Red Sox donate to local charities

The Boston Red Sox recently donated $10,000 to four local nonprofits as a follow-up to its third annual Week of Service, a weeklong series of volunteering and giving back to the Southwest Florida community.

In February, the Red Sox organized a four-location, two-day volunteer effort in which Red Sox uniformed personnel and front-office staff volunteered at Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Treeline Elementary for CCMI’s Backpack Program and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Red Sox volunteers were involved in a variety of activities at each location including the rehabbing of affordable housing for families in need, assisting children who may not have a strong male or female presence in their lives with homework, arts-n-crafts and outdoor recreational games, filling backpacks with non-perishable food items for local elementary students that otherwise might go without a meal during the weekend and fighting hunger by helping the food bank package food items that will be sent to feed the needy across Southwest Florida.

In addition to volunteering at four local nonprofits during this year’s Week of Service, the Red Sox held its eighth annual Evening with the Red Sox benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County raising more than $90,000 and its 20th Annual Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic raising $700,000.

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