As 2015 comes to an end, all of us at MerlinOne would like to thank our loyal customers and vendors, and wish you all a wonderful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year! The strong partnerships we have with our customers allow us to give back to the community every year, and this holiday season we were able to donate toys to over 800 children from low-income and military families. We’d like to take a moment to tell you about the organizations you have helped support.
ABCD – Action for Boston Community Development serves more than 95,000 low-income Greater Boston residents annually through its city-wide network of neighborhood-based organizations. ABCD provides innovative, timely programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities in need. We have been a proud donor to their Holiday Toy Drive for over 20 years and look forward to supporting them in the future. For more information on the programs they offer, please visit http://bostonabcd.org/.
Interfaith Social Services – This year we sponsored 10 children from Interfaith Social Services to provide them with items from their Christmas wishlists, plus an additional bulk toy donation for children who did not get individual sponsors. Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Their unique approach relies on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners to deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance. Over 600 children were signed up for the holiday program this year, and for many these are the only gifts they will receive. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.interfaithsocialservices.org/.
Operation Homefront – The Northea st Chapter of Operation Homefront is headquartered in our hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts. We were happy to welcome them to the neighborhood and have supported their Christmas Toy Drive for the last two years. Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and financial assistance. They also have an outreach program to provide support to Wounded Warriors and the families of active and retired military personnel. Their website is http://www.operationhomefront.net/.
MerlinOne has been a proud supporter of military families for the past 15 years and this year we were especially proud to sponsor the Army Reserve unit of one of our own employees. Wishlist gifts were purchased and wrapped for 43 children of military personnel based out of Brockton, Massachusetts. The gifts were distributed by Santa and his helpers at their annual family day in December. We were honored to give back to these military families that give so much to all of us.
We look forward to continuing to support these wonderful organizations and the much needed services they provide.
Thank you again from all of us at MerlinOne and best wishes for 2016!