JOH is committed to giving back. It’s not just something we talk about. JOH takes a very hands-on approach to improving the community in which we work and live.
Kids 360 is a nonprofit entity created by JOH. The vision of giving back to the community was woven into the fabric of JOH by the founder, Harry O’Hare. Harry spent a lifetime giving back to those in need. It is this inspiration that launched the concept of Kids 360.
Kids 360 takes a 360 degree approach to a child’s life. Whether it is providing clothes, food, toys, medical support or school supplies, the monies raised go directly to carefully selected children’s charities.
Kids 360 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Annual Charity Event
On October 4, 2021, JOH held its 9th Annual Kids 360 Charity Event. Clients, customers and associates joined together for a day of golf, networking and fun at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale, MA to raise money for Kids 360. To date, Kids 360 has donated over $500,000 to children’s charities.
Visit Kids360charity.org for more information.
Cycling For A Cure
Year after year JOH’s Kids 360 cycle team joins over 6,000 cyclists in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge, a 192 mile annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since 2011, JOH and Kids 360 have raised $500,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
If you would like to join our team, please contact John Saidnawey.
Photo (Left to Right): Tom Lavery, Will Martins, Beth McGuire, Dolores Alpern, John Saidnawey, Tara Buoncuore, JP Saidnawey, Andrew Watson-Hogan, Nancy Kubilus (not pictured)
Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School: Corporate Work Study Program
Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School is a co-ed, private, Catholic High School, located in Lawrence, MA and is a member of the Cristo Rey Network. This network founded The Corporate Work Study Program. This innovative program allows students to finance the majority of their tuition by offering outsourced full-time, entry-level office jobs. This program not only enables the students to earn tuition, but gives them valuable on-the-job experience.
JOH has been involved in The Corporate Work Study Program since 2009 by providing six (6) students each year with an internship. The students are given their own desks and assignments. Business leadership is provided by JOH employees.
New England Food Foundation
In 1961, Harry O’Hare, Sr. and others founded the Nazareth Food Association in support of the Nazareth Home, an orphanage located in Jamaica Plain. Today the Association is known as the New England Food Foundation and it is one of the largest local food industry charities in the country.
The New England Food Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the express purpose of helping children in need through charitable activities of the food industry.
Numerous JOH employees have supported this foundation by either serving as Director, Chairman or President. JOH also facilitates donations of non-perishable goods from their clients.
Positions Held by JOH’ers:
- 2015 Kevin Tassinari
- 2007 Jerry Larsson
- 2004 Chris Darmody
- 2001 John Saidnawey
- 1994 Frank Cacciapouti
- 1993 Chip O’Hare
- 1989 Bob Trumbour
- 1985 Bill Tuck
- 1964 Harry O’Hare, Sr.
Current Board of Directors
- Matt O’Hare
- Robin Johnson
- Kevin Tassinari
Current Event Overseer
- Jerry Larsson
NextUp (formerly the Network of Executive Women) is an empowered network of women, men, allies and corporate partners working together to eliminate barriers for women in the workplace.
Knowing that female colleagues in the food brokerage industry were few and far between, Bobbie O’Hare decided to establish the New England chapter of NextUp. Her mission was to help other women in the region break through the barriers of a male-dominated industry. After starting the New England chapter in 2003, she developed the Metro NY and Northwest Arkansas chapters. She then went on to establish 15 of the 20 regional chapters, making it the powerhouse national organization it is today.
NextUp has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, and Bobbie has been joined by a number of female JOH’ers who have proudly taken on leadership roles within their regional chapters.
Greater Boston Food Bank
JOH is a huge supporter of the The Greater Boston Food Bank.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed 60.7 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. GBFB is committed to increasing their food distribution to provide at least one meal a day to every person in need within Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and communities.
JOH is proud to support GBFB and frequently contributes to this organization with time, effort and capital. Chip O’Hare also provides guidance to the GBFB through his participation on its Food Industry Council.
We are delighted to assist this amazing organization make such a huge impact on the lives of people in Greater Boston.
Photo (L to R): Bobbie O’Hare, JOH; Catherine D’Amato, Greater Boston Food Bank; Chip O’Hare, JOH