WM supports Boston Children’s Hospital with donation

Red Sox extend welcome to the company


Boston, Mass. – Since 2008, Waste Management of New England and Upper New York has been a proud sponsor of world-renowned Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), which is the number one ranked children’s hospital in the world, providing pediatric healthcare for more than 25,000 admissions annually.

After six years of collaboration, the company has contributed more than $250,000 to support BCH’s mission, and this year was no different. Following a fundraising effort that extended throughout the Area, Waste Management was able to donate nearly $25,000 to the organization, exceeding its goal.

“Every child that enters Boston Children’s Hospital is treated regardless of ability to pay,” said Michelle Lee Guiney, Total Recycling Program manager for WM. “While this is wonderful for the families receiving care it leaves a heavy burden on the hospital, which we want to help alleviate.”

For this year’s fundraising drive, a WM Green Team made up of employees across several states — Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and New York — participated in BCH’s annual walk on Sunday, June 8. Walking side-by-side, members of management, operations, drivers, sales, dispatch, customer service, human resources, billing, and accounting raised more than $12,000, exceeding the fundraising goal.

Combined with WM’s sponsorship, the Area donated a total nearing $25,000.

Following this, the company was invited to Fenway Park to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Red Sox game. This year, the company invited two-year-old Avery Nigrelli and her family to participate. Nigrelli is a patient of BCH and will undergo heart surgery next month.