“A plethora of donations,” have been pouring into the Pawling Resource Center (PRC) this season, according to PRC Director Terry Ariano. The generosity of the Pawling community has been shown in the bags and bags of food, toiletries, paper goods, winter coats, hand-knitted scarfs and mittens, and other items appearing daily at the center. Local Hannaford shoppers purchased 237 holiday food boxes that the store then passes along to the Center. Additionally, the Catholic Charities Food Drive once again designated the PRC as a recipient of its Thanksgiving food drive, donating 673 items of dry and canned goods to the PRC food pantry.
Numerous local Scout troupes, school groups, and businesses have gotten involved with the holiday giving spirit. Pawling home-schoolers have been busy making holiday baskets for community seniors and then bringing them to the PRC for distribution. Sixty-three families have been adopted (so far) for the PRC’s Adopt-A-Family Program. These adoptions will provide community children with gifts of clothing and toys to open this Christmas.
“Our community is so very generous, and people really give a lot of thought to how they can best help their neighbors to enjoy a meaningful, healthy, and happy holiday season,” reports Ariano.
Donations will be accepted throughout the holiday season and beyond.
Questions about how you can help will be answered by the PRC staff and volunteers by calling (845) 855-3459. For more information about how neighbors are helping neighbors in Pawling through the Resource Center, visit PawlingResourceCenter.org online.