Northland Raises $46,000 to Fight Homelessness in Greater Boston
Northland team members joined the more than 320 cyclists who braved the cold in Boston and Cambridge to participate in HomeStart’s 13th annual ICycle fundraising event, in support of the fight against homelessness. Over $230,000 was raised during the two-day event held on February 27 and 28, making it the most successful ICycle to date.
As the only Boston area outdoor cycling event, ICycle raises awareness and funds by showcasing what it’s like to spend just one hour out in the cold, rain or snow, as a reminder that it’s nothing compared to living without the option of shelter.
Each year HomeStart awards the ICycle Cup to the team with the greatest team spirit and success in fundraising. This year it went to Team Northland, which raised over $46,000 and increased awareness for HomeStart’s mission.
“We are incredibly proud to be involved with HomeStart, an organization at the forefront of addressing the critical issue of homelessness, and positively impacting thousands of individuals and families in Greater Boston,” said Matthew Gottesdiener, HomeStart board member and CIO of Newton-based Northland Investment Corporation. “As leaders in multifamily real estate, we fervently believe our industry needs to do more – financially and operationally – to address the homelessness crisis across the country.”
HomeStart is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Greater Boston by assisting individuals in obtaining permanent housing and settling into the community, and by developing strategies to address systemic barriers to housing placement. For more information, visit www.homestart.org.