Volunteers have always been the heart and soul of Christmas in the City.
Our last volunteer opportunity is December 17th at our largest holiday party this season. If interested, contact Chip Kennedy for signup details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you would like to stay involved by making a monetary donation or donating a toy, that would be wonderful, too! (No wonder we love you folks!)
Donate toys from our “Most Wanted List” – CITC – Most Wanted Toys – 2023 . New, unwrapped toys from our general list which are not earmarked for any specific child can be dropped off at one of our drop-off locations (including the 2023 location at 34 Bromfield Street in Downtown Boston. These toys will be distributed at Jake’s Toy Mania. If you’re interested in running a toy drive, please email Rich Baldwin at email@example.com.
I love this organization because of its general mission to support the less fortunate among us - and to do so with a 100% volunteer base.
We’re 100% volunteer run, and volunteers are the heart and soul of Christmas in the City. For 2023, the following volunteer opportunities are still available (as of November 21, 2023).
Even if you’re not able to volunteer this year, please don’t go away. We’re hoping that next year we’ll have a lot more volunteer opportunities. Meanwhile, we’re still in need of financial donations and toys.
One of the greatest things about volunteering for CITC is that you get the reward of knowing that you’ve helped put joy on a child’s face - a direct result of your hard effort.
Boston-area corporations support Christmas in the City through making financial donations, by buying gifts for kids attending the party, by providing volunteer teams, and by holding toy drives. Bank of America has provided us with grants, and their employees have, over the years, signed up for hundreds of names from our wishlist, buying and wrapping toys for kids coming to the party, and more recently, for children in the shelters reached by Christmas in the City Delivered. Liberty Mutual used a corporate leadership training event to build dozens of bicycles, and also wrote us a generous check. GlaxoSmithKline has also built bikes for us, and taken care of the gifts for shelters. If your organization would like to help us out with wishlist gifts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to run a toy drive, please contact Rich Baldwin email@example.com.
There are many reasons we volunteer for this amazing organization. The biggest one is the kids. There are no words to explain the feeling when you see the joy and excitement on their faces when the doors open. It reminds us all of the impact we can have when we open our hearts to those in need.
Throughout the year, friends of Christmas in the City hold fundraisers to support our mission. The Seaport Hotel usually runs fundraisers for us in both December and during the summer. Felger and Mazz run an auction to benefit Christmas in the City. One young supporter has organized a Teddy Bear Tea. Parts per Million has run band nights for us. Let us know if you’d like to host a fundraiser on our behalf by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Never thought I could run a marathon, but CITC does so much for so many less fortunate, I wanted to join their effort helping others.
We’re always looking for organizations that can donate goods and services. Charles River Apparel has long donated a generous supply of clothing. 47 Brand has gifted us with countless ballcaps, beanies, scarves, and other team-related gear. When we held the big party, the Blue Man Group entertained. Ana’s Taqueria helped feed volunteers. BU Dental provided dental checkups at the Party.
I've been volunteering since the first holiday party, and what I love most about Christmas in the City is the ability and diversity of the thousands of volunteers that make our events so successful.
The drop off locations for 2023 are now available!