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Initiatives
Past & Present

Do you have an idea for improving community? Join us!  Give back to your community, support a cause, make friends with likeminded individuals.  Connect with our teams dedicated to help your idea become a reality.  We have decades of experience in health & wellness, arts & artistry, and business & technology.  Together we'll go far!

Active Initiatives

Malden Warning Center - Malden, MA
Increasing Awareness & Volunteer Recruitment

Summary

The Malden Warming Center (MWC) seeks to serve those experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter and warmth during the winter months, recognizing each person’s inherent dignity and unique circumstance. Website

Opportunity

Our teams are working collaboratively with Malden Warning Center and other local organizations to help increase awareness of their non-profit and important mission as well as to help identify new volunteers.  We are currently working on press releases, short-films, and other efforts to increase exposure and awareness.

Impact & Outcomes

We hope to help Malden Warning Center continue to be successful at meeting their mission.  We are hopeful that Increased awareness of their organization and mission may lead to new funding opportunities and new volunteers. 

Team Lead

Commonwealth Kind Arts & Artisans Team, Health & Wellness Team

Project Leads

Commonwealth Kind Members: Ose, Tom, and Dan

Bread of Life - Malden, MA
Financial Reporting & Operations Improvement

Summary

Bread of Life (BOL) is a nationally recognized non-profit with an amazing 40+ year track-record for ending hunger & homelessness in Malden, MA and surrounding communities! Website

Opportunity

BOL currently has operational and reporting challenges related to donor tracking, systems integration, and visibility to accurate and timely financial reporting.  Commonwealth Kind along with BOL staff and board members seek to ensure Chart of Account structure & GL accounts are appropriate for reporting needs, establish interface between donor & accounting application, and establish meaningful financial reporting.

Impact & Outcomes

The successful completion of this project will 1) reduce administrative overhead providing greater bandwidth to key staff and resources. 2) provide early indicators of financial risks. 3) reduce time and effort of annual audit process. 4) provide visibility to success & opportunities of specific fundraising opportunities and events  5) allow for greater strategic and long-term planning.

Team Lead

Project Lead

Commonwealth Kind Business & Technology Team

Justin Dovidio

Volunteer Web & Mobile App
A new way to volunteer for your community!

Summary

We are currently working on an exciting new concept and application that will change the way we can give back to our communities. Please check out our Dashboard currently being piloted in Massachusetts North Shore cities & towns. click here

Opportunity

This project is being led by Justin Dovidio who has over 20 years experience in technology development, business operations, and finance.  We are currently seeking enthusiastic application developers that would like to be part of this exciting initiative.  For those that want to be involved, please join our Business & Technology Team and say hello.  It is a great opportunity to connect and gain experience with the Azure DB, .Net, Angular 12 & Xamarin 

Impact & Outcomes

This application has the potential to explode the amount of community engagement worldwide and finally provide a true platform to give people what the want... to embrace our humanity, serve others, and improve the world around them!

Team Lead

Project Lead

Commonwealth Kind Business & Technology Team

Justin Dovidio

Past Initiatives

Straight Ahead Ministries, Worcester, MA
Mission Visibility & Fundraising Improvement

Summary

Straight Ahead Ministries exists to see Jesus Christ transform the lives of juvenile offenders. Over 1 million youth are arrested every year in the US, with 500,000 sent to one of nearly 1,200 detention centers across the country. Family relationships, community connections, education and employment are all interrupted and negatively impacted. They believe that this time of crisis can become the first step towards a transformed life. Website

Opportunity

Straight Ahead sought to provide greater visibility to their work, their mission, and highlight their staff member Hector Brito during his fundraising campaign. We created a professional 22 minute film that showcased a day-in-the life.  Film

Impact & Outcomes

Increased awareness of the challenges faced by incarcerated youth, recognition of the great work done by Hector Brito, increased funding of Straight Ahead.

Team Lead

Commonwealth Kind Arts & Artistry Team

Support of Local Musicians During Pandemic

Summary

Local Musicians suffered greatly during the height of the pandemic; they were not able to perform in public venues negating their ability to increase their exposure and receive sales of their music that help fund their careers. 

Opportunity

Our Arts & Artistry team open up their homes and produced live stream multi-camera professional recordings of performances such that they may connect with audiences and promote music sales. We also provided multi-track audio recording and 4K video for the musicians future use in any way that benefits the artists.  We did this all free of charge for the artist in conjunction with our sister organization, Video Creators Lounge (website)  

Impact & Outcomes

Videos can be viewed on YouTube  Artists grew their audience and made important connections that helped sustain them during a time of lost revenue from lack of public performance options.

Team Lead

Commonwealth Kind Arts & Artistry Team

My Kind When Confined - Kindness During the Pandemic

Summary

In the early days of the pandemic many people were more housebound than in latter stages as we all waited to understand more about the virus.  Many people were trying to identify ways in which they could help others while housebound. 

Opportunity

In conjunction with our sister organization, Video Creators Lounge, we established a video contest, "My Kind When Confined", and asked those interested in filmmaking to make a video telling the world what they do to be Kind When Confined.

Impact & Outcomes

Provided uplift for those involved during a the dark times of the pandemic.  Provided ideas and opportunities to all regarding how Kindness can continue to be shared while in quarantine. 

Check out some of the creative videos that were made on YouTube!

Team Lead

Commonwealth Kind Arts & Artistry Team

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