Community Acton says many people donated to help 815 families during holidays

Posted 8 January 2018 at 7:39 am


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 the efforts of our agency this holiday season.

The joy of helping less fortunate families receive a holiday basket filled with food and toys for their children, or giving a single individual food and personal items, is a feeling everyone should experience. The smiles, the tears, the hugs, the thanks, were all made possible because of the generosity of businesses, civic groups, churches, Girl and Boy scout troops, service organizations, schools, private individuals, individuals who donated through the angel trees , FFA Albion (who donated over 35,000 pounds of food), people who sent money donations, those who adopted families, businesses who participated in our Annual Adopt a Child that donated  toys, the Albion School system who helped pack baskets, Andrew Szatkowski for his Festival of Lights donation of 1,000 toys and money donation, Albion Baptist Church for use of their church for sorting 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 who donated money to our Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, the businesses where we had kettles, the bell ringers, our wonderful coordinators, and the ladies who counted the money. These donations and volunteer efforts made it possible to raise over $25,000.

Through all of you, we were able to assist 815 families in 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 2018

Annette Grillo Finch

Director of Community Services

Salvation Army Treasurer


Michelle Figueroa

Case Manager

Community Action of Orleans