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T4J looks to bring holiday cheer to detained migrant children this Christmas: Please help

Detention center in McAllen, Texas. Photo: Center for Border Protection

The organizers of  Toys for Joys, Inc. (T4J), recently hosted their 10th Anniversary Gala this month and I’m pleased to share that it was an amazing success; toys and gifts from the event are being sent to children and teens throughout Massachusetts. This week T4J has taken on a new challenge and they need your help to spread the word. Please read and share this post or the link included below with as many people as you know, because time is of the essence.BostonT4J is working to collect additional donations for 5,000 migrant children (many of whom) have been separated from their families and are in the equivalent of detention centers. T4J has a lofty goal of raising $50,000 in the next week to help brighten what must be a terribly frightening time for these children.

If you would like to help, please visit the T4J website and make a donation today.
DONATE HERE: Toys for Joys

Hey Santa, all I want for Christmas is…

I’ve been really good this year so I thought I’d let Santa know that if he can’t give me world peace or irrefutable evidence of collusion, I’d like this under my tree.

Boston firefighter dresses up as an elf

Earlier this week, my sister shared this post from Uplift on Facebook, which I thought was hilarious and wanted to share in case you have not seen it.

Toys for Joys is this Friday

T4J, gay boston, toys for joys bostonI wanted to give another shout out for this year’s Toys for Joys celebration which will take place this Friday, December 7th at the Revere Hotel in Boston.  Unlike most fundraisers, this event is devoid of rubber chicken dinners and long speeches. Organizers do ask that anyone who buys a  ticket also purchase 3 gifts:

  • one for tots (3-months to 5 yrs)
  • tweens (6-11 yrs)
  • teens (12-18yrs)

If your last name begins with A-M you purchase toys for a girl and if your last name begins with N-Z purchase gifts for boys. Gifts should be unwrapped and will be placed under the tree.

Get Your Toys for Joys Tickets here

Toys for Joys, Inc. is a non-profit, 100% volunteer, charitable organization that raises funds from individual and corporate sponsors. We organize social events to collect and donate new toys and gifts for underprivileged children and teens.

Toys for Joys Gift Gala tickets are now on sale

T4J

10th Annual Toys for Joys is Friday, December 7th. Tickets are now on sale

Mark your calendars and get your tickets to the 10th Annual Toys for Joys Gift Gala on Friday, December 7th at the Revere Hotel. Tickets went on sale last week and this event will sell out.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

On Friday, December 7th, TOYS 4 JOYS returns to The Revere Hotel’s – Liberty Hall to celebrate and collect thousands of donated toys. The evening’s event includes passed hors d’oeuvres, signature seasonal spirits, and dancing.

Everyone who purchases tickets are also asked to bring a minimum of 3 new and unwrapped toys to the gift gala; one for each age group – tots, tweens and teens.  If your last name begins with A – M you are asked to bring toys for a boy, but if your last name begins with N – Z you are asked to bring toys for a girl.

Gifts will be distributed to the Toys for Joys partner charities listed below.

  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Eastern Service Worker’s Association
  • IBA-Three Kings
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Boston
  • Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  • Teddy Bear Foundation for Foster Children
  • United South End Settlements

SSRun 2018 registration is now open

SSR BostonThe 18th annual SSRun will take place on Saturday, December 8th

The SSRun began in Boston in 2000 with 5 guys just looking to spread some holiday spirit by running through Back Bay in only Santa hats and Speedos. Since then it has grown to include 700 men and women each year and has become an annual holiday tradition that has hosted thousands of participants who have helped to raise nearly $2 million for local children in need.

Long time readers of this blog will be familiar with this Boston tradition that has been replicated in many cities around the U.S. If you live in Boston and are interested in learning more visit their website, ssrunners.org.