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 $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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Amount donated $4,321
Lt. Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund
The Lt. Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund was established in the wake of the Back Bay fire that claimed the life of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy. The Boston Firefighters Credit Union established the fund to support the families of the fallen firefighters. For more information on how to donate, please visit the website of the Boston Firefighter's Credit Union.

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Amount donated $4,302
Interfaith Social Services and the 17th Annual Feed the Hungry Gala
Interfaith Social Services is an organization devoted to assisting those in need on the South Shore by providing food, clothing and comfort to over 20,000 individuals each year.

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Amount donated $3,786
Quincy Band Boosters
Quincy Band Boosters is a group of educators, parents and music lovers working together to support the student musicians of Quincy Public Schools through fundraising and advocacy.

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