To the Editor,
Thanks to the generosity and support from the community, the holidays were made brighter for Woodbridge seniors and families who received food baskets and gifts. The Staff of the Human Services Department sincerely thanks the Woodbridge Rotary Club for hosting the annual holiday party for the seniors at the Woodbridge Senior Center.
We also sincerely thank the students and faculty of the Alternative High School, the Beecher Road School Social Action Committee, Amity Middle School-Bethany Campus PTO, Bethany Community School, Woodbridge Library employees, Woodbridge Child Day Care Center, Amity Teen Center, Woodbridge Moms, employees of Woodbridge Town Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, Girl Scout Troop 60164, One of a Kind Foundation, Amity High School SADD Group, New England Young at Heart, Coldwell Banker of Woodbridge, employees and partners of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer & Proto, LLP, and Surreybrook School and patrons of Woodbridge Town Library for their generous contributions of holiday food baskets. We thank the Children’s House of Montessori for hats, mittens and scarves items. Thanks also to Progressions Salon for sponsoring a sock drive, Boy Scout Troops 41, 63 and 907 and Pack 902 Webelos, for bountiful donations of non-perishable foods for the holiday food baskets and emergency food closet. Special thanks to Arti Dixson Productions for the bountiful toys donated.
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 volunteer 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 Library and Senior Center for TEAM, Inc. Also, to the many individuals who donated, we are 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