It's Globe Santa season
Those who have known me for a while know that I am a big supporter of Globe Santa. It's one of my favorite charities because it focuses on children and all of the money you donate goes directly to buy toys for needy kids. The Boston Globe pays for all of the administrative costs.
I'm sure that many of you have seen the joy in a child's eyes when they receive a gift during the holiday season. Now, imagine how crushing it is for a child who has to miss this. They know that others are getting gifts. But, due to their family's misfortune, these children will get nothing. That's where Globe Santa comes in. They receive applications from needy families (vetted by social workers or clergy) and deliver toys to those kids in time for the holidays. Each year they help over 29,000 families and 57,000 children in 167 communities around Boston. These children get some holiday joy and the knowledge that someone cares about helping them.
Please join me in giving to Globe Santa this year. The economic troubles make it more important than ever.