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Workers from dozens of member firms will gather to improve beloved community resource

October 27, 2022 [Boston, MA] — On Friday, October 28, the Construction Leadership Council of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) will renovate and restore the McLaughlin Center and Marr Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, located in the Savin Hill area of Dorchester. This organization is a beloved non-profit institution that provides a safe place for more than 4000 young people to learn, explore, play, and make friends, all for a membership fee of only $5 per year. 

The all-day event will feature the participation of more than 120 volunteers from 30+ area construction firms and subcontractors. The project will address much needed maintenance and repairs at the McLaughlin Center at 35 Deer Street, and Marr Clubhouse at 1135 Dorchester Avenue, which are the main administrative and program spaces for the Club. Volunteers will patch, paint, replace, and repair walls, ceilings, fixtures, and furniture throughout the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. To mark the community impact, Boston City Councilor Frank Baker will join the group.

“AGC MA’s annual Community Service Day is an opportunity for our young professionals’ group to take ownership of an entire project and donate their skills and expertise to a deserving community organization. Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester has deep ties with the construction industry and is a daily reminder of the impact that we can have through volunteerism and service to the community,” says John Ferrante, CEO of AGC MA. “We’re thrilled our members stepped up with the materials and came out to do the work of providing a much-needed refresh of this foundational institution.”

Among the items being addressed during AGC MA’s Community Service Day will be patching walls, replacing doors and ceiling tiles, painting rooms and the entire gymnasium, servicing the HVAC systems, installing new carpeting and flooring, and donating new furniture and electronics.

“We are able to provide much needed community services thanks to the generous contributions of our donors and supporters,” says Mike Joyce, VP of Programming, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. “We are thrilled that Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts and its very generous member companies are able to help us with much-need facility repairs that will ensure that Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester remains a warm, welcoming, and safe community resource.”

About Associated General Contractors, Massachusetts
AGC MA is a chapter of the national Associated General Contractors of America which provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest in partnership with its Chapters. 

AGC MA received its charter in 1924 and was incorporated in 1935. The chapter has 200 members in locations ranging from Cape Cod to the New York border. Its mission is to provide its members with powerful programs, services, and initiatives that strengthen their competitive advantage and promote the economic strength of the commercial construction industry in the Commonwealth.

Press contact: Chris Kelly, Fifth House Public Relations, or 617/510-2333.


See more pictures from the 2022 CLC Service Day here.