Approximately 250 people donated toys during Saturday’s Mass Badge holiday bash toy drive at Anthony’s Of Malden. Mass Badge is an organization of police officers who help the needy.
“It’s a tough time of year for a lot of families,” Everett Police Officer/Mass Badge President Raoul Goncalves said. “Toys will be donated to Zion Church Ministries, domestic violence victims in shelters, and Boston Children’s Hospital patients.”
Pictured from left to right: Joanna Andrade, John Bright, Zion Church Ministries Bishop Robert Brown, Mass Badge President Raoul Goncalves, Kelly Marchese and Marcia Pretto.
Guests Michael and Soraia Roper gave toys to the cause.
Revere residents Marian Maffeo, Al Russo, Irma Accettullo, Geri Damiano and Charles Russo are pictured with the toys, some of which they donated.
Erica Leal and Nicely Ferreira wore festive glasses and a reindeer headband in the photo booth.
A sampling of raffle prizes
“Police Line Do Not Cross” caution tape was used in place of a Christmas tree garland.
An overview of the toys that guests donated.
Pictured from left to right: Members Plus Credit Union (MPCU) Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole, MPCU Assistant Branch Manager Paulette Goodreau and MPCU Teller Giovanna Martimucci during Saturday’s Mass Badge holiday bash toy drive at Anthony’s of Malden.
Pictured from left to right: Kelly Marchese, event co-organizer/Mass Badge President Raoul Goncalves with Members Plus Credit Union staff Paulette Goodreau, Giovanna Martimucci and Sarah O’Toole.
Pictured from left to right are Malden Bread of Life Executive Director Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, Asima Memic of the Everett Facilities Department and Everett 311 staff member Cheryl Cole.
Mass Badge hosts, pictured from left to right: Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins, Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros, State Representative Joseph McGonagle, member Pedro Alves, member Marcia Pretto, Mass Badge Vice President Joseph Internicola, Mass Badge President Raoul Goncalves, member Jeff Dedeo, member Edna Dedeo, member Fausto Pereira, Police Officer Jeff McCabe, member Domenic Licata and Police Officer Jose Amado.
The number of toys increased as the night went on.
Event organizers: Bishop Robert Brown, Revere Police Sgt. Joseph Internicola, Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Mass Badge Founder/President/Everett Police Officer Raoul Goncalves.
HotShots Photo Booth Rental, of Malden, had a photo booth and props.
Shown from left to right: Mass Badge Vice President Joseph Internicola, Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Mass Badge President Raoul Goncalves.
By the tree: Revere Police Sgt. Joseph Internicola and Revere Police Captain Amy O’Hara.