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Hobbs Brook Management Makes $200,000 Furniture Donation to Greater Boston YMCA

By on Nov. 02, 2010

Back Row: Jack Fucci (Oak Square, Brighton); Kevin Washington, CEO, YMCA of Greater Boston; Thomas Dusel, President & COO, HBM; Donald Oldmixon, First VP, HBM
Middle Row: Allison James (Hyde Park); Bridgett Chaffee (W. Roxbury); Patricia Barnwell (Executive Director, Waltham); Ann Glora (Hyde Park); Kathy Lozano (Needham); Laurie Spindler (Waltham)
First Row: Nora Haggerty, Jacob Robinshaw, Alex Holdman, Abby Wills (all of Waltham) 


WALTHAM, Mass. – November 2, 2010 – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a pioneer in the development of office space in the Boston suburbs, announced today it has donated $200,000 worth of office furniture and equipment to six YMCA’s within the Greater Boston network.

After a tenant vacated an entire building in Waltham, Hobbs Brook donated desks, chairs, cafeteria furniture, pictures, conference room furniture and AV equipment to the YMCA of Greater Boston rather than have the equipment disposed of or sold at a fraction of its value. Through this donation, Y’s in Waltham, East Boston, Hyde Park, Brighton, West Roxbury and Needham were able to significantly improve back office operations as well as obtain audio-visual equipment to further enhance programming for families and teens.

“The YMCA of Greater Boston is grateful to Tom Dusel and Hobbs Brook Management for this in-kind donation of furniture and equipment valued at over $200,000,” said Kevin Washington, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Boston. “Six YMCA’s in Greater Boston benefitted from this donation and were able to improve the professional working environments for employees without taking resources away from children and families.”

Founded in 1851, the YMCA of Greater Boston is a cause driven nonprofit organization committed to developing youth to their highest potential, encouraging healthy living and promoting social responsibility in the community. The organization welcomes men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures. One of the largest urban YMCAs in the country and Boston’s largest provider of social services for children and families, the Greater Boston YMCA network of services includes 75 facilities and program centers serving over 120,000 men, women and children in more than 40 eastern Massachusetts communities.

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