Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00
Each year the employees in the City of Glen Cove participate in a food drive to benefit a family in need. This annual effort is organized by Debbie McCalla, the registrar in the City Clerk’s Office, who works tirelessly to rally support and encourage contributions. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, she encourages employees to bring in canned food, money, giftcards to local supermarkets and toys to add to the collection boxes. With the assistance of Diane Conti, social worker at Landing School, one family is selected each year to receive this generous donation just in time for the holidays.
This year’s Holiday Drive was a resounding success. Not only did city employees work hard to fill boxes of presents, food items and gift cards, the community was generous in contributions, and one family even donated a full dinner with all the fixings.
Debbie McCalla said, “I thank all of my colleagues and neighbors who contributed to this cause this year. I am proud to say that we did an outstanding job of collecting a variety of contributions, which will go to support a family in need to make their holiday season even more joyful. This is truly what the season is about.”
Mayor Suozzi said, “It is wonderful to see so many people working together to help those in our community who are in need, especially during the holiday season. I would like to thank Debbie McCalla for going above and beyond in organizing this collection and I appreciate all of the employees who chose to donate. I know that this family is deeply appreciative of your gift.”