We love fulfilling our own children’s holiday wishes this season, but there are many children who go without during the holidays and throughout the year.
Laboure Center Early Childhood Services, located in South Boston, provides a safe, clean, healthy environment where children can grow. Program services include meals on site for no additional cost and activities that stimulate the creativity, self reliance, and imagination of young children.
Pictured: 450 guests attended Catholic Charities Laboure Center Fifth Annual Fashion Fall Show held at UMass Boston Campus Center in September. The event raised $65,000 to benefit The Laboure Center Program.
Cradles to Crayons provides necessities for children and their families including clothing, school supplies, and toys. The organization accepts both monetary and goods donations.
Located in Jamaica Plain, the Italian Home for Children provides assistance to boys and girls between ages 4 and 14 with emotional challenges. The goal of the organization is to reunify children with their alternative families or to preserve families who are considered at risk.
Room to Dream Foundation creates healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. The organization uses fund-raising and volunteer efforts by other children to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.
The Home for Little Wanderers serves at-risk families with children and youth from birth to age 21. Its programs include individual, group and family therapy, psychological and neuro-psychological testing, medication management, child and family skills development, birth parent counseling, and life skills training. The organization is always looking for volunteers and mentors.