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    Beginnings Families Share the Holiday Spirit of Giving

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Families from Beginnings School and Child Development Center participated in the annual “Christmas in the City” holiday gift drive.

    Each year, Christmas in the City organizes a holiday celebration for thousands of Boston-area kids and their families who are experiencing homelessness and the stress of poverty. Beginnings families identified items on the non-profit’s and children’s individual wish lists to donate through the Beginnings family collection.

    Fifty-three gifts were collected.

    “It was a great success,” says Linda Lee, Assistant Director of Education at Beginnings School and Child Development Center. “Families from so many of the classrooms participated.”

    Christmas in the City shared the donations at their Winter Wonderland Extravaganza during which each participating child received an item from their personal wish list.

    The event, which took place on December 16th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, featured a banquet, games, rides, a petting zoo, and a visit with Santa. The event also offered health and dental screenings, flu shots, and haircuts.

    “We are so grateful for all the fantastic contributions from Beginnings children and their families. Our boxes of donations were overflowing. Thank you, Beginnings families, for embracing this initiative and for being such wonderful members of our community. Happy holidays!”