Thank you from Holiday for Giving
The cupboards were bare,
you helped fill them.
The checking account was empty,
you helped fill it.
Under the tree was vacant,
you helped fill it in.
We called for help and you the Wallingford community responded with overwhelming generosity. You were there to help your neighbors in a time of need. Over 410 Wallingford families. The array of events, campaigns and people is what makes this program for Wallingford residents a tremendous success. Families were in need of assistance this holiday season and your support, caring, and generosity made Holiday for Giving the success that it was; our program, which is based solely on donations and volunteers, was able to provide “Holiday Magic” to all those in need.
There are so many organizations and people to thank that we first say a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone; the donations of money, food, personal hygiene items, and toys were amazing! Businesses and patrons who supported the Giving Trees/Toy Boxes; the gifts were exceptional. To the students, teachers and staff in our town schools; your food drives were great! Our Schools of the year: Sheehan with 6000+, Lyman Hall with 4000+ and Rock Hill with 1900+ - an outstanding job! You all helped feed so many families! To all the town employees who participated in the town-wide dress down, ugly tie contest and dress up day - your generosity was dazzling. The Wallingford Public Library - what a successful book drive. To Wlfd Parks & Rec, thank you all for your hospitality. Trail of Terror - You made miracles happen, thank you! To Wallingford Foundation, Wallingford Elks, Masonic Healthcare, Ashlar Village, Quinnipiac Chamber, Barberino Real Estate and Holiday Cinemas - your magnificent generosity surely brought jubilation to so many children and families, we can’t thank you enough. To the Public Works Department and Wallingford Electric Division - thank you for your time and commitment. Wallingford Fire Departments, you were lifesavers; the donation of money, food and toys was phenomenal. “Fill a Fire Truck with Toys” campaign by the Yalesville Volunteer Fire Department was the tops. To the Dag Hammarskjold Girls Basketball Team, Dag Builders Club, Lyman Hall and Sheehan Peer Advocates & National Honor Society, LH I.C.E.-T and Rock Hill Ambassador of Peace Group, you are all awesome! Thank you for the hours of sorting, packing and shopping. To Mayor Dickinson, Don Roe, Superintendent Menzo, and the Youth and Social Services Department - your support keeps us going. To East Center and West Center Markets - your generosity is truly appreciated. Through everyone, our program puts food on many tables, smiles on over 570 children’s faces, and provides some “holiday magic” during the most joyous season. Wallingford is truly a better community because of everyone’s generosity. The holiday spirit of giving and sharing is alive and well in Wallingford not only through the holidays, but all year round.
To everyone who shared with Holiday for Giving we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Harvey, John, Mike, Henry, Karen, Linda, Karen, Meredith, Mary Lynn and Kathy wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Holiday for Giving Website sponsored by:
Adamo's Garage and Sheldon-Hutchinson Insurance, Inc.