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ends 31 Jan 2021, 11:59 PM
We look back fondly at how residential boys of different generations celebrated Christmas in Boys' Town (BT) during their stay.
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In the 60s, there were over 200 boys and we were like one big family. Christmas was one of the special occasions that we looked forward to. We would receive presents, have a nice meal and even get to watch a movie or go for an outing! We would also attend the midnight Christmas Mass. Even till now, I am still quite attached to BT and would often come back to visit the Brothers.
- Steven, 70
In BT 1967 - 1969
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My brother and I stayed in BT when I was 14. My most memorable experience was when Bro Vincent brought a group of us from underprivileged families out. That was when I got my first scientific calculator!
We were fortunate to be able to return home to celebrate Christmas with our family. While there were boys who had to remain in BT, they would anticipate the special treat where the staff would bring them out for a meal.
Thankful for what BT has done for me, I continued to volunteer and give back to BT.
- Michael, 50
In BT 1984 - 1987
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I remembered the gifts donated to us and we would have Mass, followed by a special Christmas dinner. Even though we were in BT, we still got to enjoy the festive atmosphere.
As a boy who has spent 7 years of his life here, I would say that BT provided the motivation in my life as it has a structured programme to stretch the mind of a youth.
- Luke*, 23
In BT 2008 - 2015

*Not his real name

About the Charity

Boys' Town is a charity founded by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel in 1948. We first began as a residential care for war-torn orphans, imparting education and life skills to them. Over the years, we have expanded to provide a continuum of services and become a one-stop children and youth centre. Boys' Town's services now include residential, fostering, youth outreach, adventure therapy and clinical intervention.

Boys' Town serves both boys and girls, from infants to young adults. We help children and youth who come from disadvantaged and disengaged families who may have faced hardship resulting from difficult home situations, financial struggles, abandonment, and abuse. Each year, Boys' Town works with close to 2,000 children and youths.

With 73 years dedicated to the social mission, Boys' Town equips the children and youths in need with the skills they need to become socially integrated, responsible and contributing members of society.


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