826 Boston, Inc., Blue Hill Observatory Science Center, and Teen Voices, Inc. have received a combined total $19,000.00 Community Grant from Best Buy Co., Inc. Best Buy leaders at Best Buy Mobile store 1658, located at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts selected these three organizations from submitted proposal requests because of their dedication to closing the digital divide for teens and providing them access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school, and develop 21st century work force skills.
“I am thrilled that we were able to give that kind of money to three local organizations,” said Hayley Esson, general manager of store 1658 for Best Buy, “giving back to the communities that shop in my store is the most rewarding aspect of this job.”
The Best Buy Community Grants Program is led by employee committees in each of the company’s twelve territories across the United States. Best Buy believes its employees are best able to build and maintain lasting community partnerships and should be empowered to help direct funding to nonprofit organizations in their communities through Community Grants and TagTeam Awards for volunteerism. This year, Best Buy Children's Foundation will give $2.75 million through the Community Grants Program.