As temperatures plummet and the city's spirit of giving kicks into high gear, the Healey-Driscoll Administration has unveiled a heartwarming initiative, leveraging the robust energy of local nonprofits, to bring a little winter warmth to Massachusetts' most vulnerable children. Announced today, the initiative brings Cradles to Crayons, Horizons for Homeless Children, and Neighborhood Villages together in a mission of compassion to distribute essential winter items to families in need, placing special focus on the little ones housed in the state's emergency assistance system, according to the Mass.gov news release.
In an astounding display of holiday benevolence, these charitable organizations aim to kit out an estimated 10,000 kids 12 and under with more than just winter coats and woolly hats. "This holiday season, I'm feeling particularly grateful for the kindness of the people of Massachusetts, who always step up to lend a helping hand to those who need it most," Governor Maura Healey said in a statement brimming with gratitude, as per the article on Mass.gov. Diapers, multilingual books, school supplies, and play kits are also on the docket to ensure that children can thrive in even the harshest of winters.
"This initiative is truly a reflection of how local nonprofits and volunteers can come together and step up for families and children in times of need. Together, we will ensure that our kids have the winter essentials they need to stay warm and safe, while promoting learning and educational opportunities so kids can grow and thrive," Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll added on the press release, her statement oozing with the promise of community and cooperation.