Back-to-School Spirit

Our Boston office recently hosted a back-to-school donation drive to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers (“The Home”). We were inspired to organize the activity after representatives from The Home, including Development’s Rick Houpt, visited our office. We learned about how this 200-year-old nonprofit impacts the lives of 7,000 children each year through a network of services such as behavioral health, special education and adoption and foster care.

Together we exceeded our target donation goal and collected over 400 school supplies and 20 gift cards for The Home! It was a great demonstration of community spirit in support of a meaningful local cause.

In his thank-you email, Rick said: “We’re filled with gratitude for your efforts. The supplies will go directly to kids in need, and the gift cards will allow our clinicians to respond to last-minute supply needs as the school year kicks off. On behalf of the kids, we thank EVERYONE at OneBeacon for your generosity and commitment.”

Donations piled inside a spare cube included 15 backpacks, 75 folders, 68 notebooks, 54 glue sticks, 36 marker sets, 31 boxes of crayons, 22 rules, 23 colored pencil sets and much more.

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