We believe in maintaining strong community values. Both as a company and on an individual level, we dedicate significant time and energy to making our community a better place.
As a company, we are involved in a variety of organizations, including the Rotary, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Weymouth Chamber of Commerce, Nantasket Chamber of Commerce, Weymouth Elks, North Quincy High School Grief Program, St. Paul’s School in Hingham, Quincy Catholic Academy, Massachusetts Memorial Tree Program, The Bosox Club, and many others. We also sponsor various youth sports teams in Quincy, Hingham, Hull, and Weymouth.
A big part of our community dedication involves organizing or participating in events, including:
Each summer for the past seven years we have teamed up with Interfaith Social Services and the Weymouth Food Pantry to bring fresh food to those in need. We give away seedlings; plant vegetable gardens at our own facilities; donate the produce to local food pantries; and encourage backyard gardeners in the community to join us. As part of this initiative we sponsor gardening workshops. Participants learn how to plant the seedlings, how often to water, and where to best to grow them. Each person is sent home with an organic tomato seedling, a bucket full of rich, nutritious soil and the confidence to grow tomatoes anywhere there is a patch of sun. This program is one of our favorites and continues to grow (pun intended) every year.
Winter Coat Drive
In 2012, we held our first coat drive throughout the month of November, encouraging people to clean out their closets and drop off any gently worn coats that they were willing to donate. We partnered with Dependable Cleaners, who graciously offered to clean the coats, and then we were able to give them to those in need via the Wellspring Multi-Service Center in Hull, Interfaith Social Services in Quincy, and Weymouth Youth and Family Services in Weymouth. We exceeded our initial goal of collecting 250 coats and since then we regularly collect over 400 coats annually.
Annual Quincy Flag Day Parade
Keohane Funeral Home has collected Veterans’ Flags for the Veterans’ Float of Flags in the annual Quincy Flag Day Parade for many years. The float honors servicemen and women by displaying flags given to honorably discharged veterans and to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is a great event that brings the community together for a fun way to celebrate this day of remembrance.
It all comes down to the fact that our relationship does not end with the funeral. Since we live in the same community as you and your family, we have a responsibility to make it the best community possible.