Holiday Programs to Benefit the PRC

Three upcoming holiday events sponsored by local organizations are offering opportunities to benefit the Pawling Resource Center (PRC). Through these partnerships, the PRC will find support for their food pantry, holiday food distributions, and Adopt-a-Family program.

Trinity Pawling Theatre Arts will be presenting Harvey on November 8, 9, 10. Look for the PRC box to drop off donations of food and toiletry items and a PRC table where one may sign up to “adopt” a Pawling family and purchase holiday gifts for them.

The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation will have their Jingle and Mingle Holiday Vendor Fair at the Pawling Firehouse on South Street, on Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A donation drop box for the PRC will also be available.

Finally, on Saturday, November 17, the Pawling Farmers Market is sponsoring a pop-up pre-Thanksgiving market at the Pawling Firehouse from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Resource Center will have a table there, and attendees can bring non-perishable food and toiletry items for the PRC food pantry. Folks may also sign up to adopt a family.

The Adopt-a-Family program through the PRC provides neighboring families with needed clothing items for their children, including warm winter coats or boots, plus a special toy for each child in the family. These items will be wrapped and ready for the families to celebrate their Christmas and are sometimes the only gifts to be opened on Christmas morning for these youngsters. Additionally, Hannaford gift cards are provided, in order to ensure that each client may celebrate the day with a holiday meal. Families who wish to be adopted, or who wish to adopt, can sign up beginning November 5. Gifts must be brought in to the Pawling Resource Center no later than December 14.

As part of the Resource Center’s annual holiday outreach, its Thanksgiving food distribution program will begin on November 12, and the Christmas food distribution program will begin December 10. All donations made to these Season of Giving programs are welcome.

The Pawling Resource Center is located at 126 East Main Street in Pawling.

For more information about the Resource Center or the PRC Season of Giving programs visit online, or call (845) 855-3459.