The recent Salesian Boys and Girls Club Annual Breakfast held at Suffolk Downs was a big hit, which attracted all the right people for all the right reasons.
Those of us who know and who admire Father John Nazzaro made sure to be there as the Salesian Boys and Girls Club presided over by him is a great success and a credit to Father Nazzaro and to the East Boston community.
Father Nazarro and his faithful staff care for about 300 local children everyday at the sprawling facility, which formerly housed the Dom Savio Preparatory School.
He and his staff have become pillars of the youth community in the East Boston neighborhood and provide a service that is a lifeline to the kids as well as to their parents, who are out working to make ends meet.
They are not the only ones trying to make ends meet.
The Salesians Boys and Girls Club needs added funding to maintain the physical plant and to pay salaries and to deliver services to the kids of this neighborhood.
Joe Mario, the owner of Century 21 Mario Real Estate, is among the many generous businesspeople who attended the breakfast.
For Mario and for people like former State Senate President Robert Travaglini, Representative Carlo Basile, Suffolk Downs President Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs owner Richard Fields, Ecco owner Dave Modica, tow company owner Pat Todisco, construction company owner Neffo Cappuccio, and Anthony Zambuto the Salesians Boys and Girls Club is much more than attending an annual breakfast.
For Mario, and for many others, it is a worthy cause that they donate generously to and whose generosity is deeply appreciated.
Father Nazzaro is the real thing. He does a wonderful job for the kids in this neighborhood.
He needs your generosity – and so do the kids.