Jingle bells fundraiser to raise spirits of pediatric patients


Jingle bells fundraiser to raise spirits of pediatric patientsRegion – Southborough resident Kelly Donfield is spreading holiday cheer, hope and magic in more than one way. She has organized the Christmas Eve Jingle 2020, which will bring smiles to many faces, including kids in the pediatric unit at UMASS Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center in Worcester.

Donfield’s idea is to have people go outside on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec.  24, at 6 p.m. and ring jingle bells for five minutes. As such, she will be selling jingle bells at two local businesses with the monies collected to go towards fulfilling the wish lists of children who will be unable to celebrate Christmas at home this year.

Donfield and her elves will be at Aero Coffee Roasters, 318 Main Street in Northborough, Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. selling jingle bells.

Bells can also be purchased on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the NY Bagel Factory, 205 Turnpike Road, Southborough (formerly Red Barn Coffee Shops) from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

“It will be an amazing memory for our children and our community,” Donfield said. “It hopefully will bring a little cheer to a child facing a health crisis this Christmas.”

Donations can be made in cash or via Venmo @Kelly-Donfield. Questions can be directed to Donfield at [email protected].

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