Jamaica Plain Residents Help Assemble Holiday Care Packages for Local Nonprofit

Bridge Over Troubled Waters team leader Claire Winship of Jamaica Plain; Bridge Over Troubled Waters team leader Matin Yusuf; and Bank of America Massachusetts President Robert Gallery. Credit: Bank of America

Bank of America employees from across the country - in partnership with United Way's Fresh Start Drive - gathered at the bank's Hub headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 17, to assemble 200 care packages for local nonprofit Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Packaging everything from toothbrushes to soap, Bank of America employees formed a thorough assembly line alongside Bridge Over Troubled Waters team leaders, and worked tirelessly to get bags packed, ready, and on their way. Boston-based Bridge Over Troubled Waters is dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency.