BASE Good Morning Charity Event – March 2018
On March 23, 2018, STAG invited founder and CEO of the BASE Robert Lewis Jr. to speak with employees about the BASE, his personal journey, and how we can further the growth of urban talent. This event spurred great discussion and set the tone for a continued flourishing relationship with the BASE.
BASE College and Career Night – June 2018
STAG Industrial was the lead sponsor of the BASE’s annual College and Career Celebration on June 2, honoring 64 student-athletes graduating high school and 12 student-athletes graduating college in 2018. The BASE said, “The belief, hope, and love that is the foundation of the BASE culture was palpable as our young people proudly announced plans for next year. They remind us every day that success truly lives here, and urban talent is American talent.” STAG Industrial’s Kurt Flionis addressed the crowd, remarking about the impressive attitude, ambition, communication, and achievements of the student-athletes. Additionally, at the event, MIT announced it is partnering with the BASE to develop a sports-related curriculum that will incorporate science, technology, arts, engineering, and other disciplines to teach problem-solving. STAG funded event setup and care packages as well as providing materials and individual congratulatory letters for each student-athlete.
Room to Grow Volunteer Day – June 2018
On June 14, 2018, 10 volunteers from STAG Industrial spent 2 hours at Room to Grow assisting the organization with restocking recent donations into the infant clothing walls for future Room to Grow families to utilize. This support was essential in helping transition Room to Grow shelves from their old inventory distribution system to a new way of organizing baby essentials. Through this help, Room to Grow now operates on the “Kanban system” to improve overall efficiency at their hub location in Back Bay as well as their satellite site in Dorchester.
Home for Little Wanderers Impact Day – August 2018
On August 8, 2018, 47 STAG employees volunteered with The Home for Little Wanderers from 10 AM to 7 PM, at their facility in Roslindale. Volunteers painted, organized closets and rooms, assembled back-to-school backpacks, ran activity stations, and served BBQ food at their Family Resource Center Party. Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide services to strengthen families by connecting them to resources (e.g. housing, education, legal help, advocacy) within their own communities and offer innovative programming. “Far more important than the appreciation of The Home’s staff is the gratitude of the kids and families we work with”, said Rick Houpt (Development Officer for The Home for Little Wanderers)
CitySprouts Garden Build- August 2018
On the morning of August 15th , 10 STAG employees traveled to Roxbury to help the Haynes Early Education Center revive a garden classroom. The crew had a fun day of laughs and team-work under a summer sun. CitySprouts dedicates a member of their staff to maintain these gardens and facilitate outdoor learning exercises with the students.
Room to Grow Back to School Drive – September 2018
Between September 16 – September 30, 2018, STAG matched 200 items purchased by supporters on Room to Grow’s Amazon Wish List. The items included clothes, books, and other baby items. These purchases help provide families with all of the clothes, books, toys, and gear they need for their child’s first three years!
“I was inspired to give to Room to Grow when I learned about their mission to provide hands on assistance to families in need, in real time and with real solutions. After reviewing their Wish List and seeing how useful each and every item would be to a child and family in need (a warm coat, a high chair, a developmentally appropriate toy, a safety device) I went shopping! When I learned that STAG Industrial would be matching my donation, I thought that was all the better!” – Anonymous Donor
CitySprouts Annual Cider Pressing – October 2018
On October 26, 2018, a small group of dedicated CitySprouts volunteers visited the Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury for the CitySprouts Annual Cider Pressing day. Kids from kindergarten to 1st grade came to the garden to partake in the creation of home-made pressed apple cider.
Home for Little Wanderers Spartan Race – November 2018
For the 2nd straight year, on November 11, 2018, STAG employees raced in the Spartan Sprint at Fenway Park with the Home for Little Wanderers and its other supporters. The group raised over $13k! As the Home said, “we’ll be overcoming the obstacles that Spartan throws at us this weekend, so that our kids can overcome the obstacles that life has thrown at them.”