The 2015 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon was a packed affair on December 17th when hundreds assembled at Filippo’s Ristorante for the annual charity event. The tradition raises thousands of dollars enabling the group to send out hundreds of checks to North End seniors, low-income residents and families in need during this Christmas season. City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz joined with other dignitaries to celebrate and honor those who serve the community.
Receiving honors this year:
- Al Vilar received the Uncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian Award
- Joanne Prevost Anzalone and Laura Oskovitz received the Private Ernest J. Natale Community Service Award
The Christmas Fund Committee is led by Robert “Ted” Tomasone and James Luisi of North End Waterfront Health. The committee includes members from local non-profit agencies: North End Athletic Association, North End Against Drugs, Nazzaro Community Center, North End Waterfront Health, North End Seniors, ABCD Head Start Program and North End / West End ABCD Service Center.