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Social Responsibility

To know, be and do better.

LABUR is dedicated to bettering the communities where we operate and beyond. With a strong passion for military and veteran organizations and for those volunteer efforts promoting child welfare and literacy, LABUR is committed to its pledge of both time and money to groups supporting these causes.

Organizations we’re passionate about:

Home Base Program. The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families heal from the invisible wounds of war – post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) – through world class clinical care, community education and research. These invisible wounds are estimated to affect one in three returning veterans, and can affect the entire family.

The Home Base Program operates one of the only private sector clinics in the nation dedicated to healing the “invisible wounds” of war for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.

LABUR founders, Darrin Lang and Seth Burr, are honored to be serving as Board Members to the Home Base Program, and have been since 2013. Co-Chairs of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Golf Outing, they are excited to grow awareness around this vital organization.

LABUR has raised over $70,000 for the Run to Home Base event – a 9k and two mile fundraising event that takes participants through scenic parts of Boston and ends by crossing the “home base” (plate) at historic Fenway Park – through donations, by hosting an annual golf tournament and through Mission Gratitude donations.

Boston Partners in Education. Founded in 1966, Boston Partners in Education enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston’s public school students by providing them with focused, individualized in-school volunteer support. And, a significant component of this great cause is The Big Cheese Reads.

Since 2004 it has been connecting business and community leaders with middle school students in order to emphasize the important link between literacy and career success. Since its inception, nearly 250 corporate and community leaders have gone back into the classroom to support the initiative.

Big Cheese Readers visit a middle school classroom during the school year to read a short selection aloud to the class, give a brief personal account of the ways reading and learning have impacted their lives and career achievements, and respond to questions from the students.

LABUR founders, Darrin Lang and Seth Burr, have been Big Cheese Readers since 2014 and while they have received very positive results from their interactions with the students, they are lucky to have the opportunity to learn as much as they have from the next generation of aspiring leaders.  

Passion at work:

  • Ryan Sylvia, Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. LABUR Managing Director, Ryan Sylvia, ran in the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015 but not before raising $9,000 for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. The funds raised go to benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • As part of the Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetter’s tradition, to donate $25/word (after the first three words) of your acceptance speech to a charitable organization, after being named no. 40 this year, LABUR donated to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts.
  • A LABUR Sr. Solutions Manager, raised $1,500 and ran for the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions included several from within LABUR as well as a company match.

Putting our money where our mouths are: 2015 charitable recipients

  • Fairhaven High School Drama Club
  • Falmouth Youth Baseball
  • PanMass Challenge
  • Mary T foundation
  • Natick Soccer Club
  • Helping Hands Foundation
  • Alzheimer's Association – Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter
  • Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund