I 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.
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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.
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.
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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
The 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.
Save the date for the 10th anniversary of Toys for Joys, which will take place once again at the Revere Hotel on the first Friday of December. More details will follow over the coming weeks.
James Asal Jr. has treated us to a Christmas special that I think you’ll enjoy if you’ve been following the latest storyline.
ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip and purchase Adam and Andy cartoon collections by visiting their website at adamandandy.com.
Click on the individual comic strips to enlarge
It is Christmas Eve day and many of you are probably running around taking care of last minute errands or traveling to be with your friends and family.
Pietro Boselli and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas or Buon Natale as Pietro would say no matter where you are or how you may be celebrating the holiday. Thank you for visiting BosGuy.com.
If you find yourself in Back Bay tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon you may want to head over to Boylston Street to see the 18th annual SSR (Santa Speedo Run). Scheduled to take place at 1PM, runners will line up at the intersection of Boylston and Gloucester Street (in front of the Hynes).
This annual tradition which has inspired more than a dozen similar runs in cities through out North America and Europe starts outside of Lir at 903 Boylston Street. Come down to check out all the activity. After a slight warm up the middle of this week it looks like tomorrow’s weather could be quite chilly so the runners can use all the support they can get.