We had an exciting afternoon at the Y today. Channel 5’s Chronicle news team stopped by to learn more about our Y’s impact in the community as part of a story showcasing all the big things happening across Brighton. They interviewed our Youth & Family Director Doug Teixeira who has lived in Brighton his whole life and got some terrific live shots of some of our programs in action. I’ll be sure to send out a note before the episode airs in January.
Gift Wrapping Presents at the Y
Next Tuesday, December 19, from 2:00-4:00pm we are inviting staff and Y friends to help us wrap over 100 gifts that were generously donated to our Y for us to distribute to local families in need. Please come down and enjoy some festive cheer and help us to bring some holiday magic to our afterschool and Y program families this season. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining us!
YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON
OAK SQUARE BRANCH
615 Washington Street
Brighton MA 02135
P: 617-787-8668 F: 617-787-3348
The Brighton Board of Trade had it's annual Holiday party in conjunction with Brighton Main Streets, Allston Board of trade and Allston Village main streets. We collected many Toys for tots. Thank you to John Bligh of the Corrib restaurant for hosting us. Thank you to Robert of all Brands for all the toys you collected at your store brought over. Also a big Thank You to Nick Papakyrikos for donating the raffle prize. Thank you to Steve Nelson from Fayfoto for taking the photos. Last but not least to The Honan Foundation who presented a check to the Brighton Board of Trade for $1500 towards the scholarship fund. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all our members.
Brighton friends & neighbors kicked off the holiday season. Mayor Walsh lit the tree, and Santa arrived on a fire truck with candy canes for children and heard their holiday wishes. Free hot cocoa from the Brighton Lodge of Elks and cookies were provided by Prime Realty Group to round out the celebration.
Rockland Trust Brighton Center Branch providided a donation bin for new or gently used warm winter clothing for children and adults.
Sponsored in part by: Brighton Lodge of Elks, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Brighton Main Streets, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Office of Special Events, and Department of Public Works.
What a great turn out our November meeting was, hosted by Jeanne Hopkins at WGBH... Thank you to Steve Nelson from FayFoto for the photographs!