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Link to covid testing sites...veterans and girl scouts helping the disabled with gift packages...an Ardsley student donating toys to children hospitals
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The Veterans Advisory Committee for the Town of Greenburgh, has announced that it is coordinating a volunteer event called Operation "Holiday Joy" to support hundreds of people during the December Holidays.
Members of the Veterans Advisory Committee, and Girl Scouts from Troops in Ardsley, and Dobbs Ferry will be joining together on December 18 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the AF Veteran park multipurpose building. The public will not be able to enter the building during the event. The goal: to create over one hundred & twenty Holiday gift baskets. The gift baskets will be donated to residential homes for people with disabilities who have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 isolation protocols. Due to Covid preventive measures many of these individuals were not able to join their families for Thanksgiving, and will not be able to come home for the December Holidays. Each basket will include lots of fresh fruit, and a holiday gingerbread house kit.
We are very excited about the project. What a terrific idea and a positive way, to show our love for one another representing the true meaning of the Holiday Season. Our Veterans & Girl Scouts are a great example of our community spirit that can overcome any obstacle". We hope that this project will encourage other communities, and groups to reach out in similar ways.
This year baskets will be donated to 120 group homes managed by Ability Beyond and 550 adults with disabilities who live there and are staying home throughout the pandemic. Ability Beyond C.E.O. Jane Davis said she was completely awed by the donation. "We love that the Greenburgh community is supporting the people we serve during these difficult times. These baskets will be a wonderful treat for our residents who are unable to visit with their families. It is heartwarming and inspiring, and we are so thankful for our Veterans, Girl Scouts and everyone involved in bringing this generous gift to our residents this holiday season."
The baskets will be assembled observing all Covid social distancing and safety precautions. The basket filling operation will include a medical volunteer to insure precautions are closely observed at all times.
The baskets, gingerbread house kits, and fresh fruit were made possible from individual donations from members of the community. This project was greatly supported by Michaels craft stores.
The baskets will be delivered by volunteers in December in conjunction with the Holidays.
On behalf of our the Veteran's Advisory Committee Have a Happy & Safe Holiday Season, and may God Bless the U.S.A.
Town of Greenburgh
Veterans Advisory Committee