Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources.  The funds will support a major renovation and expansion of the Reuse Center to better serve customers and increase their capacity to receive, process and sell more donated building materials. The renovated building will also include solar power to reduce climate impact and operating costs. 


The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources (BBR) is a charitable nonprofit organization that helps people improve their homes while keeping reusable materials out of landfills.

The Center takes in donations of new and high-quality used building materials and offers them for sale at deeply discounted prices, primarily to low- and moderate-income homeowners. The program improves lives by offering affordable building materials that increase the quality of housing and improves capacity to manage home maintenance through hands-on workshops and trustworthy advice. BBR inspires, educates, and empowers homeowners to increase the efficiency and value of their homes, focusing on affordable solutions that help neighbors create stronger communities while benefiting the environment.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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