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Helping the Community Through Rosie’s Place

Photo credit: Alena Kazub
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AFSCME members left their mark on the city of Boston through the AFSCME service project —a partnership with Rosie’s Place.

Founded in 1974 in Boston’s South End, Rosie’s Place was the first women-only shelter in the United States. Today, it’s much more than a homeless shelter or a place to get a hot meal. It’s a place where women and their children can receive health and wellness services, English-language or computer literacy classes, and feel empowered to move forward in their lives.

Members donated necessities like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and mouthwash, all of which will go a long way towards fostering a sense of normalcy to the guests of Rosie’s Place.

“We’re pleased to have partnered with AFSCME during its convention in Boston,” said Katie Amoro, development officer at Rosie’s Place. “The toiletries collected will enable us to provide much-needed basic necessities to the 12,000 poor and homeless women who visit us each year. AFSCME’s support will make a tremendous impact.”

Giving back to our communities, whether at home or at the convention, is par for the course for AFSCME members.