Painting with Wally

By Benjamin Campbell


Forty National Grid employees teamed up with Wally the Green Monster last Friday for a volunteer event at Henry Whittemore Elementary School in Waltham. The group painted four classrooms and primed an outdoor mural wall as part of the Company’s 2016 Community Partnership with the Red Sox Foundation.

This is the second year in a row that National Grid has been recognized as the official Community Service Partner of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation. The groups work together to execute six community service projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The event last week was the third this year, having kicked off the season at Boston English High School in Jamaica Plain, the school that National Grid sponsors as part of its partnership with City Year. The second event took place at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club in May where participants washed four buses and mulched the playground, among other projects.

Lynne Papetti, a National Grid employee who participated in Friday’s event, said “It is an honor to work for a company that demonstrates commitment to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work through our partnership with the Red Sox.” Wally seems to agree!

Keep an eye out for the next service event, coming later this month at St. Mary’s Home for Children—Rhode Island’s largest treatment facility for boys and girls. Hope to see you there!

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $83 million to support programs serving children and families across New England.

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