Volunteers gather in front of YouthBuild Boston. Photo credit: YBBoston
On the Fort Hill Day of Service, uBuild, a program dedicated to partnering employees of socially conscious companies with its parent organization, YouthBuild Boston, to complete service projects in the community, generated 82 volunteers to complete 574 hours of direct service at two nonprofits in the Boston area: Paige Academy, and the Cooper Community Center.
Staff and students from YouthBuild Boston, as well as volunteers from Covidien, and the Red Sox -- including manager John Farrell, infielder Brandon Snyder, and catcher Ryan Lavarnway -- spent time landscaping, building picnic tables and making other improvements to the outside of both facilities.
For more about the renovations made on the Fort Hill Day of Service, visit YouthBuild Boston's new website, and head over to the uBuild Service Blog
For a few pictures of the Red Sox, YBB and Covidien in action, check out Boston.com's "Boston Athletes In The Community" photo album.
Hear what John Farrell and Brandon Snyder of the Red Sox had to say about being part of the Fort Hill Day of Service in MLB.com's video below.