The Workspace Community Gives Back (4 of 4)

Written by Lisa Huffman

29th Nov 2022

It's no coincidence that we are concluding our series on the Workspace Community Giving Back on Giving Tuesday. We hope that the stories shared have inspired you to give back to your own community...or maybe you will choose to contribute to one of the organizations we featured.

If you’ve read our previous blog posts, you are keenly aware that our Workspace members support each other daily. Many also support the wider community by donating their time, money, and/or resources to local charitable organizations. Here are a few more examples of how our awesome Workspace Community gives back.

Prior to the pandemic, Work Station Community Manager Kerry Theodore used to lead a group that prepared and cooked a meal once a month for approximately 100 individuals at Father Bill’s, a local homeless shelter. She also volunteered at South Shore Hospital in the ICU as a liaison between families and patients making sure they were handling the situation well and assuring that their needs were being met. A clear pattern of Kerry’s desire to help people is what makes her such an incredible asset to our Workspace team.

Workspace member Eric Drogin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP, and his wife, LaurieAnn, have a love and admiration for the fine arts. The two sponsor the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Handel & Haydn Society, Isabela Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, all in the Boston area.  The inspiration behind their support is their “appreciation of Boston’s vibrant arts culture and a particular desire to support these entities as they attempt to regain ground after the recent COVID lockdown period.” The arts, especially those that relied on live performances, were hit hard by the pandemic and really struggled to survive. We are grateful to people like Eric and LaurieAnn for supporting these organizations during that unprecedented period of time.

Did you know that Workspace welcomes local nonprofits to use our meeting rooms at Work Station free of charge? Recently, Wellspring Multi-Service Centers has held information sessions here. Established in 1985, their centers in Hull and Weymouth provide support and skills to people facing challenges to their well-being in order to help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency. If you’re a nonprofit in need of a meeting space, please contact us to see if Workspace can help.

Thank you to all of the Members who shared their stories and passions with us. We are fortunate to be in the company of such generous individuals and appreciate all you do for your fellow coworkers at Workspace and in the world at large.