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 3rd 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 $3,979
Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending violence against women, children, and families around the world.

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Amount donated $3,790
Terrell C. Gladney Memorial Summer Basketball Academy
The Academy, established in memory of Terrell Christopher Gladney, uses basketball as a foundation and conduit to provide young leaders life skills to be positive influences in their community.

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Amount donated $3,704
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is dedicated to serving the nearly 150,000 Georgians who have epilepsy/seizure disorders statewide. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families through community education activities and client service programs, which include support groups, summer camps and medication assistance.

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Amount donated $4,002
Leave.Learn.Breathe. The Jill M. Balboni Scholarship Foundation
Leave.Learn.Breathe. The Jill M. Balboni Scholarship Foundation provides college scholarships to students with Cystic Fibrosis. After Jill Balboni’s untimely passing in 2013, Leave.Learn.Breathe. was established by four of her lifelong friends with the goal of memorializing her enthusiasm for life and providing college candidates with scholarships for their outstanding academic achievements.

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Amount donated $3,605
Food for Free
Food For Free rescues fresh food that might otherwise go to waste and distributes it to those in need throughout the Greater Boston area in collaboration with local food programs and through their own food delivery program, which delivers food directly to thousands of isolated seniors and disabled persons.

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Amount donated $3,728
Future Chefs
Future Chefs prepares urban teens for quality work and life after high school by providing early employment and education opportunities in the restaurant industry, transferable skills training, and ongoing coaching and support.

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