The Eliot School’s third annual Giving Tree Project was a great success this past holiday season, collecting enough warm clothing, winter coats, hats, gloves and toys to help over 375 children and families.

Donations were collected and distributed to help support the greater Boston community through the non-profit organization My Brother’s Keeper, and internally within the Eliot community.

Every year this project provides an opportunity for Eliot School scholars to learn about the power of philanthropy by dedicating their time and talents to helping others. Each element of the project – decorating tags, creating a winter wonderland display, organizing and wrapping presents, and packing up the trucks for delivery – takes teamwork and teaches students the power of empathy and compassion.

Principal Traci Walker Griffith thanked all those who helped with the Giving Tree Project saying, “This incredible accomplishment would not have been possible without the time and generosity from our fabulous families and our powerful partnership with North End Waterfront Health and the ABCD Center. The generosity, compassion and dedication to supporting children and families during a very busy and challenging time of the year is truly touching and is a tribute to our caring community.”

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