2016 - Christmas In the City
On Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18, we helped with the festive annual event for families in Boston area Shelters called Christmas in the City. On Saturday, we put together all the gifts for our shelter based on the children's and family's wish list. This was a fun day where we "shopped" for gifts amongst the thousands of donated toys and games in the toy room.
Then on Sunday December 18th we hosted one of the larger shelters and ensured that each child in the shelter received their gift. Our tasks included hosting the party for our assigned shelter, working in the toy room to arrange the gifts and escorting some of the children to the Winter Wonderland.
This was a very rewarding day! Our volunteers really enjoyed helping to bring the big smiles and much joy to the families.