As a result of residents' generosity, two moving trucks filled with donated toys and other gifts were delivered to The Home for Little Wanderers Jamaica Plain toy room this holiday season, according to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Andover.
Miss Massachusetts 2011 Alida D'Angona and Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2011 Kay Tetreault joined Rick Loughlin, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, to unload the toys last month.
The sales associates of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage encouraged neighbors throughout the community to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the local Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office located at 305 North Main St., Andover.
"I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of the friends, neighbors and community members who donated to this year's toy drive," said Erminio Grasso, sales manager of the Andover office. "Because of their generosity, many children were able to experience a happier and more memorable holiday."
"We are grateful for everyone's efforts and support. The donations truly made the holidays much brighter for the thousands of children and families that The Home's programs serve throughout the state," said Bob Sherburne, senior corporate relations manager for The Home for Little Wanderers.
The Home for Little Wanderers is a nationally renowned, private, non-profit child and family service agency providing services to thousands of children and families, through more than 20 programs. The mission of The Home is to ensure the healthy behavioral, emotional, social and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances. With a history dating back to 1799, The Home for Little Wanderers is the oldest child welfare agency in the nation and the largest in New England.