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Team Hollister Turns Up the Heat at Pine Street Inn Homeless Shelter

In the spirit of giving back to the local community during the holiday season, several Hollister employees dropped by the Pine Street Inn last Tuesday and Thursday, November 28th and 30th, to volunteer time. 

The Pine Street Inn is a homeless shelter in Boston that provides food, shelter, and job training/rehabilitation to its transitional residents.  With an emphasis on ending homelessness, not only does the shelter offer bedding for the city’s displaced masses, they offer the means for individuals to start getting their lives back on track. 

With funding from the government – as well as gifts and grants – shelter residents get access to clean laundry, food, showers, essential medical treatment, lockers for their basic belongings, and (most notably) job training in the back kitchen which enables individuals to start finding real employment.   

 While we were there, we worked in the kitchen alongside job trainees, prepping food and plasticware.  Between two days, we got to chop around 100 pounds of potatoes, onions, and peppers, and roll some 1000+ lunch and dinner utensils.  While it may have been just a minor dent in the number of rations they go each and every day, we were glad we could go and do our part to help.

Here are some photos from our experience:

Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn
Hollister Staffing at Pine Street Inn