The Christmas wishes of 12 very special children living at Seven Hills Pediatric Center at Hopedale were granted this holiday season thanks to the overwhelming kindness and generosity of McKeon Dance and Gymnastics Center. In keeping with their annual holiday tradition of giving back to the local community, the Dance and Gymnastics center, also located in Hopedale, chose the Pediatric Center as the recipient of the proceeds from their Winter Recital. Following a totally successful and sold out performance at Northbridge High Auditorium, they made a giving tree at the Studio and compiled a wish list for each child so parents could buy individual gifts.
On the Friday before Christmas, the owner of the studio and a handful of volunteers, packed the front hallway of the Pediatric Center with gifts! Each gift was beautifully wrapped and clearly labeled. The amount of gifts bestowed was totally amazing and every part of the children’s wish lists had been purchased—right down to the hair bows and tube socks!
The community at McKeon also purchased needed items for the home, including new silverware, pots and pans, crafts, flat-screen TVs, and sensory toys from specialty catalogs.
Thank you to everyone involved from McKeon Dance and Gymnastic Center for brightening the lives of these beautiful children!
Photo Left: left to right, Caitlin Dunham, Santa, Andrea Dupre (of SHPC)
Photo Right: Members of the McKeon Dance and Gymnastics Center.