Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007
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Photograph by Wendy Dyckman
Ben Pearlman volunteers at the Salvation Army's Christmas Castle toy sorting on Thursday, Dec. 13.

MBA members volunteer during the holiday season

Many gave blood and helped sort toys for those in need


Salvation Army Christmas Castle toy sorting

On Thursday, Dec. 13, MBA members came together in the spirit of the holiday season and participated in the Salvation Army’s Christmas Castle toy sorting. This year, due to inclement weather, the Salvation Army was forced to cancel its last two volunteer shifts. However, members of the Young Lawyers Division were among the numerous individuals who offered to volunteer their time to sort through donated clothes and gifts for Boston-area families in need.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Castle provides the caretakers of local children in need, an opportunity to take two gifts and one article of clothing for each child during the holiday season. The toys and clothing items were donated to the Salvation Army by numerous families and individuals throughout Boston.

“The Salvation Army’s Christmas Castle/Toy Drive is a good volunteer program for a great cause,” said Wendy Dyckman, MBA membership and events coordinator. “Members of the Young Lawyers Division really came out to help, it was nice to see everyone offer to volunteer.”

  Bill Russel Blood

MBA Blood Drives

During this holiday season, the MBA sponsored two blood drives for interested members and staff. The Western Mass. office coordinated a blood drive on Dec. 11 and the Boston office participated on Dec. 19. More than 20 individuals donated blood at the Boston office's drive.

Right: MBA Membership Services Call Center Supervisor, William E. Russell gives blood at the Dec. 19 blood drive. Photo by Kelsey Sadoff

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