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Letter: Thank You Long Islanders

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, 270 hot dinners were delivered throughout Nassau County and 22 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, 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.

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, the Garden City Special Police, and the Garden City Middle School Sunshine Fund.

Throughout the planning of these deliveries, we were in contact with numerous social workers, case workers, and human service workers from local schools, agencies, and churches. Their dedication to those they serve on a daily basis is truly inspirational.

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

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Melinda and John Alford