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Annual Holiday Drive for Our Adopted Charities

Housing Families is working to end family homelessness by providing safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing, so families can remain together. 

Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry with a mission to feed the body and to nurture the soul, striving to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy, and the isolated.

IBEW Local 2222 supports these charities throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. We will once again be collecting gift cards to donate to Housing Families and Bread of Life. Gift cards can be given to your steward, dropped off at the Union office, or you can call us at 617-929-6000 to arrange a time for us to pick them up. 

If you would prefer, you can donate to the IBEW 2222 Benevolent Fund via Venmo or PayPal, or donate cash, and we will purchase and deliver the gift cards.

Suggested Gift Cards:

Target
Kohl's
Vanilla Visa
Best Buy
Game Stop
X-Box Live
Uber Eats / Door Dash
Stop & Shop
Market Basket

 

 

 

Thank You so much for your support!

The Ed Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarships – Through the MA AFL-CIO

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program awards financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. ­IBEW Local 2222 is proud to offer the Ed Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarships, two $1,500 scholarships, available to the children or grandchildren of current 2222 members.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must be a senior in high school and take the Labor History Exam. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO publishes a Labor History Study Guide, which covers a broad range of the history of working people organizing for justice in the United States.

Key Dates for 2022-2023

  • December 16, 2022: Last day to register. All applications must be received by 5pm to be eligible to take the scholarship exam. 
  • February 6, 2023-February 10, 2023: Scholarship exam is administered at high schools across Massachusetts. Schools will administer the exam online within the timeframe provided. Students must check with their exam proctor for testing time and location.

 

For more information, to register for the exam, and to download a study guide PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

Food Drive to Support Bread of Life

 

IBEW 2222 and Verizon are partnering to support our adopted charity, Bread of Life, with a Thanksgiving Food Drive. IBEW 2222 VZ members can participate in our food drive by taking an hour of Volunteer Time now through Thursday, November 17th, to shop for items to donate to Bread of Life. VZ employees can CLICK HERE to register their volunteer time. Please see the list below for requested items:

 

FOOD
Jelly (plastic jar preferred)Granola bars/power bars
Canned fruit & cup of fruitSoup, instant cup-of-soup, chicken broth
Canned or fresh fruits & vegetables Baked beans
Cereal - family-sized and individualJuice boxes
Meals ready-to-eat (Chef Boyardee, etc)Canned meats
Mayonnaise (small jars)Shelf-stable milk - individual size
Pasta, pasta mixes, & pasta sauce Rice mixes, family-size
Instant mashed potatoesStove Top stuffing
Ritz / Saltine crackers
NON-FOOD ITEMS
New hooded sweatshirts, size L, XL, XXLToothpaste & toothbrushes
New socks & underwearDiapers, especially large sizes
Can openersHeavy blankets - for outdoor use
Laundry detergentLysol - disinfectant sprays
Dunkin gift cards $5Supermarket gift cards in $10 or $20 denominations
Thermoses, 2-cup capacityShampoo - small bottles
Paper towels & toilet paper

Items can then be dropped off at one of the donation boxes at the following locations:

 

CO LOCATIONS - Donation boxes will be available until Thursday, November 17, 2022
6 Bowdoin Sq, Boston8 Harrison Ave, Boston
50 Post Office Sq, Boston41 Belvidere St, Boston (Back Bay)
51 S. Bedford St, Burlington MA (VHO)210 Bent St, Cambridge
7 Elm St, Malden787 Washington St, Newton
1070 Hancock St, Quincy
IBEW Local 2222 - Donation boxes will be available until Thursday, November 17, 2022

159 Thomas Burgin Parkway, Quincy - 3rd Floor
Please call first 617-929-6000

Garage Locations - All VZ garages in 2222 will have donation boxes available until December 16, 2022

Bread of Life is a nonprofit organization located in Malden that strives to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy, and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support, and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.

This event is completely voluntary, but as we always do, let’s give back to those most in need and support our adopted charity, Bread of Life.

 

Local 2222’s Next Union Meetings Are Wednesday, December 7, 2022


Meeting Reminder –
  All regular monthly union meetings for IBEW Local 2222 will be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month:

 

Morning Informational Meeting – 8:30 AM via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82915746285  This virtual meeting is open to ALL members, especially those who work nights.

Executive Board Meeting – 1:00 PM at local 2222 offices.

C.O.P.E. Meeting – 5:00 PM at Boston Teacher’s Union Hall.

Monthly General Meeting – 6:00 PM at Boston Teacher’s Union Hall

 

Please stay informed and make every effort to attend.

MA AFL-CIO Rally & Canvass for YES on 1 & YES on 4

This Saturday, October 29th, Join Attorney General Maura Healey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Andrea Campbell in Support of Yes on 1 and Yes on 4

 

Help Elect Labor’s Endorsed Campaigns

 

Come Out to Support Yes on 1 and Yes on 4

WHEN: Saturday, 10/29 at 9:30AM

WHERE: Meet at Blair Parking Lot in Nubian Square in Roxbury Then Join the Rally at Dudley Cafe – 15 Warren Street, Roxbury

 

Learn More About The Yes on 1 Campaign Here

 

Learn More About The Yes on 4 Campaign Here

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