It's Good for the Mind.
Fill the Box?
#Fillthebox campaign has become an annual toy and gift card drive. To date, the Mighty Meredith Project has donated over $80,000 in gifts and gift cards to both Tufts and Boston Children's hospital. The annual "Fill the Box" program, the largest philanthropic event of the MMP provides for the following:
Toys, activities, and/or gift cards that help take the stress out of pediatric hospitalizations and frequent visits
Gifts for children who are hospitalized on Christmas Day or receiving services from the Pediatric Neurology department at Tuft's Children's Hospital during throughout the holiday season
Provides for families in financial need who have to choose between medical care or providing a holiday for their children
April 2021: Third drop off to Tufts Children's Hospital to benefit Child Life
As an inpatient and outpatient for many of Meredith's procedures, she has benefited from the kindness of stranger's donations during a difficult visits and hospitalizations. Aligning with the mission of the MMP of being Mighty Giving, she wanted to help bring joy to those who may be in a similar situation through giving back to hospitals where she has and continues to receive care.
July 2021 - Meredith receiving medical treatment and benefiting from the generosity of strangers to make her visit more comfortable.
How to Help?
You can Help us "Fill the Box" in many ways.
As we enter our fifth year, we are thankful to all the North Reading and local businesses who have accepted a box during the holiday season and help us promote our biggest event of the year.
We also seeking companies and/or departments who are looking for their annual "charity of choice". We have benefited significantly from many corporate partners over the last few years and are looking to add to our list.
As an individual donor, you can donate in many ways. Any donation is welcome! Here is how:
Adopt a family who is in need of a real life Santa Claus for the holiday season
Drop a toy at at box holder location
For online shopping and convenience, purchase through Amazon at any time.
November 2019 - Meredith kicking off the annual Fill the Box campaign at the North Reading Tree Lighting.
The 2021 #Fillthebox campaign met and exceeded their aggressive goal is to exceed $25,000 in donations through community partnerships and funding through the Mighty Meredith Project. A total value of $28,000 gifts and gift cards were donated to those in need during the 2021 Holiday season and to support those in need of medical care throughout 2022.
Download the complete Wish List, included above, for your shopping convenience and drop off at a designated site.
For touchless and easy online shopping and convenience, purchase through Amazon at any time.
A HUGE thank you to many local businesses to North Reading, MA who have taken on our cause for the 2021 Holiday season.
TOY DRIVE - November 13 and 14, 2021
- Local to North Reading, drop off your toys for an entire weekend
- North Reading Masons
- 283 Park Street
- 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Reading, MA - Box Holders - Starting November 1, 2021
- Fit Revolution, North Reading
- Horseshoe Restaurant, North Reading
- North Reading School of Ballet, North Reading
- Reading Cooperative Bank, North Reading
Salon 77, North Reading
Community Boxes (Outside of North Reading)
Burlington Self Storage:
Burlington and Wilmington, MA
Derry and Salem, NH
Wakefield Cooperative Bank, Wakefield Branch
We would like to take the time to recognize the partnership and generosity of the following companies who ran individual campaigns on behalf of the Mighty Meredith Project's 2021 #Fillthebox campaign.
The 2020/21 Fill the Box efforts exceeded our goal of donations valued at $20,000 with over 2,000 toys, stuffed animals and thousands of dollars in gift cards donated for kids and families spreading cheer during the holiday season and beyond.
Once again, A HUGE thank you to all of our toy donors for providing holiday happiness to those is need and receiving medical treatment at a place where Meredith has received #mightyamazing care over the years.
Another successful Fill the Box season with over 1,500 gifts and gift cards, valued at $15,000 donated to those in need over the holiday season receiving medical care and treatment - all because of YOU!
2016 - 2018
The inaugural year of the Fill the Box campaign generated over 400 gifts and gift cards have made their way to Tufts Children's Hospital, valued at approximately $5,000 thanks to the generosity of many and direct funding from the Mighty Meredith Project.
The collective Mighty Meredith Project Second Annual Fill the Box for 2018/19 campaign donated over 1,300 toys, personal care items and gift cards with a value of over $15,000 as direct result of private donations and funding from the Mighty Meredith Project, over tripling the 2016/17 results. WCVB News Channel 5 captured one of the several drop offs.