout its 143-year history, Community Work Services has addressed the roots of poverty through employment, education, and housing improvements. Today, CWS is bringing that same vision to bear on the crisis of homelessness and food insecurity through our new initiative: Double Impact.
This initiative was developed in conjunction with Breaktime which is a youth-led nonprofit and social enterprise. Double Impact has a twofold purpose – to help homeless young adults acquire job skills and economic stability, and to create meals for first responders and food-insecure participants in the Boston-area.
The need is acute. Amid a nationwide surge in food insecurity, one in seven residents and one in five children in Massachusetts will experience food insecurity, the second highest rate in the nation among children.
We also thank Marty Walsh, Mayor of the City of Boston, for his support and encouraging words about our work!