GraniteCares

Helping others is, and has always been, part of Granite’s mission. Since its inception, Granite’s owners have cultivated a culture of giving at Granite in many ways, including by personally and generously supporting certain flagship charitable causes. They have also instilled their spirit of generosity in others by regularly and actively encouraging all Granite employees to give time and /or money to hundreds of worthy causes, especially those in the local communities where Granite operates.

  • Granite has donated $27,228,099 to hundreds of charities in the local community over the past several years.
  • For the 4th straight year, Granite was marked among the top in most charitable companies in Massachusetts.
  • In 2013, Granite employees volunteered over 2,600 hours.

In 2014 Granite Raised:

$200,000
for
ALS (Lou Gehrig) Disease
$2,550,000
for
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
$1,500,000
for
Brigham & Women's Hospital
$1,000,000
for
Boston Children's Hospital
$350,000
for
South Shore YMCA
$100,000
for
Children's Hospital: Clarity
$50,000
for
Boston Medical Center
$50,000
for
New England Wildlife Center
$25,000
for
Boston Scholar Athlete Program
$25,000
for
Children's H. Boston-Non Profit
$25,000
for
NHL Alumni Association, Inc
$25,000
for
The Catholic Schools Foundation

Main Granite Events

Granite Day

Granite’s signature annual fundraising event, the company sponsors a carnival-like family celebration at Granite headquarters with all fundraising to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Jeans Day

Each and every week Granite employees select a local charity to support with $3 donations, employees wear jeans to work. Weekly donations range from $2,000 to $4,000.

Christmas Drive

Each year Granite partners with Father Bills/Mainspring Shelter to provide Christmas trees, gifts and financial aid to 15 local underprivileged families. In 2013 500+ gifts were purchased and $15,000 raised.

Sock Drive

Granite donated 1,342 pairs of socks. The drive was created to distribute socks to homeless men and women in Boston. Read More on "One Size Fits All"

Backpack Drive

Granite is working with a local shelter, DOVE, in Quincy that provides assistance for victims of domestic abuse and their children and a local elementary school grades K-5.

Jeans Day and Donations

Employees can wear jeans and t-shirts with a donation every Friday. Donations go to different organizations every Friday.

Most Recent Donations

Amount donated $6,789
United For Fogo
United for Fogo is a disaster relief fund created by Our Children, Our Future, Inc. to support recovery efforts in Fogo, Cape Verde, where a recent volcano eruption destroyed the majority of the island of Fogo’s structures and displaced many of the island’s residents.

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Amount donated $3,928
Granite’s Christmas Tree Program, in partnership with Father Bill’s & MainSpring
As an annual holiday tradition in partnership with Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Granite and hundreds of teammates decorate Christmas trees and purchase gifts for more than a dozen families in the local community, which are then delivered in time for the holidays. Fifteen families will benefit from the program this year.

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Amount donated $4,311
Arlington Children's Theatre
Arlington Children's Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive theatrical experiences for children aged 7 through 18. The theater is an all-volunteer organization and is open to any child from any town.

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Amount donated $4,478
Dorchester Youth Collaborative
The Dorchester Youth Collaborative is a community based agency that provides a wide array of programs, such as tutoring, sports and employment opportunities, to support and empower young men and women from low income urban areas.

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Amount donated $3,585
Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center is an independent nonprofit institution, academically affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care.

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Amount donated $3,581
The Union Gospel Mission
Since 1951, the Union Gospel Mission has been providing food, shelter and clothing to people in crisis. Over the span of 60 years the non-profit has provided more than 6.5 million meals and 1.5 million nights of shelter to those in need.

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