286 families served in the 2017 Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution
Thanks to the generosity of the community, 286 families received all of the fixings for their Thanksgiving meal! Together we provided not only the gift of food, but the promise of hope.
Toys, Games, Puzzles and Volunteers for Shop For Your Kids Day
Imagine what the holidays would be like if your children didn’t have toys to open. Sadly, many local families find themselves struggling to pay their health insurance, rent, heat, food, and medical bills, with little or no money left over for holiday gifts. With your help, the holidays can still be a magical time for hundreds of local children.
Shop for Your Kids Day will be held on Thursday, December 14th at the Bob Eisengrein Community Center, 100 Sherman Avenue, Devens for registered Loaves & Fishes clients. Last year, 352 of our clients’ children received new toys, games, puzzles, books, jewelry and gift cards, all donated by generous residents and companies from nearby towns. Many of these children would not have received anything without this program. Thanks to the efforts of the more than 100 volunteers working to prepare and run the event, these children received gifts from their parents or guardians.
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From the Shop for Your Parents team:
This program provides local children with the opportunity to “shop” for presents for a parent. Last year’s program served over 200 children. Shriver Job Corps culinary and other students will provide a family breakfast for pantry guests. Santa has been known to make an appearance too!
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