Family Life provided a thanksgiving meal, gift cards, and gifts to parents in our program to enhance their holidays. There are approximately 150 families in the program, and in “normal times” they would be invited to a holiday party at the Children’s Wellness Center.
This year, due to COVID-19 precautions, large gatherings were restricted, so FLE improvised with two walk up events, handing out pre-packaged bags filled with gravy, stuffing, vegetables, and $25 gift cards to each family at thanksgiving and new toys and gifts card toward winter coats and boots for each of their children at Christmas.
We appreciate all who have generously contributed to make these holiday outreaches a reality. In particular, we would like to thank CIGNA, Webster Bank, the Olga Sipolin Children’s Fund, the Ahearn Family Foundation, First Congregational Church of Glastonbury, St. Peter’s Claver Church, St. Mary’s Church, Flagg Road, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Ann’s Church , Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea, and our Giving Tuesday donors.