Community Involvement

COMMITTEE PURPOSE

Identifies and coordinates BOMA's invlovement with community organizations through collections and volunteer work.


COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

Plans and coordinates community events and activities including, but not limited to:
  • Monthly Our Brothers Place Volunteer Day (OBP)
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Operation Gratitude Day
  • Toys for Tots
Details on some volunteer and donation opportunites below
 

In alignment with the BOMA Strategic Plan, the Community Involvement Committee has regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities at Our Brother's Place (OBP)* for our member base to give back to the community while achieving stronger relationships with their BOMA colleagues at these events.  A great way to get to know each other and forge stronger relationships is by working next to each other.  In addition to volunteer opportunities, there are currently four collection drives planned for 2019-20 so that members and their building tenants/service providers can give back.  By being the host of the drives, we are able to make a significant difference to people’s lives by pulling our resources together.  We are always open to suggestions and additional ideas to continue the philanthropic work 
spearheaded by the Community Involvement Committee


* Our Brother's Place is a men's homeless shelter located at 9th & Hamilton Streets that can house up to 147 men.  It is one of the many shelters / programs run by the Bethesda Project.  BOMA Philadelphia volunteers at OBP on the 4th Saturday of each month from September - May by making breakfast and lunch.  Volunteers are needed for both meals with the breakfast crew working from 7:45 am - 10:00 am and lunch crew from 11:00 am - 1:15 pm.  No special culinary skills are needed.  If you can't make it on a Saturday but want to assist, we always need volunteers to help with the food shopping at Restaurant Depot and delivery to the shelter the Friday before.  Look for a sign up genius link to come shortly.

2020 Calendar of Events for Community Involvement
 
Month/Date                                                                             Charity /Event
4.20 - TBD                                                                                  Cradles to Crayons
4.25.20                                                                                       OBP
5.23.20                                                                                       OBP
 
For the October and March collection drives, we will be encouraging member buildings to participate with the culmination of the collection to be at the BOMA Monthly Events.

                         

 
CHAIRS OF COMMITTEE:

Deanna Ballinger
JLL

Jim Yannie
Outside Unlimited, LLC