Donors from John Hancock Get a First-Hand Look at the Power of their Gifts

On a gorgeous Fall day, a group of donors were given a great opportunity to see, up close and personal, how their support is changing lives.

As part of the John Hancock campaign, United Way and the volunteer engagement team took donors out to see their impact in the community first hand. They learned about the collaborations among United Way partner agencies and got an in depth look at community revitalization and development in the Hyde/Jackson neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (read more about the project here).

With the weather more than happy to cooperate, the group got to go on a walking tour, led by staff of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Urban Edge.

The group visited the newly opened Nurtury Learning Lab in Bromley Heath (more here!), before ending at Hyde Square Task Force where they got to peek inside the Blessed Sacrament church – which will soon be developed into a youth and community space.

“The tour of the Hyde/Jackson neighborhood gave our donors a chance to experience first hand the value add of United Way,” said Karley Ausiello, Vice President of Volunteer Engagement for United Way.  “The leaders of our partner agencies talked passionately about their work and how United Way support was critical in bringing them together. Hearing that message is important, but then to be able to walk around the neighborhood and visit the agencies, that is special.”