Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), a Quincy-based regional services provider with a goal of preventing and ending homelessness, has received a $25,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to assist individuals and families struggling during the pandemic. The grants are part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief.
In total, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation provided FBMS with three grants in 2020, totaling $45,000. The grants have helped FBMS meet the growing need for its services across Southern Massachusetts since the onset of the pandemic.
In December, Eastern Bank featured FBMS on its Give for Good charitable-giving platform, which makes it easier for Eastern Bank customers to donate to local non-profit organizations.
“This past year has been by far the most difficult in our agency’s history, and the reason we have been able to continue providing hope to our neighbors in need is because of generous organizations like the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation,” said John Yazwinski, President and CEO of FBMS. “These grants have allowed FBMS to operate additional space to provide safe shelter and basic needs to guests in Quincy and Brockton, many of whom are elderly or immunocompromised. We are very grateful to the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for stepping up and supporting our mission at this most critical time.”
FBMS is receiving a grant for its work in addressing housing insecurities compounded by the virus outbreak.