GBBC Hosts Boat Cruise, Benefits Social Action Groups
The Greater Boston Business Council (GBBC) Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and TD Bank hosted their annual dinner boat cruise to benefit AIDS Action and Community Servings. This year nearly 300 guests danced, mingled and enjoyed a warm summer evening under the stars cruising around Boston harbor, enjoying views of the Boston skyline and Harbor Islands.
"The 2012 GBBC/TD Bank boat cruise to benefit Aids Action and Community Services, was a great success. Everyone had a great time, great food and fun music, and great weather. Thanks to all the volunteers from, TD, AAC, CS and Kappa Psi Kappa, without them we would not have been able to do it. There is no better way to spend an evening than among friends and family and a great cause.." said Vivian Meranda, GBBC Vice President.
TD Bank and the GBBC selected the AIDS Action Committee and Community Servings to be benefactors of the event based on their exemplary contributions to the community. The event raised close to $8,000 in donations, which will be divided between both organizations.
"GBBC is very proud to be partnered with TD Bank, AIDS Action Committee and Community Servings. TD Bank’s mission to be committed to the LGBT Community has been demonstrated time and time again through all of their community outreach. They are truly an example of corporate America giving back to the communities they are a part of. "said Ed Travers II, GBBC President.
Founded in 1983, AIDS Action is New England’s largest AIDS service organization. In addition to providing safer sex kits and HIV meds, AIDS Action takes a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and care by working face to face with the people most impacted by HIV. They are advocates at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies. For more information on the AIDS Action Committee, visit their website.
Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. They provide their clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals. The goals of Community Servings are to help their clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and other community programs. To learn more about Community Servings, visit the Community Servings website.
"GBBC would like to thank TD Bank, Club Café, Bay State Cruises and all the volunteers from Kappa Psi Kappa, TD Bank, AIDS Action Committee, and Community Servings for making this year’s 2012 GBBC/TD Bank Dinner Dance Fund Raiser a huge success." said Ed Travers II, GBBC President.
To learn more about The Greater Boston Business Council, the benefits of becoming a member and to be notified of their monthly events, visit their website.