Small businesses are the heart of our communities — they sponsor our little league and provide the perfect place for first dates. When we think ‘local’, it’s these businesses that give the word meaning.
refine+focus wants to honor Boston area small businesses’ unwavering commitment to community and creativity by celebrating how they are supporting us during these difficult times.
The Neighborhood Aid Network is dedicated to creating local mutual aid networks. They help neighborhood digital platforms aggregate and standardize their processes, and they also provide training and support for their network of volunteers.
Plummer Youth Promise, a home for children in foster care, held their annual Community Action Day over Zoom. They created care packages and handmade masks to be delivered to the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare nursing home.
The Stitch House, a yarn store run by Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, started the Boston Area Mask Initiative and has made over 4,000 masks in response to the Governor’s order for citizens to wear masks in public.
Small businesses are always praised for their dedication to community, but it is in moments of need that this commitment truly shines. We appreciate the creative and generous ways that Boston area businesses are supporting our communities and we thank them for their support.
P.S. Is there a local small business doing great things in your community? Tell us about their story in the comments.
Cover photo by Tim Mossholder