As we approach the holidays, agency staff worry about whether we can meet the needs of the low-income families in our community. Will there be enough resources to ensure that our friends and neighbors are able to enjoy a holiday meal? Will they have warm coats to face the winter weather? Will children have presents to open on Christmas morning?
Every year, our worry is dissolved by the generous spirit of our community. This year is no exception. Last week, a check arrived in the mail from our friends at North Country Orthapaedic Group to help with holiday meal supplies. A few days later, we were invited to Jefferson-Lewis BOCES where a group of Criminal Justice students organized a coat drive. On Monday, Ed Jones of Advanced Business Systems made a delivery of frozen turkeys. And just like that, the busy holiday season at Community Action has begun … and most importantly, the needs of the community are being met.
Community Action wishes to thank the many individuals, businesses and community groups who share their time and resources, making a better community. From all of us to all of you, happy Thanksgiving … and best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Pictured from left: BOCES students Austin Metivier, Sam Montenegro, Chase Crump, Sara Dick, Tapanga Hazzard and Kimberly Fortenberry. For the second consecutive year, BOCES students conducted a coat drive in support of families served through Community Action. Thanks to their efforts, 75 coats were distributed to those in need, along with miscellaneous donated clothing.