Thornton Law Firm supported Christmas in the City this past holiday season. Christmas in the City is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that provides sheltered and homeless children in Boston with toys and other gifts every year.
Working from a list of gift requests from Christmas in the City., Thornton Law Firm held a holiday toy drive in late November through mid-December. Staff and lawyers at the firm purchased over 100 toys and gift cards for Christmas in the City. The gifts were picked up by a kind volunteer from the charity on Friday, December 20th, just in time for the 31st annual Christmas in the City party held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Sunday, December 22nd.
At the party itself, approximately 6,000 children and 1500 parents living in transitional housing entered a magical environment filled with rides, Mr. and Mrs. Santa, Blue Man Group, choirs, and other performers. Each child received a gift from their personal wish list, and were provided with lunch, dental visits, and haircuts. In total more than 13,000 children will receive toys, clothing, and other gifts.
If you wish to support Christmas in the City, which provides support to families experiencing homelessness and poverty throughout the year, please go to their website to donate or volunteer: