Wellesley, MA – A team of GW & Wade employees recently volunteered with Birthday Wishes at the Home Suites Inn in Waltham. Each month, Birthday Wishes host a party at Home Suites Inn for approximately 75 homeless people living at the shelter. All of the shelter children are invited to come play games and have cupcakes and juice. The birthday children (approximately 10 each month) are given a gift selected and specially wrapped just for him or her.
Above: GW & Wade Employees, L to R: Neil Goldberg, Gerry Polcari, Phil Jameson, Meg Wellborn, Sue Furcolo, Lynne Porter, Barry Morgan, Eric Rosenberg, Ryan Bartholomew, Laurie Gerber
“We were all struck by the joy and pathos of the lives led by these kids and their families," said Neil Goldberg, Principal at GW & Wade. “On the one hand, the kids were just like all kids we know, happy to play and have some caring attention. On the other hand, after the fun and games were over, they returned to a reality of transience and potential homelessness.” All GW & Wade employees who participated were struck by the resilience of the children and their families.
GW & Wade volunteers look forward to helping at future Birthday Wishes celebrations.
About Birthday Wishes
Founded in 2002 as a volunteer organization serving one local shelter, Birthday Wishes has expanded its program to serve more than 185 shelters and transitional living facilities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York. Our goal is to provide birthday parties to all homeless children in Massachusetts and to make our model available to homeless family programs nationwide.
About GW & Wade
GW & Wade, LLC is an independent, fee-based financial advisory firm, with offices in Palo Alto, CA and Wellesley, MA. Since 1986, GW & Wade has served successful individuals and their families, providing extensive expertise in tax planning, investment management, retirement and estate planning. GW & Wade also provides personal financial counseling for the executive management teams of public and private companies.
More information on the company can be found at www.gwwade.com.