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Boston Staffing Firm Hollister & “Hits for Kids” Support Local Nonprofit, Christopher's Haven
Hollister & Kevin Youkilis' “Hits for Kids” Work to Help Young Cancer Patients and Families Feel at Home During the Holiday Season
By: Gillian Seely
The stresses of being away from home and having to travel while ill are considerably tolling for young patients. For that reason, Christopher’
"We so appreciate what the employees at Hollister are doing for our families this holiday season," said executive director Martha Bernard Welsh. "This brings special cheer to our kids and their families who will not be at their home for the holidays, but will share a memorable time with each other at Christopher's Haven, where they are part of a caring and supportive community."
The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for children to be away from home. For that reason, Hollister's philanthropy committee opted to support Christopher’
In the month of December, Hollister’s recruiters and staff will team up to donate gifts to each of Christopher's Haven's seven resident families. While the initiative's primary purpose is to donate holiday toys to the children, the drive will also bring in gifts for parents and siblings of patients currently residing at the facility. Through a close partnership and communication between the two organizations, gifts will be tailored to the specific needs of each family. In addition, Hollister has set up a cash donation area at its headquarters at 75 State Street in Boston.
“We are both humbled and honored to be helping these families through what is probably a very difficult holiday season,” said Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister. “Because Christopher’
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ABOUT CHRISTOPHER'S HAVEN
Christopher's Haven, a 501(c)3 independent, non-profit, provides a home away from home for families of pediatric cancer patients receiving daily outpatient treatments. Families stay in comfortable and fully equipped apartments across the street from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, typically for 6-8 weeks. Christopher's Haven operates seven apartments and a community space. Since opening the first apartment in 2006, the charity has served 80 families.
Hollister is a Boston-based, woman-owned, full-service staffing firm, passionate about connecting Massachusetts’