Thursday, December 18, 2014

Latest and Greatest

Greetings friends! Happy one week until Christmas! It's getting close to my favorite time of the year. So what's new? Well, last week we did another donation of items to the Dept. of Children and Families and we also dropped off stuffed animals, books and coloring books to Milford Police and Revere Police. Here is a photo from our Revere donation. They were happy to have our items- the lady texted me the next day and she'd already given out some of our stuffed animals.
Tomorrow, we're off to the Entre Familia homeless shelter in Mattapan for their annual Christmas party. I am so excited for the event. Yesterday, a local financial services company Shepherd & Goldstein hosted a wrapping party for us again.  I brought all the gifts over, we sorted them and we all wrapped them all. Every child will get a lovely Christmas gift bag. The company donated $250 and all the wrapping paper and gift bags. It was so nice of them. I really appreciate their help. It was a lot of fun wrapping the gifts.  Here is a photo.

I'll post photos next week from tomorrow's party. Santa is making a visit, thanks to 2 Southboro firefighters. I think the children are going to have a great time and I'm so glad that we're able to help.

In other good news, last week we received a $4,000 grant from the Brown Charitable Foundation. They have been supporting us for many years. They even increased the grant amount by an extra $500 which was a lovely surprise. Ongoing grants like this one is our financial base, so it is so important to have that funding every year. We also received an unsolicited $500 donation from the Milford National Bank's Charitable Foundation which was another very nice surprise. The local banks have been some of the best and most reliable support we've had. I am a huge fan of community banks and wish there were more of them.

On that note, I'm off to eat my grapefruit, I've been buying some lately from Market Basket that have been perfectly delicious! Until next time friends...

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