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!
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.
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