Sister Santa

The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are excited to announce that we are working with the community once again to provide gifts to the less fortunate children who are being cared for by the Department of Children and Families [DCF] and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

For the eighth annual Sister Santa Holiday Drive, we will be asking you and any of your coworkers, friends, family members, neighbors, strangers, and, well, anyone to donate what they can or to sponsor multiple children. We are looking to raise $100 per child this year. Each child receives toys and clothing, a personalized, decorated stuffed stocking, and a personalized Christmas card.


We have an entire storage shed of wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, and bows [thanks to the past seven years of this and the amazing donations from previous benefactors] – so we are not asking for any donations of that this year. Instead, we are asking simply for monetary donations.


1 – Click the Boston Sisters’ “Donate” link on the top right menu of this page. You can donate via PayPal or by check! Please indicate “Sister Santa” on the donation form or in the check memo. We are spending $100 per child, but don’t feel obligated to donate in increments of 100 — every bit helps! You send us the funds and we will do all the shopping and wrapping. Of course, even small donations add up, so don’t feel obligated to give at intervals of $50.

2 – Checks can be made out to “The Boston Sisters Convent of the Commonwealth” and then mailed to:
The Sister Santa Fund
129 Central Street, Apt 1
Somerville, MA 02145

3 – You can also come to Club Café [209 Columbus Ave] on Monday, December 9th from 7pm – 11pm and have fun playing adult-themed Sister Bingo along with the grand dame of Bingo, Mizery! We will have all the great Sister Bingo prizes we normally provide.

4 – If you see us out on the streets or in the bars in Boston or Provincetown, come up and say hello and, if you can, give us a donation! We will be holding several Bucket Drives* this year to raise as much money as we can to make sure as many children as possible have a truly magical Christmas.

*”Bucket Drive” – Sisters walking the streets and visiting bars carrying buckets asking for any spare change, nickels, pennies, quarters, dollars, dinars, euros, gum, whatever you may have. We take all we can and convert it to love and gifts for the kids.

The Sister Santa Fund is donating all proceeds and presents to the DCF KIDS FUND, INC., a recognized 501(c)(3) organization.

If you wish to learn more about the DCF Kids Fund, Inc. please visit and/or if you wish to make a financial donation directly to “DCF Kids Fund, Inc.”, mail your checks to the attention of:

DCF Kids Fund Inc.
600 Washington Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02111