In Recognition: Bernard Lee and Family’s 13th Annual Holiday Charity Drive

By Robbie Strazynski
December 31, 2023

The holiday season is a time for familiar warmth and cheer, and celebrating cherished traditions. Among these enduring customs lies the heartwarming annual initiative spearheaded by renowned poker professional and media personality Bernard Lee, alongside his devoted family, radiating joy and love to numerous children and families in the vicinity of Boston, Massachusetts. For 13 years now, this tradition has been a beacon of hope and generosity, marking a remarkable commitment to spreading happiness during a time of giving.

Year after year, the Lee family dedicates their time and collective effort to assemble and distribute carefully curated packages to families in need. This altruistic endeavor stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment of Bernard, alongside his children Noah and Maya, whose heartfelt contributions have been instrumental in bringing smiles to countless faces.

Bernard Lee gifts with Noah and Maya

Named The Full House Charity Program, this initiative is a labor of love, encompassing meticulously arranged holiday packages brimming with essential winter clothing, captivating books, engaging toys, interactive games, sports equipment fostering active lifestyles, artistic outlets through supplied art materials, and a comforting stuffed animal for each child.

The thoughtful curation of these packages is made possible through a collaborative effort, combining donated funds and the Lee family’s personal contributions, symbolizing the collective spirit of giving that defines the holiday season. Highlighting the annual effort through this article and the accompanying pictures, it’s critical to recognize not only the end result, but also the Lee family’s immense effort of time and resources that goes into producing said beautiful results and happy memories for the gift recipients.

Partnering with FamilyAid Boston, an organization dedicated to empowering homeless parents and caregivers in establishing stable housing and brighter futures for their children, the Lee family ensures that these thoughtful and essential packages reach those who need them most, helping 38 families, among them 57 children this year. The collaboration with FamilyAid amplifies the reach of their goodwill, extending a ray of hope to families facing financial hardships, especially during the holiday season when the pressure to provide gifts for children can be an overwhelming challenge.

Larry Seamans, President of FamilyAid, expressed immense gratitude for the Lee family’s continuous generosity, recognizing the substantial impact his donations have on families navigating difficult circumstances. “FamilyAid is thrilled and grateful that Bernard Lee is again providing gifts to the children in our shelters this holiday season. His generosity comes at a time when families are facing more limited financial resources and housing challenges than ever. We hear from families every day that providing holiday gifts is daunting, if not impossible.”


Lee launched his Full House Charity Program in February of 2011, and has since provided more than $100,000 worth of goods and funds to children-focused organizations in New England. The program has helped over 500 families and 800 children during its history.

Bernard Lee’s enduring commitment and unwavering dedication to philanthropy exemplify the true essence of the holiday spirit, inspiring countless others to embrace the joy of giving.



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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]

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