Boston Gets in the Giving Spirit

This year, just in time for the holidays, the Boston contingent of our IsobarGOOD committee partnered with Hildebrand, a local organization that helps families transition from homelessness to housing. Families that are supported by Hildebrand are often burdened with things like cell phone bills, daily living expenses and getting set up in their new homes. So, to ease the weight of the holidays, Hildebrand collects Christmas lists from families. Then, donors can ensure that kids get everything on their wish list!

We were given a list of 26 children from 15 families and, thanks to the efforts and donations of 20 generous Isobar employees, all 26 kids (ranging from ages 5 months to 18 years old) received at least two of the gifts they’d wanted for Christmas.

We also donated a bunch of suitable items we found in the office, bringing our present item total to over 60 gifts!!! Our Hildebrand rep was thrilled and her car was packed to the gills by the time we loaded everything up. We were also able to donate a box of gently used winter coats, gloves, mittens and hats!

It was a great way to get into the giving spirit and we were happy to make the holidays a bit more special for 26 children.