Volunteer Power Shines!

Volunteers helpp transform BOSS facilities

Shattuck Hotel logoIMG_20150313_153446In the past month, BOSS has hosted several amazing, generous, community spirited volunteer groups who have pitched in to improve BOSS programs!

Hotel Shattuck Plaza. Volunteers from Hotel Shattuck Plaza & FIVE Restaurant pitched in for a day of Spring cleaning in the form of yard and landscaping work at Ursula Sherman Village, which provides short and long-term housing & support services to homeless families and single adults every night. The facility is comprised of a series of separate buildings and trailers circling an outdoor courtyard, playground, and gardens – all of which requires a lot of TLC throughout the year. “We try our hardest to make participants feel welcome from the moment they walk up to our facilities,” said Eric Zibbel, BOSS Property Operations Manager. “After the winter rains a lot of weeds started growing in the landscaping in front of Harrison House. With the help of the volunteers from the Shattuck Hotel we were able to tidy up the landscaping over the course of one afternoon!” Thank you, Hotel Shattuck Plaza!

Balsamiq photoBalsamiq Studios. Volunteers from Balsamiq came out to do some gardening, weeding, landscapingBalsamiq, and outdoor improvements at McKinley Family Transitional House, one of BOSS’s oldest transitional housing programs, serving homeless families with children of all ages. Volunteers were fast and efficient, transforming the outdoor space at McKinley in a single morning! Thank you, Balsqmiq!

South County volunteers. Finally, over a dozen community volunteers came out to our emergency shelter in Hayward, South County Homeless Project, to help with interior and outdoor cleaning and beautification. Volunteers cleaned up, organized, rearranged staff and participant space, planted and weeded, and did whatever they could in a big Spring Cleaning of this facility. Thank you, all of you, for your cheerful and helpful support – we are so grateful!