Staff from the Springfield office of the Committee for Public Counsel Services “adopted” 35 kids for the holidays in partnership with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC).
Each CPCS staffer received a holiday wish list from a child and then shopped for and wrapped the gifts. The gifts will be picked up by MSPCC and distributed by clinicians assigned to the children.
“The children involved in MSPCC’s programs deal with some of the most serious problems you can imagine. As public defenders, we are committed to supporting the most marginalized members of our community. We are grateful for this opportunity to let these kids know that our hearts are with them,” said Trevor Maloney, a staff attorney with the CPCS Springfield office, who helped organize the gift drive. “I’m proud to work with so many generous attorneys, investigators, social service advocates, and administrative support staff. We hope the clothes, toys, books, and other gifts bring some holiday cheer to these kids and their families.”
CPCS attorneys, investigators, social service advocates, and administrative assistants with the Youth Advocacy Division, the Children and Family Law Division and the Public Defender Division all participated.
The MSPCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families.