GEORGETOWN — John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC (JGPR) announces today that it will forgive more than $23,000 in invoices and grant pro bono status to 14 charities and nonprofit organizations that previously paid or were due to pay the company for website design, web hosting or communications services.
“It would not be right to charge a webhosting fee to a non-profit like the Bridgewater Police Department Foundation’s 5K Run when its road race and primary fundraiser could not take place in 2020,” said company founder John Guilfoil. “Our clients have stuck by us through this exceptionally difficult year, and we are giving back to our heroic first responders in the best way we know how: through our continued support for the causes they care about.”
The following organizations have been notified that their ongoing services with JGPR will be free through at least the end of 2021:
- Bridgewater Police Foundation and Bridgewater Police 5K
- The Psychological Center of Lawrence
- New England Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
- The Irish American Police Officers Association
- Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
- Seacoast Chief Fire Officers Association
- Plymouth County Outreach
- Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association Inc.
- Middlesex Chiefs of Police Association
- Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
- Norfolk County Fire Chiefs Association
- The Boston Fire Historical Society
- Violently Injured Police Officers Association Inc. (VIPO)
- Manchester Essex HUB Family Resources Portal
- The New England Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society
- The Fairfield Police Athletic League
The organizations listed above represent several charities that support the work of first responders, medical professionals, recovery coaches, homeless outreach workers, mental health professionals and educators, and many of the people behind the scenes at these non-profits already donate their time or work to support their communities. They also represent a collective gathering point for police and fire chiefs from across New England to meet and discuss ways to improve public safety and wellness.
“Amidst a global pandemic, it should not be so easy to forget our police officers and firefighters and the selfless women and men who choose these noble professions,” Guilfoil said. “Hosting a website or writing a press release for free won’t change the world, but it’s our way of telling our first responders that we do not forget them.”
This pro bono work joins JGPR’s existing, longstanding portfolio of donated web, fundraising and communications consulting services to good causes including Winchester Hospital, The Salvation Army, Skiduck, the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation, the NEMLEC Police Foundation and several others. The company also has a long history of providing free, advanced communications support to agencies whenever a police officer or firefighter is killed in the line of duty.
About John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC:
Content. Strategy. Standards. With the philosophy that every police and fire department and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations provides clear, concise written materials, communications strategy, website development, marketing materials, branding and crisis management services for its clients and responds to breaking news incidents for nearly 300 police and fire departments, public schools, municipal governments and non-profits in seven states. The company is based in Georgetown, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe staff reporter who served as deputy press secretary for the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Visit John Guilfoil Public Relations online at www.jgpr.net.