Massachusetts MENTOR Participates in The MENTOR Network’s Third Annual National Volunteer Day
29 May 2015
Employees of Massachusetts MENTOR came together with employees from The MENTOR Network’s Boston office and Shared Service Center for a day of service at Windrush Farm in North Andover, MA on Saturday, April 25 for the company’s third annual Volunteer Day.
This is The Network’s second year volunteering at Windrush Farm, which offers specialized services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2014, a group of seven volunteers spent the day cleaning trail areas and sprucing up gardens. This year, over 40 employees and their family members came out to beautify the grounds, spread mulch and clean up the barns.
This year nearly 2,500 employees across The Network volunteered at 50 service projects spanning 17 states along with friends, family members and individuals served. Participants worked on painting and gardening projects, sorted donations at food banks and Goodwill stores, staffed charitable fundraisers and thrift stores, served meals at soup kitchens, and cleaned up various Boys & Girls Clubs.
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human service providers offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries and to youth facing emotional, behavioral and other medically complex challenges, as well as their families.
“We want to thank all of The MENTOR Network and Massachusetts MENTOR employees and their families for all they did,” said Amanda Hogan, Executive Director of Windrush Farm. “It was a pleasure to have such a wonderful group of volunteers give Windrush a little spring cleaning and a facelift. Windrush cannot exist without such meaningful volunteer efforts, and there is nothing more inspiring than having fresh eager faces to help us get our many projects done!”
The MENTOR Network hopes to send an even bigger group of volunteers to the farm next year, as the company hopes to grow their Volunteer Day efforts even further in 2016.
“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the great success of The Network’s third national Volunteer Day,” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network. “It’s inspiring to see so many of our employees excited about giving back to the communities in which we live and work, extending our mission of service to the community at-large by taking time to volunteer along with family members, friends, and individuals we serve. I’m proud to work alongside such dedicated individuals, and look forward to seeing how far this event will grow in the future!”
To learn more about The MENTOR Network, please visit their website, http://www.thementornetwork.com/
To learn more about Windrush Farm, please visit http://www.windrushfarm.org/.