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Letter: Human Services Commission Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year

Thanks to the generosity and support from the community, the holidays were made brighter for Woodbridge seniors and families.  The staff of the Human Services Department sincerely thanks the Woodbridge Police Union, Coachman Square of Woodbridge and The Willows for sponsoring the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at The Woodbridge Center.  Special thanks to the Garden Club of Woodbridge for such beautiful fall centerpieces for the luncheon.

We are grateful to the Woodbridge Rotary Club and the partners and employees of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer & Proto, LLP for providing Thanksgiving pies and gift cards to Woodbridge families in need, and to the Woodbridge Rotary Club for hosting the annual December holiday party for the seniors at The Woodbridge Center.

We also sincerely thank the students and faculty of the Alternative High School at Amity, Amity High School SADD Group, Amity Teen Center, Beecher Road School Social Action Committee, Beecher Road School PTO, Beecher Road School Student Council, Woodbridge Aquatic Club, Chowder Pot Restaurant, Coldwell Banker of Woodbridge, Congregation B’Nai Jacob, First Church of Christ of Woodbridge, the Leo Club, Woodbridge Town Library employees, Woodbridge Recreation Commission, Woodbridge Recreation Department, Woodbridge Child Center, the employees of Woodbridge Town Hall, Amity third grade Girl Scouts, Girl Scout Troop 60164, Cub Scout Pack 902, One of a Kind Foundation, the partners and employees of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer & Proto, LLP, and The Surreybrook School for their generous contributions of holiday food baskets and gift cards.  We thank the Children’s House of Montessori for hats, mittens and scarves, and Progressions Salon for sponsoring a sock drive.  Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 63, along with Boy Scout Troop 907, for their bountiful donation of non-perishable foods for the holiday food baskets and the emergency food closet.  Special thanks to Arti Dixson Productions for a most generous donation of toys.

Several dedicated members of the Woodbridge Fire Department delivered toys to children in need in Woodbridge.  They brightened the holidays for several families with a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves.  These committed volunteers from the Fire Department generously donate their time each year to bring cheer and joy to these children and their families.  For all they do, we are grateful.

In addition, we would like to thank the many residents who donated toys in the collection boxes at the Woodbridge Town Library for TEAM, Inc.  Also, to the many individuals who donated holiday gift baskets and gift cards, monetary donations to the Food & Fuel Fund, and who helped throughout the year with sorting and stocking of our emergency food closet, we are most thankful.

On behalf of the Staff and Members of the Human Services Commission, we wish everyone a very Happy and Joyous New Year.


Mary Ellen LaRocca

Director of Human Services

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