On Sunday, over 100 Xaverian students volunteered at the 2010 Christmas in the City Celebration. Christmas in the City is an amazing event where more than 2,500 homeless children and their families enjoy a meal, Christmas presents and Christmas fun at no cost. The Christmas in the City organization also helps families transition from homelessness to independent living, and provides Thanksgiving meals to about 500 families each year, according to the group’s press release. For more info, visit http://www.christmasinthecity.org
Mr. Fitzgerald rallies the troops in the Boston Convention Center parking lot.
The guys had an endless amount of energy throughout the long, busy day.
Mr. Fitzgerald with some last minute instructions before the day officially begins.
More energy than they knew what do do with.
All smiles before the kids arrived!
One of the main attractions was the basketball station.
Enjoying the day!
That hoop is not regulation size…
A little blurry but the spirit of the day was in focus.
When do the kids show up?
Hawks donned their red volunteer shirts and teamed up with our friends from St. Gerards in Canton.
Hundreds of energetic volunteers make this event happen.
And it begins!
Smiles as far as the eye can see!
There were carnival rides in addition to bounce houses, slides, and food stands.
But the bounce houses and slides were by far the main attraction.
Hawk volunteers manned the entrances….
..and made sure everyone could enjoy the day.
A little competition is a good thing!
Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino were in attendance.
New England Revolution Defender Kevin Alston also made an appearance.