For the past three years, Headwall Photonics has been involved with local charitable organizations in north-central Massachusetts, providing everything from Thanksgiving meals and personal kits for the homeless to Christmas gifts for needy children.
That spirit continued this December as Headwall employees contributed brand-new winter coats, hats and gloves for underprivileged boys and girls. During this three-year span, Headwall has aligned its efforts with Our Father’s House Shelter, a private, non-sectarian agency that provides shelter and related services to homeless men, women, and children.
“We’ve found that working with Our Father’s House is rewarding for them, for us as a Company, and of course for underprivileged families and children,” said Robin Jacobs of Headwall. “The whole process works so well because Our Father’s House has been undertaking this kind of work since 1983 and they know where help is needed and how to manage the process from their end.”
This year, Headwall provided nearly 50 completely new children’s coats with hats and mittens that will be distributed by Our Father’s House to selected children in central Massachusetts communities. This represented practically full participation by all employees. “We know the first name of each child and their sizing information, so every outfit is perfectly chosen,” said Robin. “We grew our giving by 10% over last year.”
“Headwall is absolutely a leader in charitable giving,” said Kevin MacLean of Our Father’s House. “Whether it’s putting together Thanksgiving meals for families, personal hygiene kits for the homeless, or winter clothing for children, Headwall is there as a great partner,” he noted. “The holidays for underprivileged children and families are made so much brighter thanks to Headwall’s contributions and support.”