Record Turnout at Steriti Rink for Neighborhood Event
For the past four years, the North End Columbus Day Committee has hosted an Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive at Steriti Rink in Boston’s North End. This year was the most successful toy drive yet, with a record turn-out of skaters! Toys from the event will be donated to the Italian Home for Children for holiday gifts this season.
The Italian Home for Children was founded in 1919 in response to the large number of Italian children in the North End that were left as orphans after the 1918 influenza epidemic. The North End community and the its clergy established the home to provide care for the orphans.
Since then, the mission of the IHC has changed, and they now offer residential and day treatment services to at risk youth of all nationalities.
If you would like to contribute, but missed the event, you can still drop off toy donations at Saint Anthony’s Club at 203 Endicott Street. If you want to make a monetary donation, you can donate to either the Franciscan Baby Center or the Italian Home for Children. For more information, please contact Lois Strazzullo at firstname.lastname@example.org.