Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:19
Thank you all, so much, 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, 304 hot dinners were delivered throughout Nassau County and 23 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 the art classes of 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 their time on Thanksgiving Day to help us pack the meals and to those who helped us deliver them.
This year the need was greater than ever and we took on more than we had in previous years. We are always amazed, but somehow never surprised, by the kind and thoughtful hearts that help us with this project.
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.
We are honored to coordinate this program, which only continues because of your generosity. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Melinda and John Alford
Garden City residents