Join Historic Newton in proudly perpetuating the Jackson family’s 19th century “Santa Claus Agency,” which brought “joyful charity” to Newton families. Continuing this holiday tradition, Historic Newton sponsors a clothing and food drive December 1-28. We invite you to drop off new or gently used hats, mittens and boots for children up to age 12 at the Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street; and non-perishable food at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue. Clothing will be donated to Cradles and Crayons, and the food will go to the Newton Food Pantry as part of a citywide Newton Food Drive. For more information, please call 617-796-1450.