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Review for Father Bills & Mainspring Inc, Brockton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Father Bill’s & MainSpring Inc. is a unique organization working to care for the homeless in Southeastern Massachusetts. For over 20 years, I have served with a group of volunteers on behalf of St. Jerome’s and William Gallagher Associates (now Arthur J, Gallagher). FBMS gives us an opportunity to show we care about the people.

Our group works together to raise the money, purchase the food and serve a hot meal once a month to the residents at Father Bill’s. Typically we drop the food off the day before it is served. Some in our group take great care to make special desserts. The shelter usually prepares the dinner and our group then meets at Father Bill’s to serve it to more than 100 individuals.

Our group goes out of its way to serve the best meal possible. Usually it’s a nice roast beef dinner, but on holidays we change up the menu to fit the occasion and make it a bit more special. This past Halloween the group dressed up in costumes and gave out goodie bags. For the Fourth of July we decorate the dining room and have a cook-out

FBMS provides our group a venue to help others. The appreciation and heartfelt thanks that we receive from the recipients is truly gratifying. It is a great experience and everyone seems to enjoy themselves.

Role:  Volunteer