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Summer at Italian Home ends with SunSplash!

On Thursday, August 23, we hosted our annual SunSplash festivities on the Jamaica Plain campus. Children from our residential programs in JP and East Freetown, our Summer School students, participants in our Summer Camp, clients served through our community based programs, and their families all came together for a great day. 

This year we hosted much of the activity on the field. The children enjoyed obstacle courses, a water slide, and the perennial favorite dunk tank. They tested their football, soccer, and basketball skills as well. Of course, there was plenty of food -- our kitchen staff once again prepared a delicious BBQ feast! The beautiful candy bar was back -- children (and adults) got to fill their goody bags with every imaginable kind of candy. The face painting booth was also always hopping!

This event wouldn't have been possible without our event sponsor Bain Capital. They not only underwrite the event, but they also brought over 100 hard working volunteers (who also did some amazing landscaping work in addition staffing the event.) Our friends at Rockland Trust and Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital also brought amazing groups of volunteers. The Boston Police Department Ice Cream Truck showed up to serve up some cool treats!

It was a wonderful, memorable day thanks to everyone who pitched in -- children, families, volunteers, and staff!

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