After 200 years serving the Greater Boston communities, City Mission Boston has closed its doors, but their services thankfully have continued in different organizations.
The Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington has graciously taken over the Coat Drive (new coats only) and added The Christmas Shop (toys and gifts cards) for the many single parents and families unable to afford the items that will add much needed warmth and joy to their Christmas.
Below is the letter from Hancock UCC:
“This year, we are seeking donations of gift cards, books, toys, socks, hats, mittens and coats. These gifts will be given directly to schools, partner agencies and organizations in Boston that serve individuals and families in need of resources.
Gifts can be donated in the following ways:
Hancock United Church of Christ
Coat Boston | The Christmas Shop
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
Our wish list is a little different this year. Check out our Amazon Wish List. As well as toys and books, The Christmas Shop and Coat Boston are in need of new coats in all children and teen sizes (including adult men’s and women’s). We are also seeking donations of gift cards from Amazon, Target and Walmart. We will continue to update our lists as we receive requests from recipients, so please check back!
We ask that coats and gifts be mailed or delivered by December 10 so we can share them with our partners before Christmas. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, to finalize a time to drop off donations, or to arrange a pick up time you are unable to deliver.”
United Parish has contributed regularly for many years to Coat Boston and we hope very much that you will choose to give something from the Wish List above. As in the past, we will report in some creative fashion (thank you, B&B Lynch!) all donations to thank those who have given and to remind others to donate! Thank you in advance for your great generosity!