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Giving Back During the Holidays

The Boys Town New York In-Home Family Services management team took time out of their Thanksgiving Day to bring joy to more than 200 senior citizens of Brooklyn Heights and ​Park Slope.

The management team, including Jasmin Singleton, Tahisha Salmon, Barbara Nwaehi and Lilybelle Gonzalez, had the pleasure and privilege to serve at Heights and Hills Annual Senior dinner at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights on Thanksgiving Day. The dinner, which is an annual tradition, is organized by Heights and Hills, a provider of supportive services to older adults in Brooklyn, and is open to senior citizens, regardless of their economic status.

“The senior citizens were excited to hear about our work within their community,” said Nwaehi. “They asked questions about Boys Town services and thanked Boys Town for their commitment to youth and families.”

As the day progressed, the volunteers from Boys Town not only were able to share Boys Town’s work with the senior citizens, but also were able to learn more about these community members said Nwaehi. “The senior citizens were eager to spend time talking and sharing their stories with the Boys Town team. They shared stories about their own families and life struggles and success through the years.”

The dinner was a success and a great way for Boys Town to give back to the community.

In the happiness brought to others, our own happiness is reflected.

– Father Edward Flanagan