HOPE COMMUNITY SERVICES
A Note of Thanks, On behalf of all of us at HOPE, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and those we assist, thank you for all of your support this past year. Some of our special events were; School Backpack Project- More than 750 backpacks filled with grade specific school supplies were distributed to our neighborhood children. Thanksgiving Celebrations- On Wednesday, over 890 families received turkeys and all of the holiday fixings needed to make their holiday special. This was a special additional pantry distribution. This year, HOPE coordinated with other local agencies in an effort to prevent duplication and to help as many families in need as possible. Also on Wednesday, our friends at Butterflies from Jodie prepared a wonderful holiday meal for almost 150 dinner guests. On Thanksgiving morning the parishioners of St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont delivered 166 home cooked meals to 41 different locations throughout New Rochelle. Christmas Celebrations- On Wednesday, our pantry distributed bags filled with traditional holiday foods. This also a distribution that was an addition to our regular scheduled distribution. On Thursday, December 22nd, HOPE held its annual Christmas party for the children of the neighborhood. Over 425 children got to visit with Santa and each received at least 2 new age and gender appropriate gifts for the holiday. On Friday, thanks to the efforts of staff and our volunteers a festive meal was prepared for and served to more than 130 guests. Special thanks to Iris Freed for bringing her chorale group to sing holiday pieces to make the event even more special. We are truly grateful for all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made all of this possible.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Kathy & Carole Kathy Doscher, President Carole Troum, Executive Director
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