Toy drive gets a big boost from staff at East West Mortgage

East West Mortgage employees pictured with the donated toys, from left: Donna Dooley, Cheryl Karoutsas, Steve Borgerson, Nicole Grover and Yolanda Ortega. Ed Forry photo

Employees of East West Mortgage on Hallet Street participated in donating and assembling $5,000 in holiday gifts for children in the annual ABCD Christmas Toy Drive.

“We went out and bought 26 bikes and 26 helmets, and over a few days we assembled them,” said company president Steve Borgerson. He said they purchased $700 worth of additional toys, and the staff joined in to wrap the gifts. The toys were delivered to the ABCD Dorchester site on Claybourne Street on Dec. 17.