Mission

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The Under the Tree Foundation provides teen members of the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester with gifts at the holidays.  It was founded on the premise that this age group is often overlooked during the holidays as many toy drives seem to focus on younger children. The Under the Tree Foundation specifically fills an item from a “Wish List”  provided by the teen as well as supports the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club with additional items to help serve their teen population during the holidays. In addition, the Under the Tree Foundation will seek other opportunities during the year to support the members of the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester.

The Under the Tree Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation with a public charity status.

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The Young Hear Call to Charity

(Boston.com 12/21/10)

They looked at the world around them and decided they could improve it.

They gave of their time. They made things happen.

A 9-year-old set out to fight world hunger with the Internet. A 10-year-old learned to sculpt balloons to help abandoned pets. A 12-year-old thought to put something under the Christmas trees of children who had less than he did.

And though the scope of their contributions ranged from the global to the local, they shared a conviction — that you do not have to wait until you are an adult to pitch in.

>Read about the young and their commitment to charity.