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The Spirit of Christmas

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Four Saugus brothers display their generosity to less fortunate kids by donating to Saugus Fire Department Toy Drive

  Danielle Casoli used last Saturday’s toy drive at the Saugus Senior Center as an opportunity to teach her children to count their blessings.

  Casoli accompanied four of her five sons into the parking lot – each one of them carrying a present to help make Christmas brighter for less fortunate children this year. “We try to do something every year, whether it’s donating toys or food for the needy, Casoli said. “It makes no difference. We just try to get the kids involved in something they can learn from. The Saugus Fire Department toy drive is a good cause and we’re glad to be a part of it.” she said.

  Joining Casoli at last Saturday’s toy drive were her sons Mark, 1; Mason, 2; Matt 9; and Michael, 13. She has another son, Max, who is 6. Casoli and her sons were among the town residents who turned out for the Saugus Lions Club’s Third Annual Roaring Toy Drive.

  “As long as I’ve been a Lion – which has been 22 years – we’ve always had a toy drive,” Saugus Lions Club President/King Lion Anthony Speziale said. “We normally do it at our Christmas party. But a few years ago, we couldn’t have a Christmas party because of the COVID. And now, we’re doing our third drive-by,” he said.

  During four hours last Saturday, the Lions Club collected two pickup truckloads of toys that were turned over to the Saugus Fire Department’s Annual Toy Drive.

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Pictured from left to right: Learning to be kind to needy kids are – pictured in the front row – Danielle Casoli with her one-year-old son Mark and two-year-old son Mason; back row: sons nine-year-old Matt and 13-year-old Michael. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)
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Waving to the traffic at last Saturday’s toy drive were Saugus Lions Club members Eugene Decareau and Sharon Genovese. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

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