Local Contractors Give Back to Their Communities Ahead of Holiday Season
NECA Boston is proud of our contractors and all the work they do to support their local communities. This month, we shine our Contractor Spotlight on a representative sample of our member contractors who are doing their part to brighten this holiday season for families and individuals in need across the Commonwealth.
Stewart Electrical Contracting was among several NECA Contractors to participate in IBEW Local 103’s annual toy drive. In addition to donating $500 worth of hats, gloves, and toys, the company contributed the use of its box truck to help deliver the donated items to the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and Methuen City Hall, where they were shipped to communities throughout the Boston region. Other Contractors who brought box trucks to the drive included Lynnwell Associates, All-Pro Electric, JM Brown, McDonald Electrical, Outkast Electric, and State Electric.
JM Electrical Company partnered with the Clothing Connection for the fifth consecutive year to support the Salem-based non-profit’s Annual Winter Clothing Drive. Led by Director of Human Resources Whitney Mugford, the employees at the Lynnfield-based contractor supplied carloads of warm clothing to kids in Salem schools, doubling the firm’s contribution from previous years!
McDonald Electric Corporation granted holiday wishes for local families served by South Shore Stars, an early education and youth development nonprofit located in Weymouth, MA. The contractor “adopted” the families, purchasing and donating all gift items from their respective wish lists. South Shore Stars is preparing to launch its Stars School & Learning Center in 2024.
McDonald Electrical fulfills holiday wish list for the families.
State Electric Corporation is a long-time supporter of MissionSAFE, a Boston-based nonprofit that supports at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth. In November, State Electric staff participated in MissionSAFE’s , donating and delivery full turkey dinners to area families. The collaboration has blossomed from a modest start of providing 35 Thanksgiving meals in 2016 to this year’s contribution of 150 turkey dinners that fed more than 600 people. "This partnership exemplifies our shared commitment to community well-being,” said MissionSAFE Deputy Director Jumaane Kendrick. “It's not just a meal; it's a celebration of unity and support."
State Electrical participates in annual turkey giveaway.
SullyMac donated Thanksgiving meals to Port Norfolk Civic Association. For the Christmas season, the SullyMac team partnered with the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association, hanging all of the wreaths in Savin Hill. The company recently concluded its annual toy drive, collecting nearly $1,700 in gift cards, 14 large bags of toys, and two bags of winter coats. SullyMac split the bounty among several Dorchester parishes and schools, including St. Peter’s, St. Brendan’s, and St. Martin de Porres at St. Ann Campus.
SullyMac team hangs seasonal wreaths in Savin Hill
JATC Re-dedication Event Held December 7
It was all hands on deck for the December 7 rededication of the Greater Boston Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) at 194 Freeport Street in Dorchester. Leadership from IBEW Local 103, NECA, and the JATC were joined by contractors, IBEW apprentices, elected officials, and industry partners to celebrate the facility’s $10 million upgrade.
The new JATC facility is designed to train our indsutry’s best-in-class apprentices to meet 21st-century advancements, opportunities and challenges and the growing demand for clean energy. Retrofitted with state-of-the-art technology, expanded classrooms, and collaborative spaces, the center will also serve as ground zero for a soon-to-launch Clean Energy Pre-Apprenticeship Program that will bring more young people into the trade and expand JATC’s role in creating career pathways throughout the clean energy sector.
Here’s the media release for all the details. And check out this dazzling drone tour of the facility!