The Boston Red Sox and the Red Sox Foundation today announced that the Pine Street Inn has been chosen as the latest beneficiary of the “100 Acts of Kindness,” a program that recognizes and supports the work of charitable organizations throughout New England during Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary season. With the selection of Pine Street Inn, the total number of “Acts of Kindness” now stands at 18.
During their visit on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., 25 members of the Fenway Ambassadors, and other Front Office staff from the Red Sox, will participate in a “Chop-a-Thon” event, and help cut approximately 500 pounds of fresh vegetables that will be used in the preparation of guest meals. Pine Street Inn provides over 2,000 meals everyday for guests and clients who visit the Inn.
The Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation have had a long-time connection with Pine Street Inn, starting back in 2004. Over the years the team and Red Sox Foundation have helped support the organization through donations, auction items to help benefit Pine Street Inn fundraising events, and volunteer efforts.
Founded in 1969, Pine Street is the largest provider of permanent supportive housing, emergency shelter, job training, and street outreach for homeless men and women in New England. Pine Street Inn welcomes more than 1,300 homeless individuals daily to provide short- and long-term solutions so that they can begin the journey out of homelessness and on to permanent housing. Their vision is to help individuals gain stability and their highest level of independence by offering a wide range of services for every person who turns to Pine Street for help. Pine Street Inn is located in Boston's South End at 444 Harrison Avenue. For more information about their services, visit pinestreetinn.org.
About the 100 Acts of Kindness: As a way to highlight and support the important work done by the many charitable institutions throughout New England and beyond, the Red Sox are engaging in “100 Acts of Kindness” with various not-for-profit organizations during the 100th anniversary season of Fenway Park in 2012. These acts will take on a number of different forms, including donations, volunteer efforts, and hosting community events. Each act will be designed to highlight organizations and causes throughout New England. Red Sox ownership, players, alumni, and staff will participate. Additional acts will be announced throughout 2012, culminating with 100 by the end of this 100th Anniversary year.