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Community Health & Wellness Center holds merry toy drive

On Sunday, December 10, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Community Health & Wellness Center held a successful toy drive to help support the families and children of Everett. Mayor DeMaria’s goal each holiday season is to help provide gifts to the children of Everett who need it the most.

Following his lead, Health & Wellness Center employees coordinated a toy drive at the gym among employees, members and Everett residents. The toy drive will make a real difference, with hundreds of toys going to help Everett families.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “Our work together over this holiday season continues to demonstrate the importance of helping those in need. This time of year is a time of giving. I want to thank the employees and members of the Wellness Center for helping to spread health and joy among the children of Everett.”

For many of the kids the DeMaria administration serves, the holidays are difficult. Due to the current economic climate, requests for assistance have grown again this year, while the number of agencies offering assistance has been reduced. The generous support from local businesses and residents is what allows Everett to continue to provide support to the hundreds of local families and children in need.

Last year’s citywide toy drive successfully provided for 700 children.

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