In October, Bridgewell held its annual Day of Giving, a community movement of generosity and a time to spread awareness of what we do, how we serve the community, and an opportunity for the community to support Bridgewell.
Through an American Red Cross Blood Drive at our headquarters and a service project with Newhall Fields Community Farm (NFCF) in Peabody, Bridgewell partnered with local nonprofits in the spirit of giving back.
The Day of Giving was a success! Thirty-four people from Bridgewell, neighboring company JEOL USA, and members of the Peabody community donated blood at the drive and more than half were first time blood donors. The service project at NFCF was a busy day of volunteering, with more than 40 people from our day programs and recovery programs joined by Bridgewell staff. Projects included harvesting kale, collard greens and herbs while others separated wildflower seeds, cleaned onions and weeded and prepped the field for winter.
Thank you to the committed group of volunteers from Newhall Fields Community Farm and the staff from the Peabody Parks & Rec Department for your partnership on this project, and thank you to Senator Joan Lovely and City Councilor Peter McGinn for swinging by to say hello at the farm! To learn more about Bridgewell services and how to support our mission, please explore our website.
Photos by volunteer Debbie Eskenazi.