The weather could not have been nicer last night and early today as Globe Santa completed the task of delivering gifts to 56,665 children in 32,240 families across some 185 cities and towns in Eastern Massachusetts.
The bringing of joy to so many children was made possible through the continued generosity each year of thousands of Globe Santa Friends.
This year marked the 56th Christmas that Globe Santa and his Friends have been bringing delight to children in needy families who were with faced with serious financial,, medical, or other problems which had made it impossible for them to be able afford gifts for their children.
In Christmas 2010, Globe Santa provided gifts for 56,190 children in 32,363 families. During the 55 years prior to this Christmas Globe Santa and his Friends had provided 13,307,000 gifts for 2,655,945 children in 1,038,225 families.
And while the task of getting the gifts to a record number of families was completed by Globe Santa with the help of the men and women of the US Postal Service, other members of the Globe Santa staff were still receiving and tallying contributions to this season’s fund-raising campaign.
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