This week, the Madaro Family Community Fund launched their annual Eastie’s Elves toy collection program which will directly support local families who are in need of holiday gifts. On December 1, the non-profit organization placed toy drop-off boxes at twenty-four locations throughout East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop. The drop-off sites will be available from now until December 15th. The locations and program details can be found on the Madaro Family Community Fund’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/madarofamilycommunityfund/.
“We are very grateful to the businesses, organizations, and residential communities that have partnered with us as a drop-off location this year,” said Ariel Madaro, Director of the Madaro Family Community Fund. “Even during this challenging holiday season, they have offered to help us in uplifting hundreds of families within our community.”
As the largest toy drive in the neighborhood, the Madaro Family Community Fund was able to donate over 1,300 toys through Eastie’s Elves last year. They hope to exceed this amount during a time when the need is greater than ever due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have questions or would like to get involved with Madaro Family Community Fund, please contact the organization at [email protected] To stay up to date on Eastie’s Elves and future community events, follow the Madaro Family Community Fund on Facebook @madarofamilycommunityfund and on Instagram @madarofamilyfund. The Madaro Family Community Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that serves the East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop communities through annual events such as the Eastie’s Elves toy collection and the Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The Madaro Family Community Fund strives to make the holidays as joyful and cheerful as possible for low-income families within the neighborhood.