'Tis the season for gathering, giving and celebrating.

Alumni and their families visited Donahue Hall on December 2 to wrap toys, which were then donated to Christmas in the City, a nonprofit organization that provides a gift to each child living in a shelter in Boston. 

Sponsored by the Alumni Council GOLD Committee, this annual event has donated more than 1,500 gifts since it began in 2012. 

Another annual tradition—the Children's Christmas Concert—was held the following day in May Hall. Alumni and their families enjoyed performances by Stonehill a cappella groups Girls From the Hill and Surround Sound. After the concert, children made holiday crafts and visited with Santa! 

GOLD Gift Wrap

Olivia Osiecki ’16 

Heather (Lee) O'Leary ’06 with her children, Maddie and Henry

More than 75 gifts were wrapped to donate to Christmas in the City. 

Kevin O'Brien ’87 with his son, Matthew O'Brien ’17

Alumni, along with their families and friends, gathered in the Gartland Dining Room of Donahue Hall to wrap presents.  

Children's Christmas Concert

A cappella groups Girls from the Hill and Surround Sound performed in the McCarthy Auditorium in May Hall. 

Nicole Klemonsky ’11 and her daughters, Hunter and Harlie, visit with Santa. 

Alisha Collins ’07 with her daughter, Sloane

Families made holiday crafts together after the concert. 

Caroline, daughter of Emily (Rockwood) Day ’10, writes a letter to Santa. 

Bridget Kelly Breen ’09 and Joe Breen ’06 with their daughters, Emme and Shea

Michael Murphy ’97 with his daughter, Fiona

Children decorated gingerbread house ornaments.