December 23, 2020 -Springfield- Members of Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Office are once again playing Santa Claus this holiday season by providing gifts for forty children in need. In partnership with Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), members of the District Attorney’s Office who “adopt” a child, receive a wish list, then shop for and wrap gifts from the list. This year, members of the office have donated over $8,000 in gifts, which will help brighten Christmas morning for children who might not otherwise receive anything.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I am so proud of the many members of my staff who have stepped forward and exhibited such generosity for these children. The kids involved in this initiative come from difficult circumstances and this helps give them a joyful experience during the holiday season. More, now than ever, this is what the season is all about.”
The gifts collected will be picked up by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and distributed by clinicians assigned to the children. The Hampden District Attorney’s Office is given dozens of list put together for each specific child from the MSPCC to assist them in their gift buying.