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 $4,321
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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Amount donated $4,713
Quincy Animal Shelter
The Quincy Animal Shelter is a volunteer-run non-profit organization and "no kill" shelter that relies completely on volunteers and the community for support. Since 1999 the Shelter has placed more than 5,000 cats and dogs into loving homes throughout Massachusetts and New England.

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Amount donated $4,139
Quincy Youth Soccer
Quincy Youth Soccer provides a fun learning experience for youth of all ages in both recreational and more competitive soccer programs.

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Amount donated $4,543
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s One Walk Boston
The JDRF One Walk is the Foundation’s flagship fundraising event to raise funds and awareness for scientific research to better treat, prevent, and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes.

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