Centerboard is grateful for the connections and partnerships we have made with our community partners of Greater Lynn who support our mission of helping young people and families in need.
Marcus Partners Helps Family in Need
Marcus Partners, a leading real estate investment firm based in downtown Boston, believes in giving back to their communities. When they learned of Centerboard’s work with families and children experiencing homelessness, they were eager to forge a partnership. Marcus Partners worked with Centerboard in order to find a family in need that they could help. The team prepared for months in order to prepare to fully clean, paint and furnish one lucky family's new home and help get them settled into their new, independent life. The family, a single mother and her two young sons, had been working with Centerboard to gain independence and was finally transitioning from shelter to independent living. Marcus Partners wanted to give this hard working mother and her two sons a helping hand, and she couldn’t have been more grateful of the outcome. “I can’t believe this. The boys are going to be so excited about their new home, I can’t wait to show them!”
On move in day, the Marcus Partners team got started early in the morning cleaning, painting and getting ready for the moving trucks. After hours of cleaning and preparation, the moving trucks arrived. The crew tackled the move in despite three flights of narrow stairs and close quarters and began set up. The team did a fantastic job of decorating each room with its own modern theme, including a minions-themed bedroom for the boys, along with back packs full of all the school supplies they needed based on their specific ages!
The Marcus Partners team did a marvelous job going above and beyond making this special day happen for this family and we are so grateful they chose to work with Centerboard. We are appreciative of our community partners like Marcus Partners, who help us make a difference in Greater Lynn as we help families in need.