Community Partners

The Bernon Center has many community partners, some of which are highlighted below. If you would like to suggest an organization for us to partner with email your suggestion to bernon@babson.edu.

 Partners

Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore​

Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore consist of a food pantry, a clothing closet, a furniture bank, and housing for homeless families. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks from yard work to painting to construction.

The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Food Bank annually distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food, for a total wholesale value of over $41 million. The food is distributed to a network of more than 800 member feeding programs (including soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters) throughout the nine counties in eastern Massachusetts. Volunteers work to sort incoming donations and package them for delivery.

Harvard Square Church Meals​

Harvard Square Churches Meal Program serves dinner every Thursday evening to over 120 homeless guests. Babson volunteers participate in preparing and serving meals as well as providing social contact for the guests.

Community Servings

Community Servings is Greater Boston's free, home-delivered meals program for people ill with AIDS, their dependents, and caregivers. Our goal is to serve all individuals with AIDS who request meals, as well as their needy caregivers and dependents. We are committed to serving a diverse client base and have worked hard to reach Greater Boston's traditionally disenfranchised and under-served populations.

Camp Sunshine

Volunteers help with food service, arts and crafts, recreational leadership, one on one assistance, child care and more. Students will volunteer for a week at a time and be living on site.

Natick Community Organic Farm

The Natick Community Organic Farm is a non-profit, certified organic farm providing productive open space, food to the public and hands-on education for all ages, year-round. The Farm is always looking for volunteers and is located locally on Rt. 16 in Natick.

Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons puts new and gently-used children's essentials into the hands of Massachusetts families who need them most. From strollers and car seats to books and clothing, we provide items that enrich the lives of children and the people who love them.

Rosie's Place

The mission of Rosie’s Place to provide a safe and nurturing environment for poor and homeless women to maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Wellesley Housing Authority/Barton Road

Babson supports local low-income families living in public housing through a variety of programs. Some past programs have included holiday gift donations, tutoring and mentoring for children, family togetherness events, and computer classes. We are always in need of volunteers, especially men, willing to be mentors and/or program coordinators.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston​

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) is to help boys and girls, generally from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. To achieve this, they offer a variety of program activities and support services designed to assist in the educational, emotional, physical and social development of 6-to-18 year olds, without regard to social, racial, ethnic, or religious background.

​​​​​​Needham Housing Authority 

The Needham Housing Authority's mission is to provide decent, safe, affordable, housing for low to moderate income families and idividuals and to offer programs and resources to improve the quaolity of life for residents, program participants, and the broader Needham community while respecting the rights and privacy of all. 

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