On Monday, many of our employees, board members, vendors and contracted companies have donated money, gift cards, and food. Many of them offered to pick up the turkeys and packed and delivered food baskets to make the holiday a little brighter for some of the neediest families that we support. This year we were able to support 108 families so that they could have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. This is the highest number ever that we have supported at Thanksgiving. Thank you to all the staff and board members who donated food or money, purchased food, or packed and delivered the boxes. There are too many to mention individually. Our employees are truly wonderful to work with. Through the excellent supports and service coordination work that they do all year. Thank you employees for your work everyday in finding ways to support our individuals in living a fulfilling life in the community!
Partnership held their 8th annual Thanksgiving Drive on Monday, November 25, 2013. Our staff worked together to bring in donated turkeys and sides to feed our neediest consumers and their families. We were able to give food to 67 families. We like to give special thanks to provider agencies, board members, individuals, and corporations who have donated to our cause, especially to IT Solutions, Flat Iron Supports, Costco, Michele’s Bakery, ShopRite, Joe and Joleen Barry, Ruth Landsman, Jill Seaton, Michael Tucker of Tucker Industries, Helga Krauss, Wilma Jones and Deborah Knoebel.
On behalf of Partnership for Community Supports and the Board of Directors, I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We appreciate the work that our staff does in fulfilling our mission to support individuals with intellectual disabilities to have a full life in the community. I wanted to also share with you how thankful I am for such a wonderful group of employees who have shown that they truly care as they go above and beyond to support the individuals that we serve in having a better life. Yesterday was an example of that caring and the extra effort that they all put forth for the individuals that we support. Yesterday, I saw Supports Coordinators loading many boxes of Thanksgiving food to deliver to the families that they support who live in the greatest poverty. I saw Supports Coordinators loading a heavy large donated television to take to an individual. These are a few examples of the extra activities that they have done to make people’s lives a little better and it is greatly appreciated.
The Thanksgiving drive is one example of what our staff has done to make the holidays a little brighter for some of the neediest families that we support. They purchased, donated, packed and delivered turkeys and sides for over 67 families which served more than 274 individuals so that they could have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. I want to especially thank those who coordinated the project, donated food or money, purchased food, or packed and delivered the dinners. Our employees are truly wonderful to work with. Thanks to all our staff for showing, through the excellent supports coordination work that they do all year, that they care for the individuals that we support and work everyday to find ways for our consumers to live a life of their choosing in the community.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.