Greater Boston Project Connect

Greater Boston Project Connect invites the whole community to come together in support of families in transition.

JOIN US

Friday, July 26, 2019
10 AM-3 PM (volunteer time slots vary)
Reggie Lewis Center
1350 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120

Hundreds of families throughout Greater Boston face homelessness every day. Homeless children can fall behind on schoolwork or fail to see a doctor when they need to. Adults can struggle at work or at finishing their own education. Worse, searching for stable housing or other critical resources can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. Even if you do, there’s sometimes the challenges of making your way to providers in the first place.

No one should have to live like this, but for families facing homelessness, it’s an everyday experience.

PROJECT CONNECT PROVIDES

Greater Boston Project Connect takes place every July. It’s a one-day, full-service event that invites the whole community to support families in transition. The event gathers service providers from across Greater Boston, all of them willing to give their time and energy to helping every participant who walks through the door.

Resources offered include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Housing and Shelter Assistance
  • Employment Services and Job Coaching
  • Health, Wellness, and Salon Services
  • Government and Legal Services
  • Gently Used Professional Clothing and Shoes
  • School Supplies
  • Child Care

When participants arrive, they’re paired with a volunteer guide who ensures they make every connection they need, helps arrange follow up meetings, and adds a personal touch to the day. When participants leave the event, we hope they’re ready to start down a better road, and that we’ve empowered our volunteers to continue their own journeys of service.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Support Greater Boston Project Connect.

Volunteer at the event: email klum@supportunitedway.org if you’re interested.

Sign up to run an item drive: email klum@supportunitedway.org for options.

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Impact Made

Project Connect 2018 was a resounding success. Here are a just a few highlights from the day:

  • More than 450 people received services.
  • Almost 150 volunteers came and engaged with their community.
  • 66 unique service providers offered 2400 individual services.
  • We raised more than $60,000 to further United Way’s support of families in transition.

Project Connect wouldn’t be possible without the combined effort of hundreds of volunteers and the generous contributions of our service providers and event sponsors. With their support, hundreds of families and individuals left the event better prepared for tomorrow.

To learn more about Greater Boston Project Connect, please contact Dahlia Cox at dbcox@supportunitedway.org or 617-624-8032.

Custom and Dual Sponsorship Opportunities

To discover how your company can support more than one of United Way’s Signature Events — the Community Baby Shower, Project Connect, or the Thanksgiving Project — please contact Dahlia Cox at DBCox@supportunitedway.org or 617-624-8032.