Boston – Employees from Turner Construction Company’s Boston Business Unit came together for the seventh year to donate 216 pairs of boots and gift cards to help support Horizons for Homeless Children in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury. The Turner staff participated in the drive from various locations and jobsites, and were ultimately able to collect enough donations to provide every child in each of the centers, as well as their siblings, a new pair of boots.
Each Turner Construction location participating in the donation drive set up boards with boot-shaped tags, each of which had a name, age, and shoe size, and employees selected their own recipients. Donations benefited children of all ages.
“The boot drive for Horizons for Homeless Children has become a part of the holiday season here at Turner. Our employees look forward to it each year,” said Kent Kunkel, vice president and general manager.
“We are grateful for corporate partners like Turner Construction who donate gifts at the holidays and also provide support all year-round in the form of financial backing and employee volunteers, both of which are crucial to Horizons accomplishing its mission of serving children and families experiencing homelessness,” said Tara Spalding, chief development and marketing officer at Horizons.
“We believe in giving back and helping to improve the communities where we work and build. Horizons for Homeless Children is doing incredible work. We are proud to partner with them, helping to fulfill their mission,” added Kunkel.
Horizons for Homeless Children works to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services.