OCEANAIR Helps Boston's Most Vulnerable Women at the Women's Lunch Place
While many were up shopping or still recovering from Thanksgiving, volunteers from OCEANAIR spent their Black Friday morning preparing and serving over 150 breakfasts.
By: OCEANAIR INC.
Women's Lunch Place (WLP) opened its doors in November of 1982 to serve women a hot lunch in a safe, welcoming place. The organization grew to from serving lunch three times a week into a vibrant and supportive day community, which is open six days a week. WLP serves healthy breakfasts and lunches, as well as providing essential necessities and services to restore dignity and hope. The donation will help the WLP meet the growing demand for services as its mission will serve over 1,300 women and more than 85,000 meals this year.
Over the years, Mr. Ed Kaplan, CEO, and OCEANAIR maintained a relationship with WLP as active donors. But during this time of gratitude, the company chose to expand its relationship with WLP through a new day of service for OCEANAIR employees at the nonprofit. "I am happy the employees wanted to be involved with such a great organization and furthering our relationship with Women's Lunch Place," Kaplan said.
As part of new corporate citizenship program for the logistics company, Friday, November 25, 2016, served as the first volunteer day. While many were up shopping or still recovering from Thanksgiving, volunteers from OCEANAIR spent their Black Friday morning preparing and serving over 150 breakfasts. "It was nice to give back to WLP and try to do our part to help these women," added Mr. Paul Falewicz, OCEANAIR's CFO. There are several more visits for the OCEANAIR staff planned to give back WLP over the next few months.
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