Hello friends, family, and colleagues!
NOTE: This is the donation page for backpacks for Christmas in the City. This page is being managed by The Innovation Company, LLC. Your donation is tax deductible since all proceeds will be going to Christmas in the City which is a federally registered 501(c)3 charity with the IRS. The tax identification number for Christmas in the City is 04-3188900. All donations are being managed by The Innovation Company, LLC. The word BACKPACKS will appear on your credit card statement.
For the eighth year in a row our family will be attempting to raise enough money to purchase over 3,000 backpacks for homeless children in Boston, Massachusetts. Just like last year we also have the Rivard/Zipoli family (Kristen, Matt, Julia, Lauren, and Zach) helping us which is great!
The backpacks are for the non-profit Christmas in the City, a 100% VOLUNTEER organization that works to help families transition from homelessness to independent living. There are NO paid employees so every dollar goes directly to the cause. To donate please click the BUY NOW button below.
Each year Christmas in the City holds a holiday party for over 3000 homeless children and their families. In total, there are about 5,000 guests and 2,000 volunteers. At the party each child receives books, school supplies, hats, mittens, gloves, and age appropriate toys. In the past all of these items were placed in large paper bags that, due to winter weather and the constant moving from shelter to shelter, became torn and impossible to manage. Now, all of the items go in a high quality backpack that a child can use every day. Each guest also receives a hot meal, enjoys playing in a special Winter Wonderland of rides and games, and, of course, gets to meet and have his or her picture taken with the big guy himself - Santa.
We recognize that this may be the sixth time we are asking some of you for your financial assistance. If you can give again, that is great. If you are stretched or have already made other commitments, we understand. Ideally 100 people or families would each donate $100 and we would reach our goal in no time. With that said, EVERY dollar counts so all donations are appreciated, no matter the amount.
Finally, we would like to share again how much this project has impacted our family. It continues to bring us closer together and our kids learn so many powerful lessons along the way. If you would like to talk to us about some ways you could work with your kids to raise funds for this cause, feel free to call or email us. We guarantee it will be a memorable experience!
Thank you again for all of your support and help!
Rich, Janice, Sophie, and Chelsea Trombetta and Kristen, Matt, Julia, Lauren, and Zach
Step 1. Choose a donation amount from the drop down menu.
Step 2. Click BUY NOW to proceed.
This is a picture from our efforts last year. There were so many backpacks they can't fit in one picture!
NOTE: Your donation is tax deductible since all proceeds will be going to Christmas in the City which is a federally registered 501(c)3 charity with the IRS. The tax identification number for Christmas in the City is 04-3188900. All donations are being managed by The Innovation Company, LLC. The word BACKPACKS will appear on your credit card statement.