Red Sox charity supported by Braintree town employees

November 5, 2013 by  

On Friday, November 1, two flags for the Boston Red Sox were placed at the Town Hall in Braintree; one of a flag pole in front of the building and a second one in a window in support of the team through the World Series and of its backing of the Jimmy Fund. No doubt the town used flyer printing to let the community become aware of the flags and its own efforts to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.

According to Mayor Joseph Smith, employees of the town donate $5 towards various charities for the privilege of wearing casual clothes on Friday. In the past, the town has supported the Braintree Food Pantry and other organizations but this year, with the Red Sox in the playoffs, it was decided that the funds would go to the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute; a partnership the team has supported for many years.

Elaine Couture, a secretary at the Liberty School, donated one of the flags that appeared at Town Hall. Last Friday, Couture was presented with a new Red Sox cap and a Baby Ruth candy bar by the Mayor as a thank-you for loaning the Red Sox flag for the day.

The Jimmy Fund raises money for cancer care for both children and adults at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and also funds research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. This is the 60th year in which the Boston Red Sox have partnered with the Jimmy Fund.