The holidays are meant to be a joyous and happy time of year to be with family and friends. Unfortunately, more than 25% of children in Boston live in poverty. Each holiday season, thousands of children go without essentials like a warm coat, let alone gifts and toys.
The spirit of giving is part of our corporate culture. Every year, we deliver holiday cheer to those in need through our Spirit of Giving campaign in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. There are over 16,000 children and teens in their care!
Each holiday season, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) relies on generous supporters to collect gifts for their members. Many families struggle just to provide the necessities to their children, and their essential needs can seem even more pronounced at this time of the year. It’s hard for these parents to think about buying presents for their children when their main worry is how to feed them. Many of BGCB’s members would not receive any gifts without this annual drive.
BGCB has been delivering effective, quality programming in a safe and caring environment since 1893. With 11 Clubs throughout Boston, BGCB teaches its members real life skills, ignites their passions, and inspires confidence about their future.