27 Nov MEDIA RELEASE: TEENS & LOCAL RESTAURANT RALLY TO SUPPORT FORTY-YEAR TRADITION OF HOLIDAY CARING
November 27, 2022
For release: Immediate
Contact: Cheryl Lawyer, Director of Marketing, Moreau Community Center
(518) 792-6007 x16, firstname.lastname@example.org
TEENS & LOCAL RESTAURANT RALLY TO SUPPORT FORTY-YEAR TRADITION OF HOLIDAY CARING
Moreau Community Center’s Holiday Caring Program provides food and gifts for residents in need.
South Glens Falls, NY: For forty-five years, the Moreau Community Center has been serving the needs of South Glens Falls and surrounding communities providing resources and services to citizens of all ages in a compassionate and inclusive way. The Holiday Caring Program has become a tradition, starting shortly after the Center’s founding in 1977, providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and gifts to those in need. Each year about 200 families benefit from the program.
As the Center is housed in a historic church in the center of the village, space is always at a premium. For the second year with the help of an iconic local restaurant and students of South Glens Falls High School, the tradition continues in a new and caring way. Massie’s Restaurant has generously donated storefront space for the assembly and distribution of Thanksgiving and holiday food and gifts. On December 16th, South High French and Spanish Honor Societies and Business Club students will wrap presents for children, trim the tree, and decorate the old storefront so that families will have a festive experience when picking up their dinner and gifts.
“We are so very fortunate to have such a caring and generous community who have supported this program for so many years. We were so pleased with the student’s decorations last year and can’t wait to see them this year! They were all so happy to help bring some holiday cheer to someone else for Christmas”, says the Center’s Executive Director, Donna Nichols. “And Massie’s never hesitated to help us out when we were in a pinch to find a location. They are a great community partner.”
Each year, individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations make the program happen by providing donations and adopting children and families. Some will shop for new toys and clothes for children, while others provide financial donations for the purchase of food and gifts. For more information about the Moreau Community Center’s Holiday Caring contact Rosemary at (518) 792-6007 x12 or visit https://moreaucommunitycenter.org/services/.