JC&A’s philanthropic spirit nets big results for The South Shore Pantry Shelf.
6/2/2009, Quincy, MA — Quincy, MA, June 2, 2009 – J. Calnan and Associates is extremely grateful for its success and takes tremendous pride in giving back to its local communities. In keeping with its community commitment, JC&A recently held a food drive to benefit the South Shore Pantry Shelf with the hope to contribute 250-300 items to the cause. As the deadline drew closer, the generous spirit of the JCA employees kicked into high gear boosting the total to over 1000 goods, far exceeding everyone’s expectations.
“As an organization we are thrilled with overwhelming results of this drive, and proud to have a culture that includes a focus on giving back to the community,” said Jay Calnan, President of JCA. “In these tough economic times especially, local charities such as this one need the support of local businesses. The success of this past food drive is a true testament to the giving nature of the JCA family.”
J. Calnan and Associates, Inc. is proud of its philanthropic spirit and pleased to support so many worthy causes like the The South Shore Pantry Shelf. Our leadership alone is collectively involved with or supports The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts, The American Heart Association, Children’s Hospital Boston, The Jimmy Fund, Habitat for Humanity, The American Cancer Society, St. Coletta & Cardinal Cushing Schools of Massachusetts, Inc. and The United Way. Whether building a pirate ship themed tree house for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts, assembling a team for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk or delivering canned goods to a local food shelter, it’s evident that J. Calnan & Associates’ cares about its communities.
About The South Shore Pantry Shelf
The South Shore Pantry shelf provides food for households that are struggling to during these economic times. Each weekday morning men, women and children stand in line waiting for the Pantry Shelf to open; more than 40 households are served each day. Clients include South Shore residents who because of financial hardship need assistance with food. Many are on fixed incomes due to age or disability, while others are unemployed or Transitional Assistance recipients. Some come on a one time emergency basis, others on a more regular basis. They reside in one of the ten South Shore communities served by the Pantry Shelf: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate and Weymouth.
About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), is one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects. JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school and life science markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients, including New England Sports Network (NESN), Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., PUMA, iRobot, Liberty Mutual, The MathWorks, General Electric, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Among recent awards, JCA has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts two years in a row, Boston SF recognized JC&A as “Construction Firm of the Year,” and the Ohio Casualty Group presented JC&A with the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record for the second time in two years. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.
From Left to Right: Megan Kukal, Tom Ames, Elizabeth Sithivong, Jeff Cameron, Garrett Zetocha, Rick Borden, Sharie Beagle, Joe Simon, Denisse Ocasio, Scott Trull, Mike Ausevich, Tony Parillo, Mike Gregaiery