Donna and Ron Bonvie of Bonvie Homes were joined by Susan Wornick, former news anchor for WCVB-TV, and Dan Rea, host of NightSide with Dan Rea on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, to present a new van to Rosie’s Place in Boston.
The generous donation of the new Dodge Grand Caravan by The Bonvie Family and Bonvie Homes was presented to Rosie’s Place executive director Sue Marsh and their Vice President of External Relations, Leemarie Mosca,
Relying solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations, Rosie’s Place has remarkably continued to expand the variety of services that they provide and the number of women’s lives that they impact, since their doors first opened in 1974. Bonvie’s hope is that the new van will be a source of pride for the Rosie’s Place Outreach Program, which provides ongoing support to at-risk women and children in the community. The bright white van with its unmistakable pink “swoosh” will help the Rosie’s
Place staff and volunteers further their collaboration with the Boston Public Schools by transporting the children of their guests safely and reliably to and from their school day, as the women themselves receive the housing assistance, career and educational opportunities, and advocacy services that the organization provides.
Ron Bonvie, his wife Donna, and the entire team at Bonvie Homes based in Mashpee, had been looking for the right opportunity to expand the reach of their usual generosity as they near completion on their national award-winning active adult community, Southport on Cape Cod, and move toward breaking ground on other residential communities in Foxboro and Winchester.
When long-time friend, journalist and television news anchor Susan Wornick, mentioned her affiliation with Rosie’s Place and described the incredible work that they do, Ron and Donna barely missed a beat before asking, “how can Bonvie Homes help?” and so the introduction was made, and the need was identified.
Meeting in person for the first time in February, Ron and Donna and the Bonvie Homes team presented Rosie’s Place the keys to the van which will help Rosie’s Place continue their mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment where women and their children are treated as dignified guests, individuals seeking answers and aide as they regain their footing and find their way once again.