As a small token of appreciation and gratitude for our team’s hard work, commitment and dedication over the past year, All Care recently gifted all employees with a personalized Beantown Blanket.
What makes this small show of appreciation that much more meaningful, is that for every blanket we distributed, Beantown Blankets donated a blanket on our behalf to an organization of our choosing. We selected two worthy groups right in our own backyard to be the recipients, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child initiative and The Haven Project. Both work with those who are facing homelessness and housing insecurity.
Founded and operated by Maxwell Perry, a Babson College student, Beantown Blankets was launched to help the homeless and other vulnerable members of the community. With the purchase of any Beantown product, someone in need receives a blanket. “Our goal is to offer products with purpose,” explained Perry. “By fulfilling basic needs, such as comfort, we can help change circumstances for those experiencing homelessness.”
A Bed for Every Child’s driving principle is that sleep is just as essential as food, water, shelter, and clothing — and that all children deserve space to dream. Through collaborations with local organizations and individual community members, A Bed for Every Child, an initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, has provided beds, sheets, pillows, and blankets to more than 14,000 children throughout Massachusetts.
The Haven Project is the only organization north of Boston dedicated specifically to providing age appropriate services to a growing, vulnerable 17-24 year old homeless young adult population. Its mission is implemented through six essential focus areas: basic needs, employment, housing, education, health, and community engagement.