Community Involvement

Part of Longfellow's corporate philosophy is to support initiatives and organizations that work tirelessly to have a positive impact in our communities and make a difference in people's lives.

Community Servings

Longfellow is a Corporate Sponsor of Community Servings, a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Community Servings gives their clients, their dependent families and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals sending the message to those in great need that someone cares. Their goals are to help their clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals; nutrition education; and other community programs.

Through selling pies and the generosity of client and vendor donations, Longfellow contributed $23,000 toward the $502,000 Community Servings raised in 2010 through their annual Pie in the Sky fundraising event. Each year Longfellow associates donate their time to Pie in the Sky either helping coordinate pie pickups and deliveries or at Pie Central organizing and packaging pies for delivery. 2010 marked Longfellow's 8th consecutive year participating in this great event.

GOAL Honduras / Santa Rita Bridge, Yoro, Honduras

In 2008, Longfellow provided the funding for the construction of the Longfellow/Santa Rita Bridge in Yoro, Honduras, allowing an extremely poor and isolated community easier access to humanitarian aid and other basic services most of us take for granted.  The project was run by GOAL Honduras, and its aim was to improve access in 11 communities around the village of Santa Rita in Yoro (2,207 persons in 2009). 

The importance of access for these communities cannot be overestimated. The region is extremely poor and has limited access to potable water and no electricity. Before the bridge was constructed, villagers were taking huge detours—sometimes walking for up to 4 hours—just to reach the closest health center or for children to go to school. During the rainy season, the importance of access becomes acute as it provides an evacuation route and a way for humanitarian aid to bring in assistance. 

The municipality of Yoro is one of the poorest regions of Honduras. The terrain is remote and mountainous and access to basic needs such as water, health and education is limited. GOAL has been in the area since 1998 working on disaster preparedness programs, and the construction of schools and water supplies. GOAL is the only international organization operating in this area.

In addition to these projects, in 2010 Longfellow showed support to the following organizations through corporate sponsorship and volunteer time:

  • Ashland Community Policing
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters 
  • Children's Museum in Easton
  • Community Servings Inc
  • Emarc
  • Guard Support
  • Hearts with Haiti
  • hopeFound
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Merrimack College
  • Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund
  • PMC - Jimmy Fund
  • Rett Syndrome Research Foundation
  • Sherril House
  • The Barton Center for Diabetes Education
  • The DeJesus Family Charitable Foundation
  • Unity House

If you have a question about volunteering or corporate sponsorship, please contact Carol Ann Bond at 617-351-6023 or cabond@longfellowbenefits.com.