Thank You and Season's Greetings from East End House

Toy Drive 2017

Toy Drive 2017

Thank you to all the community members, individuals, businesses and organizations for your tremendous generosity during the agency’s December Holiday Programs. With your continued support, East End House’s annual December Toy Drive and Adopt-a-Family Programs provided 182 families and over 500 children with toys, clothing, and basic necessities, enabling those most in need in the community to have a happy and healthy holiday season.

This holiday season at East End House was particularly special as many families were affected by the East Cambridge fire in early December. Thanks to the generous outpour of support from the community, the Adopt-a-Family Program was able to provide many of these families and individuals that were directly impacted by the fire, including 21 children, with clothing, gift cards, basic necessities, and holiday gifts.

"I just want you to know how much this means to me and my family. We appreciate the people out there helping a family when times are hard. I can't stress enough how thankful we are."

— December Toy Drive Recipient

"I am a single mom with three children. I work hard to provide for my children. You helped me this holiday season. It means a lot to me. You brought more happiness to our house. I want to say thank you for your generosity from the bottom of my heart."

— December Toy Drive Recipient

"Thank you for choosing our family for your Adopt-A-Family program. It was amazing! You are very kind and thoughtful. This was a great holiday for my son, daughter and husband."

— Adopt-A-Family Recipient

"Unfortunately, last month, my family was affected by the fire in Cambridge. We lost absolutely everything. Our car, our family pet, and all our memories. The first place I thought of for help was East End House. After being in a crowded hotel, coming to East End house finally felt like home. Staff made sure that I had a winter coat, gift cards and even helped make Christmas possible within weeks. Because of all of the love and support from the East End House, I do still believe in miracles."

— Family Affected by the East Cambridge Fire

A special thank you to all our generous donors and dedicated volunteers who helped make this event possible, including*:

A.L. Purinton


Abigail Lewis-Bowen

Alex Machado

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

American Cleaning



Andy Husbands

Angel Cacciola

Ann DeWitt

Anthony Crudele

Appleton Partners, Inc.

Ashley Towner

The Benson Family

Betsy Larkin

BIND Therapeutics


BioMed Realty

Blakely Markham

Boston Properties

Breakthrough Greater Boston

Cambridge City Councilor Marc McGovern

Cambridge College

Cambridge Public Schools

Cambridge Savings Bank

Cambridge Sons of Italy #506

CambridgeSide Galleria

Chantelle Detweiler

Chris Thorner

Christ the King Presbyterian

Christopher Rodger

Church of Latter Day Saints

Cigna Healthcare

Cindy Sorenson

Clay Communications

Cleveland Design

Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square

Concord Consortium

Cultural Care Au Pair

Cultural Care Kids First Foundation

Cynthia A. Cleveland

Dean Foundation for Little Children Debbie Colley

DENS Facility Services

East Cambridge Savings Bank

East End House Board of Directors

EF Education First


Emina Zaganjori


Erin McHugh Saif

Google Online Buddies Cambridge

Helene Kelly

IHS Markit

Interstate Electrical Services

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Jane Fox

Jane Marotta

Janice Saint Claire

Jayne Byrne

Jen King

Jennifer Turnbull

John Alan Roderick

John Moriarty Associates

Jonathan Cleveland

Kaitlin Pelletier

Karen and Bob Cotten

Karol Ostberg

Kate Russell

Kathryn Bloom

Kelly McGee-Imbergan

Kelly Sawyer

Kim and Ryan Grams

Kristie Sykes

Kristin Doeberl


Lesley University



Meg Markstein

Melissa and Ricardo Rodriguez

Melissa Bulyko

Meritza Figueroa

MIT Giving Tree

Momenta Pharmaceuticals


Nicole Breen

Nina Leek

Northstar Project and Real Estate Services


Olympia Sports

Pat and Emma Delia

Pat Delia, Jr.

Pauline Huie

Pfizer, Inc.

Phillips Brooks House Harvard University

Pilgrim Congregational Church

PIDC Construction

Post 529 VFW & Auxiliary


Robert Edson

S&H Plumbing

Saint Peters Episcopal Church

Sandra Parisi

Sanofi Genzyme

Sarah McManus

Shawn Darling

Shiomara Pitt

Siomara Serrano

Somerville First Time Mamas

Specialized Roofing

Stacie Pallotta Knight

Standard Parking

State Cleaning

State Park

Susan Lapierre



Tech Electric

The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation

The Richmond Group/TRG Builders

The Smoke Shop

Tier One Partners

Todd Ellis

TransAction Associates

Transatlantic Management

Trinity Cambridge Church

Turner Construction

Twenty/20 Apartments

Ulrich Chris

Warp Drive Bio

Wellington Management

Whitfield and Linda Painter

William Gartner

*list as of 1/12/17

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