APPA’s Dennis Maloney Community Service Project gives members and stakeholders a chance to give back to the community during each training institute. Since the onset of the pandemic, devastation abounds across the globe. Not-for-profit organizations have not been immune to the severity of the economic breakdown during this period. As a result, their ability to offer services to those who need assistance has been reduced or completely eliminated in some cases. This year, APPA is “adopting” not one, but three community service projects. The charitable organizations chosen are Rosie’s Place, the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV), and the Chef Jeff Project.
Rosie’s Place is a Boston-based community center that provides support, education, and outreach services to about 12,000 women annually. Its mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps indigent and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. APPA is seeking donations of unopened toiletries to distribute to women in need at Rosie’s Place. You are asked to bring an item or two from home and/or collect those provided by the hotel. Items may be dropped off at APPA’s registration desk any day during the training institute.
The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) has served veterans facing homelessness in downtown Boston since 1989. Their mission is to equip veterans who are facing or at-risk of homelessness with the tools for economic self-sufficiency and to provide them a path to achieve successful and dignified independent living. APPA is seeking donations of new socks for NECHV to distribute to veterans in need. Please add a pair or two when packing for Boston. Items may be dropped off at APPA’s registration desk any day during the training institute.
The Chef Jeff Project is a culinary, hospitality, and life skills training program for disenfranchised youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and those seeking a fair chance. During APPA’s 2021 Winter Training Institute (virtual), Chef Jeff introduced his new not-for-profit and some of his students from his Teaching Kitchen. Join APPA in giving back and helping the organization provide more young people with the skills to overcome barriers to employment. Make a donation by visiting the website and clicking the donate button at the top of the web page.