Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to invite all residents to the Annual Human Services Holiday Fundraiser on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00PM at the 8/10 Bar & Grille. Donations of checks or gift cards to local area stores and supermarkets will be collected for the Office of Human Services’ Emergency Services and Holiday Assistance programs.
Each year the Office of Human Services, along with the Council on Aging, provide assistance to well over 500 local families. Some examples of the services provided throughout the year include fuel and heating assistance, the prevention of utility shut-offs and evictions, holiday meals, and Christmas gifts for children. Due to the current economic climate, requests for assistance have grown again this year, while the number of agencies offering assistance has been reduced. The generous support from local businesses and residents is what allows Everett to continue to provide support to the hundreds of local families, children, and seniors in need.
“Everett is such a strong community,” states Mayor DeMaria, “filled with compassionate and caring people – and it really shows during the holiday season. Every year City officials, businesses, and residents alike join together and support our Office of Human Services. These donations are a true example of the spirit of the season and of what the holidays should be about – giving, sharing, and helping those in need. So please, join us at this year’s Fundraiser, make a donation, and celebrate all that is Everett.”
For more information contact the Office of Human Services at 617.394.2260.