December 17, 2010

DAPER Staff Spreads Holiday Cheer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (DAPER) participated in a holiday toy drive this past week, organized by MIT sailing coach, Matt Lindblad. Members of the DAPER staff volunteered to sponsor Cambridge area children and helped make their holiday a little bit merrier. In all, MIT was able to sponsor 32 local children, the most in the four years Lindblad has organized the drive.

Lindblad has worked in conjunction with the Cambridge Department of Children and Families to help identify children in-need. DAPER staff members were given the name of a child along with their holiday "wish list," and went to work shopping for their presents. The MIT equipment staff helped coordinate the collection and delivery of the gifts.

Lindblad expressed gratitude to all the DAPER staff that contributed and helped bring some much needed joy to these local families.