Corporate Citizenship Summit: Equity Office Properties & Heading Home – A personal connection

By Keith Regan, Boston Business Journal, September 9, 2011 — Heading Home Executive Director Tom Lorello traces the moment when Equity Office Properties went from being a consistent financial supporter of its annual Homecoming Gala fundraiser to a key partner providing various types of involvement and support to the moment when volunteers from the real estate firm came to the Duley House to service a meal.

“They said their staff wanted to get more involved,” Lorello recalled. “They came to the house in Cambridge where 14 women who had been living on the streets before they went into the program live, and it seemed to me they kind of got hooked. They really enjoyed the time they spent with the women and had a lot of fun. I think the issue of homelessness became a lot more personal to them around that time.” Read Full Article →