Pierce’s Truth Fund Hosts Third Annual Holiday Dinner
Celtics Captain Paul Pierce hosted his third annual dinner for 50 Boston-area single mothers and their families on Tuesday, December 19 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
Families in attendance were selected by the Boston Salvation Army, and were treated to live jazz music from Tony Vaughn and The Rollins Ross Trio. Pierce's Celtics teammates Gerald Green and Tony Allen were also in attendance, and Celtics in-arena host "Coach" Willie May presided as emcee.
Santa Claus made a special appearance at the event, helping Pierce distribute presents to each child in attendance. Mothers at the event received a special holiday gift courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora. Lucky winners received additional gifts including jewelry donated by Alpha Omega; a gift basket donated by Crabtree and Evelyn; a necklace, bracelet and earring set donated by Landau Collection and a handbag donated by Louis Vuitton.
Families attending the event also received tickets to an upcoming Celtics home game at the TD Banknorth Garden.
The mission of the Truth Fund is to provide educational and life-enriching opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Pierce's vision for the Fund is to ensure that opportunities are available for young people to recognize their dreams through mentoring programs, technology and other educational needs as well as fostering stable and safe environments for children.