Posted by Christine Guarino

This month a group of employees from Commonwealth Financial Group in Boston participated in a volunteer bowling event with JF&CS CHAI Works participants. Every quarter, Commonwealth Financial Group employees participate in volunteer events or projects. The company maintains a focus on organizations that serve individuals with disabilities, and we were so excited to be part of this quarter’s event! CHAI Works participants and Commonwealth Financial Group volunteers spent an afternoon together bowling, eating pizza, and getting to know one another. The event was a huge success: more than 40 CHAI Works participants and 12 volunteers participated, using more than ten lanes at Boston Bowl. The competition was friendly but got fierce at times!

We are so grateful to our friends at Commonwealth Financial Group for taking time out of their schedules to participate in this event. We plan on hosting more joint events with Commonwealth Financial Group in the future and hope to hold similar events with other corporate partners as well. After all, what’s better than taking a few hours out of a Wednesday afternoon to go bowling and make friends?

Christine Guarino is the Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations at JF&CS. As part of her position, she works to expand corporate philanthropy and create opportunities for the agency to become engaged with local and national corporations. Prior to her work at JF&CS, Christine worked as an executive recruiter for development positions in nonprofit organizations and in corporate and foundation fundraising for The Guidance Center in Cambridge.

Originally published on the JF&CS blog.