Local 4 has a long history of giving back to the communities where we live and work. Thanks to our members and friends’ generous contributions, we have been able to support charitable organizations and causes across New England for decades.

Our members directly support this work through our Social Action Committee, holiday collection drives, annual fundraisers, and dedicated Charitable Foundation, which was established in 2018. 

We take immense pride in supporting many great organizations across our region, including:

  • ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Autism Speaks New England
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Ronald McDonald House
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Marshfield, Medford/Somerville, Providence, South Boston, Stoneham/Wakefield, Woburn
  • Building Pathways
  • Catholic Charities of Boston
  • Community Labor United
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund
  • Diabetes Research Institute, Dollars Against Diabetes
  • Edwina Martin House
  • Gavin Foundation
  • Gosnold, Inc. Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Helmets to Hardhats
  • Home for Little Wanderers
  • Italian Home for Children
  • The Labor Guild
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • March of Dimes
  • Massachusetts Communities Action Network
  • Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MJW Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Pan-Mass Challenge
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Pine Street Inn
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts and Maine
  • St. Francis House
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Toys for Tots
  • United Way of Central Massachusetts, Eastern Maine, and Massachusetts Bay
  • Fellow IUOE Charity Funds, Scholarship Funds, Social Funds, Golf Tournaments, and Family Events
  • Local Labor Councils and other Local Labor Organizations

We’re proud to support so many community organizations and charitable causes across New England.

Please watch this video to learn more about the Operating Engineers Charitable Foundation, Inc. and its recent donation to substance abuse and mental health organizations in the region.

For more information about the Charitable Foundation or to discuss potential partnerships, please email office@iuoelocal4.org.

Local 4 Business Manager William D. McLaughlin (right) and Business Agent Robert Burr present Lt. Mark Holmquist with a donation to the Maine State Troopers Foundation, in memory of  John G. Richardson, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.