Mattapan’s Youth In Crisis Ministry Plays Santa For Thousands

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As last-minute shoppers race to find that perfect gift ahead of Christmas, Tony Seymore is finishing a marathon of sorts.

Seymore, the founder of Youth In Crisis Ministry in Mattapan, works with troubled young people and plays Santa for thousands of Boston-area kids with his annual toy drive.

Between donation pick ups, we sat down with Seymore and Betty Cohen, a one-time beneficiary of the toy drive and a long-time volunteer for Youth in Crisis Ministry. At a busy Dunkin’ Donuts in Mattapan, we asked what the toy drive means to each of them and to the people they’re helping.

For more information on The Youth In Crisis Ministry call 774-244-7015.