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Community Action appreciates big response to assist families this past holiday season

Posted 14 January 2020 at 10:35 am

Editor:

The staff of Community Action, the Board of Directors, and the hundreds of families who received a holiday basket wish to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful and caring individuals who assisted our agency this holiday season.

The joy of helping less fortunate families receive a holiday basket filled with food and toys for their children, giving a single individual food and personal items and the smiles, the tears, the hugs, and the thanks were all made possible through the generosity of businesses, civic groups, churches, service organizations, schools, private individuals, people who donated through the angel trees, Albion FFA who organized a food drive with close to 42,000 pounds of food, people who sent money donations and adopted families, and businesses who participated in adopting children.

We also want to thank the children in our school system who helped pack baskets, Albion Baptist Church for use of their church for toys, and the many volunteers who sorted toys and food to give less fortunate families the joy of the holiday season.

Thank you to all the people who donated money to our Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, the businesses where we had kettles, the bell ringers, and our wonderful coordinators who made it possible to raise $23,576.10 this year.

Through all of you we were able to assist 312 families in Central and Eastern Orleans County.

Community Action could not have done what we did without the wonderful caring people who stepped up and assisted us in making the holidays brighter.

We wish you all a wonderful and safe 2020.

Annette Grillo Finch

Director of Community Services for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, and Salvation Army Treasurer

Michelle Figueroa

Emergency Services case manager for Community Action