Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma, Santa Claus landed at the Manchester Athletic Club, in a helicopter straight from the North Pole. While his reindeer rested, Santa visited with 100 underprivileged children from the North Shore last Sunday. Education Outbound, with the help of many generous donors, arranged for each child to receive their own special present, a stuffed animal, a blanket, a hat and mittens and a book. The children range in age from 6 weeks to 15 years old. The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for them. Carla King with the Department of Children and Families helped Megan Donovan, President of Education Outbound, select all the gifts and recruit the children who will participate.
Megan Donovan founded Education Outbound in September of 2000. Education Outbound is a non-profit organization that provides field trips for children’s homes and schools in need in the Massachusetts area. The goal of Education Outbound is to have an impact on underprivileged children, positively influencing their lives. More information is available at www.educationoutbound.org.
“Kids believe that anything is possible. At Christmas the magic that Santa Claus carries to kids brings a twinkle to their eyes. We hope this event is one of many positive experiences to help children everywhere enjoy long, happy and healthy lives,” said Megan Donovan.