At Jake’s Toy Mania (formerly Monday Mania), we provide toys and other gifts (for kids 16 and under) for families in need. For 2022 we have a NEW LOCATION – 38 Bromfield Street in Downtown Boston – and new times, for signups and picking up toys.
Plenty of local families aren’t living in shelters. That’s the good news. The less good news: many of them still need a bit of help, especially around the holidays. Nobody wants to disappoint kids who’ve already had plenty of disappointment in their lives. So, beginning in early December, we register families with a demonstrated need and assign them a time to go shopping. At Monday Mania, we stock our shelves with new, toys, sports equipment, books, clothing and other goodies – all donated thanks to the generosity of our supporters – and have families fill their shopping bags (for free, of course). We even make sure there are gift cards for the older kids who’ve outgrown dolls and trucks.
With COVID, Monday Mania has been replaced by Jake’s Toy Mania, which honors our co-founder, Jake Kennedy, who died in 2020. WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION AND NEW TIMES/DATES FOR REGISTRATION AND FOR PICKING UP TOYS. Our new location is 38 Bromfield Street in Downtown Boston. Registration info – requirements, times/dates for signing up – is all in this document: 2022 Christmas in the City Signup Information. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone deserves to have fun at Christmas! And year after year, this huge team of CITC volunteers just makes that happen for a lot of great kids.