James Ciapciak, a real estate professional and entrepreneur in the Walpole, Massachusetts, area, details the mission and importance of My Brother’s Keeper. For 15 years, My Brother’s Keeper has provided food and furniture to people in need. What began as the personal mission of Jim and Terry Orcutt, who served individuals and families from the basement of their home, is now a thriving service organization with more than 2,000 volunteers working from a 15,000-square-foot center in Easton, Massachusetts. The organization annually makes more than 7,500 deliveries of food and home furnishings to families in need throughout the area. In keeping with the organization’s tenet to treat the families it serves with respect, no family requesting assistance is required to justify its need. Additionally, all items provided to families are in new or like-new condition, to help provide a sense of hope and renewal.My Brother’s Keeper is completely funded by private donations, allowing it to remain true to its overarching spiritual mission. Further, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to the program’s community services. For more information on My Brother’s Keeper, individuals can visit www.mybrotherskeeper.org/.In addition to contributing to My Brother’s Keeper, Jim Ciapciak supports a variety of charitable organizations, including Boston Children’s Hospital.
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James Ciapciak has worked as a lawyer, real estate consultant, and business solutions analyst over the course of his career. The diversity of his work experience has provided James Ciapciak with a creative problem-solving perspective that encompasses multiple industries and skill sets. Currently, Jim Ciapciak is active in real estate and business consulting in Boston. He advises clients on asset management, productivity, and managed growth. In addition, he researches and analyzes property assets and conducts due diligence and valuation. His advisory services have resulted in positive initiatives, such as a client’s recent decision to transform a dilapidated inner-city building into a boutique hotel. In his previous career, Ciapciak was a successful insurance and employment disputes lawyer. He began his law practice with a large Boston firm. Subsequently, he founded his own law firm, Ciapciak & Associates, P.C., that had offices in Rhode Island and Connecticut. During this time, he also contributed to several law textbooks published by the American Bar Association (ABA) and presented papers at multiple ABA conferences. Community is an extremely important part of James Ciapciak's life. Besides serving on the Board of Trustees for Xaverian Brothers High School, Ciapciak has raised funds for the Children's Hospital in Boston and established the “Break the Cycle of Poverty” charitable organization. Through this organization, Ciapciak raised finances in the six figures to help single working mothers make ends meet. Additionally, he organized charitable golf tournaments and served on the Board of Directors for the Boston alumni association chapter of the University of Notre Dame.Ciapciak counts golfing, running, playing, and coaching hockey among his hobbies. For his services in coaching the youth and school hockey teams, he was awarded the USA Hockey – Massachusetts Hockey “Coach of the Year” award. James Ciapciak lives with his wife and three kids in Boston, Massachusetts.