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Piers Park Sailing Center Inc
April 16, 2010

I have been living in East Boston for nearly two years, and I am convinced that there is no other community like this in the world. The success of the Piers Park Sailing Center is exemplified in the stories of many of its participants, but more importantly, its mere existence is a source of pride for the people of this neighborhood. For years, this organization has penetrated the hearts and souls of every person living in the region, and now for the first time, PPSC is gaining international recognition for its programs that provide access, recreation and therapy for people with disabilities. Many of us here in East Boston count down the days until the start of the season. Hundreds of children and adults of all abilities wait eagerly for the boats to hit the water each spring. Truthfully though, the profound impact of this program stretches far beyond sailing. It fosters hope, confidence and community in a neighborhood that would otherwise be lost. Thanks PPSC!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgeable, welcoming, and organized.

Ways to make it better...

Its not secret that an organization like PPSC has a significant amount of overhead. Maintaining a fleet of sailboats is an expensive task. However, further focus on facilities and equipment would be at the top of my list.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I have witnessed the profound impact of this organization on its community.