Press Release: For Immediate Release

Date: April 2022

Title: Previte Family Charitable Trust Proud to Support Citizens Inn

BOSTON — Jeffrey Previte and the Previte Family Charitable Trust recently made a donation to Citizens Inn, a Boston-area nonprofit dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness in the North Shore area.

The donation came as a result of football game among friends. Previte graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers in 1992. He has stayed in touch with many of his classmates, and every year, they meet for an annual football game during the Thanksgiving season. The game is an opportunity for the group to reconnect, have fun, and give back to their community by raising money for charity.

This year’s game was particularly successful in fundraising. The group of friends raised $2,500, and the Previte Family Charitable Trust matched that amount. A third donor matched that total, yielding a final donation of more than $5,000 to Citizens Inn.

With its work helping individuals and families move from crisis to stability, Citizens Inn is a perfect match for the Previte Family Charitable Trust, which supports addiction recovery, among other causes. Based in Peabody, Citizens Inn operates an emergency shelter, sober living transitional housing, affordable housing, food pantry, and meals program. These vital services help people break the patterns of instability that contribute to homelessness and hunger.  The Trust is excited to support an organization with this broad reach and meaningful impact.

“The more we learned about this powerful, well-run local organization, the more we realized its alignment with the Trust,” Previte said. “Citizens Inn supports local youths and helps families rebuild through and after addiction has taken its toll. We are extremely grateful for the work they are doing and to be a small part of their program.”

About the Previte Family Charitable Trust

The Previte Family Charitable Trust operates with the goal of improving the livelihoods of individuals facing complex and varied challenges. We focus on access to education and addiction recovery, and we also seek to improve the lives of America’s youth and U.S. service members. The Trust has funded educational scholarships that have helped almost 200 students attend high school and college.

The Trust is committed to supporting creative and hardworking individuals, as well as effective charitable organizations. We prioritize direct help to individuals where we can, as well as causes where we can have the greatest impact. We also target well-run organizations that provide the greatest benefits to the communities they serve.

The Trust was unofficially started over 20 years ago. Over the past year, we have taken steps toward becoming a formal organization with more public exposure and a broader reach of causes to support.

Currently, the Trust considers proposals in three main program areas: education, addiction, and merit-based support programs. We are also interested in initiatives that benefit youth and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. We have creative partnerships and innovative investments with world-class educational institutions, as well as with proven and successful sobriety programs and direct to award recipients on a grass roots level.


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