Partnership with Ursuline Academy Has Fulfilled the Christmas Wishes of Children in Yawkey Child Care for over 40 Years
64 students in the Yawkey Child Care program will have their wishes fulfilled on Christmas morning this year, thanks to a longstanding tradition and to the staff and students of Ursuline Academy.
Kathleen Nichols, Director of the Yawkey Center, worked with parents and staff members to create wish lists with both the items each family was most in need of and gifts each child was most hoping to receive from Santa Claus or family. The cherished partnership with Ursuline Academy has been kept up for over four decades.
By removing some of the financial stress around the holidays, the donations of toys and essential items are as much of a gift to parents in need as it is to their children.
Campus Minister at Ursuline Academy, Kathleen Furey, said they as a community are committed to living out their school motto, ‘serviam,’ which translates to, ‘I will serve.’
“We were amazed by the school wide support, engagement and enthusiasm to be able to collect and donate clothing and gifts in time for Christmas for the students and families of the Yawkey Center,” said Furey. “Last year and this year we have supported the greatest number of children in Ursuline’s history in collaboration with the Yawkey Center! Our community is incredibly proud and joyful to care for so many children.”
Part 5 of our Twelve Days of Giving Series, sharing heartwarming stories about people spreading joy and compassion within our community this holiday season. Explore more ways to give this holiday season on our Ways to Give page.