The annual feeney/winthrop benefit concerts for St. Joseph the Worker began in 2008. These concerts have raised $500,000 to support our mission of transforming lives through quality employment.
There is no charge for the concert, but we ask that you consider a donation of $15 per ticket. Of course, other donations are gratefully accepted.
For almost thirty-five years, St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) has been assisting homeless, low-income, and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment. SJW’s clients receive job-readiness resources and services, such as one-on-one coaching, resume writing, personal wardrobe styling, transportation assistance, as well as encouragement and support to pursue a self-sufficient lifestyle. Passionate volunteers dedicate thousands of hours of direct service to SJW’s employment program. The only thing SJW requires of its clients is a willingness to work.
- For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, SJW helped 2,996 individuals secure quality, full-time employment at an average wage of $15.86 per hour.
- From July 1 through November 30, 2021, SJW helped 2,109 clients gain full-time employment at an average wage of $16.56 per hour.
- SJW has established four Workforce Villages for employed homeless clients to live for 90 days before they move into their own self-funded housing solutions (no government support or vouchers). They save 80% of their checks, open bank accounts, set up budgets and savings plans, participate in SJW’s workforce development programs and, most importantly, build community. Based on the success of these Workforce Villages, SJW has secured funding to set up five more Workforce Villages around the Valley.
During the past twelve years, these concerts have raised almost $500,000 for SJW’s good work. Every contribution goes a long way to support SJW’s mission of “transforming lives through employment.”
This is our first live concert in three years. We hope you can attend, in-person or virtually.