Christmas will be a little brighter for needy children in S.E. Mass. this year thanks to the efforts of a young woman who has been bringing gifts to families in local homeless shelters for the last 12 years. Corie Bulman Nagle, granddaughter of the late Jack Conway, founder of Jack Conway Real Estate Co., has been running a “Holiday Hope For the Homeless” drive since she was an eighth grade student in the Scituate Public Schools. Now a Marshfield High School teacher and part-time Conway real estate agent, she continues to work with Father Bill & MainSpring shelters to compile lists of children and families every year and identify their Christmas wishes.
“Corie has giving in her genes,” said her mother, Conway CEO Carol Bulman. “She puts a tremendous amount of work into her annual gift drives, and the families who benefit from them are extremely grateful. I’m very proud of her and of all the people in our company who step up to the plate to help her.”
Nagle conducted her first Hope for the Homeless Drive shortly after a new Middleboro family shelter was named in honor of her grandparents, Jack and Patti Conway in 1998. “I visited ‘Conway House’ with my Mom, and saw all the mothers there with little children,” said Nagle. “I just wanted to do something to help them have a good Christmas. “Since that day, we have delivered 20,000 gifts to nearly 1,000 children in homeless shelters. I want to thank everyone who helped to make that happen.”