Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Builders Beyond Borders Volunteers Sell Hot Chocolate to Raise Funds
Board certified in sports medicine and emergency medicine, Dr. Stu Steinman works as an attending physician for Westsports Medicine in Norwalk, Connecticut. Heavily involved in his community, Dr. Stu Steinman runs a volunteer clinic in Westport, Connecticut, for Builders Beyond Borders.
Also known as B3, the organization allows high school students to achieve leadership and responsibility skills through local and global community service projects. Begun in 1993 with 29 participants, B3 now relies on hundreds of students and thousands of families to achieve its mission. Among its accomplishments are five playgrounds construction projects, 13 water projects, and 143 home rehabs. Each year, B3 participants contribute more than 20,000 community service hours.
As a nonprofit, B3 relies on financial contributions to fulfill its mission. One fundraising event was a hot chocolate sale sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. The event occurred on December 17 and December 18, 2016, along Main Street in Westport. Volunteers set up the booth in front of Tavern on Main and fought off cold weather and wind to sell the hot chocolate. They also helped spread holiday cheer to the area.