BOSTON, Mass. — The McGrath House hosted its Annual Holiday Party on Dec. 19. On this evening, McGrath House welcomed 59 family members, friends, staff, and residents through our WhoVille-themed doors. Residents mingled with family and friends, ate, and opened presents as we watched “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and other holiday classics.  Residents’ children were able to have their faces painted, make holiday tree decorations, pin the heart on the Grinch, and make Gak with staff. It was a fun-filled evening enjoyed by all!

This year’s holiday party would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of two McGrath House staff (although many made this day possible): Case Manager Gianna Franco and Program Monitor Andrea Varrasso. These two staff worked tirelessly to make this evening the success.

We want to thank all of the McGrath House staff for their hard work leading up to and during this year’s holiday party. This year’s holiday party was also made possible by the Greater Boston Toys for Tots, the City Mission Society of Boston’s Christmas Shop, The Real Deal Jamaica Plain, and many community supporters. The outpouring of support was truly an amazing site to see.

Lastly, we would like to thank those who attended this year’s Holiday Party: Superintendent Yolanda Smith, Assistant Deputy Superintendents Christina Ruccio and Rachelle Steinberg, Sergeant Joe Smoot and the Deputies of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Field Supervision Unit, and so many more!