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Letter: Holidays Made Brighter Thanks to Community Support

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 Coachman Square of Woodbridge, the Willows-Genesis HealthCare and Police Union 362 for sponsoring the Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Senior Center.  Thanks also to Brookdale Woodbridge for their donation of holiday pies.

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 Rotary Club for hosting the annual December 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, Woodbridge Library employees, Woodbridge Child Center, Amity Teen Center, Woodbridge Moms, the employees of Woodbridge Town Hall, Girl Scout Troop 60164, Cub Scout Pack 902, One of a Kind Foundation, Amity High School SADD Group, New England Young at Heart, the partners and employees of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer & Proto, LLP, and Surreybrook School for their generous contributions of holiday food baskets.  We thank the Children’s House of Montessori for hats, mittens and scarves and also to Progressions Salon for sponsoring a sock drive.  Thank you to Boy Scout Troops 63 and 907 along with Venture Crew 913 for their bountiful donation of non-perishable foods for the holiday food baskets and emergency food closet.  Boy Scout Troop 63 also donated holiday wreaths and trees.  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 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 gift baskets, gift cards and monetary donations for the Food & Fuel Fund, 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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