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Toy drive success

To the Editor:

Each year Families First reaches out to community agencies and our donors to help adopt kids for our Christmas Gift Giving Program, for families who need assistance making sure that every child has a gift to open at Christmas with 100 percent of the gifts and cash that is donated goes directly to the families! This year we were able to ensure that 186 kids in Essex County received that help.

Some of the folks that we partnered with included; Adirondack Bank of Lake Placid, Fitness Revolution of Lake Placid, Mountain Lakes Services of Port Henry, GAP of Lake Placid, Denton Publications of Elizabethtown, Willsboro Methodist Church, Chazy-Westport Communications, Northwoods School of Lake Placid, St. Elizabeth’s Church of Elizabethtown, DSS in Elizabethtown, Church of the Good Shepard in Elizabethtown, The ladies of the Church of Latter Day Saints, as well as numerous individuals including Board and Staff members of Families First.

When families pick up their gifts they are offered the opportunity to write a thank you note to the anonymous donor who adopted their family. Almost all gladly do so and we forward them on to the donors, who tell us they greatly appreciate the thanks!

We would like to express a huge, heart-felt thanks to all of our donors in support of this wonderful event.

JoAnne M. Caswell

Executive Director

Families First in Essex County, Inc.

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