Last year the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) hosted an innovative fundraiser to celebrate the Health Center’s mission and the healing impact of art at its 20 Maverick Square location.
Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic pieces by local artists. Some pieces were auctioned off to help raise money while others were showcased during tours of the facility last week.
Through corporate and private sponsorships, ticket sales, a silent art auction, raffles and other donations the event was able to raise over $245,000 for the Health Center’s crucial programs.
This was the first time the Health Center held an event for the general public and friends of EBNHC to help support the organization, and quite frankly, they weren’t sure what the response would be.
EBNHC staff was very humbled and felt quite honored to receive such a great turnout last year – with over 400 guests.
It was great to see that the local community and others near and far recognize EBNHC great mission and came together to support the Health Center.
The event was part of a new effort to raise awareness and revenue to support essential programs at EBNHC because many of these programs run at a loss.
Special programs like EBNHC’s Childhood Obesity Program, Let’s Get Movin’ or the Pediatric program for medically complex kids, CATCH, do amazing work, but are very costly to run due to the close coordination of care and multi-layers of service.
It’s essential for EBNHC to be able to offset losses in these and other key programs and will continue to rely on individual, foundation and corporate generosity.