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Charlestown Nonprofit Raises Nearly $10K at Housewarming Event

The money raised will toward ending homelessness.

Brian Kavoogian (President of Charles River Realty Investors), Joe Hanley (President of the Board of Directors of Heading Home, Inc.), Chris Coombs, Regina Pisa, Tom Lorello(Heading Home's Executive Director), and Brian Koop. Credit: frankmonkiewicz
Brian Kavoogian (President of Charles River Realty Investors), Joe Hanley (President of the Board of Directors of Heading Home, Inc.), Chris Coombs, Regina Pisa, Tom Lorello(Heading Home's Executive Director), and Brian Koop. Credit: frankmonkiewicz

A Charlestown-based nonprofit raised $935,000 this week at a special "housewarming event" on Tuesday, May 6 at the State Room in Boston.

Heading Home, which focuses on helping homeless families in the Boston area, welcomed more than 900 attendees at the event, including business representatives and community leaders to raise the money that will go toward ending homelessness. Twenty five local restaurants provided samples at the event. 

"Heading Home provides housing first and foremost, but goes beyond that by also providing the services and skills to promote economic mobility: not just getting housed, but conducting a productive job search, developing and maintaing a savings account," said the group's Executive Director Tom Lorello. "To optimally serve thousands of our neighbors, this important work requires significant resources. Thanks to the generous support at the Housewarming event, Heading Home can continue to provide its clients with the housing and services they need to thrive in the long term." 

Bryan Koop, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Boston Properties, co-chaired the event with Regina Pisa, Chair of Goodwin Procter, LLP.

"While one homeless family is too many, the fact is that thousands of area families are without a home right now," said Koop in a statement. 

For more information, visit www.headinghomeinc.org

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