Helping Santa Deliver: Unions on a toy mission

Two local Dorchester-based unions – IBEW Local 103 and Pipefitters Local 537 – held toy drives this past week to help families facing hardship this holiday season. Local 537, represented by Business Manager Tom Kerr, to Santa Claus’s left above, Marine veteran and Inside Guard Danny O’Brien, and Organizer Chris Brennan, collected an estimated $20,000 worth of new toys for Toys for Tots, including Lego sets, games, dolls, and sports equipment.

Local 537 Business Manager Tom Kerr, Santa Claus, Marine vet and Inside Guard Danny O'Brien, and Organizer Chris Brennan with toy donations.[2][1].jpg

Local 103, represented by President Bob Sheehan, below, left, and Business Manager/ Financial Secretary Lou Antonellis, loaded “two truckloads” worth of new toys to the 7th Annual Friends of Mayor Martin J. Walsh Holiday Toy Drive.