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  • One smile at a time.

  • One smile at a time.

  • One smile at a time.

  • One smile at a time.

About

Each year, Christmas in the City brings holiday magic to thousands of Boston-area kids and their families – kids and families who’ve been experiencing the uncertainty of homelessness and the stress of poverty. Our annual party for those living in homeless shelters is a spectacular, go-all-out holiday event that many kids tell us is the best day of their lives. We also “play Santa” to thousands of other children who live in poverty, and provide assistance throughout the year to help families successfully transition from homelessness to independent living.
  • Making kids smile since 1989
  • 100% volunteer-run non-profit
  • Annual holiday party for thousands of homeless kids
  • Holiday gifts for thousands more
  • Helping kids and their families throughout the year


Events

Throughout the year, CITC and its supporters hold fund-raising events to raise money and collect toys. If you or your organization would like to run an event in support of CITC, please contact info@christmasinthecity.org.

News

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 & WBZ Cares is profiling Christmas in the City for the month of December! Want to do a news story or write-up on one of our programs? Call 617.651.CITC (2482).

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Blogging in the City

Can you spare a few bucks for a courageous family? (A message from Jake.)

Just before last year's Christmas in the City party, the mayor called and asked if we could help a family out.  Of course we could! I met a single mom and learned about her three kids, and their 12 years in and out of shelters. I also learned about her incredible devotion to her kids....continue »