The holidays provide an easy opportunity to make a difference. This is that magical time of year when we get to be heroes, in a small but important way, to children in need; children who will not have any presents to open this holiday season. For the past 10 years, we have aimed to change that, through starting a gift-buying program to help. Each December, we have partnered with the Woodrow Wilson School in Framingham, the DCF, and Jewish Family Services of Metrowest to find families in need. And it’s working – last year alone we brightened the holidays for over 600 children!!! Imagine what a difference just a small group of our very own family and friends has made!
Here’s how it works: For starters, we will organize almost everything. You can decide how many kids you would like to sponsor. The parents give us their children’s wishes. We pass those lists on to you, and you get the joy of picking out exactly what the children receive (there's nothing quite like going on this kind of shopping spree). If you're unable to actually do the shopping but still would like to help, we can buy the presents for you with the money you give. As for wrapping … there is none! The parents of the lucky kids do the wrapping, with paper provided by us. This allows the parents to see what their children are getting, brings a sense of the fun of the holidays into their homes, and saves us from a time-consuming job!
Holiday gifts can make such a difference to children who otherwise have very little. We know many of you feel the same way and were able to share in our joy of giving last holiday season. The response we got from those of you who participated last year was truly overwhelming, as were the thank you's. If you’d like to be a part of this wonderful cause, please email us back, submit a form or call and let us know.