2019 - Christmas in the City
On Saturday and Sunday December 21 and 22, 2019 MA HOBY alumni and staff volunteered again with Christmas in the City. With the help of donors, Christmas in the City was able to provide thousands of families with gifts for Christmas and MA HOBY was a part of that success helping to deliver and prepare toys for 147 children.
On Saturday, we organized gifts previously wrapped and chose gifts for children based on their top choices. On December 22, we got to greet, serve, and get to know the families. Volunteers took children to participate in different activities, from petting animals to getting haircuts, and exploring the Christmas in the City Winter Wonderland. At the end of the day on Sunday it was finally time to hand out gifts and seeing the children's excited faces just reminded us what Christmas is all about; spreading joy and giving back.