AGC & Dellbrook | JKS Helps St. Mary’s

More than 100 volunteers and 50 companies, including Dellbrook | JKS, came together for a common cause on May 19th, to spend the day volunteering for the annual AGC Community Service day at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children to “repair and enhance the Dorchester campus”. St. Mary’s offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are currently living in poverty. They support 600 women and children annually with shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and search for affordable permanent housing. 

The 11-member crew of Dellbrook | JKS were assigned the job of renovating and organizing the campus boutique. The women on the campus can complete various jobs around the center to make money that can be used  solely at the on-site boutique. The boutique includes clothing for women and children, books, crafts, undergarments, accessories, diapers, sleepwear, etc. When our crew first arrived, the cramped room was unorganized and undoubtedly difficult for the women to navigate through to locate anything they may need to purchase. Our team used the day to organize, renovate, as well as decorate the new boutique (utilizing our label maker to the fullest) and creating a new, open room to make the women and children’s lives much easier by being able to find what they were looking for without all the clutter! Our goal was to create a space that the women could come into, feel good not only about what they’re purchasing but also about themselves.

Our renovation project included installing new flooring, new paint, hanging curtains, and installing additional clothing racks to utilize the limited space in the room. 

The AGC Community Service day was a huge success around the campus from various room renovations and landscaping. The day brought in more than $250,000 of pro bono capital improvements to the aging facility. Dellbrook | JKS is a company that supports our community, we realize how fortunate we are and enjoy giving back by providing valuable contributions throughout the year, and we can’t wait to continue being apart of this event for the years that follow. Interested in helping St. Mary’s as well? Click here to find out how you can help support their cause. 

See below for our before and after photos.