We were so excited to be a part of Building Impact’s Second Annual Non-Gala last night to celebrate volunteerism and community. Attended by over 200 senior commercial real estate professionals in downtown Boston, the event aimed to increase awareness of Building Impact’s mission, raise funds, and honor volunteers, in front of their industry peers.
Among those recognized was real estate development and investment firm National Development, one of Building Impact’s founding partners and largest supporters. Working with Building Impact, the firm has participated in six volunteer events in just the past year, varying from blood drives to making birthday cards and More Than Words envelopes. Its team donates an extensive amount of time and care into the volunteer events, partnering with BI across eighteen commercial and residential buildings in the Greater Boston area.
What made the event truly unique was the opportunity to be a part of several different service projects throughout the evening. We helped create:
- No-Sew Fleece Blankets for Friends of Boston’s Homeless
- Learning Launch Kits for United Way‘s “Launching a Learner” program
- Spring Cheer Cards for the elderly and disabled clients of Ethos through their Meals on Wheels program
We were also able to help prep for Project Bread’s annual Walk for Hunger by decorating boxes for race stops and compiling signage for the day of the event – which takes place on Sunday, May 4.
For those who aren’t familiar with Building Impact, their mission is to strengthen communities by providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live. Last year alone, Building Impact generated over half a million dollars in donations, including clothing, food, educational supplies, and volunteer time.
Building Engines is a proud partner with Building Impact and enjoyed a company-wide day of service at Pine Street Inn (details here) last fall. We are in the midst of planning our next day of service and look forward to continuing to serve the Boston community.