Gillibrand will be in Holley on Monday to serve at community center

Posted 22 November 2013 at 12:00 am

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Press release, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office

HOLLEY – As Thanksgiving approaches, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will volunteer at the Eastern Orleans Community Center on Monday at 1 p.m. She will serve lunch and help sort, pack and assemble holiday gift baskets.

Each day, more than 60 lunches are prepared and served to Holley residents, well over 9,400 this year.During the holiday season, the Eastern Orleans Community Center also distributes hundreds of holiday gift baskets to families in need.

The Eastern Orleans Community Center is part of the larger Community Action of Orleans and Genesee. Community Action is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide services, with dignity and respect that help people become self-sufficient. For more than 40 years, the agency has served low-income and disadvantaged families across Orleans and Genesee counties with programs designed to empower as well as provide opportunity in a variety of areas like education, housing and nutrition.

The community center is located at 75 Public Square.

After spending time in Holley, Gillibrand is scheduled to be in Wellsville later in the afternoon at a Head Start site. She will work with a Teen Advisory Board to package Book, Blanket and Buddy care packages for children in need.