Unions join forces to support BGCD

Painters Union District Council 35 and Painting and Glass Employers Association of New England donated $2,500 and multiple bags of toys for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) last month. See photo at right. The donation will help fund more than 200 programs offered by the club to over 4,000 children in the community.

Jeff Sullivan, Business Manager of IUPAT DC 35, and John Ferrante, Associate Director of PFEANE/GEANE presented the donation to Mike Joyce, Vice President of Programming at BGCD.

“The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester is doing an amazing job at providing the community with innovative programs that benefit the youth and the children,” said Jeff Sullivan, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of IUPAT DC 35. “Safe and stable environments like this club are essential for the growth of our communities and we’re proud to partner with PFEANE/GEANE to support the club and their services.”

“Through this annual donation, we want to emphasize the great work done by the club. Their constant hard work and dedication are essential in shaping the future of our community,” said Michael Lafferty, Business Representative of IUPAT DC 35 and a Dorchester resident.