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.
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
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:
Jelly (plastic jar preferred)
Granola bars/power bars
Canned fruit & cup of fruit
Soup, instant cup-of-soup, chicken broth
Canned or fresh fruits & vegetables
Cereal - family-sized and individual
Meals ready-to-eat (Chef Boyardee, etc)
Mayonnaise (small jars)
Shelf-stable milk - individual size
Pasta, pasta mixes, & pasta sauce
Rice mixes, family-size
Instant mashed potatoes
Stove Top stuffing
Ritz / Saltine crackers
New hooded sweatshirts, size L, XL, XXL
Toothpaste & toothbrushes
New socks & underwear
Diapers, especially large sizes
Heavy blankets - for outdoor use
Lysol - disinfectant sprays
Dunkin gift cards $5
Supermarket gift cards in $10 or $20 denominations
Thermoses, 2-cup capacity
Shampoo - 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, Boston
8 Harrison Ave, Boston
50 Post Office Sq, Boston
41 Belvidere St, Boston (Back Bay)
51 S. Bedford St, Burlington MA (VHO)
210 Bent St, Cambridge
7 Elm St, Malden
787 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.