All year long, Bostonians do everyday things to make their communities a little better, giving freely of both their money and their time. One bank (Capital One) has chosen the holiday season to shine the spotlight on people who make the city such a great place to live, partnering with Boston Cares to thank Bostonians for their charitable contributions.
Capital One is once again teaming with renowned Boston photographer, Jesse Burke, to seek out philanthropic city residents willing to share personal stories around the local causes that are most important to them. The stories spotlight the wide variety of charitable efforts in which select community members are working to improve through both personal time dedicated and money from their very own pockets. Capital One has been sharing the stories and portraits on EverydayMoneyBoston.com, a unique Tumblr site.
“In this latest iteration of ‘Everyday Money Boston’ stories, it has been eye-opening to see just how compassionate members of the Boston community are about sharing their time and money with those who need it most,” said Lia Dean, Managing Vice President at Capital One. “We are honored to share these volunteers’ stories and to partner with Boston Cares, an organization that’s mobilized so many generous people in the region help make a difference. Capital One not only celebrates these individuals but is grateful to be a part of a community in Boston that makes doing good part of their everyday lives.”
“Most volunteers do not seek personal recognition for their charitable efforts, but are most deserving of it,” said Patrice Keegan, Executive Director of Boston Cares. “We are thrilled that Capital One is shining a light on these individuals who are going above and beyond making a difference in their communities.”
A recent example of how this program is actually making a difference happened on December 1st, when Capital One celebrated each volunteer featured in the ‘Everyday Money Boston’ series by hosting a volunteer service day. Capital One gathered its local Associates and volunteers from the New England Carpenters Training Center in Boston to build beds in support a local cause, The Boston Cares Bed Project.
Capital One has four Café locations and a network of 900 ATM’s in Boston. To learn more about Bostonians dedicating their time and everyday money to organizations around the city, visit the Tumblr gallery of portraits from local Boston volunteers at EverydayMoneyBoston.com.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $208.8 billion in deposits and $310.5 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2015. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.
About Boston Cares
Boston Cares is the region’s largest volunteer mobilizer, a member of the national Hands On Network and a leader in the volunteer engagement sector. They build relationships with schools and nonprofits with needs that can be filled by teams of volunteers; and then recruit, train, and lead reliable and enthusiastic groups of volunteers who get the job done. Their year-round volunteer programs and seasonal signature service events engage adults of all ages, children and teens, and corporate partners. In 2014, Boston Cares mobilized 3,400 teams through which 23,000 volunteers served 67,000 hours benefiting 165 nonprofits, schools, and public programs. To learn more about volunteering in Greater Boston, visit bostoncares.org or call 617-422-0910.