LOCK Honorary Service Society members aim to serve not only the students of Questrom School of Business but also the Boston Community. Members are encouraged to participate in community service initiatives every semester.
Past Community Services
BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION
On October 23 2014, LOCK members volunteered for the Boston Bruins Foundation at the TD Garden by managing a raffle at the game that evening. The Boston Bruins Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides grants to organizations throughout New England that work to increase the quality of life for children. The Foundation primarily supports organizations with a concentration on education, athletics, health, and community involvement. Since the foundation was established in 2003, it has raised over $5 million through a variety of events and initiatives. For more information please visit their website.
LOCK members met at SMG and traveled to the TD Garden together. There, they managed a 50/50 raffle, which would provide half of the proceeds to the Boston Bruins Foundation. The group particularly enjoyed the use of electronic raffle tickets, which made it easy for them to collect a large number of entries. The group of eleven members split into five groups and was able to raise $4,000 for the foundation.
Near the end of the game, LOCK members had the opportunity to watch from the reporters’ view on the top floor. This unique way to end a philanthropy event enabled members to spend more time getting to know each other and bond as a group. As both a fun evening out and an opportunity to raise money for a great cause, this event was extremely popular amongst members – so popular that LOCK volunteered again in November! LOCK will continue to volunteer with the Boston Bruins Foundation and looks forward to continuing this form of community service next year.
LOCK Honorary Service Society continually volunteers for Cradles-to-Crayons. The non-profit organization aims to help homeless and low-income children living in Boston, Massachusetts by providing them with the essentials they require to thrive. After a successful hygiene drive last fall, members returned to Cradles-to-Crayons to help out with their spring-cleaning.
LOCK members helped the organization sort out the fall and spring jackets that were donated. They made sure that the jackets were of high quality for the children. Eric Tom, LOCK’s president, said “I like volunteering for Cradles-to-Crayons because it’s fun and worthwhile. This is not the first time I volunteered for the organization. It’s great to know that the piles of clothes that we sorted are going to children in need.” He also adds, “LOCK constantly supports this organization because we know that we can really make a huge impact on these children’s lives. We held many drives in the past: the clothing drive, hygiene drive, and school supplies drive. The Boston University community is very kind, we always receive huge amounts of donation every year. We are really thankful for that.”
Lastly, LOCK plans to hold another clothing drive next semester and looks forward to upcoming opportunities with Cradles-to-Crayons. If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the organization, please visit their official website.
THE GIFFORD CAT SHELTER
Our members were excited for this new, exciting opportunity. During their volunteering hours, LOCK members organized the cat’s blankets and beds. They also cleaned the outdoor area for the feral cats. All of the volunteers agreed that the shelter takes good care of the abandoned cats. They were happy to see the abandoned cats living happily at the shelter, waiting to be adopted. Ann Luo, a member of LOCK, when asked how her volunteering experience was, said, “It’s great working at the shelter because you really get to see the impact you make”. She also adds, “basically we did spring cleaning for the cats and prepared the outside shelter for the warmer weather. It was really fun, actually!”If you are interested in adopting a cat, we highly suggest that you visit Gifford Cat Shelter’s website.