For their 20th annual holiday party, Boston Sisters combined celebrating with giving. The celebrating was at Doyle’s Café in Jamaica Plain. The giving was to Brookview House, a shelter for courageous women lifting their children out of homelessness.
Sisters have held several events with Brookview House to discuss careers in the trades. The two have also worked together on the Independent Women Project, an effort to create sustainable childcare solutions for the non-standard hours that tradeswomen need.
As for the holiday party, that’s where the donations happened. The women and teenagers at Brookview House submitted “wish lists,” and Sisters gave over two dozen items which were delivered the next day.
Deborah Collins-Gousby, Brookview House COO, summed up the experience this way, “The gifts meant we were able to do something for every teen. People tend to focus on the younger kids, so oftentimes the teens are overlooked. Thanks to the Carpenters SIB committee, we able to provide each teen with gifts which were much appreciated!”
These pictures show the Sisters sharing in some fun and food. Some were joined by their husbands. Even EST Tom Flynn stopped by to thank the Sisters for all their hard work and to wish everyone a good 2019.