Rebuilding Together Boston and Imagitas Join Forces to Renovate Hattie B. Cooper Community Center in Roxbury
80 volunteers to transform nonprofit center exterior
Jun 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
BOSTON, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) and 80 volunteers from Imagitas will join together on Tuesday, June 16th to transform the exterior of the Hattie B. Cooper Center in Roxbury.
Founded in 1916 and located in the current Roxbury location since 1976, the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center, provides child development services to more than 150 under-served area families annually. Programs focus on providing high-quality comprehensive learning and educational opportunities for children in a safe and nurturing environment, utilizing a foundation and teaching curriculum that facilitates growth and development. In addition to infant & toddler programs, preschool and after school programs, the center also offers senior services, computer literacy, as well as information and referral services.
Following the harsh Boston winter, the exterior of the building and grounds are in need of revitalization. Imagitas volunteers will work with Rebuilding Together Boston to build a walkway and gardens in the front of the center, as well as create a large garden in the rear of the Community Center, clean windows, repair fencing, and repair and varnish picnic tables. All renovations and repairs support the goal of making the nonprofit community center more accessible and safe so the team can better educate, support and inspire the community members they serve.
"Rebuilding Together Boston is so grateful to the Imagitas team for their financial support and volunteer manpower," said Michael Potter, Co-Chair of the Rebuilding Together Boston Board. "It is a privilege to make a difference at the Hattie B. Cooper Center, which has been a beacon of hope for many families in the Roxbury community, and we hope today's work day will benefit all those families served."
"It's important to us to give back to the community where we live and work," said, Judy Frothingham, SVP Policy & Partnerships, Imagitas. "This is our first year partnering with Rebuilding Together Boston for a company-wide community service event, and we look forward to working together and getting our hands dirty to help create a more beautiful Hattie B. Cooper Center."
"On behalf of the board of directors, myself and the entire Cooper family, I extend our sincerest gratitude to Rebuilding Together Boston and to the 80 Imagitas volunteers for their time, energy, and willingness to help us continue to improving and enhancing the safety and aesthetics of our facility, both inside and out" said Lillie Searcy, executive director of the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center. "For small organizations such as ours, your commitment and support is vital to successes and quality of the programs and services we endeavor to provide to the children and families of Roxbury and the surrounding neighborhoods. We are truly thankful to live and work in a community where there is such an awareness and support by the RBT and Imagitas for organizations and programs such as ours."
For more information about the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center, including services and programs, visit http://www.cooperctr.org/index.htm.
Imagitas, a Red Ventures company, is a marketing services organization that has a strategic alliance with the United States Postal Service® to help produce, distribute and facilitate the official change of address. For more information, visit http://www.imagitas.com/.
About Rebuilding Together Boston:
Since its founding in 1991, RTB has completed close to 400 projects with an estimated total value at nearly $7 million and engaged over 20,000 skilled and unskilled volunteers. Recipients are unable to pay for critical repairs because of hardships such as advancing age, medical emergencies, low fixed incomes, or stretched organizational budgets. The organization relies on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations as well as donated goods and services from local businesses. All work is performed at no charge. RTB's goals are to provide a safe and healthy home for all those served and to improve their quality of life, including their security, warmth and independence. For more information, visit http://rtboston.org/.
SOURCE Rebuilding Together Boston
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