Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00
Thank you to everyone who contributed in some way to our project of delivering meals to homebound senior citizens and people in need on Thanksgiving afternoon. Through the generosity of so many, we were able to provide 60 dinners to families in need and 240 dinners to homebound senior citizens throughout Nassau County, each accompanied by a visit!
We are grateful to everyone who contributed in some way, either by donating food, beverages, or money, roasting a turkey, making a dessert or bread. We are grateful to the Cathedral Nursery School and the Garden City Music Academy for their collections, the Garden City Community Church for their support, and to all the children who made cards and letters in their CCD class, Girl Scout Troop, or classroom. We are grateful to Mrs. White’s art classes at Stewart School for, once again, decorating the bags in which the meals were delivered. We are grateful to all those who helped us pack up the meals on Thanksgiving morning and those who helped us deliver them that afternoon.
We are appreciative of the generous support from the following organizations: Kiwanis of County Seat, Garden City Special Police, Rotary Club of Williston Park, Friends at the St. James Restaurant, Restaurant Depot, St. Joseph’s Human Services, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and the Garden City Middle School Sunshine Fund.
We were overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity this year, in gifts of time as well as money. We were able to pass on that generosity, by providing the Mary Brennan Inn with our extra food donations, and bringing the extra money we had collected to Waldbaum’s for their “Feed a Family” program. How fortunate we are to live in an area that thinks of others, often before themselves.
We are honored to coordinate this program, which only continues because of your generosity. We wish you all a blessed holiday season!
Melinda and John Alford