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122 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sarah A. Hyams (1867 – December 6, 1942), together with her sister Isabel Hyams (1865-1932) and their brother, Godfrey M. Hyams (1859–1927), supported a settlement house and social service activities in East Boston for many years. In 1937, they established the Fresh Air Camps for local children suffering with tuberculosis.

In 1927, Godfrey established a charitable trust, to which the major portion of his estate was given. Smaller grant-making trusts were set up in his sisters' names. For many years, the Godfrey M. Hyams Trust and the smaller Sarah A. Hyams Fund had identical trustees, grant making purposes and processes. They were merged in 1993, and were then called the Hyams Foundation, Inc. The Isabel F. Hyams Fund, Inc. provided support for many years to the East Boston Social Centers, Inc. In 1996, all three funds became merged.

A resident at 122 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain, Sarah Hyams devoted much of her life to charitable work among children, and served on the boards of several free homes and hospitals in Boston.

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  1. https://bwht.org/east-boston/
  2. https://westfordma.gov/574/History