Charles River Apparel recently donated $15,000 to local nonprofit organization Circle of Hope to provide those experiencing homelessness in Metro Boston with vital resources, such as clothing, hygiene essentials, and more.
“Circle of Hope is an outstanding organization,” says Deb Lipsett, principal of Charles River Apparel. “They go above and beyond to enhance the dignity and health of the local community — children, college students, families, and more — through incredible volunteerism and partnerships with local police stations and other institutions. We look forward to continuing to make a positive difference with their dedicated, passionate team.”
Charles River Apparel’s donation accompanied their position as headline sponsor of Circle of Hope’s annual fundraiser, Hope Blooms. The fundraiser raises money for Circle of Hope’s year-long initiatives aimed at helping infants, children, college students, and other individuals experiencing homelessness. This year’s Hope Blooms acknowledged the progress Circle of Hope has made over 15 years and the retirement of Founder Barbara Waterhouse.
“Charles River Apparel’s generosity and unwavering support over the past 15 years have helped Circle of Hope grow dramatically and deepen its impact on thousands of people experiencing homelessness,” remarks Waterhouse. “I am so grateful to the Lipsett family and Charles River Apparel for their commitment to health equity and helping those in deepest need.”
For over a decade, Charles River Apparel has supported Circle of Hope’s mission through volunteer work, clothing donations, and sponsorships. Together, Charles River Apparel and Circle of Hope will continue to support over 25 homeless shelters, healthcare clinics, and community programs in Metro Boston.