Christmas in the City is going on now – Sunday, December 18. You can still make a donation here.
Today I started to read the Globe as I do each morning, and was brought up short. Brian McGrory’s column on Christmas In The City made me fly into action mode (those who know me knows that means to stand back). Here I am, writing about great gifts to buy for your father or father-in-law (admittedly, no small feat) and there is something much more pressing at hand. Go read about it here, I will wait.
You’re back? Good. All money raised goes to the event which is a winter wonderland for homeless children and their families and it is run entirely by volunteers. This is an amazing undertaking that should have huge corporate sponsors. Target? Martha Stewart? Macy’s?
So,Dad/Papa, you are buying a toy for a homeless child for Christmas. You are welcome. I know you don’t really need a putter or another scarf or something gadget-y. You are all set. So I am taking what I would have spent on your gift (Mom’s too) and spending it here at Christmas In The City. I’ll make you a certificate.
You want to help, too?
There are several ways to donate toys, online or at one of our drop-off locations.
To purchase toys online, click here to view Christmas in the City’s Wishlist at Amazon.com
Purchases on our Amazon wishlist will automatically be shipped to our headquarters.
Click here to view Christmas in the City’s official Suggested Toy List for 2011
If you would like to personally drop off your gift, please visit one of our drop-off locations:
Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy
45 Franklin Street
Seaport Hotel – free valet service
Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Braintree
25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Needham
150 A Street
Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Watertown
311 Arsenal Street
Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Cohasset/Scituate
828 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Stevie’s Eatery – Marlborough
222 L. East Main Street
Post Road Plaza