Gifts distributed among six Allston-Brighton elementary schools as part of WGBH’s 24th annual holiday toy drive

BOSTON (December 23, 2019) – WGBH employees embraced the spirit of the holidays, sharing more than 270 gifts and $500 in donations for children in Allston-Brighton schools. WGBH delivered the gifts to six Allston-Brighton schools, including Gardner Pilot Academy, Winship Elementary School, Edison Middle School, Jackson/Mann K-8 School, Baldwin Early Learning Pilot Academy, and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf. Classroom supplies and indoor and outdoor recess equipment for the schools were purchased using the cash donations that were received.

“The annual toy drive is a beloved WGBH tradition among our employees,” said WGBH Vice President for Human Resources Ann Dexter. “Our employees’ enthusiasm is a reflection of their desire to give back in a tangible way to the families in our neighborhood, and to brighten the season for hundreds of Allston-Brighton children. We want to thank everyone who participated to make this effort a success.”

The holiday toy drive, organized through WGBH’s Human Resources department, kicked off in November at WGBH’s Brighton headquarters.

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