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December 19, 2016

WGBH Holiday Toy Drive Benefits Local Schools

Gifts distributed among seven Allston-Brighton elementary schools

BOSTON, Mass. (December 19, 2016) – As the holidays approach, WGBH employees came together to give back to the local Allston-Brighton community by purchasing 175 gifts and contributed $495 in cash donations for local school kids. All gifts were collected by representatives from seven Allston-Brighton elementary schools: Gardner Elementary School, Winship Elementary School, Edison Middle School, Jackson Mann Elementary School, Mary Lyon K-8 School, Baldwin Early Learning Center and Horace Mann School for the Deaf. The WGBH Human Resources team used the entirety of the cash donation to provide the schools with needed items such as school supplies, cold-weather accessories, and books.

“For more than 20 years, WGBH employees have given generously to help children in our community enjoy the holiday season,” said WGBH COO and Executive Vice President Ben Godley. “We are pleased to be able to continue that tradition of holiday giving and hope that this year’s contributions bring joy to families across our neighborhood.”
The holiday toy drive, organized through WGBH’s Human Resources department, kicked off on November 16, 2106 at WGBH’s Brighton headquarters.

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