Estate Community recently hosted a fundraising event, "Keys to the
House," to benefit HomeStart, leading nonprofit dedicated to ending and
preventing homelessness. The event was held at a luxury penthouse apartment
that is available for rent at the St. George in the South End, 10 St. George
Street. The event raised $38,000 for HomeStart and was the 13th year that the
Real Estate Community has held this type of event at a high end property for
rent or sale in Boston. During the event, guests heard from HomeStart client
D'Andrea who told her story about how HomeStart helped her find housing when
she became homeless after aging out of the state's foster care system. D'Andrea
is now permanently housed in her own apartment and attends college. Chef owner
Julio de Haro of Estragon provided Spanish tapas and live jazz music
entertained guests. Attendees included HomeStart Pres. and Executive Director
Linda Wood-Boyle, HomeStart incoming board chair Chris Powell, other board
members and HomeStart advocates who staffed the event.
About Home Start
HomeStart is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Greater Boston by assisting individuals in obtaining permanent housing and settling into the community, and by developing strategies to address systemic barriers to housing placement. For more information, visit www.homestartinc.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.