Donations distributed among seven Allston-Brighton elementary schools and Cradles to Crayons for WGBH’s 23rd annual holiday toy drive
BOSTON (December 14, 2018) – WGBH employees embraced the spirit of holiday giving, purchasing more than 250 gifts and $740 in cash donations for children in Allston-Brighton schools. Gifts are being picked up next week at WGBH by representatives from seven Allston-Brighton elementary schools: Gardner Pilot Academy, Winship Elementary School, Edison Middle School, Jackson/Mann K-8 School, Mary Lyon School, Baldwin Early Learning Pilot Academy and Horace Mann School for the Deaf.
The WGBH Human Resources team used the entirety of the cash donation to provide the schools with classroom supplies, indoor and outdoor recess equipment and more. WGBH also worked with Cradles to Crayons to collect winter clothing for young children.
“WGBH is delighted to continue this decades-long tradition and community partnership, fulfilling the wishes of local students and helping to provide some of the important basics of life that children need to thrive,” said WGBH Vice President for Human Resources Ann Dexter. “The WGBH family once again stepped up to support our neighbors at the Allston-Brighton schools and Cradles to Crayons. We hope that these donations bring a smile to families across the city.”
The holiday toy drive, organized through WGBH’s Human Resources department, kicked off in November at WGBH’s Brighton headquarters.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.