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Contact: Marcie Laden
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Project Place 2015 Annual Meeting To Take Place June 17

Boston, June 4, 2015―Project Place announces today that its Annual Meeting will take place June 17. Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Eastern Bank, and Project Place volunteer Aaron Lippert will be honored with Partners at Work awards for their contributions to providing jobs, housing, and hope to the clients of Project Place.

The Annual Meeting will take place Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Project Place, 1145 Washington Street, Boston from 4:30 to 6pm.

“Over the past year, we have worked with more than 1,000 highly motivated men and women who are taking the steps necessary to transition in their lives to a place of self-reliance,” said Project Place Executive Director Suzanne Kenney. “This type of work, while ultimately gratifying, is both difficult and resource intensive. We simply could not do it without the support of champions like Eastern Bank, City Councilor Tito Jackson, and Aaron Lippert.”

Eastern Bank has long contributed to Project Place through its charitable foundation. Additionally, Eastern Bank engages in targeted giving to multiple organizations working to end homelessness. Its support makes the work of Project Place possible, and is an inspiring example to the rest of the business community and others who want to provide jobs, housing, and hope to those working to stabilize their lives.

City Councilor Tito Jackson has long supported and advocated for policy change at the local, state, and federal level that will make more resources available to homeless individuals and the chronically un- or underemployed who are working to secure employment. In 2013, to bring attention to the need for additional resources for those working toward self-sufficiency, Councilor Jackson chronicled his experiences feeding himself for one week on $4.50 per day, which is the amount of money federal SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients receive.

Aaron Lippert is the founder Gimme Shelter!, a benefit concert for Project Place. As a real estate at Keller Williams, Aaron organized the Boston Real Estate Community to perform and support the first event in 2011. Now in its 5th year, Gimme Shelter! raises critical funds to directly support Project Place’s programs and services for homeless individuals.

About Project Place
Founded in 1967, Project Place has provided hope and opportunity to homeless and low-income individuals in the Greater Boston Area for 48 years. The nonprofit is a supportive community that provides the education and resources needed to obtain stable employment and housing. The agency manages social enterprises (small businesses with a social mission) that offer employment opportunities and job training programs, career services, transitional and permanent housing, and case management support to help those experiencing homelessness reestablish themselves in society with dignity. For more information on these and other programs, visit projectplace.org; follow us on Twitter at @Project_Place and on Instagram at @ProjectPlaceBoston; or “like” us on Facebook.

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