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Letter: The Alfords Thank the Local Community

Thank you to everyone who contributed in some way to our project of delivering meals to homebound senior citizens and those in need on Thanksgiving afternoon. Through the generosity of so many, 240 hot dinners were delivered throughout Nassau County and 19 families were provided with the fixings to make their own Thanksgiving meal.

We are grateful to everyone who contributed in some way – by donating food, beverages, or money; cooking a turkey; and making a dessert or bread. We are grateful to all the children who made cards or baked in their CCD class, Girl Scout Troop, youth group, or classroom. We are grateful to Mrs. White and her art classes at Stewart School in Garden City for the beautiful artwork on the bags in which the meals were delivered. We are grateful to those who gave of their time on Thanksgiving Day to help us pack the meals and to those who helped us deliver them.

We are immensely grateful to those who take our simple idea and make it even more special – the children who will be ongoing pen pals throughout the next year and — most especially — Carolyn and Rick Herbst, who are coordinating a day of instrumental music and song in December at a senior housing complex.

None of this would be possible without the generous support from the following organizations: the Williston Park Rotary, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of County Seat, the Mineola - Garden City Rotary Club, Restaurant Depot, St. Joseph’s Human Services, and the Garden City Special Police.

We are honored to coordinate this program, which only continues because of your generosity.  

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Melinda and John Alford