East Cambridge Savings Bank to lead CHAF's Fundraising Drive in 2012
"East Cambridge Savings Bank is
pleased to lead CHAF's Annual Fundraising Campaign," said Arthur C. Spears, Chief Executive Officer. "Our goal is to help as many families and individuals as possible to obtain housing or remain in their homes." He noted that CHAF has helped more than 1,600 homeless and near homeless families and individuals since its inception in 1999.
"CHAF is a great organization.
For many years, CHAF's good works have been performed by volunteers from local real estate agencies, banks, lawyers and many others. The Cambridge community and beyond has been very generous in the past and we hope that you will continue to be so in the future. We know these are trying times, but your donations do make a difference in the lives of many. We hope to see you at the annual event!" said Spears.
Arthur C. Spears,
Chief Executive Officer
E. Cambridge Savings Bank
Cambridge Savings Bank Kicks Off 2011 Campaign with $20,000
Goal to raise $150,000 to help 80 homeless families
We're off to a great start! "I'm
honor ed to annou nc e that
Cambridge Savings Bank has
kicked off this year's campaign
with a donation of $20,000," said President and CEO, Robert M.
Wilson. "CHAF is a great
public/private partnership that
is really making a difference.
Since 1999, our combined
efforts have prevented 1,500
families from becoming
homeless and have saved
taxpayers approximately $37
million in taxes!
"In addition to making a significant difference in the lives of local families in need, CHAF's prevention model translates into huge savings for all of us. Once homeless, it costs the Commonwealth's taxpayers approximately $37,000 to $45,000 annually to provide shelter and services per family."
Times are challenging and we need to be generous. Whether you're an individual donor or a corporate Supporter your funds truly matter. Please join the others who have already stepped to the plate: Cambridge Trust Company and East Cambridge Savings Bank which have each pledged $5,000 and Whole Foods with a $10,568 donation.
"Thank you for supporting CHAF, and I look forward to seeing you all at Home Sweet Home on October 22nd."
Whole Foods 5% Day Contributes $10,568 to CHAF and Helps 8 Families
Long-time CHAF supporter Whole Foods Market once again made a generous donation to CHAF. Whole Foods donated 5% of net profits from sales at their Fresh Pond and River Street stores on Wednesday, March 9th.
"We want to thank all the customers who shopped at either Whole Foods Market Fresh Pond or River Street last Wednes-day, March 9 for our 5% Day to benefit the Cambridge Housing Association Fund (CHAF)," said Claire Davies and David Remillard
From L to R: Claire Davies & David Remillard from Whole Foods, Susan Lapierre of Cambridge Savings Bank, Barbara Ford of Coldwell Banker, Jasmin Lucci of ePlace Homes, Andrea Kantaros of Danversbank, Andreas Kreutzer of Coldwell Banker, David Pap/CHAF Board Chair & Coldwell Banker and David Hariri of RE/MAX Destiny.
of Whole Foods Marketing and Community Relations Depart-ment. "The outcome of that benefit day allows us to proudly donate the amount of $10,568.56. CHAF's mission to break the cycle of homelessness in our community is noble and Whole Foods shares in support-ing CHAF's mission."
"We are honored to be the recipient of a Whole Foods 5% day," said Barbara Ford, Coldwell Banker Realtor and CHAF Board Member.
"The amount donated is enough to help 8 homeless families to move from a shelter, or life on the street, to safe secure hous-ing; or to retain the home they
already have and avoid falling into homelessness in the first place. We thank Whole Foods for their con-tinued support since CHAF's founding in 1999."
Cambridge Trust Company to lead CHAF in 2010
Goal to raise $150,000 to help 80 homeless families
Cambridge Trust is pleased to once again take the lead for CHAF's Home Sweet Home 2010 fundraising campaign.
"The commitment and leadership of CHAF in helping to end homelessness has never been more relevant than in today's environment" said Joe Roller, president and CEO of Cambridge Trust. "Since its inception in 1999, CHAF has been an example of a partnership that works by bringing together the resources of businesses, individuals and community leaders to raise funding for local families in need.
"With the help of the Cambridge community and beyond,” said Roller, “our goal is to raise $150,000 which will assist more than 80 homeless or near homeless families in securing a place to live, said Roller." To kick off the fundraising effort, Cambridge Trust announced that it will donate $15,000 to this year’s campaign.
East Cambridge Savings Bank to lead CHAF in 2009
"East Cambridge Savings Bank is pleased to lead CHAF's Home Sweet Home Fundraising Campaign," said Arthur C. Spears, President and CEO. "Our goal is to raise $150,000 which will help approximately 150 families and individuals to obtain housing or remain in their homes." He noted that CHAF has helped many homeless and near homeless families and individuals since its inception in 1999. "CHAF is a great organization. Over the last ten years, CHAF's good works have been performed by volunteers from the local real estate agencies and community banks," said Spears.
Also joining Mr. Spears on the CHAF Planning Board from the Bank is Community Relations Officer, Janine M. Mahoney. "Home Sweet Home 2008 was the first CHAF
Arthur C. Spears,
President & CEO
E. Cambridge Savings Bank
event I attended. I was impressed by the event and the many people there to help prevent homelessness. The Cambridge community is very generous in its support to prevent homelessness and Mr. Spears and I are hoping new members of the community will join in supporting CHAF's mission," said Mahoney.
Cambridge Savings Bank to Lead CHAF in 2008
"Cambridge Savings Bank is proud to be the lead Supporter of CHAF's 10th anniversary fundraiser, "Home Sweet Home," said President and CEO Robert M. Wilson.
"Previously I served as Benefit Chair in 2004," said Wilson. "That year, we raised $125,000 and helped more than 125 families in the community. With a tough economy and rising food and fuel prices, we anticipate the need will be even greater this year. We're hoping to raise $200,000 in 2008, which will help more than 200 homeless and near homeless families and individuals secure places to live."
"CHAF brings together the Realtor community, banks and other business leaders concerned with reducing homelessness in Cambridge," Wilson added. "Collectively, we've raised over $1.2 million since CHAF's inception in 1999 and helped more than 1,500 people get a new start. It's gratifying to know that our donations can make the difference between someone living day by day in a shelter or worse, and having a safe roof over their heads and a place to call home."
"CHAF has historically relied on donations from the Realtor community, local banks such as Cambridge Trust and East Cambridge Savings in addition to Cambridge Savings, and numerous businesses and individuals," Wilson continued. "This year, we're eager to invite new members of the Cambridge community to join us in supporting CHAF's mission."
"The Home Sweet Home event should attract a new audience who may be unfamiliar with CHAF, as well as involving several members of the vibrant culinary community, many of whom are already dedicated to homelessness issues."
"The Cambridge community has always been incredibly generous to CHAF, supporting our mission to provide an economic bridge to housing for the homeless. Now more than ever, we hope to count on this generosity as so many in our area are feeling the stresses of a fragile economy."
Thank you to Whole Foods for donating $1,167
Whole Foods Markets continued to support CHAF by
offering register coupons during the month of June. Whole Foods patrons could
make a simple $2 or $5
donation while checking
out, and many did. Donations
for the month totaled
$1,167 from the three
Cambridge stores, which
represents several hundred
That's quite a show
of support from the community.
Thank you, Whole Foods,
for the exposure and
many thanks to Whole
Foods shoppers for their
CHAF welcomes new Supporter - S+H Construction
CHAF thanks Doug Hanna and Alex Slive of S+H Construction, one of the region's premiere experts in high-end restoration and renovation, for their contribution of $5,000 in 2007. This generous donation was enough to help move six families from shelters to homes. "It's important for all of us who thrive and prosper in Cambridge to find ways to give back and help our neighbors in need," said Hanna. "CHAF does an excellent job of helping families at risk find or retain their housing."
CHAF is also very pleased that Doug Hanna has joined CHAF's Planning Board. Doug hopes to encourage other contractors and clients to support CHAF as well.
Thank you to Whole Foods for donating $11,674.70
This donation was a result of a 5% Day held in January 2007 to benefit CHAF. 5% of one day's sales from all three Whole Foods Market - Cambridge Stores was pledged. This gift will allow CHAF to prevent eleven families from falling into homelessness.
Thanks to our Supporters
We are proud to recognize the following companies
who have so generously supported our neighbors in need through a
contribution to CHAF. Since 1999, their efforts have helped
more than 1,500 people - either homeless or near homeless - establish
permanent housing, forever altering the landscape of our community.
We salute these Supporters for celebrating the true meaning of community
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