SPRINGFIELD (WWLP) – Hundreds of people came out to support an agency that serves children and adults in one of Springfield’s poorest neighborhoods.
An estimated 400 people sat down for a spaghetti dinner at the Greek Cultural Center to raise money for Gray house.
Gray House is celebrating thirty years of supporting children’s education, adult language learners and a food pantry in the city’s North End.
They hold an after school program called “Kids Club.”
“It stresses learning. We try to help them with their homework and hope to keep them focused on their studies. But mostly to provide them a safe place after school where they can go to socialize, learn in a fun environment. We give them a warm meal a couple hours a day,” Michael Walsh, Board President of Gray House said.
This dinner is Gray House’s main fund raising event supporting their three main services, English Learning, Kids club and the food pantry.
Gray House assisted nearly eight thousand people last year.