Community Action appreciates holiday donations

Posted 31 December 2015 at 12:00 am


On behalf of Community Action of Orleans & Genesee County, we thank all the wonderful people who rang bells for the Salvation Army. The money raised in Orleans County through the kettle campaign stays in Orleans County and especially all the businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals who adopted a child for the holidays.

Without all of you we at Community Action could not have provided a holiday season filled with smiles and joy for our less fortunate neighbors in the community.

Thanks also go out to the many groups that collected food – the Boy Scout food drive, organizations, and especially the wonderful young adults from Albion FFA that delivered 30,000 pounds of food. We share our good fortune with all food pantries, soup kitchens, Nutrifare, Meals on Wheels, and Medina Association of Churches.

We appreciated all the coats, jackets, clothes, scarfs and mittens that were donated so we could provide a warm coat for the winter.

I wish everyone could experience the tears in the eyes of people who received food, toys and coats. Community Action staff work very hard to ensure that all who need us are helped.

Save-A-Lot again donated fruit baskets for our elderly shut-ins. This is a gift they did not expect.

Over the years, we have found out how much our community does when called upon, you are truly not only our Angels but Angels for less fortunate people among us. We at Community Action wish you all a safe and wonderful New Year.


Annette Grillo Finch
Director of Community Services