First, Boston DSSO donated $300 to My Father’s House in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to providing young mothers and pregnant teenagers with a safe place to live, and helping them get on their feet and out on their own. For more information on My Father’s House, please visit http://mfhouse.net/.
Several associates from the Boston DSSO also had the privilege of attending the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell’s 17th Annual Holiday Auction Dinner, where the Club received a donation of $1,500 from the DSSO.
Finally, with a $1,200 budget and donations from associates, Boston DSSO supported several families through Child and Family Services out of Manchester, the oldest and longest-standing social service organization in New Hampshire (http://cfsnh.org/):
- Warm waterproof winter boots to 31 homeless teenagers
- Family #1 (very ill mother of two, breast cancer survivor) – the son received a winter coat, hoodie, card game, magic game, fishing pole with lures, fishing net, and toys; daughter received pajamas, an outfit, gloves, dolls, craft kits, and games; mother received a very nice coat, blankets, pillows and pillowcases, reusable hand warmers, a waffle/Panini press, waffle mix, and hot chocolate
- Family #2 (single dad, autistic 4-year-old daughter) – children’s DVDs, a learning music CD, a coat, gloves, black sequined boots, winter boots, pajamas, gloves, socks, and several outfits
- Family #3 (a mother and father with a 3-year-old son) – the parents were each given winter jackets and several outfits; the son received outfits, shoes, winter boots, 4and toys