Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00
Each year the employees in the City of Glen Cove organize 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, employees bring in canned food, money, gift cards to local supermarkets and toys to add to the collection boxes. One family is selected each year to receive this generous donation just in time for the holidays.
Debbie McCalla said, “The holiday spirit was certainly evident in City Hall this year. I am proud to say that a total of eleven boxes of food, presents and gift cards were donated to a family in need and the family was in awe of how much we gave. Sincere thanks to all who participated in this effort.”
Mayor Ralph V. 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.”