The women of McCarter & English's Boston office donated
their time and energy to local non-profit, Heading Home, on June 4
by participating in an Up & Out move, a program that assists
individuals and families who are moving into their own apartments
for the first time after being homeless.
Up & Out raises money, collects household donations and
coordinates volunteers to clean, furnish and decorate the apartment
prior to a family's move.
McCarter has an active Women's Initiative, whose mission it is to
build positive relationships with colleagues, peers, clients and
the broader communities in which its members live and work.
"McCarter has always maintained a connection to our local
communities, and this move provided another invaluable opportunity
for McCarter to give back. We wish the family well and hope that
our services will give them the jump start they need to continue
their courageous move forward," said Ashley Brooks, an associate in
McCarter's Boston office and the co-chair of Heading Home's
Outreach Council. She helped spearhead the move and volunteer
effort for the firm.
McCarter & English's fundraising furnished the apartment and
stocked the cabinets and refrigerator for the family.
Heading Home, a non-profit whose mission is to end homelessness in
Greater Boston by providing housing in conjunction with effective
support services to help change the conditions that create
homelessness, is in need of additional volunteer groups. For
information, contact Wendy Jacobs at [e-mail wjacobs] or
(617) 864-8140 or go to http://headinghomeinc.org.