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December 13, 2013

WGBH Donates Parking Raffle Proceeds to Cradles to Crayons

2012 WGBH parking lottery raised $5,685.00
BOSTON, Mass. (December 13, 2013) – WGBH has selected its Brighton neighbor Cradles to Crayons to receive the proceeds from its annual employee parking ‘lottery.’ Yesterday afternoon, WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott and a number of WGBH employees presented Cradles to Crayons with a check for $5,685 representing contributions from WGBH employees who participated in the public broadcaster’s 2012 employee parking raffle.
“WGBH is pleased to support the inspiring work that Cradles to Crayons and its volunteers do for local children in need,” Abbott said. “I know that these proceeds will have a positive impact on the community thanks to the efforts of our neighbor, Cradles to Crayons.”
Cradles to Crayons provides children ages 0 to twelve with many of the most important basics of life, including clothing, school supplies and toys, free of charge. Cradles to Crayons partners with social-service organizations to connect communities with surplus resources with communities that need access to them, and ensures that supplies go to deserving local children.
“We are so glad to have WGBH as a neighbor and are honored to have been chosen for this gift. It will go a long way toward helping keep local children warm this winter,” said Cradles to Crayons Founder and CEO Lynn Margherio.  
This is the sixth year WGBH has conducted the parking raffle. Past recipients of the donation include the Allston-Brighton Little League, Friends of Allston, Brighton libraries, Presentation School Foundation, the West End House Boys and Girls Club and the Jackson-Mann Community Center. Since starting the lottery when WGBH moved to its new headquarters on Guest Street, WGBH employees have raised $27,580.00 for local community groups.
Photo information:
WGBH donates proceeds from employee parking lottery to Cradles to Crayon. Pictured, from left to right, WGBH Vice President of Communications & Government Relations Jeanne Hopkins, Cradles to Crayons Corporate Volunteer Coordinator Angela Martano, Cradles to Crayons Founder and CEO Lynn Margherio, WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott, WGBH Director of Constituent Communications Cynthia Broner, WGBH Manager of Production Finance Amy Green. (Photo credit: Cradles to Crayons)
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