Christmas in Chinatown
Hundreds of Families Celebrate at the Wang YMCA’s 33rd annual Christmas and Holiday Party
Sunday, Dec. 3; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHAT: More than 700 underserved local children and families will partake in seasonal festivities during the Wang YMCA of Chinatown’s 33rd annual Christmas & Holiday Party. Every child will receive a wrapped gift, play games, have their faces painted, and visit with Santa. Families will enjoy a Chinese food buffet, provided by the Wong Family of Kowloon Restaurant and other neighboring Chinatown restaurants. Health and wellness information will be provided to parents. The event, which is not exclusive to Y members, is the most well attended party of the year at the Wang YMCA.
WHO: The celebration is made possible through the support of 150 community volunteers and YMCA staff, in-kind donations, and corporate sponsorships. Event chair, Nancy Yee Solomon, a life-long YMCA member, volunteer, and member of the YMCA Board of Advisors, has organized the event since its inception and sees firsthand the uplifting impact it has on the neighborhood. Yee Solomon will be available for interviews at the party as will families and children.
WHY: The Annual Christmas & Holiday Party is a highlight event and a staple program at the Wang YMCA. Through such events, the Y helps to strengthen communities, connect diverse populations, and works to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive throughout the holiday season and beyond.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. (Santa arrives at 4:15 p.m.)
WHERE: Wang YMCA of Chinatown, 8 Oak Street West, Boston, MA 02116
ABOUT THE YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON:
The YMCA of Greater Boston is the state’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities. Every day the Y works with thousands of men, women, and children to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The Y is committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, each day giving back and providing support to thousands. The Y is committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and foster connections for a fuller life through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. For more than 165 years, the Y has been developing skills and emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse populations, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations and policymakers. The Boston YMCA is the first in the United States.
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