Hundreds of National Urban League Conference attendees, along with employees of State Street Corporation and Volkswagen Group of America, weeded gardens, read to preschoolers and assembled care packages throughout Boston as part of a Volunteer Day of Service.
“Boston has been incredibly welcoming and hospitable though our Conference and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to show our gratitude,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “As I like to say, we are not a think tank, we’re not a talk tank – we are a do tank, and were happy to partner with State Street and Volkswagen Group of America to put our energy to work in service in Boston’s neighborhoods.”
Working with Boston Cares, volunteers fanned out to a dozen sites, including the Dimmock Center for health and human services, the Shirley Eustace House, American Red Cross, and Elizabeth Stone House for women and children in crisis.
“We believe it’s important to not only be known as a car company, but to be known as a company that cares about the communities where we live and do business,” said Machelle D. Williams, General Manager for Diversity and Organizational Development at Volkswagen. “We value our partnership with the National Urban League and the opportunity it gives us to make an impact in the community.”
George Russell, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Citizenship at State Street Corporation, said, “Being active in the community is part of who we are, which is why we are so proud to support the National Urban League’s volunteer day of service in Boston -a community we’ve been part of for more than 200 years.”
This is the second year Volkswagen has sponsored the Volunteer Day of Service. State Street Corporation also is a title sponsor of the Conference.
Taken from National Urban League press release.