Committee on Social Responsibility
Co-led by Vice Chair Allen Hamdan, MD, Vascular Surgery, and Division of Ophthalmology Operations Manager Kevin Hart, the Department of Surgery's Committee for Social Responsibility was quickly populated by faculty, trainees, and staff throughout the entire department — including nurses, residents, attending surgeons, administrative staff, and others, as well as a member of BIDMC’s Department of Community Relations. All were eager to get to work.
Established through discussion and consensus, the committee’s priorities are focused on several important areas: hunger, homelessness, childhood education, and medical missions.
FOOD IS MEDICINE
Establishing BIDMC as an official partner of the Greater Boston Food Bank and sponsoring the successful Food is Medicine Gala event, which raised $54,000 in 2014 for hungry families served by the GBFB. Get involved >>
FOOD GIFT CARD DRIVE
The Committee on Social Responsibility is participating in the Food Gift Card Drive to benefit clients and families of Action for Boston Community Development in the Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center. To best fit the needs of their food pantry clients, ABCD is requesting gift card donations to Stop & Shop, Shaw’s, and Target as these are the stories that are more accessible to the families in need. Get involved >>
RED SOX SCHOLARS
The Red Sox Scholars is an award-winning program run by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Each year, BIDMC provides 10 volunteers to serve as "Medical Champions" for the Scholars. Learn more >>
SOX FOR SOCKS
The Committee is involved in the Division of Podiatry’s annual Sox for Socks drive for homeless men, women, and children served by Boston Health Care for the Homeless. Learn more >>
Each year, the Committee collects toiletries for at-risk teenagers served by the Sidney Borum Health Center, one of BIDMC’s linked community centers.
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