In December, CITC throws a party for 6,000 kids and family members from families living in Boston area shelters. And what a party! An extravaganza featuring:
Each child, one smile at a time, gets a visit with Santa, who makes sure everyone gets:
And we like to make sure there’s a little something for the grown-ups, too.
We offer the things that most of us take for granted, but are often hard to access when you’re living in a shelter:
Because these children and their families deserve a day that’s all about being welcomed and cherished, joyful, and worry-free. Our guests tell us that the party is:
And the 2,000 volunteers who staff the party tell us the same things!
THE CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY PARTY WILL NOT BE HELD THIS YEAR (2020).
I’ve been involved with CITC for over 20 years, and the focus remains the same: how can we make this day even better and more magical for the kids? All of us – guests, volunteers - come away each year with a renewed sense of joy and hope.
All 2020 Live Events Canceled
Due to COVID-19, all live events for 2020 are canceled. However, we are STILL helping shelters celebrate the holidays. Although we will not be holding our traditional public events this year, we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping Boston area families in need.
We are working directly with a number of the shelters to make sure that families experiencing homelessness will still have a joyful holiday season. So we are still in need of financial donations, as well as wishlists and other items for the families and for the shelters we’re working with.
You’ll find information on how you can get involved here. This is a work in progress! Over the next month or so, we’ll be supplying more detail on our needs, drop off locations, etc. And financial donations are always welcome.