What better way to celebrate the holidays than to give the gift of warmth to your neighbors?
- Cathy Levine , Volunteer
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Announcing the Santa Boot Drive
A Chance to Help Neighbors in Need
Thompson, CT (November, 4 2011) - With the snow already falling, and the economy not getting any better, help is needed more than ever before to make sure all local children have adequate winter boots this season. To meet this need, a Santa Boot Drive is being held to provide local children with new winter boots in time for the holidays.
To ensure the continuation and success of this greatly needed community drive, the Boot Drive is being coordinated by a group of local senior volunteers led by former by RSVP employees Lisa Baxter and Cathy Levine and is being sponsored cooperatively by the Killingly Parks and Recreation Department (KPRD) and TEEG.
With the help of the Northeast Connecticut Exchange Club, the drive “Kick-Off” will take place on Friday, November 11 from 6-9am at WINY 45 Pomfret Street, Putnam, CT. New boots appropriate for elementary school aged children through teenagers can be dropped off at this location and will be distributed to students in Thompson, Putnam, Killingly and Plainfield. “We hope this boot drive will be as successful as in the past,” says Lisa. “Last year we received over 500 pair!”
Working with school social workers throughout the 10 towns in Northeastern CT, KPRD will identify the children in need, their gender and boot size. Community members can request information on the most needed items and shop accordingly. Says Cathy, “What better way to celebrate the holidays than to give the gift of warmth to your neighbors?”
For information on needed items, call KPRD at 860.933.6620.
About TEEG: TEEG is a community-centered nonprofit agency of human services whose mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, engage the community, and connect resources. TEEG works with several Northeast communities including Thompson, Woodstock and Pomfret with programs in community services, early education, prevention, senior outreach, and volunteer opportunities. Last year, TEEG provided services to more than 2,000 residents of Northeast Connecticut through more than 33,000 individual outreach efforts. For more information about TEEG, its programs and services, visit www.teegonline.org, follow us on Twitter @TEEGonline and Facebook, or call 860-923-3458.